The fight is expected to take place at light heavyweight (205 lbs.)
Couture (14-3) will be looking to rebound after his unanimous decision loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 102 “Couture vs Nogueira”.
Vera (16-10) also fought on the UFC 102 card, defeating Krzystzof Soszynski by unanimous decision. While Vera took the win in Portland, he once again proved his unwillingness to engage his opponents by staying back doing just enough to get the win.
This matchup makes complete sense, first you give the England show a much need main event. If Couture wins he will have defeated a top up and comer in the sport. If he loses, Vera will gain huge recognition for defeating a legend in the sport and propelling him higher in the UFC light heavyweight division.