The Fight Network is reporting that UFC heavyweight contender Brandon Vera has signed a six-fight contract extension with the company:
UFC heavyweight contender Brandon Vera confirmed on Fight Network Radio Friday that he had agreed to a six-fight extension with the Las Vegas-based promotion. The charismatic 29-year-old dismantled former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC 65 in November but has not set foot inside the Octagon since. Vera (8-0, 4-0 UFC) is expected to face former UFC heavyweight title holder Tim Sylvia upon returning, possibly as early as UFC 77 in October.
The deal will most likely keep Vera in the UFC well into 2009.