ONE Championship: Brandon Vera returns action in Manila this November
Santino Honasan on Oct 25, 2018 04:20 PM
Brandon Vera returns to the cage at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS in Manila this November
After nearly two years away from competition, reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera finally makes his return to the cage in Manila this November.
Vera will be defending his championship against Italian heavyweight Mauro "The Hammer" Cerilli in the main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS on Friday, November 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The 40-year old Vera (15-7, 1 NC) will be putting his championship on the line for just the second time in his ONE Championship career, with his first defense coming against Japanese grappler Hideki Sekine back in 2016.
Vera needed only under a round to dispatch Sekine via TKO.
A known finisher with nine of his twelve wins coming via stoppage, Cerilli comes to ONE Championship with a 12-2 professional record and a five-fight winning streak.
Cerilli is coming off a title defense of his Cage Warriors Heavyweight Championship back in March.
The 35-year old native of Terracina, Latina, Italy will look to become just the second heavyweight world champion in ONE Championship history.
Also on the card will be another highly-anticipated world championship bout, as Team Lakay star Eduard "Landslide" Folayang looks to be the only two-time lightweight world champion in ONE Championship history as he faces Singaporean striker Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship.