On Saturday, Aug. 4, the UFC will hold UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The event will feature a quartet of light heavyweights as former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua meets Brandon Vera, while another former champ, Lyoto Machida, takes on Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader. The fighter who wins in the most impressive manner will be the next to challenge the winner of the UFC 151 light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson.
In addition to the two light heavyweight bouts, the main card also features former WEC champion Jamie Varner battling Joe Lauzon in a lightweight affair and welterweight Mike Swick fights for the first time in two years against DaMarques Johnson. An additional six fights fill the night’s preliminary card.
Saturday’s main card will air live on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will be shown on Fuel TV beginning at 5 p.m. ET.
The UFC’s most recent episode of Road to Octagon can be viewed below. It details the path of the four light heavyweight fighters set to do battle on Saturday night.
The UFC on Fox 4 card:
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera
Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick
Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya
Phil De Fries vs. Oli Thompson
Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Ulysses Gomez vs. John Moraga
Photo: Lyoto Machida (L) (James Law/Heavy MMA)