The booking was confirmed on the ESPN.com
event page. UFC Fight Night 148 takes place at Bridgestone Arena in
Nashville, Tenn., on March 23 and is headlined by a welterweight
tilt between Stephen
Thompson and Anthony
Pettis. The card will stream on ESPN+.
Vera enters the matchup on a two-fight winning streak after scoring
finishes of Guido
Cannetti and Wuliji
Buren in his final two UFC appearances of 2018. The Ecuadorian
fighter is 6-4 during his Octagon tenure.
Saenz has also won his last two bouts, earn a split verdict over
Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night 123 before outpointing Enrique
Briones at UFC Fight Night 129.