ONE Championship: Conquest of Champions
One Championship has certainly been in the news lately, and their latest show takes place this Friday in Manila. The event is headlined by Brandon Vera who defends his heavyweight title against Mauro Cerilli.
Vera, a UFC veteran of 8-years hasn’t graced a cage since December 2016, once had ambitions of holding titles in two divisions in the UFC, but last competed in the UFC in 2013 losing to Ben Rothwell. Now on three-fight win streak, Vera (15-7 1NC) hopes to retain his One Championship belt against Italy’s Cerilli.
The Italian (12-2) the former Cage Warriors heavyweight title hasn’t been seen since blasting out Karl Moore in March to retain his CW title and will be making his debut under the One Championship banner. Cerilli who is riding a win streak of his own, which currently sits at 5, had hoped for a call up to the UFC after his win over Moore on Super Saturday at the Indigo at the O2 Arena in London.