Filipino-American ONE heavyweight champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera is spending much needed quality time with his wife Jessica and newborn Atreyu Timothy in Guam amid the pandemic.
But ONE Championship’s recent bolster of its heavyweight division has the reigning king enthusiastic about a handful of potential matchups.
One such matchup could possibly come against a recent signing.
The promotion announced last week that it had added grappling legend Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida to its ranks. The Brazilian superstar is one of the most prolific Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world and is widely considered a demigod in the grappling circles.
After hearing the news of Almeida’s signing, Vera says he felt extra motivated to get right to work.
“So I had to look up the proper name, because I only know that monster as Buchecha. He is a phenomenal athlete. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to possibly meet him in the ONE Circle,” said Vera.
“And it’s not just him. ONE signed a plethora of amazingly talented heavyweights. I’m going to train right now!”
Almeida has 128 victories and only 13 losses in his grappling career, and now, he’s making the shift to the Circle which has fans from both the grappling and mixed martial arts worlds excited.