I wrote earlier that I expected Brandon Vera to beat Randy Couture at UFC 105 this weekend. However, as I stated then, you definitely can't count out Couture in this fight. We all know this fight is a breakout type of fight for Brandon Vera. A fight to put him over the top, to get his swag back so to speak. Couture was the slight favorite the last time I checked the odds on this fight, but realistically, Vera should win it. The question I want to ask is what if Vera doesn't win? What if he takes a close split decision L against the UFC Hall Of Famer? At that point, is he essentially done in regards to being a fighter on the up and ups? Is it possible that he could turn in a good performance in a losing effort and still gain something even in a loss? Let's take a look at some factors:
-Vera just turned 32 years old last month.
-This will be his 11th UFC fight and his UFC record stands at 7-3 right now
-He fights in the most stacked division in MMA
-He would have just lost to a 46 year old guy that had lost two in a row, and hadn't fought at LHW since 2006.
What say you?