Danny Kingad to put on a show to earn a shot at ONE Championship gold

Filipino prospect Danny Kingad believes that his three-round flyweight encounter with division newcomer Muhammad Aiman could be his stepping-stone to the upper echelon of ONE Championship’s 61.2-kilogram weight class.
Both men are scheduled to face each other on the undercard of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which takes place at the 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 21 April.
Kingad sees his flyweight meeting with Aiman as the perfect platform to elevate him in the rankings of the division as his Malaysian counterpart is a former MIMMA featherweight titleholder.
In addition, Aiman is currently riding high on a two-bout winning streak, defeating Hisyam Samsudin by unanimous decision in his first match inside the ONE Championship cage while stopping Brazilian grappler Eduardo Novaes in his most recent outing.
“He had a great run in the amateur ranks as most of his wins came by submission. He was an amateur mixed martial arts champion with a 7-1 record. He has won two-straight fights as a featherweight. Now, he moves down to flyweight. It’s the perfect match-up if I want to climb the ladder of the flyweight division,” Kingad said of his opponent.

The 21-year-old Baguio City native describes his marquee match-up against Aiman as the right preparation for big bouts as he yearns to dance with the flyweight bracket’s notable names.
“In order to be the best flyweight in Asia, you have to face the best out there. Of course, I want to fight the big names of the division. Before I reach that level, I have to deal with my opponent on April 21st. He’s a remarkable fighter and always honing his craft. This is a good bout to prepare me for the big fights in the future,” Kingad stated.
With ONE Championship housing high-caliber flyweights such as Kairat Akhmetov, Adriano Moraes and Gianni Subba, Kingad asserted that his main objective in Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization is to vie for the ONE Flyweight World Championship.
However, Kingad bared that he is not in a hurry and would rather take the long road to a championship crack than prematurely vie for the gold-plated strap.
“I don’t race to be in line for that belt, but I’m racing to perfection in this sport. Every martial artist should have the sense of growth. This sport is consistently evolving, and every fighter should adapt to changes and improve their overall game,” he shared.
Although Aiman may pose a threat to Kingad’s emergent stature in the weight class, the latter leans on the learning from the forthcoming showdown as it can benefit his maturity as a prizefighter.
“I don’t want to rush things. There’s always a right moment. Every fight is a lesson. We, as fighters, gain valuable knowledge every time we train and step into the cage,” he stressed.

Kingad remains optimistic that the ONE Flyweight World Championship belt will be fastened around his waist someday.
“I am a fighter who always wishes to give you the best entertainment and the best show you will ever see inside the cage. I just want to savor each moment. That belt will be mine in God’s time,” he ended.

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Brandon Vera and Bibiano Fernandes Remain Champions at ONE: Age of Domination

Two title fights on one night! ONE Championship returned to the fighting capital of Manila with the world’s most exciting MMA action at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Brandon Vera made Hideki Sekine’s pro record unbeaten no more as he successfully defended his heavyweight title in just one round. The Japanese never stood a chance. As soon as the round started, Vera was punishing his face that broke his nose and a headkick was threw at the Japanese fighter as well.

Brandon Vera at the post fight presscon:

Di ko po ma explain yung feeling. I won three straight dahil po sa babaeng yan oh (pointing to the love of his life, Nenja).

I want to keep fighting before I retire at 40. I’m already 39. But that doesn’t mean na kapag 40 na ako, mag retire na ako. Titignan ko siyempre kung kaya pa ng katawan ko.

If he quits MMA, he can concentrate on showbiz and politics like Manny Pacquiao. He can also be a farmer “The Truth” said.

Bibiano Fernandes defeated the half Pinoy Reece McLaren and retained his bantamweight belt via split decision in a hell of a fight! Both gave the us the most entertaining and brutal five rounds of fight! “The Flash” landed blows and took his opponent down several times in the early rounds. McLaren’s footwork and head movement brought the counter. “Lightning” escaped bleeding Fernandes’ submission attempts at the same time.

The clash at catchweight between Mark Striegl and Sotir Kuchikov was great. What impressed yours truly was Kuchikov’s chin and submission defense. “Mugen” was the aggressor mixing up strikes and kicks and he relentlessly pursued his opponent until the bell rang in the third and last round.” A win is a win. I’ll take it,” Striegl said.

Coming off a huge first round submission win against a very tough opponent Eugene Toquero, Danny Kingad maintained his perfect wins record. Team Lakay had five fights went 3-2 last night:

I didn’t expect na makakalaban ko po siya. Dati napapanood ko lang siya. Striker siya kaya sa baba ko siya kinuha.

