Former heavyweight contender Brandon Vera will go for his second victory at light heavyweight when he takes on Mike Patt at UFC 96 on March 7th in Columbus, Ohio.
Five Ounces of Pain first reported the matchup yesterday and MMAFrenzy.com has since confirmed the booking.
Vera (9-3) has won just once in his last four bouts, topping Reese Andy in his light heavyweight debut while losing heavyweight clashes with Tim Sylvia and Fabricio Werdum as well as a light heavyweight split decision to Keith Jardine.
A Bodog Fight veteran, Patt (12-3) lost his UFC debut to Tim Boetsch at UFC 88 in September via first-round TKO. He had previously won 8 of his last 9 fights.