Riku Shibuya of Japan dominated Filipino Eugene Toquero from start to finish to win by unanimous decision. The two were expected to delight the crowd with a highly-anticipated striking battle, but Shibuya overwhelmed Toquero on the mat with his wrestling and devastating ground and pound. Toquero had difficulty shaking off Shibuya, who controlled the fight the entire way.
Ev Ting had little trouble taking care of Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario, finishing the Filipino via Guillotine Choke just moments into the first round. Banario opted to shoot for takedowns instead of relying on his Wushu base which proved to be his downfall. Ting capitalized on a missed shot by Banario and sunk in a deep choke to force the tap.
Adrian Pang made quick work of Peter Davis in a sizzling lightweight contest. Pang patiently stood his ground against Davis who circled him just outside of range. Once Davis attempted to close the gap however, Pang’s power shots took over as he dropped Davis with a punch. Pang then finished his opponent off with follow-up strikes from the top.
One Championship will be back in Malaysia and it will include 3 Pinoy Fighters on the fight card. Honorio Banario, Eric Kelly and Toquero will each be competing against different opponents.
ONE: TIGERS OF ASIA
Mixed martial arts (MMA) has swept across Malaysia like a tidal wave since ONE Championship first arrived in Kuala Lumpur in 2012. Thanks to the support from the Ministry of Sports and the on-going efforts of Tune Talk, the exploding number of MMA gyms, events and TV programs across the peninsula has given a majority of Malaysians a chance to personally experience the world’s fastest growing sport for themselves.
Now it is time for ONE Championship, Asia’s largest MMA event, to return to the capital city again! Get ready for another unforgettable night of non-stop MMA action as Malaysia’s best go up against contenders from around the world. Witness the return of homegrown superstars Peter Davis, Ann Osman, Gianni Subba and more as Putra Indoor Stadium erupts with the united screams 10,000 Malaysian voices.
9 October, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Putra Indoor Stadium
Fight CardIgor Svirid vs Vitaly Bigdash
Ann “Athena” Osman” vs Irina Mazepa
Ev Ting vs Honorio ‘The Rock’ Banario
Peter Davis vs Adrian ” Hunter ” Pang
Eric ‘The Natural’ Kelly vs Hiroshige Tanaka
Eugene Toquero vs Riku Shibuya
Dae Hwan Kim vs Teng Li Ge
Gianni Subba vs Almiro Barros
Saiful Merican vs Melvin Yeoh
Agilan “Alligator” Thani vs Hisham Hiba ”xxx”
Keanu Subba vs Florian “ronin” GAREL
It may be a matter of time before a ONE FC World Championship belt is introduced for the women’s division, but both Julaton and Nagaowa can stake a claim for a title opportunity with victories at ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY.
ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY is set to be the organization’s fifth stop in the country, and the star-studded card will feature seven Filipino superstars taking on foreign opponents.
Jujeath Nagaowa, Ana Julaton, Rene Catalan, Honorio Banario, Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang and MMA superstar Brandon Vera are the seven Filipino stars set to feature on the card and the group form an impressive representation of the martial arts prowess of the Philippines. Both Jujeath Nagaowa and Ana Julaton have boxing pedigrees, with Julaton a former WBO and IBA Super Bantamweight Champion. Catalan, Banario, Belingon and Folayang all have a long list of accolades in Wushu and Brandon Vera is a kickboxing champion and one of the most highly touted fighters in recent history. A win for any of the Filipino stars could put them up for title contention in a future event.
Jujeath Nagaowa is taking on Tharoth Sam, a female mixed martial arts pioneer from Cambodia. Julaton, who arguably had the loudest ovation at the last Manila event, will be back in action once again to take on Egyptian kickboxing champion Walaa Abbas. Julaton has been training with some of the top wrestling coaches in the states and is eager to showcase her new grappling chops in this bout.
Former ONE FC Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario will look to make the climb back into title contention, but he faces a stern test in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Herbert Burns. Belingon will be disappointed that he is not in the main event, considering he was dominating in a #1 contender bout against Dae Hwan Kim before succumbing to a submission. Dae now gets to compete in the main event and Belingon will be determined to gain a headlining spot.
Eduard Folayang has another stern test in Russia’s Timofey Nastyukhin. Folayang has staked his claim for a title opportunity by defeating Vincent Latoel and former ONE FC Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu Boku, and a win over Nastyukhin will make it hard for the matchmakers to overlook his claims.
The event will also see the debut of MMA superstar Brandon Vera in the Philipines. Fans in the country have been clamouring for an opportunity to see him live in action for more than a decade and will now get the chance at ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY. He will take on Igor Subora, a Ukrainian who has destroyed the regional scene in the Philippines. The clash of heavyweights is one of the most heavily-anticipated bouts of the year and will cap off the Filipino participation at this momentous event.
Tickets for ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY on in Manila are on sale now at SM Tickets (http://www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220. Prices include ticketing fee. Pre-sale packages are currently available.
