Brandon Vera will Make Special Appearance at ONE Championship’s Maiden Event in Shanghai

ONE Championship is ensuring a festive week heading to its much-awaited inaugural card in Shanghai, China as Asia’s premier martial arts organization is bringing one of its top superstars to grace the event on 2 September.
Filipino-American sensation Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who is the reigning ONE Heavyweight Word Champion, will be making a special appearance during the event week of ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI.
“I am excited to meet all of the adoring martial arts fans in Shanghai. The Chinese people are so passionate about the sport. ONE Championship has prepared a stacked card featuring a solid group of local competitors mixed in with some of the best international talents on the company’s roster. You all know that means be ready for an amazing night of action. I can’t wait to be there and witness some fireworks,” Vera said.
Vera will also be in attendance for the highly-anticipated Face-Off event at the Hotel Indigo Shanghai On The Bund on 31 August.
The 39-year-old stalwart from San Diego, California holds an experienced professional record of 15-7, owning ten wins by way of knockout and one victory by submission.
Vera joined ONE Championship in 2014 after competing for over a decade as one of the world’s best heavyweights, scoring an impressive promotional debut against Ukraine’s Igor Subora.
A devastating striker with a well-rounded submission grappling arsenal, he captured the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship title with a stunning knockout victory over Paul Cheng in December 2015.
Vera made his first title defense of his gold-pated strap a year later, defeating previously-unbeaten Japanese stalwart Hideki Sekine via first-round stoppage.
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI which takes place at the 15,000-capacity Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, is headlined by a scheduled five-round welterweight title clash between longtime division kingpin Ben “Funky” Askren and Swedish contender Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam.

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Devastated Burn Soriano was Dealing with Stomach Flu Prior to the Fight

Burn Soriano’s fight didn’t go the way we wanted at ONE Championship 52: Throne of Tigers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 10. It was a great performance in the early round by “Hitman” against “The Vampire” Saiful Merican. The fight started with punches landing on both and led to Merican dropping after a takedown. Soriano kept an active guard throwing up his legs for possible submission. Soriano took Merican’s back attempted a rear-naked choke. Merican rolled out of it but Soriano also rolled in side control into a kimura attempt. Merican escaped again that allowed him to stand up and put the pressure on Soriano. The Malaysian took top control letting loose with ground and pound and a flurry of punches until the round ends.
Soriano didn’t stand up after the bell rang for the second round. Referee waved off and Merican was declared as the winner. Soriano had multiple chance to choke him out but couldn’t. The Filipino gassed from working on finishing Merican.
The bantamweight revealed, following his loss to Saiful Mercan, that prior to the fight he was dealing with stomachaches or the runs and vommitting he thinks he got from eating street food, which affected his cardio a lot.

Thank you for the support. Sorry I didn’t get the W. Gassed out talaga. The day itself I was puking and having a diarrhea because of the street food we ate. Anyways, bawi tayo next time.
Burn Soriano has spoken.

He can’t begin to tell the Filipinos and his fans how disappointed he was. February 10 was a day to learn. It has become his biggest motivator as well. No excuses. He promised to come back harder than ever and to the daily grind.
We are going to see Burn Soriano ONE day starting up his camp for his next fight training alongside ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and coach George Castro.

Thanks Ms. Apple. Sobrang nanghinayang din ako eh. Lessoned learned talaga. I’ll be spending my next training camp with Brandon Vera na.

Burn Soriano incorporates into Brandon Vera’s promise to bring the world-famous Alliance MMA gym to Manila to actually make it work.

Photo grabbed from Burn Soriano’s IG

The Pinoy warrior wants to fight again ASAP. We all want a win, but winning feels much better when you do the things necessary to get better.
It’s how the old saying go, you will learn a lot from the battles that you lose than from those which you win.
Meanwhile, who else would like to see “Hitman” added to the ONE Championship Manila card on April 21?

Brandon Vera and Bibiano Fernandes Remain Champions at ONE: Age of Domination

Two title fights on one night! ONE Championship returned to the fighting capital of Manila with the world’s most exciting MMA action at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Brandon Vera made Hideki Sekine’s pro record unbeaten no more as he successfully defended his heavyweight title in just one round. The Japanese never stood a chance. As soon as the round started, Vera was punishing his face that broke his nose and a headkick was threw at the Japanese fighter as well.

Brandon Vera at the post fight presscon:

Di ko po ma explain yung feeling. I won three straight dahil po sa babaeng yan oh (pointing to the love of his life, Nenja).

