I actually think this is a pretty good idea. Neither of them really deserve a title shot but with the way the LHW division is going lately with no fighters really tearing through the division title shots are going to have to go to winners of fights like this.
I think Vera deserves a shot alot more than Couture just cause he is atleast coming off 2 wins in the division where couture has lost his last 2 fights and lost his last fight at LHW to, but UFC likes to give Couture big fights which I dont disagree with cause he is a big draw.
I think vera poses a different match up for Machida, his Muay Thai is good and he has a good reach advantage, either way I cant see him winning but he might put up a good fight. I really think he is going to beat Randy so I bet after he does that we will see alot more believers in him