Hardwork Lead Eduard Folayang To ONE Championship Title Shot

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Sidekicking news especially to Filipino MMA fans! ONE Championship announced a Big fight that could give Philippines the third world champion in mixed martial arts honor and prestige!

Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City’s Team Lakay is set to go in a war with Shinya Aoki for a lightweight championship bout at ONE Championship: Defending Honor in Kallang, Singapore. Let us show our overwhelming support and do not miss this another epic battle on November 11, 2016.

On the co-main event of the recent ONE Championship 45, Eduard Folayang was a stopper for Adrian Pang’s hope to fight for a lightweight belt. The Filipino warrior was announced as the winner by unanimous decision after the three rounds. There were many savage backfists and sidekicks thrown at Pang and was getting outscored by ‘The Landslide’. The only chance for Pang to win by that time was to finish Folayang, but the aussie was unable to.

Filipino fight fans have been waiting a long time for this one. Eduard Folayang has been with ONE Championship since the beginning and has performed at an extremely high level in his last couple of bouts. He is deserving of a title shot which he earned with Tetsuya Yamada and victories over Adrian Pang. The Singapore Indoor Stadium is going to erupt when fans finally get to see Folayang stand opposite Shinya Aoki ONE Championship inside the cage. “Victor Cui, ONE Championship CEO, stated.

Brandon “The Truth” Vera is the second Filipino champion when he knocked out Paul Cheng for the inaugural heavyweight championship fight last December at ONE Championship 36: Spirit of Champions in Manila. At ONE Championship 7: Return of the Warriors, Honorio Banario defeated fellow Baguio native Eric Kelly via TKO to become the first ever Filipino to win a world title in MMA.

Eduard Folayang ONE FC’s record:

⬆Win over Adrian Pang by Decision (Unanimous) and ONE 44: Heroes of the World August 13, 2016

⬆Win  over Tetsuya Yamada by Decision (Unanimous)  and ONE 38: Clash of Heroes January 29, 2016

⬇Loss to Timofey Nastyukhin by KO (flying knee kicks and soccer) and ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way December 5, 2014

⬆Win  over Kotetsu Boku by Decision (unanimous) and ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes May 2, 2014

⬆Win over Vincent Latoel by Decision (unanimous) and ONE Fighting Championship: Moment of Truth December 6, 2013

⬇Loss to Kamal Shalorus by Decision (unanimous) and ONE Fighting Championship: Rise to Power May 31, 2013

⬆Win  over Felipe Enomoto by Decision (unanimous) and ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation August 31, 2012

⬇Loss to Ole Laursen by Decision (split) and ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions March 31, 2012

⬆Win  over A Sol Kwon by Decision (unanimous)  and ONE Fighting Championship 1: Champion vs. Champion September 3, 2011