I want to keep fighting before I retire at 40. I’m already 39. But that doesn’t mean na kapag 40 na ako, mag retire na ako. Titignan ko siyempre kung kaya pa ng katawan ko.

If he quits MMA, he can concentrate on showbiz and politics like Manny Pacquiao. He can also be a farmer “The Truth” said.

Bibiano Fernandes defeated the half Pinoy Reece McLaren and retained his bantamweight belt via split decision in a hell of a fight! Both gave the us the most entertaining and brutal five rounds of fight! “The Flash” landed blows and took his opponent down several times in the early rounds. McLaren’s footwork and head movement brought the counter. “Lightning” escaped bleeding Fernandes’ submission attempts at the same time.

The clash at catchweight between Mark Striegl and Sotir Kuchikov was great. What impressed yours truly was Kuchikov’s chin and submission defense. “Mugen” was the aggressor mixing up strikes and kicks and he relentlessly pursued his opponent until the bell rang in the third and last round.” A win is a win. I’ll take it,” Striegl said.

Coming off a huge first round submission win against a very tough opponent Eugene Toquero, Danny Kingad maintained his perfect wins record. Team Lakay had five fights went 3-2 last night:

I didn’t expect na makakalaban ko po siya. Dati napapanood ko lang siya. Striker siya kaya sa baba ko siya kinuha.

Edward Kelly looks to keep his winning ways and train more when asked if he’s ready for a title fight after impressively submitting Sunoto:

Marami po magagaling sa Featherweight. Mag train pa po muna ako ng mag train.

Coach Mark Sanguiao and the lightweight champion Eduard Folayang also graced the post fight presscon. The Champ was hoping to defend his title in Manila. Coach Mark sees the Malaysian-Kiwi sensation as potential challenger for “Landslide”:

Gusto ko susunod makalaban niya si Ev Ting kasi diba tatlong Filipino na natatalo niya.

Meanwhile, Eduard Folayang enjoys his victory and being a Champion. He also brings inspirations to his teammates and future MMA fighters.
Below is the ONE: Age of Domination full card results:

Champion Brandon Vera def. Hideki Sekine via TKO (strikes), Round 1
Champion Bibiano Fernandes def. Reece McLaren via unanimous decision
Mark Striegl def. Sotir Kichukov via unanimous decision
Toni Tauru def. Geje Eustaquio via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:55
Honorio Banario def. Rajinder Singh Meena via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:04
Leandro Ataides def. Mohamed Ali via knockout (flying knee) – Round 2, 4:54
Edward Kelly def. Sunoto Peringkat via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:14
Danny Kingad def. Eugene Toquero via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:26
Jenny Huang def. April Osenio via submission (gogoplata) – Round 2, 4:28
Sim Bunsrun def. Liu Peng Shuai via unanimous decision
Xie Bin def. Mario Satya via unanimous decision

Video: Brandon Vera on his Legacy

Brandon Vera on his Legacy

Brandon Vera will be defending his One Heavyweight title this Friday, December at the Mall of Asia Arena against undefeated Japanese, . While I certainly think that he still have a long MMA career in One Championship because there is practically no one within the region  or within One Championship that can match up very well against Brandon, even Hideki Sekine.

We asked him how he wanted to be remembered as an MMA fighter.

8 Filipino Fighting Talents to Dominate ONE: Age of Domination

Eight Filipinos who significantly made waves in the international MMA scene will be fighting on December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. ONE Championship is returning to the fighting capital of Manila with the world’s most exciting MMA action at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION. Set to once again electrify a packed SM Mall of Asia Arena, the blockbuster event will see the return of Filipino MMA superstar and ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera after claiming his title last December 11, 2015 following a knockout verdict in just 26 seconds over Paul Cheng. He will defend the crown against the unbeaten Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine in a clash between two of Asia’s top heavyweights.

“My opponent is an undefeated Japanese martial arts veteran who is really strong and has a very capable ground game. I think is a good test for me to see where I am at in my career. Japanese fighters are very, very tough. I will need to come into the fight in my best condition. I don’t want to take any opponent lightly,”

– Brandon Vera about Hideki Sekine.

Filipino-American Brandon “The Truth” Vera is a 39-year-old mixed martial arts veteran with a 14-7-0, 1 NC professional record. He joined ONE Championship in 2014 after competing for over a decade as one of the world’s best fighters. A devastating striker with well-rounded submission grappling skills.

Japanese heavyweight contender Hideki Sekine is set to make his ONE Championship debut after making a name for himself in Japanese MMA promotion DEEP. Known for his brute strength and technical grappling ability, Sekine owns three victories by submission and another three by knockout. He now figures in the toughest battle of his career against ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera.

