Brandon Vera’s Going East

It’s official, ladies and gentlemen! Brandon Vera is now part of Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, ONE Fighting Championship.

No word yet on whom the former UFC light heavyweight and WEC Grand Prix Champion will be facing, but he should be making his debut in late 2014.

Though a well-known name in the UFC, Vera has not had an impressive run in his last seven years of fighting. He started his MMA career on an eight-fight win streak, but afterwards only won four of his last twelve fights.

Vera is black belt in jiu-jitsu under Lloyd Irvin and had extensive experience in wrestling before he began his MMA career.

Chris Zahar is an American-born journalist. He has been covering Asian MMA since 2013, and his work has been featured in both Fight of the Night and Yahoo Sports. He has also interviewed such top Asian, ONE FC stars as Rob Lisita, Paul Cheng, and Sam "Sung Ming Yen." Chris also has the honor of training at TOUGH MMA, the only Taiwanese fight team to have exclusive partnership with ONE Fighting Championship. In his spare time, Chris not only enjoys mixed martial arts, but studies politics, philosophy, and Chinese. He is also happily married and a proud father to his son. Chris resides in Taiwan.