Edward Kelly looks to keep his winning ways and train more when asked if he’s ready for a title fight after impressively submitting Sunoto:

Marami po magagaling sa Featherweight. Mag train pa po muna ako ng mag train.

Coach Mark Sanguiao and the lightweight champion Eduard Folayang also graced the post fight presscon. The Champ was hoping to defend his title in Manila. Coach Mark sees the Malaysian-Kiwi sensation as potential challenger for “Landslide”:

Gusto ko susunod makalaban niya si Ev Ting kasi diba tatlong Filipino na natatalo niya.

Meanwhile, Eduard Folayang enjoys his victory and being a Champion. He also brings inspirations to his teammates and future MMA fighters.

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Below is the ONE: Age of Domination full card results:

Champion Brandon Vera def. Hideki Sekine via TKO (strikes), Round 1
Champion Bibiano Fernandes def. Reece McLaren via unanimous decision
Mark Striegl def. Sotir Kichukov via unanimous decision
Toni Tauru def. Geje Eustaquio via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:55
Honorio Banario def. Rajinder Singh Meena via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:04
Leandro Ataides def. Mohamed Ali via knockout (flying knee) – Round 2, 4:54
Edward Kelly def. Sunoto Peringkat via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:14
Danny Kingad def. Eugene Toquero via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:26
Jenny Huang def. April Osenio via submission (gogoplata) – Round 2, 4:28
Sim Bunsrun def. Liu Peng Shuai via unanimous decision
Xie Bin def. Mario Satya via unanimous decision

Eduard Folayang’s Quest For Glory In The Lightweight World Title November 11

It’s Fight Week! Countdown to another most anticipated fight in the Philippines. The lightweight championship match at ONE Championship: Defending Honor between Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki. This is going down next Friday in Kallang, Singapore. Let us show our overwhelming support and do not miss this another epic battle on November 11, 2016.

Eduard Folayang looks to end Baguio City’s Team Lakay three years title drought and bring the belt back to the land. The Landslide is about to give Philippines the third world champion in ONE Championship honor and prestige.

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 ONE Championship.

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP DEFENDING HONOR

The biggest event in Asian mixed martial arts is coming home to Singapore with ONE: DEFENDING HONOR at the Singapore Indoor Stadium!

Five years after the first-ever ONE Championship event changed the face of Asian sports right in Singapore, prepare yourself for another edition of the planet’s most exciting mixed martial arts spectacle with two World Championship belts on the line.

Headlining the night’s action is MMA legend and ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, who will defend his title against the pride of the Philippines, Eduard Folayang, in a five-round battle for supremacy. As if that wasn’t enough, the co-main event sees ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov taking on former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa, the man he took the belt from, in a long-awaited rematch.

What’s more, with the best Singaporean and International names in Asian MMA also taking to the cage, this is your chance to immerse yourself in a sports entertainment experience like no other, so get your tickets now!

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/onesingapore

Here’s the official fight card:

TWO TITLE FIGHTS AT ONE: DEFENDING HONOUR IN SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE – Get ready for not one, but two title fights when the ONE Championship returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium in November for the ONE: Defending Honour event.

In the main event for the Nov 11 mixed-martial arts extravaganza, ONE lightweight world champion Shinya Aoki will defend his title against Eduard Folayang of the Philippines. In the co-main event, ONE featherweight world Champion Marat Gafurov will do battle with former titleholder Narantungalag Jadambaa of Mongolia in a highly-anticipated rematch.
“We are proud to announce a spectacular fight card set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium this November,” said ONE chief executive Victor Cui. “We are going in with two world title fights that will set the ONE Championship cage ablaze with world-class MMA action and excitement, along with a series of really solid supporting bouts.”
Lightweight veteran Aoki is one of the world’s most decorated mixed martial artists. The 33-year-old is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo black belt and has won multiple grappling tournaments across the globe. An experienced fighter of over 40 professional bouts which includes an impressive 25 victories by submission, Aoki’s reputation as a grappling specialist is unrivaled. Aoki is currently riding a nine-fight win streak, and is set to step back inside the ONE Championship cage to defend his lightweight title against Folayang.

In the co-main event, Russian Gafurov is an undefeated mixed martial artist with 14 wins and no losses. Rarely challenged and always dominant, Gafurov captured the featherweight title with a gutsy victory over former champion Jadambaa in an epic battle. Now the two are set to lock horns once again in a much-awaited rematch.
Other bouts on the undercard include a match between Singapore’s very own Amir Khan, who will be taking on the undefeated Belgian Samir Mrabet in a lightweight contest. The 21-year-old is currently riding a two-fight win streak with both victories coming by way of knockout.

