ONE: Conquest of Champions
MMA event ONE: Conquest of Champions takes place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday November 23. The headline-bouts have been recently announced by the promotion, featuring Brandon Vera up against Mauro Cerilli, and Eduard Folayang face off Amir Khan.
On the top of the fight-bill the defending ONE Championship heavyweight titleholder Brandon Vera faces Mauro Cerilli. The co-main event is a battle for a vacant lightweight title between Eduard Folayang and Amir Khan.
Filipino-American MMA veteran Brandon Vera (15-7, 1 NC) won the title in December 2015 scoring a knockout win against Paul Cheng. In his first title defense he stopped Hideki Sekine.
Italian Mauro Cerilli (12-2) is a “Cage Warriors” heavyweight titleholder, who is riding a five-fight win streak. In his most recent bout he stopped Karl Moore in 15 seconds.
Filipino Eduard Folayang is former lightweight champion as well as a three-time Wushu gold-medalist at SEA Games. His “signature victory” is a 2016 third-round stoppage against Shinya Aoki, which reportedly elevated him to a “superstar” status in the country, after Manny Pacquiao called him “one of the legends of mixed martial arts in the Philippines”.
Singaporean Amir Khan is a former Muay Thai fighter who started training in wrestling and BJJ after moving to the US. His MMA career commenced in 2014 upon returning to Singapore. In his latest bout he submitted Honorio Banario in the first round.
Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current ONE: Conquest of Champions fight card can be found below.
Heavyweight Brandon Vera vs. Mauro Cerilli
Lightweight Eduard Folayang vs. Amir Khan
The next ONE Championship event “Pursuit of Greatness” is scheduled for tonight (Oct. 26) in Myanmar.