That’s not the only world championship on the line in Manila. The ONE Bantamweight World Championship pits the reigning titleholder Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes against rising challenger Reece “Lightning” McLaren at the co-main event.

To deliver more action-packed, exciting fights that Filipino ONE FC fans have come to expect, the biggest stars in Asian MMA will be pitted against the Philippines’ best fighting talents, with the list who will showcase their wares on the international MMA stage including former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario and top contenders Mark Striegl, Geje Eustaquio, Edward Kelly, Danny Kingad, Eugene Toquero and April Osenio.

28-year-old Filipino mixed martial arts sensation Mark “Mugen” Striegl is one of the top fighters at bantamweight and featherweight. He began his professional career on a 12-fight win streak and made a successful ONE Championship debut in 2014 against American Casey Suire. Striegl then joined the prestigious Evolve Fight Team in 2015 and now trains with Asia’s best world champions in Singapore. He is set to make his highly-anticipated return to the ONE cage against Rafael Nunes.

Rafael Nunes is a professional mixed martial artist with a 10-1 record and is one of the top lightweights to emerge from Brazil. He has steamrolled through the competition in his home country with a knack for winning by exciting finish. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, Nunes is equally comfortable finishing his opponents by submission or strikes. He looks to showcase his multi-faceted skillset in his next bout, and will face a tough challenge when he takes on Mark Striegl.

Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio is one of the most proficient wushu practitioners in the Philippines. His solid striking and grappling skills have led him to big wins over the course of his career in ONE Championship. Training in the high altitudes of Baguio City, Eustaquio hones his craft with his world-class teammates at the famed Team Lakay. Known for his ability to keep his composure while facing adversity, Eustaquio is set to do battle against Toni Tauru.

31-year-old Toni “Dynamite” Tauru of Utti, Finland, is a professional mixed martial artist competing in ONE Championship’s flyweight division. He owns a record of 10-4-1, with seven of his wins coming impressively by submission. A feared grappling specialist, Tauru is looking for his first victory inside the ONE Championship cage, but he will have to contend against Geje Eustaquio in order to get it.

Team Lakay’s Honorio “The Rock” Banario has long been one of the Philippines’ most respected mixed martial arts veterans. His vast cage experience has brought him all over Asia, with many memorable battles against top divisional talent. Among his many skills, Banario possesses high-level striking and steadily improved grappling. The former ONE Featherweight World Champion, Banario is an expert in wushu, and is ready to showcase his lightning-quick strikes against Rajinder Singh Meena.

Rajinder Singh “Knockout” Meena of India is a professional mixed martial artist competing in the ONE Championship lightweight division. He owns a record of eight wins and two losses, with all eight of his victories coming by finish. Possessing a robust grappling skill set, Meena owns five impressive wins by submission. In his next bout however, he will have to find a way to deal with world-class striker Honorio Banario.

Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is a 32-year-old Filipino MMA talent and one of the brightest featherweight prospects to emerge from the Philippines. A mixed martial artist with a complete striking and grappling skill set, Kelly brings Team Lakay’s world-renowned wushu to centerstage as he looks to showcase his expertise inside the ONE Championship cage. In his last bout, Kelly scored a one-punch knockout of veteran fighter Vincent Latoel. He seeks to replicate the feat this time against Sunoto.

31-year-old Sunoto “The Terminator” of Jakarta, Indonesia, is a professional mixed martial artist competing in the ONE Championship featherweight division. He owns an MMA record of five wins and two losses, including three highly-impressive submission victories. In his last two bouts, Sunoto finished two high-caliber opponents in Burn Soriano and countryman Yohan Mulia Legowo. In his next bout, Sunoto takes on Filipino rising star Edward Kelly.

Atomweight standout April Osenio of the Philippines is known as Team Lakay’s fierce female warrior. The 22-year-old prospect trains out of the high-altitudes of Baguio City along with her more experienced Lakay brothers. In her last bout, Osenio upset Malaysian fighting belle Ann “Athena” Osman impressively by guillotine choke submission, highlighting her growing skills beyond the striking art of wushu. She now aims to advance her standing in ONE by taking on a new challenge in Jenny Huang.

25-year-old Jenny Huang is female mixed martial artist who hails from Taiwan. Unbeaten with a professional MMA record of four wins and no losses, Huang also owns two impressive submission victories. In her most recent bout, Huang needed less than one round to finish off Indian fighter Jeet Toshi, winning by arm-triangle choke. Now, Huang steps up in competition to face the Philippines’ April Osenio.

