LOOK: ONE champ Brandon Vera defends millenials in these hilarious new ads

It's been a while since we've seen reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera inside the cage, and that's because he's been quite the busy man.  From starring in a movie to putting up a gym in the Philippines to getting married, 'The Truth' has had a lot of success outside the cage.  And it looks like he's been working on some endorsements as well.  The hard-hitting Fil-American appears to be the newest endorser for local energy drink brand Cobra.  In this hilarious new series of commercials, 'The Truth' busts through walls, scaring the bejeezus out of an unfortunate, unsuspecting elderly couple and defending selfie-loving, mobile-phone dependent millenials. They're really quite funny, you should check out the ads below:  Seriously, that old couple needs to steer clear of walls in the future.  Good stuff from Brandon Vera.  Still, we can't wait to see him get back in the cage and do what he does best, and that's kick butt.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJun 11th, 2018

LOOK: ONE champ Brandon Vera gets married in Guam

It's been a while since we've seen reigning ONE Championship Heavyweight world champion Brandon 'The Truth' Vera, and that's because outside of the ring or cage, the dude's a pretty busy man.  Aside from a movie and a ton of other projects, the hard-hitting Vera was also getting ready for another big event in his life: getting married.  A little over a year ago, Vera, 40, proposed to his girlfriend Jessica Craven in Guam, and over the weekend, the two finally got hitched in the very same place where Vera popped the question.    I wish I was more eloquently prepared to actually say everything I was feeling on our wedding day. . . Thank you to our family and friends who travelled from everywhere, for... everything. This wouldn’t have happened without y’all. Love y’all very much. P Diddy @philmrw Thank you and your boss @thedavisteam 💚💜🤙🏾. It for sure had to be you brother. be back to Mainland soon to come train with you . Love y’all!!! . . To my Wife...... @n_e_n_j_a . . You make everything in my life so much better, you’re like the morning air coming in every time I see you, you make water taste better and the whole world a more beautiful place. Thank you for being mine lil mamma. . . Here’s to infinity Mrs. Vera 💜💚💜💚💜💚💜💚💜 Photo credit to 1 of Lightshapers Studios by @lally_eleazar , , and @patrick.camacho or the fam and guests 😂😂😂💪🏾 #happilyveraafter2018 #OneChampionship #Heavyweight #World #Champion #Verafied #VeraClan #VerafiedNenja A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on Apr 23, 2018 at 5:58pm PDT     #happilyveraafter2018 Wish y’all were there 😊 A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on Apr 23, 2018 at 9:56pm PDT In front of friends and family, Brandon and Jessica said their vows in a simple sunset ceremony led by Brandon's teammate and Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil 'Mr. Wonderful' Davis.    I still can’t believe it happened, but as of 4/20/18 we became Husband & Wife! 😍 Our beautiful sunset ceremony was led by Phil Davis and his gorgeous wife Angelina assisted :) The wedding ceremony that Phil gave regsinated so much with Brandon and I. Our wedding wouldn’t have been a success if it wasn’t for all of the people surrounding us and working hard to make it happen! I’m sorry if I forgot to mention any particular names in our speech but just know we appreciate you & acknowledge your helping hand. I want to thank our friends & family that travelled all of this way to the beautiful island of Guam. To those whom helped with our DIY wedding, my bridesmaids and groomsmen for going above and beyond to make Brandon and I happy (regardless the stress). To Mark P., Purebred, & Rome for giving us Meskla On The Cove as our wedding present to host our ceremony & reception there. Kuya Mel and Coffee Slut for making the amazing coffee bottles and roasting beans for our special occasion. As well as communicating with Johnny Cool for the ginormous outside tent, changing tent for my reception dress, and the chairs and tables. Thank you to Hafaloha for having our favorite açai bowls and shaved ice! Everyone loved it and/or wished they could of had more but too many people were occupied at the bar 🤤 Thank you Steve Shimizu for making things happen especially while you had another event going on! For providing alcohol, our roasted pig, meat carver, our bartender, etc. And thank you Guelu and your boys for creating the half Chamorro Hut as our bar! Everything was just amazing! Thank you to our caterers from all Over!!! Island Cuisine for the amazing Chamorro food and professional service! Jamaican Grill for providing the jerk adobo spare ribs that Brandon! Fraim for making that delicious dried meat that everyone kept snacking on! Ben & Yan’s for the Pancit Canton as well as Old Town China Buffet for my steamed vegetables. My amazing donut wall from Daddy’s Donuts!!! Crown Bakery for creating a delicious wedding cake and for my various other cakes, pies, and turnovers (even though the humidity wasn’t so nice to it 😅). ***continue caption in the comment section*** A post shared by Jessica Craven (@n_e_n_j_a) on Apr 24, 2018 at 1:28am PDT     #happilyveraafter2018 congrats B n Jess on a beautiful evening and celebration. Made some new homies got to see some old ones too. #fightfamily #420wedding A post shared by AJ Matthews (@aj_mma) on Apr 20, 2018 at 4:56pm PDT Big congratulations to Brandon and Jessica on this new chapter of their lives!  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

‘This is ours’ - New ONE interim champion Geje Eustaquio dedicates title to fellow Filipinos

  Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, Team Lakay flyweight Geje ‘Gravity’ Eustaquio brought another championship back to the Philippines, as he bested former ONE flyweight world champion Kairat ‘The Kazakh’ Akhmetov by Unanimous Decision to become the new ONE interim flyweight champion. It was a true test for the Pinoy, who showcased his elite striking and his ever-improving grappling game to earn the judges’ nod after five rounds of action. “The feeling is unexplainable,” Eustaquio said during the post-fight press conference and talked about his teammates Honorio Banario and Eduard Folayang both having runs as ONE world champions. “Honorio had this before, Kuya Eduard had it, he defended it one time. We’re proud and I’m happy, the feeling is unexplainable because one more time, we have this one in The Land of The Orient Pearl.” As far as the Baguio City native is concerned, the new piece of hardware that he’ll be bringing back home to the famed Team Lakay gym isn’t solely his, rather it’s an honor he shares with everyone, from his team, his family, and also his fellow Filipinos. “Every fighter who stands in that cage, dreams to have this one, and I’m proud, with the people on my back, we have this, and one more time, this is not mine, this is ours.” “To all the Filipinos out there, this is ours, to the people who are there on my back since day one, this is ours.” added Eustaquio. “This is a product of team work, it’s not just Gravity who came up to the cage and grabbed this belt. It’s not about me, it’s about the people who stand in my back, its about the people who cheered, who go to Mall of Asia Arena, who watch on their TV in order for this sport to grow.” Along with former featherweight king Banario and former lightweight king Folayang, Eustaquio becomes just the third member of Team Lakay to bring home ONE gold. Furthermore, he becomes just the fourth Filipino to become a ONE world champion, including reigning ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera. This isn’t Eustaquio’s first dance for gold however, as he challenged for the vacant flyweight world title back in 2014, losing via submission to current champion Adriano Moraes. With the interim title in his possession, Eustaquio will soon get another crack at Moraes to unify their flyweight champsionships. When asked about his inevitable matchup with the reigning champ, Eustaquio’s response was simple. “If he’s ready, I’m ready. Rock and roll, let’s go.” Eustaquio said with his usual calm confidence. “As I said, I got the best in the business on my back, they can prepare me anytime, anywhere.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Brandon Vera defends ONE heavyweight title

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Brandon Vera defends ONE Championship title against Japanese fighter

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Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016

Vera defends heavyweight belt vs undefeated Sekine in One Championship

MANILA -- Brandon Vera will defend his One heavyweight title right in front of his fellow Filipinos, taking on undefeated Japanese opponent Hideki Sekine in the main event of the MMA promotion's return to the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, the One: Age of D.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 21st, 2016

U.S.-bound ‘BuyBust’ gears up for international release, moves PH playdate

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Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Fil-Am MMA fighter AJ Matthews scores decision win former UFC star Kendall Grove

Filipino-American mixed martial artist AJ 'Pison' Matthews got back on the winning path after taking a Split Decision win over former UFC star and The Ultimate Fighter winner Kendall Da Spyder" Grove, Friday evening at Bellator 193 in Temecula, California.  Making a move back up to middleweight, Matthews used his high-level striking to outpoint the Hawaiian Grove throughout three rounds, doing enough to get the nod on two of the three judges' scorecards, 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27.  Matthews, a close friend and training partner of reigning ONE Championship heavyweight titleholder Brandon Vera, finally gets back on the winning column to snap a four-fight losing skid.  The 30-year old improves to 9-7 in his career. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Roque defends Duterte, daughter: Give me AMLC-authenticated documents

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. challenged critics and reporters yesterday, Jan. 22, to produce bank statements authenticated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to support Vera Files’ report alleging that “President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio did not declare their P100 million in investments.” “The reality […] The post Roque defends Duterte, daughter: Give me AMLC-authenticated documents appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

James Deakin under fire for photo, video with Bongbong Marcos

MANILA, Philippines – Automotive journalist James Deakin drew flak on Sunday, January 21, after he was shown in a photo and video with former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. The photo was  posted on Instagram  by Filipino-American mixed martial artist Brandon Vera last Wednesday, January 17. It showed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Pinoy fighter AJ Matthews returns to action against veteran Kendall Grove

Pinoy Bellator welterweight AJ 'Pison' Matthews returns to action in early 2018, as he takes on veteran Kendall Grove in California.  The 29-year old Matthews, who recently relocated to the Philippines along with friend and training partner ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera, will be looking to snap a four-fight losing skid.  In his last outing, Matthews was on the wrong end of a controversial split decision against Andre Fialho in Oklahoma.  Matthews will be facing arguably his most high-profile test in his next bout against UFC veteran and former The Ultimate Fighter winner Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove.  Grove has been fighting professionally since 2003, and rose to prominence after competing and winning the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which led to a UFC run from 2011, which included fights against the likes of Demian Maia and Mark Muñoz.  Grove made his Bellator debut in 2013, and has since gone 4-4 in the promotion.  Matthews and Grove do battle at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in California on January 26th. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Brandon Vera gives update on Alliance Training Center Philippines

When MMA star and ONE Championship heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera relocated to the Philippines, one of his goals was to put up a branch of his Alliance Training Center in Manila.  Now, it looks like fans and aspiring Filipino fighters won't need to wait any longer.  Amid a busy schedule, 'The Truth' provided an update as to when Alliance Training Center Philippines will open its doors, and how it might look like.    Alliance Training Center Philippines 🇵🇭 Jan-Feb opening 😊💪🏾👍🏾 Katipunan Ave. QC Heto na..!!!!! #AllianceTrainingCenterPH #AllianceGymPH #Verafied #OneChampionship #World #Champion A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on Nov 19, 2017 at 8:21pm PST Vera says that the gym will be located in Katipunan, and is expected to open in early 2018.  Pretty exciting stuff, considering that the Alliance Training Center has produced a handful of top-tier talent in the world of mixed martial arts, such as Vera, world champions Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Angela Hill, and Jessica Penne, as well as top contenders such as Alexander Gustafsson, Cat Zingano, Jeremy Stephens, AJ Matthews, and many more.   With head coach George Castro already training a number of Filipino fighters like ONE Championship's Burn Soriano and URCC's John Adajar and Jiar Castillo, it's safe to say that the seeds of the Alliance Training Center in Manila have already been planted. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Perfect Pirates battle defending champ Lions in Game 1 of Finals

Game on Friday at the Araneta Coliseum 3:30 PM – LPU vs San Beda At long last, the championship series everybody has wanted in the 93rd Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is upon us. The league’s top two teams in Lyceum of the Philippines University and San Beda College will wage war for all the marbles in Game 1 of the best-of-three Finals on Friday at the Araneta Coliseum. The perfect Pirates and the defending champion Red Lions go at it at 3:30 PM and all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and It’s LPU’s first time to play after the elimination round, but it is riding a confidence-high after having swept their preliminary assignments and having automatically advanced to the Finals. Confident as well, however, is San Beda which has all the championship experience as it enters its 12th Finals in a row. In the Juniors Finals, Mapua University defends its title against upstart College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills in Game 1 tipping off at 1:00 PM. The Red Robins’ twin towers of Will Gozum will look to impose their will on Junior Blazers’ athletic forward Inand Fornilos while do-it-all guards Clint Escamis and Joel Cagulangan will also face off. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

