Hamill to take on Vera in Philly
A light heavyweight matchup between
While contracts have yet to be signed, the fighters have agreed to the bout and are expected to make it official in the coming days.
Vera and Hamill had impressive showings earlier this month at UFC 96, with both emerging victorious in their fights against
The 31-year-old Vera picked up steam after disappointing showings against
Lately, the 32-year-old Hamill has made a name as a striker. Originally labeled a wrestler upon his emergence in the UFC on the third season of
A lightweight title fight between reigning champion
Though a venue for UFC 101 has yet to be determined, the 20,000-seat Wachovia Center is under serious consideration to host. The event will be Pennsylvania's first taste of sanctioned mixed martial arts following the passage of a bill to regulate the sport in the state legislature last month.