I didn't expect Vera to win after he came in above 240 pounds. He was a guy that used his speed at heavyweight. Against Mir, he came in at 230, and against Assuerio Silva, he came in at 226. Maybe he didn't care about weight because he didn't want Rothwell to have too much of a size advantage, but Vera would have been at a disadvantage there either way, no matter how much he weighed. He more likely just didn't care about his weight and just came in for a pay check.
Nice barrage by Rothwell. I wish more guys would do that in the later rounds to avoid decisions. We've all learned that even if you are up on the score cards in many peoples minds, that doesn't automatically guarantee a decision win. I'd want to try and avoid decisions as much as possible in relatively close fights.
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