Brandon Vera to Face Igor Subora at ONE FC: Warriors Way in Manila

October 18, 2014
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UFC veteran Brandon Vera is set to return on Dec. 5, when he takes on URCC heavyweight champion Igor Subora at ONE FC: Warriors Way, which is set for the MOA Arena in Manila.

Vera (12-7-0-1) is of Filipino descent and will be fighting in the Philippines for the first time on a card which will be ONE FC’s last of the year and is also set to feature URCC champions Eric Kelly and Eduard Folayang.

Subora (5-1) confirmed on his official Facebook page that the fight was signed and sealed. It will be taking place in the heavyweight division with Vera having stated he is no longer interested in competing at 205 pounds.

There is no word yet on who Kelly or Folayang will be facing, although the former earned a title shot on the back of his submission win over Rob Lisita earlier this year and could well be in line to challenge reigning ONE FC 145-pound champion Jadamba Narantungalag in Manila.

Three more fighters are reportedly training in preparation to compete in December with Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, and Ana Julaton all likely to feature on a card, which will be the promotion’s fourth at the 20,000-capacity venue.

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  • verafantastica

    He will get a big reception from the Filippino crowd in a packed out arena. He was commentating at One FC 21, so he knows how loud the local crowd can be supporting their local stars and he is one. Apart from that, he will get the win, perhaps the best candidate to capture the heavyweight title in 2015.

    • greaterworks

      Good to see vera fighting again, sad to see him fight at a lower level.

    • shakejunt

      that’s a sad hw division.