ONE heavyweight champion and UFC veteran Brandon Vera returned from two years off at today’s (Fri., November 23, 2018) ONE Championship: Conquest of Champions in Manilla, Philippines.
He showed no ill effects of the layoff. Meeting former Cage Warriors heavyweight champ Mauro Cerilli, the fight ended quickly and in brutal fashion. Vera came out winging low kicks early on, and that was when Cerilli charged him.
It was not a good idea. Vera landed a pinpoint counter left hook that knocked his opponent out cold. It was a triumphant, telling return for ‘The Truth’ and an exciting end to the card. Watch it right here:
After 2 years away from the sport, Brandon "The Truth" Vera makes a triumphant return to the cage, knocking out recent Cage Warriors HW champ Mauro Cerilli in 64 seconds. #ConquestOfChampions pic.twitter.com/S1eLCiXaha
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 23, 2018