Paul Cheng - updates

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Ex-ONE FC fighter Paul Cheng to tryout with WWE

May 15, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Cheng made it to the shortlist of 30 male and 15 female aspirants who will try out at WWE s developmental territory NXT

CHASING THE DREAM. Paul Cheng, who fought 8 times as an MMA heavyweight, will now try to make it to World Wrestling Entertainment. Photo from Paul Cheng's Facebook

Homecourt doesn't always translate to victory for Filipinos in ONE Championship

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Brandon Vera s KO of Paul Cheng was a moment of pride for Filipino fighters but Pinoys haven t always fared as well on their home turf in ONE Championship

CHAMPION. Brandon Vera became ONE's second Filipino champion, following Honorio Banario's featherweight title win in 2013. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Fil-Am Brandon Vera demolishes Paul Cheng in Manila

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Vera scores a vicious knockout while Julaton Striegl suffer defeats at ONE Championship s Spirit of Champions event in Manila

CHAMPION. Brandon Vera hoists the inaugural heavyweight world championship after defeating Paul Cheng. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Knockout loss to Brandon Vera sends Paul Cheng into retirement

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:42 AM

After suffering an excruciating knockout defeat at the hands of Filipino American Brandon Vera Paul Cheng has decided to hang up his gloves for good

RETIRED. Paul Cheng has decided that his fighting career is over. Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Vera destroys Cheng in 26 seconds, becomes first ONE heavyweight champ

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Fil Am fighter Brandon Vera delivers a head kick to Paul Cheng to crown himself heavyweight champ

26 SECONDS. Brandon Vera wins the first-ever heavyweight world championship via knockout of Paul Cheng in 26 seconds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ONE: Spirit of Champions

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Go through the highlights ONE Championship s Spirit of Champions event in Manila

Vera, Cheng make weight for ONE Championship title bout

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:21 AM

Vera tipped the scales at 247 5 pounds while Cheng checked in at 250 pounds

WATCH: Vera, Julaton show skills at ONE Championship’s media workout

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Check out how ONE s fighters prepare for their upcoming matches

ONE FC boss admits Paul Cheng was Brandon Vera's back-up foe

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:26 PM

ONE Championship chief Victor Cui confides with Rappler that the working relationship with Chi Lewis Parry started to sour when Parry refused to show up at the kick off press conference this past October

NEW OPPONENT. Brandon Vera will now face Paul Cheng after Chi Lewis Parry withdrew from the ONE Champion title fight. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paul Cheng pumped for ONE FC title fight vs Brandon Vera

Dec 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Paul Cheng says he s ready to face Brandon Vera in the main event of Spirit of Champions despite being named the challenger on just 72 hours notice

READY TO GO. Paul Cheng says the short notice is no issue for him, despite being inactive for a year. Photo from Paul Cheng's Facebook

Two bouts added to ONE FC: Valor of Champions

Mar 17, 2015 - 11:40 PM

Geje Eustaquio faces Thai kickboxer Anatpong Bunrad while Ukrainian heavyweight Igor Subora locks horns with Taiwanese Canadian Paul Cheng

Team Lakay's Geje Eustaquio will look to bounce back from his submission loss vs Adriano Moraes when he faces off against Thai kickboxer Anatpong Bunrad. File photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler