Date: Dec 11, 2015
By: Adrian Hardie / Staff reporter
Christmas has come early for Taiwanese-Canadian mixed martial artist Paul “The Typhoon” Cheng, who has unexpectedly been given a chance to achieve his dream of becoming the world’s first Asian heavyweight world champion tonight.
ONE Championship called in Cheng to face former UFC star Brandon Vera for its inaugural heavyweight title in Manila tonight, as a late replacement for Britain’s Chi Lewis-Parry.
Lewis-Parry was pulled from the main event because he refused to submit medical and drug tests, then failed to board his flight to Manila, ONE chief executive Victor Cui said on Facebook on Tuesday. [FULL STORY]