ONE Championship have announced that the fighters at ONE: Spirit of Champions all made weight and are ready for action tonight in the Philippine capital, Manila. In the main event, Brandon “The Truth” Vera will take on Paul “Typhoon” Cheng for the inaugural ONE heavyweight championship.
“Big ups to Paul Cheng for taking this fight on short notice,” the Philippines’ Vera said. “It takes a warrior mentality and a lot of guts to step inside the cage, especially against a guy like me, but we put it all on the line for the fans. This fight means a lot to me, my family and my country, and I will do everything in my power to bring home the belt. I’m ready as I’ll ever be.”
Cheng of Taiwan said: “This is definitely the toughest fight of my life. Brandon Vera is one of the most well-known fighters in the sport. I don’t expect anything easy by all means, but I’m always down for a good scrap, even if the fight goes one round or five. I’m never giving up. I have a lot to fight for – I’m fighting for the people of Taiwan, represent! I’m ready to get in there and put on a show.”
The high-octane event starts at 6:30pm tonight Cambodian time and can be seen at Score Bar, #5, Street 282.