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Kerry Vera: Another MMA Fighter’s Wife Prepares to Step Into the Cage at Bellator VII

(Kerry’s muay thai fight in Thailand for the Oxygen network’s "Fight Girls" show.  Check out Brandon being all supportive.  Awww.)

As we told you earlier, Kerry Vera, the wife of UFC fighter Brandon Vera, is making her MMA debut at tonight’s Bellator event.  We decided to find out if this is just some Kim Couture situation or if Vera is really serious about kicking ass and possibly even taking names.  Here’s how the conversation went.

This is your first MMA fight, but you’ve done some kickboxing in the past.  What made you decide to do MMA now?

I just wanted to do something more.  I figured, I’m probably not going to be fighting for too much longer so I wanted to try MMA and see what would happen.  It’s fun.  It’s a whole new challenge for me.

What do you know about your opponent?  I hear she’s undefeated.

I don’t know much.  I know she’s from Colorado (laughs).  That, and she’s had a few MMA fights.  That’s all I really know.

How did you get into fighting in the first place?

I started taekwondo when I was six.  I was kind of a tomboy growing up.  My parents had me in ballet and I hated it.  I kept wanting to do karate from watching Bruce Lee movies and “The Karate Kid” and all that.  They finally let me, and later on I got into boxing, then kickboxing, and now MMA.

Are you at all concerned that people are going to think you’re only getting on this card because you’re Brandon Vera’s wife?  

I don’t care what other people think.  I’m doing this because I love fighting and I have fun doing it.  It doesn’t matter to me what anyone thinks of it.  If that is the reason I’m on there, sorry.  It’s not my fault.  But I’m going to go in there and put on a good fight anyways.

What’s it like living in a house with two pro fighters?

I don’t know what it’s like living in a house without two fighters.  We wake up, make breakfast, drink coffee, play with our dogs, we go train, then we come home and rest, maybe go train again and play with our dogs some more.  It’s a nice life, really.

Have you guys found a way to distance yourself from it and leave it at the gym, or do you bring it home with you?

When we’re at home we don’t really talk about fighting.  If there’s a concern we have we’ll address it, but we don’t dwell on it.  We go train and then we come home.

So you don’t settle household disputes with leg kicks or anything?

(Laughs) No.  Not so far.

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Da Truth- May 18, 2009 at 8:59 am
BOOM Headshot! thats my girl! this was from AGES ago if You guys didnt know but hey...
TheHuytonHandGrenade- May 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Is that Gina Carano huggin her at the end?
My Fight Wiffa Cheeto- May 16, 2009 at 8:36 am
Watching women's MMA is like watching a 5 year old take finger paints to the Mona Lisa.
d0zer- May 15, 2009 at 8:20 pm
I just realized that the name of the city she is fighting in is called "Phuket." That is AWESOME.
Kimbos Bread- May 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm
She just beat up an Asian woman with downs syndrome.

Not much of an accomplishment.
d0zer- May 15, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Dana White really should implement a women's class into the UFC. Or at least the WEC. I know there aren't many good women fighters yet, but I believe that there are a lot out there that just haven't hit the spotlight yet because they have no where to go and little job security as a fighter.

A women's version of TUF would be amazing for the female demographic. It could gain a lot more viewers.

Of course this is just from a business standpoint. I don't really care whether women start watching MMA, but it would make a good girlfriend.

PS, those added sound effects are great. I feel like I'm watching a cartoon.
Kazi- May 15, 2009 at 4:15 pm
I notice, every time they do a reality show where someone has a kickboxing match in Thailand, they always pair them up with someone way smaller and inexperienced.
Jay Smith- May 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm
I hate girls fighting............
Than- May 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm
Wow, Kerry beat the shit out of that girl...did they just throw her a can for T.V., or is she legitimately good?
Levi Jones- May 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Lumberjack86 Says:

That is a reality show those sounds are from somebody hitting a bag of sand not the sound of the actual punches. The fights are real but the sounds are fabricated.

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lumberjack86- May 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm
That is a reality show those sounds are from somebody hitting a bag of sand not the sound of the actual punches. The fights are real but the sounds are fabricated.

BTW that head kick was amazing
Levi Jones- May 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Even when she misses it makes a thud! Holy crap! That's Kung Fu Hustle style power!
Pure Karate- May 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm
"..just some Kim Couture situation"?

Why say it like that? What was her deal? It implies something weird about why she fought, and I'm honestly just curious.
Miles- May 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm
lol the last question was great
Fucklord- May 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Wow listen to those powerful thuds when she makes contact, this girl is packing dynamite!!!