Thiago Silva vs Brandon Vera set for UFC 125; Demian Maia to meet Kendall Grove at TUF 12 FinalePosted on September 8, 2010, 08:40 AM by Daniel Cassidy
In exciting UFC news day, it looks as though fans are in for a treat in the coming months with two exciting match ups on the verge of being announced.
Demian Maia vs Kendall Grove
Speaking from his Twitter account, Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove confirmed his next bout will be against Former Middleweight title challenger Demian Maia:"I know he's one of da best that's y I took the fight I'm here to do it big and I know what da f**k I'm doing just enjoy da fight cause I wil". For Grove, this is a serious step up in competition. Since winning the third season of The Ultimate Fighter back in 2006, he has gone to go 6-4 in his last ten fights. While known for his submission prowess, Da Spyder will have his hands full with Demian Maia, who possesses more grappling credentials than you can shake a stick at. Maias is 12-2 overall, his two losses coming against Anderson Silva and Nate Marquardt. Both fighters are set to meet inside The Octagon on December 4th in Las Vegas, on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck finale, most likely to serve as the headline.
Source: Kendall Grove's official Twitter page
Thiago Silva vs Brandon Vera
It is often said that styles make matches, and this looks to be the case in this bout, as hard hitting strikers Thiago Silva and Brandon Vera are almost certain to meet at UFC 125. Both Lightheavy weights are looking to comeback from losses, Thiago losing only for the second time in his career, against Rashad Evans at UFC 106, while Vera picked up his 5th loss against Jon Jones at UFC on Versus. For Vera, he comes back off a serious injury, a broken orbital bone inflicted on him by the dangerous elbows of Jon Jones, while Silva was most recently forced out of a UFC 117 bout with Tim Boetsch due to a shoulder injury. A win for either fighter could see them put back amongst the top ten in their weight class.