ONE Championship: Brandon Vera Takes Heavyweight Belt Via Knockout
By FCF Staff
Brandon Vera has laid claim to ONE Championship’s inaugural heavyweight title, as the UFC veteran stopped Paul Cheng in the first round today at “Spirit of Champions”.
Vera quickly finished Cheng with a headkick and follow up punches to win the championship fight. With the win, Vera moved his record to 14-7, and Cheng’s fell to 5-2.
Here are the results from the card, which took place in Manila.
ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS
ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout: Brandon Vera defeats Paul Cheng by Knockout at 0:26 minutes of round 1
Bantamweight bout: Reece McLaren defeats Mark Striegl by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:33 minutes of round 3
Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero defeats Li Wei Bin by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 minutes of round 2
Women’s bantamweight bout: Irina Mazepa defeats Ana Julaton by Unanimous Decision
Women’s strawweight bout: Angela Lee defeats Lena Tkhorevska by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:26 minutes of round 2
Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci defeats Anthony Engelen by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:19 minutes of round 2
Flyweight bout: Alex Silva defeats Ruel Catalan by Submission (Knee Bar) at 3:53 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Christian Lee defeats David Meak by TKO (Strikes) at 0:29 minutes of round 1