A light heavyweight matchup between Brandon Vera and Jon Jones, reported earlier Wednesday as the possible main event for UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31, is now expected to headline the UFC’s first event on Versus on March 21 in Denver, Colorado, according to Sherdog.
If confirmed, the card would take place 6 days before UFC 111 on March 27 in New Jersey and 10 days ahead of the Spike TV-televised UFN 21 event, which serves as the lead-in for the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 11.
Jones (9-1) began his UFC career with wins over Andre Gusmao, Stephan Bonnar, and Jake O’Brien, and nearly finished Matt Hamill with first-round ground and pound earlier this month, but was handed his first loss by disqualification after landing several illegal elbows, though “Bones” is appealing the result.
Vera (11-4) rebounded from a 1-3 stretch by winning back-to-back fights over Mike Patt and Krzysztof Soszynski in 2009, but suffered a unanimous decision loss to Randy Couture in November at UFC 105.
Pictured: Jon Jones