Brandon Vera’s Road to ONE: CENTURY
Santino Honasan on Oct 12, 2019 05:05 PM
Brandon Vera faces the biggest test he's ever had in ONE Championship in the form of Aung La N Sang at ONE: CENTURY in Tokyo, Japan
On October 13th, ONE Championship heads back to the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan for ONE: Century, the promotion’s 100th event. To mark the milestone in the promotion’s history, ONE will be putting together a two-part fight card that features a handful of their biggest stars as well as a number of exciting prospects.
Headlining the second part of ONE: Century will be none other than Fil-American star and ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who will me making his light heavyweight debut to challenge two-division champion and reigning ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion Aung La N Sang.
Vera will have a chance to realize a dream that he has long had, and that is to also become a two-division world title holder.
To get there, however, he has to go through the toughest obstacle ONE has ever put in front of him in the form of Myanmar’s mixed martial arts hero.
This is Brandon Vera’s Road to ONE: CENTURY.
After making a name for himself over in North America, Vera made the jump to Asia-based martial arts promotion ONE Championship.
In 2014, Vera made his promotional debut against Igor Subora, and immediately announced his arrival with a first-round TKO win.
It came as no surprise when it was announced that Vera would be competing for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship in his next fight with the promotion. Against last-minute replacement Paul Cheng, Vera proved to be even more dominant as he demolished Cheng in under half a minute to capture the title.
In his first title defense, Vera was matched up with an undefeated Japanese heavyweight in Hideki Sekine. Once again, Vera unstoppable, needing only one round to finish off the challenger.
In his most recent title defense, Vera needed only 64 seconds to finish off Italian challenger Mauro “The Hammer” for a second-successful defense of the heavyweight crown.
After ruling over the ONE heavyweight kingdom for the last four years, Vera embarks on a new journey as he steps into an unfamiliar role of challenger in whole new division.
Against Aung La, Vera faces another man who has been nothing short of dominant in his ONE career.
At ONE: CENTURY, two unstoppable forces collide. Only one will walk out as a two-division world champion.
Catch ONE: CENTURY in it’s entirety on LIVESTREAMING on Sunday, October 13 starting at 8:00 AM (Part 1) and 4:00 PM (Part 2) via sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/one and on iWant Sports as well as on the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Page!
Catch ONE: CENTURY Part 2 LIVE at 6:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!
ONE: CENTURY Part 1 will air on Friday, October 18 at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23
For more ONE Championship coverage, check out https://sports.abs-cbn.com/onechampionship