Eduard “Landslide” Folayang’s return to Manila took a dampener, dropping a second round TKO loss to Edson Marques in the lead card of ONE Fight Night 5: De Ridder vs. Malykhin last Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.
ONE Championship™ (ONE) returned to Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, to kick off a massive event week with a live press conference for ONE on Prime Video 5: De Ridder vs. Malykhin, and ONE 164: Pacio vs. Brooks, held at The Theatre at Solaire on Wednesday night.
Filipino star Kevin Belingon hasn’t had the best run of form in the past three years in ONE Championship.
The once-proud ruler of the bantamweights is on a four-fight losing streak heading into his pivotal matchup against Kim Jae Woong at ONE Fight Night 4 on November 19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
ONE Championship promised a massive return to the Philippines, and the organization has kept its promise. ONE Fight Night 5 just got a whole lot more exciting after the announcement that two-division king Reinier “The Dutch Knight” De Ridder will defend his ONE Light Heavyweight World Title against ONE Interim Heavyweight World Champion Anatoly “Sladkiy” Malykhin at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines on 3 December.
From 16 warrior aspirants, Globe Presents ONE Warrior Series Philippines is down its final four warriors. Sheraz Qureshi, Adonis Sevilleno, Ariel Lee Lampacan and Ernesto Montilla Jr. remain the last four warriors after nine weeks of intensive training, challenges and sparring showdown.
ONE Championship has four massive shows this November and December, and Team Lakay will feature in two of them.
Bantamweight contenders Stephen Loman and Kevin Belingon are scheduled for ONE Fight Night 4: Abbasov vs. Lee on November 19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium while their Team Lakay stablemates will close out the year in December.