By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
With Brandon Vera suffering an injury that took him out of a May 15 rematch with Thiago Silva, the Brazilian was in need of a new opponent for his first fight in over 16 months. Now, he may have it.
According to ESPN.com, Silva will take on Igor Pokrajac on the UFC on FX 3 card in Fairfax, Va.
Silva finished serving out his one-year suspension for a failed drug test in January, and he'll hope to get back into everyone's good graces with a good performance in this fight. Pokrajac enters off of consecutive knockout wins in the Octagon, taking out Todd Brown at the end of one round and stopping Krzyszytof Soszynski in just 35 seconds in his last bout at UFC 140.