An unbeaten flyweight contender from Team Lakay, Danny Kingad is a professional mixed martial artist with a perfect three win, no loss record. One of the top prospects to come out of the high altitudes of Baguio City, Philippines, Kingad is a tremendous striker, operating out of his world-class wushu base. In his most recent bout, Kingad needed just one round to impressively stop Malaysia’s Muhammad Haidar. He will take on Eugene Toquero next.

Flyweight standout Eugene Toquero is a former celebrity mixed martial arts and fitness coach in his native Manila, Philippines. The Filipino stalwart has a knack for highlight-reel striking techniques and operates at a pace which opponents find hard to keep up with. In his last bout, Toquero nearly defeated former ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes, losing by submission in a tough contest. Now he faces fellow Filipino Danny Kingad next.

Kicking off ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION are flyweight fighters Liu Peng Shuai and Sim Bunsrun, who are set to do battle in a three-round bout. Liu is the Hefei Flyweight Tournament Champion, while the Cambodian Bunsrun is a winner of his last two fights including an impressive first-round submission in his promotional debut.

In the first bout of the evening, 18-year-old Chinese fighter Xie Bin takes on Indonesia’s Mario Satya Wirawan. Xie last appeared in a tremendous contest against Casey Suire, while Wirawan went to battle with another future of Philippine MMA Burn Soriano, the 15-sec spinning backfist KO man. Both fighters are looking to get back on track with a victory.

Be at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to support Brandon Vera and the seven more Filipinos excelling in MMA as they take on their opponents in front of their predominantly home crowd.

“The Philippines is just as much my home as the United States is, and I am truly blessed to be able to compete here in front of all the Filipino fans. It’s an amazing country and we discover something new everyday. It’s an honor to be able to headline massive ONE Championship fight cards.”

– Brandon Vera to defend on home turf.

Here’s the image of the full fight card:

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The Stars of ONE Championship Take The Stage To Host An Open Workout

Photo credit: Butch Rillera
ONE Championship holds an open workout for fans and media at the SM Mall of Asia on September 27 in Manila, Philippines
To make the local fans more amped for the upcoming fights of the Filipino warriors, the promotion set this event in addition to the interviews with all the featured fighters. Brandon Vera, Eduard Folayang, Joshua Pacio and Mark Striegl as well as Rich Franklin workout and offer their takes before headlining ONE: State of Warriors on October 7 and ONE: Defending Honor on Nov. 13. 
Rich Franklin did the best in coaching with Brandon Vera and Eduard Folayang rolling around on the mat.
They invite fans on stage to learn some moves from them and learn how to defend them before facing the media.

Brandon Vera Wins by Knockout!

“26 of 1”. Sounds a lot like your usual coffee mix but it’s not. It’s actually 26 seconds of round one. That’s how blazing fast Fil-Am fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera demolished his opponent via knockout, to win the inaugural ONE Championship heavyweight title, Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. Taiwanese fighter Paul Cheng, was a last minute replacement for the originally slated Chi Parry Lewis.
Meanwhile, fast-rising Fil-Am fighter Mark Striegl figured in a major upset as he was handed down his career’s second loss via tap out in the 3rd round of his One Championship debut. Similar to Brandon Vera’s original opponent, Mark Striegl’s victorious opponent Reece McLaren was also a short-notice replacement for Australian fighter Jordan Lucas.
Both fights may be a case of not taking chances against overconfidence attitude. It is clear that ‘The Truth’ was well focused on his fight whether it was against Chi Parry Lewis or a replacement like Paul Cheng. Mark Striegl on the other hand may have underestimated his replacement opponent who came in with a 7-4 win-loss record.
It’s hard to speculate. I guess when fight night comes, fighters need to concentrate not only against their opponent but the fight in general. Remember, it’s always you against the other guy in the corner.

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Brandon Vera knocks Cheng in 26 seconds

Brandon Vera – a 38-year-old Filipino-American fighter is now a ONE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION after knocking down Paul Cheng in the main event of “Spirit of Champions” on Friday night at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. 

It’s a matter of 26 seconds in the 1st round, a combination of left hook and left kick to the head by Vera and the game is over! 

“Itong title na ito hindi lang para sa akin, para sa inyong lahat. Maraming Salamat sa inyong lahat. I love you guys, you have a Heavyweight World Champion,” Brandon Vera said. 


