Brandon “The Truth” Vera headlines the first edition of ONE Championship’s new special, Warrior Spirit.
Warrior Spirit documents the inspiring stories of the promotion’s leading athletes – from the hardships they have endured outside the Circle to their incredible performances inside it.
Vera, the ONE Heavyweight World Champion, kick-starts the weekly offering with his amazing life story.
Born to a Filipino father and an Italian mother in the United States Of America, he was raised in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was subjected to prejudice as a mixed-race kid.
However, Vera would not let anything hold him back. He started his martial arts journey as a wrestler and began a career in the United States Air Force.
“The Truth” excelled in his new sport and became a household name in North America, but he always felt the Philippines was his spiritual home.
Vera then joined ONE Championship in 2014, relocated full-time to his ancestral homeland, and has dominated the heavyweight landscape ever since.
Watch his incredible career highlights in the first edition of Warrior Spirit above, and hear the Alliance MMA star speak about his journey through adversity on the way to the top.