MMA: Brandon Vera 'welcomes' Vitor Belfort to ONE Championship

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 16 2019 12:27 AM

MMA champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera is elated to hear MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort signing with ONE Championship.

This meant that Vera might meet the former UFC champion when he competes as a light heavyweight.

"I'm very excited that Vitor signed with ONE. He's in my weight class. Light heavyweight or heavyweight," said Vera during his visit to the ABS-CBN Sports and Action studio on Friday.

Vera currently owns the ONE heavyweight crown, but he is setting his sights to becoming a 2-division champion by campaigning as a light heavyweight.

"Where ever he decides to come hang out, he can have some to," he said.

"Welcome to ONE Championship Mr. Belfort, just remember, we're going to touch you," Vera quipped.

Belfort joined the wave of fighters who made a jump from UFC to ONE Championship.

Other former UFC fighters who already signed up with ONE include Eddie Alvarez, Demetrious Johnson, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Yushin Okami.

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