By Ivan Saldajeno
PASAY--A two-year layoff and all, Brandon Vera showed on Friday night that he can still pack a punch.
Vera made a triumphant return to One Championship by knocking out Mauro Cerilli in the main event of One: Conquest of Champions at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Vera needed just barely a minute to finish off Cerilli.
Cerilli missed out on a huge right hook, and Vera capitalized by connecting on a left hook of his own that sent the former down for good, forcing the referee to stop the contest at the 1:04 mark of the very first round.
Vera moves up to 21-6 overall.
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