10 December 2015 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that the mixed martial artists competing at ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS have made weight and are ready for all the action which takes place tomorrow evening, 11 December, at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. In the main event, Brandon “The Truth” Vera will take on Paul “Typhoon” Cheng for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship.
The fight between Geje Eustaquio and Yang Jian Bing has been cancelled due to Yang’s severe dehydration from attempting to make weight. Yang Jian Bing has suffered from dehydration and suspected heat stroke. He has been transported to the hospital where he is undergoing intensive rehydration treatment.
Visit the official ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS weigh-in photo gallery by clicking:
Brandon “The Truth” Vera of the Philippines stated, “Big ups to Paul Cheng for taking this fight on short notice. It takes a warrior-mentality and a lot of guts to step inside the cage, especially against a guy like me, but we put it all on the line for the fans. This fight means a lot to me, my family and my country, and I will do everything in my power to bring home the belt. I’m ready as I’ll ever be.”
Paul “Typhoon” Cheng of Taiwan stated, “This is definitely the toughest fight of my life. Brandon Vera is one of the most well-known fighters in the sport. I don’t expect anything easy by all means, but I’m always down for a good scrap, even if the fight goes one round or five. I’m never giving up. I have a lot to fight for – I’m fighting for the people of Taiwan, represent! I’m ready to get in there and put on a show.”
Tickets for ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS, are still available at
ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout: Brandon Vera (112.3kg/247.5lbs) VS Paul Cheng (113.4kg/250.0lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Mark Striegl (61.0kg/134.4lbs) VS Recce McLaren (60.8kg/134.0lbs)
Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero (56.7kg/125.0lbs) VS Li Wei Bin (56.6kg/124.5lbs)
Flyweight bout: Ana Julaton (56.7kg/125.0 lbs) VS Irina Mazepa (56.4kg/124.0lbs)
Strawweight bout: Angela Lee (51.9kg/114.0lbs) VS Lena Tkhorevska (51.8kg/114.0lbs)
Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci (65.7kg/144.5lbs) VS Anthony Engelen (65.4kg/144.0lbs)
Flyweight bout: Alex Silva (56.4kg/124.0lbs) VS Ruel Catalan (56.2kg/123.5lbs)
Featherweight bout: Christian Lee (65.3kg/143.0lbs) VS David Meak (65.1kg/143.5lbs)
Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
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2 simple steps to win 2 tickets to One: Spirit of Champions! Vera vs Cheng

Contest: 2 simple steps to win  2 tickets to One: Spirit of Champions! Vera vs Cheng

Tomorrow night will be the biggest MMA event of the year in Asia and since we love our followers so much we decided to run a contest.

Powcast Sports in cooperation with Head Blade, the ultimate Head and Body Razor is giving away 2 tickets.

Brandon Vera vs Paul Cheng will be the main event of an awesome and  stacked fight card of One: Spirit of Champions. This event  will be happening tomorrow night, December 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Aside from the anticipated inaugural Heavyweight championship bout, there are other promising match-ups that will certainly give the fans the entertainment value and the excitement that they are looking for. This will definitely be a night to remember for MMA fans.
Boxing champ Ana Julaton, emerging superstar Mark Striegl and few Lakay fighters will also be going to war tomorrow. So if you still don’t have tickets, here’s your chance to win a couple.

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BREAKING NEWS:Chi Lewis Parry Chickened out from the Fight Against Vera, Replaced by Cheng

BREAKING NEWS:Chi Lewis Parry Chickened out from the Fight Against Vera, Replaced by Cheng
This is frustrating for fight fans, but at least Brandon Vera still gets his chance for a championship belt. Chi-cken Lewis Perry will be replaced by a 37 years old Cheng from China. Cheng last fought and retired on July 2014 and this will be his comeback fight, and he is already getting a chance at the title belt? How lucky can you ger. 

This is the second time this year that a main event fighter had backed down due to diffrent reasons. The last one was Santos, when he was scheduled to fight Askren.   

After multiple requests made by ONE officials directly to Chi Lewis Parry and his Manager over the last few weeks, Chi has failed to submit his medical results and his drug tests for the fight this Friday. Additionally, he decided not to board the plane departing from London to Manila. He will not be fighting this Friday.

The next top heavyweight contender, Paul Cheng will be stepping in for the World Championship fight against Brandon Vera. Can China claim its first ever Heavyweight World Champion or will the hometown hero make it a storybook win for Filipinos?

Cut Parry, Paste Cheng.

