Brandon Vera will return to the cage for his first fight since the pandemic.

The ONE Championship heavyweight titleholder is set to defend his belt against former UFC heavyweight Arjan Bhullar in the main event of ONE Championship: Dangal on May 15 in Singapore, the promotion announced.

Vera (16-8) hasn’t competed since October 2019, when he suffered a TKO loss to light heavyweight champion Aung La N Sang in an attempt to become a two-division champion. Prior to the defeat, Vera was on a four-fight winning streak, which included the capture of the ONE Championship heavyweight title and two title defenses.

Bhullar (10-1) gets his first opportunity at ONE Championship gold since joining the promotion in 2019. Bhullar only has one bout for the promotion – a win over Mauro Cerilli in 2019. Before joining ONE Championship, Bhullar went 4-1 in the UFC.

The ONE Dangal lineup includes:

  • Champ Brandon Vera vs. Arjan Bhullar – for heavyweight title
  • Bi Nguyen vs. Ritu Phogat
  • Rayane Bastos vs. Ayaka Miura
  • Roshan Mainam vs. Gurdarshan Mangat
  • Anthony Do vs. Liang Hui