Win Streak Keep Going for Team Lakay and First Victory of Rene Catalan at One Championship 47: Unbreakable Warriors

Photo grabbed from Eduard Folayang

Friday, September 2, ONE Championship 47: Unbreakable Warriors took place at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hometown MMA superstar Ev Ting’s lightweight debut was successful. He scored a decision victory against Rob Lisita. ‘Ruthless’ already gassed in the first round. I was not expecting he would, but Rob did last the thee rounds.

Shannon Wiratchai threw uppercut and punches on Peter Davis that ended the bout by TKO in the co-main event of the fight card.

Yours truly was happy for Rene Catalan for defeating Zhang You Liang of China by unanimous decision. This gave the Filipino fighter his first ONE Championship victory. Catalan’s wushu skills outscored Liang throughout the three rounds.

The win streak of Team Lakay keep going after April Osenio upset Ann Osman by submission in a strawweight bout. This is so far the biggest fight impressively win by Team Lakay’s female warrior. She submits the ‘Ronda Rousey of Asia’ Ann Osman in the first round.

Bruno Pucci was knocked out by Nuerdebieke Bahetihan’s right hook. A hammerfist on the BJJ black belter forced referee Olivier Coste to stop the fight in just eight seconds of the first round. To the ground also, the Filipino Trestle Tan was took by Agilan Thani and tapped out after he was choked in round one. Not happy but I know they are coming back stronger than ever.

Results of ONE:Unbreakable Warriors

Lightweight: Ev Ting def Rob Lisita by Decision (Unanimous)

Lightweight: Shannon Wiratchai def Peter Davis by TKO (Punches), Rd 2, 3:32

Women’s Strawweight: April Osenio def Ann Osman by Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 4:09

Middleweight: Gilberto Galvao def Tatsuya Mizuno by Unanimous Decision

Flyweight: Gianni Subba def Yago Bryan Farias de Morais by Decision (Unanimous)

Welterweight: Agilan Thani def Trestle Tan by submission (Rear-naked choke), Rd 1, 2:24

Featherweight: Keanu Subba def Waqar Umar by submission (Strikes), Rd 1, 4:31

Featherweight: Musu Nuerdebieke def Bruno Pucci via KO (Strikes)

Atomweight: Jenny Huang def Jeet Toshi via submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)

Featherweight: Muhammad Aiman def Hisyam Sams via Decision (Unanimous)

Strawweight: Rene Catalan def Zhang You Liang via Decision (Unanimous)

ONE Championship 47: Unbreakable Warriors

It is only been a week. The asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship is back and they return to Kuala Lumpur at Stadium Negara tonight September 2, 2016.

The ONE Championship 47: Unbreakable Warriors will headline a lightweight bout between hometown MMA superstar Ev Ting who is moving up a weight class and the hungry to win Rob Lisita of Australia who is in a three-fight losing streak.

Kuala Lumpur’s star, actor, and model Peter Davis is going to face Shannon Wiratchai of Thailand in the co-main event. The Thai trains in various martial arts disciplines like muay Thai, boxing, wrestling and jiujitsu.

Our very own April Osenio is taking on Malaysian Ann Osman. In her last bout, Osenio upset Filipino-English fighter Natalie Gonzales Hills impressively by first-round armbar, despite being adept in the striking art of Wushu. Team Lakay’s female warrior aims to continue in the win column.

Trestle Tan who is also a Filipino is going against local MMA welterweight Agilan Thani. In his last bout, Tan made quick work of Djatmiko Waluyo at ONE: Tribe of Warriors in Jakarta last February, winning via rear-naked choke submission in an exciting matchup. Agilan Thani is unbeaten and won his spectacular technical knockout victory over American Brad Robinson last May.

The third Filipino to compete tomorrow night is Rene Catalan. Yours truly is hoping that he finally gets his first victory against his chinese opponent Zhang You Liang tonight. And headlining the live stream preliminary bout is BJJ black  belt and No Gi Grappling world champion Bruno Pucci vs Nuerdebieke Bahetihan.

The ONE: Unbreakable Warriors fight card:

Lightweight: Ev Ting vs. Robert Lisita

Lightweight: Peter Davis vs. Shannon Wiratchai

Strawweight: Ann Osman vs. April Osenio

Featherweight: Keanu Subba vs. Waqar Umar

Welterweight: Agilan Thangalapani vs. Trestle Tan

Flyweight: Gianni Subba vs. Yago Bryan

Middleweight: Tsatsuya Mizuno vs. Gilberto Galvao

Featherweight: Hisyam Samsudin vs. Muhammad Aiman

Atomweight: Jeet Toshi vs. Jenny Huang

Featherweight: Bruno Pucci vs. Nuerdebieke Bahetihan

Welterweight: Rene Catalan vs. Zhang You Liang