Photos: Brandon Vera Open Workout Photos for One: Spirit of Champions

Brandon Vera Open workout Photos for One: Spirit of Champions
Brandon Vera is only a fight away to becoming a champion. All he needs to do is win against Chi Lewis Parry. Fight Night will be a special day for Vera as he gets the opportunity to take home the elusive gold in front of his home crowd. 
Earlier this morning Brandon Vera gave the media a glimpse of his power in preparation for the One Championship: Spirit of Champions which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on December 11. 
Gym:  KMA Fitness and Martial Arts Gym

Brandon Vera Open workout Photos for One: Spirit of Champions
Brandon Vera Open workout Photos for One: Spirit of Champions

Brandon Vera Open workout Photos for One: Spirit of Champions

Vera vs Parry inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship, undercards

 Vera vs Parry inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship, undercards

23 November 2015 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) has announced the complete fight card for ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS which takes place at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in the Philippines on 11 December. The card is headlined by a spectacular showdown between Brandon “The Truth” Vera and Chi Lewis “Chopper” Parry for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship.
In addition to the main event, five exciting new bouts featuring local and international MMA athletes have also been announced. These bouts will include the Lee siblings from Singapore, Angela Lee, with her younger brother, Christian Lee making his professional MMA debut. Angela will face Lena Tkhorevska from Poland while Christian meets Australia’s David Meak. Filipino fighters Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio and Eugene Toquero are also on the card and will face Yang Jian Bing and Wu Ze respectively. Bruno Pucci returns to the ONE cage to battle Indonesia-based Dutch fighter, Anthony Engelen.
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated, “Manila has always been one of our favourite cities because the support for ONE Championship and MMA is tremendous! We have prepared an amazing lineup of fights for our passionate Filipino fans who are eager to witness our unique brand of world-class MMA. These five additional bouts are guaranteed to satisfy fans hungry for action as we hold nothing back in our spectacular return to the heart of the Philippines.”
Tickets for ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS are available now at
MMA darling Angela “Unstoppable” Lee was victorious in her last fight, executing a rare Twister submission on her opponent at the recently concluded ONE: PRIDE OF LIONS show in Singapore. The win established Lee as the queen of submissions in ONE Championship. Known for being a sweetheart who transforms into a formidable contender in the cage, Angela ends her fights fast, with her first three bouts ending by first round submission. Angela looks to keep the streak alive when she meets her next opponent, Polish fighter, Lena Tkhorevska.
Lena Tkhorevska is one of Poland’s fastest rising female MMA stars. She makes her ONE Championship debut in Manila and can be described as a versatile fighter, complete with a formidable stand-up and ground game. Tkhorevska owns a knockout and a pair of submission victories as a professional and is set to give her opponent Angela Lee a tough fight in Manila.
Singaporean featherweight prospect by way of Hawaii, USA, Christian Lee will be following in his sister’s footsteps by turning professional inside the ONE Cage. Coming from a family of impressive martial artists, Christian was crowned multiple-time Junior Pankration World Champion with a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was voted ‘Most Outstanding Athlete’ at the 2013 FILA World Championships after winning five world titles across the disciplines of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Pankration, MMA, and Submission Grappling. The younger brother of Angela Lee will make his debut against Australian fighter, David Meak.
David Meak is an Australian featherweight mixed martial artist looking for a new beginning inside the ONE Cage. With five professional bouts on his record, Meak is equipped with the experience required to be successful at this level of the sport. He’ll have his hands full though, as he takes on rising young star, Christian Lee of Evolve-MMA.
Team Lakay’s Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio will face Chinese fighter Yang Jian Bing in a surefire fast-paced flyweight bout. After two losses, one against Anatpong Bunrad and the other against Adriano Moraes, Eustaquio is eager to come back better and stronger, and showcase just how much he has improved since. Eustaquio, known for his well-rounded striking game, will need to outwork his opponent to emerge victorious in his home turf and return to his winning ways.
Yang Jian Bing is one of the most promising young flyweights to come out of China. With five victories on his professional record, including three submissions, Yang is a nightmare matchup for anyone in his division. Despite the remarkable success he’s had in grappling, Yang considers striking to be his forte and will look to take the fight straight to Geje Eustaquio of the Philippines.
Eugene Toquero is one of the most exciting fighters to come out of Manila. His time inside the ONE Cage has been memorable, as he’s delighted fans with impeccable striking and flashy combinations. The former celebrity MMA trainer recently fell short of victory at ONE: TIGERS OF ASIA when he lost to Riku Shibuya via unanimous decision. Toquero is set to do battle with Wu Ze, who represents a chance for him to get back on track for a title shot in the future.
Chinese flyweight Wu Ze has seven years of mixed martial arts training, with a strong background in Sanda and Wrestling. He became the winner of the ONE Guangzhou Flyweight Tournament Finals when he defeated Yang Jian Bing via split decision. Wu, who is also a parkour and extreme sports enthusiast has proven to be an exciting fighter just like his next opponent, Eugene Toquero of the Philippines. This bout between two flyweights is definitely one to watch out for.
Bruno “Pucci Bull” Pucci from Brazil makes his much awaited return to the ONE Cage after a year-long break. A first degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and world champion in No Gi, Pucci is famous for finishing all his fights via his favourite submission move, the Rear Naked Choke. Pucci’s winning streak came to a devastating halt when he lost to Major Overall last year at ONE: HONOR & GLORY. He is determined to get back on the right track, this time against Anthony Engelen. 
Anthony Engelen is a Dutch fighter who trains full-time in Indonesia. Just like his next opponent, Engelen’s strength lies in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making his match a potential war of attrition on the ground. Engelen is undefeated in his first three professional fights and his debut with ONE Championship gives him the chance to advance his position in a stacked division. Standing in his way is Evolve-MMA
For more updates on ONE Championship™, please visit and follow Twitter and Instagram @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP Heavyweight – "Chopper" Chi Lewis-Parry Let the WorldKnow How He Feels About Brandon Vera

