ONE Championship heavyweights Brandon Vera and Paul Cheng will tonight go head-to-head for the ONE heavyweight title.

ONE: Spirit of Champions will go down at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines.

In the main event, Brandon “The Truth” Vera will take on Paul “Typhoon” Cheng for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship.

“Big ups to Paul Cheng for taking this fight on short notice,” 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 predicted it would be the toughest fight of his 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.”

ONE: Spirit of Champions weigh-ins results


ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout: Brandon Vera (112.3kg) VS Paul Cheng (113.4kg)


Bantamweight bout
Mark Striegl (61kg) VS Recce McLaren (60.8kg)

Flyweight bout
Eugene Toquero (56.7kg) VS Li Wei Bin (56.6kg)

Flyweight bout

Ana Julaton (56.7kg) VS Irina Mazepa (56.4kg)

Strawweight bout
Angela Lee (51.9kg) VS Lena Tkhorevska (51.8kg)


Featherweight bout
Bruno Pucci (65.7kg) VS Anthony Engelen (65.4kg)

Flyweight bout
Alex Silva (56.4kg) VS Ruel Catalan (56.2kg)

Featherweight bout
Christian Lee (65.3kg) VS David Meak (65.1kg)