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Brandon Vera vs. Justin Ellison at Grapplers Quest Las Vegas 2003

This is Brian Cimins with Grapplers Quest, posting in Brandon's account. I haven't heard from him since his fight, so I'm praying his eye is ok, but I wanted him to see these videos below and know we all support him and care about his well being and know THE TRUTH will be back soon and better than ever. We believe in you Brandon, know your grappling fans are 100% behind you!

Brandon Vera vs. Justin Ellison at Grapplers Quest Las Vegas 2003

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Brandon Vera vs. Tim Carpenter at Grapplers Quest 2003

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Brandon Vera vs. Tim Carpenter at Grapplers Quest 2003 - back when there were 4 heavyweights in Pro Divisions...LOL

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My Bio

Brandon Vera is the son of a Filipino father, Ernesto, and an Italian-American mother, Amelia, and grew up in a family with seven boys and three girls. He was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, and attended Lake Taylor High School, where he excelled in wrestling and earned a four-year athletic scholarship to Old Dominion University. He however dropped out of Old Dominion after a year and a half when he felt college was not for him, and he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

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My First Pro Grappling Match...EVER!

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This event was my first professional grappling match, back in March 2003 in Bayonne, New Jersey. I had just met Lloyd Irvin a few months earlier, which started the process of completing my skill set for MMA. Tim Carpenter is a class act and tough guy, when we fought here, Timmy weighed 260+ lbs., now he's fighting at 205...LOL, crazy how much dieting and training can change your body and your life. Keep training and wish me luck against Randy Couture at UFC® 105 on Saturday, November 14th. I'll be posting my training progress very soon...

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