(Video) Brandon Vera KOs Mauro Cerilli + Robin Black Breakdown
He may have sat on the sidelines for nearly two-years, but ONE Championship heavyweight champion Brandon Vera made a statement this evening at ONE: Conquest of Champions.
Prior to this evening, Vera last fought at ONE: Age of Domination in December, 2016 when he defeated Hideki Sekine via first round TKO. The Cage Warriors heavyweight champion Mauro Cerilli stood in front of Vera tonight in the ONE Championship cage in Manila, but yet again Vera showed very few signs of cage rust and finished the Italian in impressive fashion.
Cerilli looked to push the pressure from the outset and marched Vera down winging in big overhand rights. Vera looked composed throughout though and easily slipped the slow incoming shots from the Italian and looked to counter with short hooks.
The finish came just over a minute into the oppening round when Cerilli looked for another overhand right and walked straight onto a left hand from the champion. The Italian looked to get back off the mat, but the referee had seen enough and the fight off straightaway.
Robin Black’s breakdown below shows how Vera expertly switched stances to land the left hand with enough power to send Cerilli to the mat:
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In the co-main event, Eduard Folayang regained the ONE Championship lightweight title with a dominant win over Amit Khan.
Full Results via MMAFighting.com
Brandon Vera def. Mauro Cerilli via KO (punch) at 1:05 of R1
Eduard Folayang def. Amir Khan via unanimous decision
Honorio Banario def. Rahul Raju via unanimous decision
Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Alaverdi Ramazanov via unanimous decision [Muay Thai bout]
James Nakashima def. Raimond Magomedaliev via unanimous decision
Hiroaki Suzuki def. Deivdas Danyla by unanimous decision [Kickboxing bout]
Samy Sana def. Armen Petrosyan via unanimous decision [Kickboxing bout]
Alexandre Machado def. Hideki Sekine via TKO (strikes) at 1:44 of R2
Han Zi Hao def. Azwan Che Wil via TKO (injury) at 2:52 of R1 [Muay Thai bout]
Jeremy Miado def. Peng Xue Wen via TKO (strikes) at 0;35 of R2
Akihiro Fujisawa def. Rockie Bactol via TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of R3
Rudy Agustian def. Asraful Islam via unanimous decision