The Journey So Far: Eduard Folayang

From humble beginnings in Baguio city, to world champion status, Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang has had quite the journey, and it's far from over. The champ's next stop: Mall of Asia Arena on November 10, as he puts his ONE Championship lightweight world title on the line against reigning ONE Championship featherweight king Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen in ONE's first-ever champion-versus-champion superfight.  Before that goes down however, take a quick look at the timeline of 'The Landslide's" career so far.    Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Catch the action LIVE, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Martin Nguyen 'excited' to fight in front of Filipino fans again

On November 10th, Martin Nguyen walks into enemy territory as he tries to dethrone reigning and defending ONE Lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Aside from a size and weight advantage, the champ Folayang will also have the hometown crowd behind him as he tries to defend his title for a second time.  For the challenger, who also happens to be ONE Championship's newly-crowned featherweight world champion, he isn't sweating the Pinoy crowd, and is in fact eager to perform for them.  em>'I’m very excited, I’m returning to the Philippines, it’s a massive deal.' /em>Nguyen said during the media faceoffs in Manila.  Nguyen was all praise for Filipino fight fans, whom he called 'well-educated' in terms of MMA appreciation.  em>'You guys are very very well-educated when it comes to combat sports. My last fight [here in Manila] with Li Kai Wen, it was potentially a Fight of the Night, and experiencing those three to four minutes, I was in awe.' /em> The last time that Nguyen fought in Manila was back in April of 2016, a first-round TKO win over Li Kai Wen. Come November 10th, Nguyen will look to recreate the result, but he likely won't get any standing ovation if he manages to do so.  em>'The Filipinos, they love their combat sports and I’m here to put on a show for you guys, regardless of being the underdog or being hated because I’m fighting one of their heroes.' /em> The 28-year old Australian is riding a five-fight winning streak heading into arguably the biggest challenge of his career.    strong>Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  /strong> strong>Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23!  /strong> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

June Mar still leads BPC race, Durham on track for Best Import

Despite making an early exit in the 2017 Governors' Cup, ruining their chances at a Grand Slam in the process, June Mar Fajardo maintains a healthy lead in the race for the Best Player of the Conference award. In the latest rankings at the end of the semifinal round, the Kraken has compiled an average of 38.455 statistical points, way ahead of no. 2 Jayson Castro who has an average of 33.563 SPs. However, it appears that Fajardo, who is tied with Danny Ildefonso for most BPC awards ever at five, is hardpressed to win the award for the season-ending conference for the sole reason that the Beermen failed to advance past the quarterfinal round. As such, it appears that the BPC award for the 2017 Governors' Cup is a three-man race featuring Castro, Greg Slaughter (3rd with 32.625 SPs), and Chris Newsome (4th with 30.875 SPs). Both Slaughter and Newsome are in the Finals as defending champion Ginebra defends its title against Meralco in a rematch from 2016. Arwind Santos complete the top 5 with 30.583 SPs. In the Best Import race, Allen Durham looks like a lock to win it all for the second straight year after compiling 58.875 SPs. Phoenix's Brandon Brown is second with an average of 54.500 statistical points. Ginebra's Justin Brownlee is at 6th with 48.875 SPs.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

Vera spices up Shanghai One Championship card

MANILA, Philippines - Reigning heavyweight world champion Brandon ”The Truth” Vera will make a special appearance to help spice up One Championship’s inaugur.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

What's next for Brandon Vera? He wants to run for Senate

What's next for Brandon Vera? He wants to run for Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Vera keeps heavyweight crown

MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Am Brandon Vera overpowered Japanese Hideki Sekine with a quick, merciless first round stoppage to successfully defend his heavywei.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

Brandon Vera doesn’t want to be the last Filipino heavyweight champion

Brandon Vera doesn’t want to be the last Filipino heavyweight champion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

Brandon Vera retains ONE heavyweight title with KO win over Sekine

Brandon Vera retains ONE heavyweight title with KO win over Sekine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016