Wow wow wow!!! “Chopper” Chi just let it rip today and told the world exactly how he feels about his upcoming opponent Brandon “The Truth” Vera!  What do you think is causing all this anger?  Is it possible that Vera pulled out of their upcoming fight?

Photos from the Brandon Vera and Mark Striegl Prescon at City of Dreams.

Brandon Vera and Mark Striegl Prescon at City of Dreams.

Fil-am MMA Fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera poses with ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui in the recently held press conference at the City of Dreams in Pasay City, Phils.

Heavyweights Brandon Vera and Chi Lewis Parry face-off is scheduled on Dec. 11, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena :Photo by Euge Taboox

Mark Striegl Prescon at City of Dreams.
It gets a little lonely, when all questions are directed to Brandon 

One Championship belt
One Championship belt

Victor Cui
Victor Cui

Brandon Vera is an Azkals fan! Check out his facebook post!


Brandon Vera is an Azkals fan! Check out his message to
10 August 2015 – Manila: Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Brandon Vera has called on followers and football fans to support the upcoming match between the Philippine Azkals and Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Vera, who has more than 221,000 followers on Facebook alone, posted: “Azkals vs Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Arena (referring to Philippine Sports Stadium). Watch it live!!! Ousss!!!!!” He accompanied it with the hashtags #WorldCupQualifier #pinoypride.
Vera has made a successful ONE Championship (ONE FC) debut last December when he stopped Ukrainian Igor Subora at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. He used to fight under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster.
The Sept. 8 match is crucial as it could determine Azkals’ standing in Group H and its chances in the ongoing qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Philippines, with two wins, is currently in second place in Group H with six points behind North Korea, which is leading on account of having scored one more goal (5-4) than the Azkals in two matches.
Tickets for the Azkals vs. Uzbekistan game to be held at the Philippine Sports Stadium on September 8, 2015 are now available  Tickets are at P531.80 for Price Zone 1, P331.14 for Price Zone 2 and P125.40 for Price Zone 3. 

Why did Brandon Vera signed with OneFC?

Brandon Vera OneFC fights

The Truth is now fighting for OneFC

Brandon Vera back in the Cage

So why did Brandon Vera signed in OneFC? why not? he wasn’t doing well in the UFC and OneFC can offer Brandon Vera redemption after his lackluster performance in recent years. Brandon Vera had 16 fights in the UFC in a span of 9 years. Brandon Vera could potentially fight again late 2014.


Emotional Brandon Vera after Shogun fight.

An emotional Brandon Vera spoke with Ariel Helwani after an incredible fight with Shogun Rua at UFC On FOX. Vera came up short in the battle but impressed many people with his heart and determination.
This was one of the best fight in the UFC, Brandon Vera shows that he has the determination and the heart to try and win but he fell short as he was caught by a punch in the 4th round that ultimately end the fight. Brandon Vera is one of two Filipino UFC Mixed Martial Artist that is famous in the UFC, the other is Mark Munoz who also suffered a loss to Chris Weidman. although this was a lost for Brandon Vera he won the hearts of many. Mabuhay ka Brandon Vera!
Watch the Interview Below!

