UFC’s Brandon Vera is Team Toyo Athlete

Oct. 3, 2011

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has entered into a sponsorship with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter, Brandon “The Truth” Vera. The Light Heavyweight fighter will serve as a Team Toyo Athlete.

Residing in San Diego, Calif., Vera is a top contender in the UFC Light Heavyweight class with a solid 11-5-0 record. One of his highlights included stopping former heavyweight champion Frank Mir by TKO in just 69 seconds during UFC 65 Bad Intentions in Sacramento, Calif.

“We are excited to have Brandon Vera as one of our Team Toyo Athletes,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Vera has impressive power and is versatile in The Octagon. His ‘driven’ style complements the Toyo Tires brand.”

A member of Team Lloyd Irvin/Alliance MMA, the 33-year old, 6-foot 3-inch Vera currently fights in the 205 lb. weight class. His fighting style includes Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Greco-Roman wrestling. He is a two-time Pan-American Champion with an Olympic Training background, and served in the United States Air Force. Vera will wear the Toyo Tires logo on his fighting shorts while also promoting the Toyo Tires brand through appearances and additional marketing efforts.