Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, Honorio ‘The Rock’ Banario and Joshua ‘Passion’ Pacio of the best MMA team in the Philippines- Team Lakay are set to take center stage at One Championship 45 on August 13 at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macau.
One FC: Heroes of the World will feature one interim championship. Tilek Batyrov replaced the injured Andrew Leone and will take on Adriano Moraes.
In the co-main event, Eduard Folayang takes on Adrian Pang. “The Landslide” is a Philippine martial arts icon and won numerous medals representing the country. He is coming back to the cage to face-off ‘The Hunter’. The Australian BJJ black belt who gave a devastating 48-second knockout to Peter Davis at One FC Tiger Of Asia in 2015. This is a great match-up between two men who are striking and submission wizards.
The former One world featherweight champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario against a member of the Evolve MMA Fight Team in Singapore Eddie ‘The Magician’ Ng will highlight the three-round lightweight bout. Banario prevailed after the unanimous decision victory over fellow Filipino Vaughn ‘The Spawn’ Donayre 4 months ago which he will be looking to start up again this weekend.
Also on the card, Team Lakay’s rising flyweight Joshua Pacio who successfully debuted at One Championship: Global Rivals on April 15 when he defeated Rabin Catalan. On Saturday will be his second fight booked at One FC against Thai Kritsada Kongsrichai.
The last Filipino to fight in the card is the featherweight Cebuan Jimmy ‘The Silencer’ Yabo. He will aim to win his second fight this year after he knocked out Bashir Ahmad in 21 seconds of round 1 at One Tribe of Champions last February.
Let us support our Filipino fighters who represent, making us proud and bringing pride to our country.
Yours truly is hoping to see The Igorots dance in victory inside the cage once again. Proud, pride and Philippines on display.
All the very best to these Baguio natives and the whole team. Hoping for another great all win on Saturday.
Below are other fighters lined up for One Championship 45: Heroes of the World:
Featherweight: Christian vs Lee Martin Nguyen
Heavyweight: Alain Ngalani vs Alexandre Machado
Featherweight: Jia Wen Ma vs Jimmy Yabo
Bantamweight: Haobin Ma vs Chan Rothana
Atomweight: Mei Yamaguchi vs ISTELA Nunes de Souza