When ONE FC returns to Manila on 5 December, brace yourself for the biggest blockbuster MMA event in the history of the Philippines! ONE FC brings a fight card stacked from top to bottom with Filipino heroes and some of the biggest names in MMA including the debut of international MMA superstar Brandon “The Truth” Vera!.
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Witness the BIGGEST Fight Night in the history of ONE Fighting Championship as multiple world champions rise up to defend their belts against top challengers from around the world. Get ready for an action-packed night of adrenaline-pumping action featuring MMA legends and stars like Shinya Aoki, Nobutatsu Suzuki, Ben Askren, Kamal Shalorus and many more!
ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship bout: Bibiano Fernandes defeats Masakatsu Ueda by Unanimous Decision at minutes of round 5
Lightweight bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Kotetsu Boku by Unanimous Decision at minutes of round 3
Flyweight bout: Rey Docyogen defeats Joshua Alvarez by Unanimous Decision at minutes of round 3
Featherweight bout: Rob Lisita defeats Yusuke Kawanago by TKO (Strikes) at minutes of round 1
Heavyweight bout: James McSweeney defeats Chris Lokteff by KO (Knee) at minutes of round 1
Middleweight bout: Leandro Ataides defeats Tatsuya Mizuno by TKO (Strikes) at minutes of round 1
Flyweight bout: Ana Julaton defeats Aya Saeid Saber by TKO (Strikes) at minutes of round 3
Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero defeats Gianni Subba by Unanimous Decision at
Atomweight bout: Jujeath Nagaowa defeats Jeet Toshi by TKO (Strikes) at minutes of round 2 minutes of round 3
Ana Julaton will always be a boxer, she has proven herself as one of the best women boxer in the world, but tonight she conquered a new stage and she might have found a new home inside the cage of OneFC.
Coming in to the fight, there is a certain tense in the air for the Filipino fans as they nervously anticipate the first ever MMA ring walk of the Filipina Boxing champ. Ana Julaton accompanied by her striking coach and her training partner Ronny Turiaf (an NBA player) walks inside the cage with thousand of Filipino fans screaming in excitements, It was quite a treat.
And while the ring walk is a highlight of its own, the fight was even better. Ana Julaton faced a 5 fight veteran from Egypt Aya Saeid Saber, and as predicted, Ana was a lot better when it comes to stand up fighting, it was expected that her opponent would take her down and make it a wrestling and a grappling match.
Ana Julaton struggled with her take down defense and was constantly taken down by her opponent but resilience and her unwavering commitment to continue to fight, even when she was almost submitted proved enough for her to survived the early scare.
Julaton finally took care of business in the 3rd round giving her opponent a taste of her own medicine, taking her down and throwing down relentless left and right punches, and even showing a version of the hammer punch. The end is due to come.
The fight was stopped by the referee as the opponent Aya Saeid Saber was getting punished real bad and could not retaliate.
Ana Julaton won her first MMA fight in OneFC and nothing could be sweeter than getting it done in front of the home crowrd!
Catch the fight preview by clicking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXt_6ZukrU8
TEAM LAKAY COACH PREDICTS KNOCKOUT WIN BY FOLAYANG
Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao predicts Eduard Folayang will knock out his Japanese opponent, Kotetsu Boku, in the ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) event on May 2, revealing that the Team Lakay fighter has improved a lot.
“But if Eduard won’t be able to knock Boku out, I’m sure it’s going to be a great fight until the third round and it may go to a decision,” Sangiao said.
He admitted that Boku is a great fighter, especially in boxing. “He is one of the best boxers in the ONE FC Lightweight division.”
Compared to Folayang’s past opponents, Sangiao said Boku is faster and a good striker. That’s the reason, he said, they are not taking chances, specially that Boku just came from a first-round knockout win over Arnaud Lepont at ONE FC 14 in March in Malaysia.
“Eduard is undergoing a very intense training in all aspects of mixed martial arts, in standing and on the ground. There are some differences from some of the routines that we were doing before,” Sangiao said.
Folayang’s training regimen includes strength and conditioning in the morning, skills training in the afternoon and sparring sessions twice a week. “We are focusing in all aspects of the game,” the coach said.
A hired foreign wrestling coach likewise comes up to Baguio City every other week to train Folayang and the other Team Lakay fighters. Ground game or wrestling has been identified in the past as a weakness among these Filipino MMA fighters, which prompted Team Lakay to hire a foreign wrestling coach.
But if Filipino MMA fighters have a weakness in their arsenal, so does Boku, Sangiao said.
“We see some weaknesses in Boku’s skills and that’s one thing that we are trying to focus on right now, but this is MMA so we are preparing in all aspects of the game. We see some holes on Boku’s skills and I hope we could address that during the fight,” he said.
Folayang (13-4) and Boku (21-9-2) will fight in ONE FC: Rise of Heroes’ co-main event headlined by the bantamweight world championship battle between Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes and Japanese Masakatsu Ueda at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. In an earlier interview, Folayang expressed confidence he will win against the Japanese.
“Mananalo ako. Magaling sya sa striking pero magaling din ako. Malakas ako sa kanya sa takedown,” he said. ###
About ONE FCWith a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.