UFC veteran and current One Championship heavyweight titlist Brandon Vera will reportedly defend his strap very soon.
“The Truth” hasn’t fought since December 2016, but he is expected to defend his belt against Italian newcomer Mauro Cerilli at an as-yet-to-be determined event. The news was first reported by MMA-Today.
Vera, a 16-time UFC competitor, has experienced something of a resurgence since joining the Singapore-based promotion. He is currently on a three-bout winning streak under the One banner, with all three victories coming inside of a round.
Cerilli, 35, has never lost while fighting in the heavyweight division. His only two defeats came during a brief stint at 205 pounds. Most recently, “The Hammer” knocked out Irish star Karl Moore in 15 seconds at Cage Warriors 92 on March 24. He is currently riding a five-bout winning streak.