ONE: Aliakbari vows to 'brutally smash' Brandon Vera | Inquirer Sports

ONE: Aliakbari vows to ‘brutally smash’ Brandon Vera

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 05:52 PM August 19, 2020

ONE Championship heavyweight fighter Amir Aliakbari. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Iranian strongman Amir Aliakbari did not mince any words toward ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and the rest of the division.

Aliakbar is among the slew of heavyweight fighters recently-signed by ONE Championship, bolstering the class that has been dominated by Vera for the longest time.


“I only want one fight and that’s Brandon Vera. This is the fight to make. None of these heavyweights can last in the cage or ring with me, including Brandon,” said an undaunted Aliakbari, a Greco-roman wrestling world champion.

“I ask ONE to give me Brandon and I promise to smash him brutally.”


The 32-year-old Aliakbar (10-1) wants no less than a stunning debut with ONE Championship as he aims to put the division on notice.

His ultimate goal is to win the title and keep it for as long as he can.

“I envision having the belt wrapped around me and defending it for many years to come. After I take the belt, I want to defend it successfully and clear out the division,” Aliakbari said,

“After doing so, I want to raise the ONE championship flag high and challenge other promotions’ heavyweights to step up and see who the real baddest man on the planet is.”

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