Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender, Brandon Vera, returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) action after nearly two years on the sidelines to defend his 265-pound strap against Mauro Cerilli at ONE: “Conquest of Champions” on Friday in Manila.
It was worth the wait.
Vera (16-7, 1 NC) needed just 64 seconds to fold the overly-aggressive Cerilli (12-3), perhaps best known for his title reign for Cage Warriors, thanks to a fade-away counterpunch that left the bearded brawler looking up at the lights.
Here are the complete ONE: “Conquest of Champions” results.
ONE Heavyweight Champion Brandon Vera def. Mauro Cerilli via knockout
Eduard Folayang def. Amir Khan via unanimous decision to win vacant lightweight title
Honorio Banario def. Dae Sung Park via unanimous decision
James Nakashima def. Raimond Magomedaliev via unanimous decision
Alexandre Machado def. Hideki Sekine via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:44
Jeremy Miado def. Xuewen Peng via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:35
Akihiro Fujisawa def. Rockie Bactol via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:40
Rudy Agustian def. Asraful Islam via unanimous decision
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