Brandon Vera vs Eliot Marshall Fight Result

Brandon Vera vs Eliot Marshall Fight was the make or break for  Brandon Vera. I am glad that he won this fight. Brandon Vera did very well in the first two rounds controlling the fight with combination of punches and knees that ultimately gave him the edge to win the fight. The third round was a different story as Eliot Marshall rallied and broke Vera’s arm. Vera survive the third round and the fight was declared a unanimous decision win for Brandon Vera. He needed this win badly and this would give Brandon Vera not only a win on his record but the much needed boost confidence. Congratulation Brandon Vera a well deserved win, hopefully you can still get back to the main stream.

 Will Brandon Vera be a champion in the UFC?

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Dana White knows?

by: powsalud|

Dana White knows that Filipino’s are good fighters look at Mark Munoz and Brandon Vera. They have done pretty good in MMA right?  That  is why its no surprise that Dana White would consider doing a Filipino version of his Ultimate Fighter here in the Philippines.(source)
This is good news, but why do Dana White look upset in the picture? I guess He is thinking how of how he can get rid of Pinoys who do illegal live streams of UFC PPV fights. Well that is a whole different story.

Brandon Vera is back and that’s “THE TRUTH”

Is Brandon Vera still the truth?
Once the most recognizable Filipino American mixed martial Artist with a very promising record turned out to be just another regular MMA fighter.  These are the facts and even Brandon Vera cannot deny these. He took his MMA career for granted and losing his recent 3 bouts is just a fracture of the reason why he was released by UFC management.

Watching his recent fights, I am one of the witnesses of how he slowly turned to be a fighter without enough passion and love for the game. Being a Filipino and being exposed to fighters like Manny Pacquiao you would expect from another Filipino Fighter to have the same attitude toward his fight. 
But I am not here to talk about Pacquiao or any other fighter; I am here because I want to know the truth.
So what are the truths?
  • The truth is Brandon Vera was reinstated by UFC management  
  •  The truth is he only lost his two recent bout because the fight with Thiago Silva was ruled no contest due to Silva’s drug test issue
  • The truth is he still lost his fight even if its ruled no contest
  • The truth is that Vera blew it
  • The truth is that he is already old and he cannot fight in the elite level
  • The truth is that he can never regain his momentum 
  • The truth is that Vera never really have the potential to be champion
  • The truth is that Vera will never be a champion
  •  The truth is that Vera lost his passion for the game
  • The truth is that Vera is not ready to comeback
  • The truth is that Vera will no longer win another fight 
  • The  truth is that Vera is not the Truth
What is it really; let’s hear it from Brandon Vera himself.
“I have a second shot at life. I’ve been training now like I did before I got in the UFC. Since I got to the UFC, I’ve been walking around with a big head and taking (expletive) for granted,” he said. “I wasn’t in love with the sport anymore. I wasn’t going to fights. I would only watch when my friends were fighting on TV. I love the sport again.”
“All the guys at the gym are doing well. Everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to be doing, except me,” he said. “It’s embarrassing because those guys used to look up to me.”
My goals now are still the same, become a champion, and I can do it,”
The recent turn of events is a chance for Brandon Vera to prove all of his critics wrong. A Chance to one again be “ THE TRUTH”
-Pow Salud
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Fil-Am Vera gets reinstated in UFC

source: Dennis Gasgonia |

Filipino-American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera got his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract reinstated after his most recent opponent, Thiago Silva of Brazil, admitted to using steroids.

“I got a second chance, they gave it back to me… Refreshed, renewed… I’m back,” the visibly relieved Vera told

“I was on my deathbed… they pulled the plug, I died. [Now] I’ve been resuscitated, I’m back baby. It’s a good feeling… really, really good feeling,” he added.

Vera was reinstated after his loss via unanimous decision in his fight with Silva has been officially changed to “no-contest.”

The Fil-Am MMA fighter was let go by the UFC after being dominated by the bigger and stronger Silva in UFC 125 last January.

The loss was Vera’s third straight defeat since losing to UFC legend Randy Couture in 2009.

Silva, however, admitted using steroids when the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) discovered that he provided fake urine during testing.

The Brazilian reasoned that he took prescription steroid prior his fight against Vera due to three injured discs on his back.

He then attempted to mask the steroid use by purchasing a fake urine sample, prompting NSAC to suspend Silva’s license for a year.

The Brazilian fighter was also fined a total of $33,750.

Vera broke into the international MMA scene by scoring successive victories against Justin Eilers, Assuerio Silva and Frank Mir in the late 2000’s.

Vera assured his fans he’ll be back on the winning track.

“They (UFC) gave me another chance so I’m gonna take full advantage,” said the 6’3″ Fil-Am.


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