Brandon Vera appeared to know something was wrong after a left elbow from Jon Jones was sent crashing into his face in the first round of the pair’s “UFC on Versus” meeting, forcing the bout’s conclusion; and he was right.
Vera has suffered three fractures in his right cheekbone according to the injured fighter’s manager, Matt Stansell, who relayed the information to MMAJunkie.com.
Vera is currently set to visit a face specialist later this week according to Stansell. Vera’s camp will have a better grasp of what the recovery process will include, as well as a likely time table for his return at that time.
The defeat to Jones was the second in a row for Vera, who lost a hard fought decision to Randy Couture in his previous outing.