Report: Winner of Sylvia-Vera Gets Title Shot

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the winner of this weekend’s bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and Brandon Vera at this weekend’s UFC 77: Hostile Territory will take on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant UFC Heavyweight Title at some point next year:

The winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next year.

This is pretty much the scenario that I was expecting. I’m also speculating, like many others, that the fight will probably take place at the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend event.

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