Newsday first reported the bantamweight bout on Wednesday. UFC
on Fox 25 takes place at Nassau Coliseum on July 22 and is
headlined by a middleweight scrap between Chris
Weidman and Kelvin
Kelleher made a name for himself at UFC 212, when he submitted
Alcantara with a guillotine choke in the first round this past
Saturday. The 30-year-old New York native has now won seven
consecutive fights. He owns a 17-7 career record, with 14 triumphs
coming inside the distance.
The 24-year-old Vera has won three of his last four Octagon
appearances, including back-to-back victories over Brad
Pickett and Guangyou
Ning. The Ecuador native is 9-3 as a pro and his finished seven
of his wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission.