Figting a replacement fighter after Rashid Evans (No, NOT Rashad Evans) was arrested for a parole violation related to a conviction on residential burglary charges. SO, he fights a big old dude named Vince Lucero. It's probably the ugliest fight you've seen in a while. The most astonishing thing about the bout is that between Lucero, Bautista and referee Dan Mugliatto (spelling?), Dave was the smallest guy in the ring.
Vera did try to stay away for a while, and did connect with the kicks whenever he could separate himself from Sylvia. Vera also apparently broke his hand in the first round, which was certainly a factor in his loss.