Pinoy fighters look to steal the show at ONE Championship card in Macau
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 03, 2017 11:59 AM
Catch ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors on Saturday, August 5th LIVE starting at 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23!
Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes puts his ONE Championship Bantamweight title on the line while Filipino fighters Joshua Pacio, Eric Kelly, and female newcomer Jomary Torres gun for emphatic wins for the country in the “Kings & Conquerors” mega mixed-martial arts (MMA) fightcard, airing LIVE from the Cotai Arena in Macao City, Macao this Friday (August 5) on S+A and S+A HD at 9:30pm.
Fernandes (20-3; 7 Submissions), currently the most dominant champion in ONE history, will take on challenger Andrew Leone (8-2; 2 Submissions) in his record seventh title defense. Leone, a former All-State wrestler in America with an advanced ground skillset, will try to wrench the belt from the Brazilian JiuJitsu expert’s waist and put a stop to his rampage in the Bantamweight division.
Meanwhile, ONE Featherweight champ Eduard Folayang’s stablemate Joshua “The Passion” Pacio (9-1) of Team Lakay leads the Philippine delegation in the undercard, facing upcoming Japanese warrior Hayato Suzuki (16-0; 5 KOs). Joining Joshua in being pride to the nation are Filipino MMA vet Eric “The Natural” Kelly (12-3; 9 Submissions), who is going up against Kotetsu “No Face” Boku (25-11-2 record; 12 Kos) and ONE newcomer Jomary Torres (1-0), who hopes to follow up her successful debut with a win against the “Tiny Doll,” Thai-Japanese fighter Rika Ishige (2-0).
In the night’s other main event, the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion will be crowned when undefeated titlist Kairat Akhmetov (20-0; 10 Submissions) faces the “Black Diamond” Adriano Moraes from Brazil (15-2; 8 Submissions) in a thrilling spectacle of willines and smarts in a ground combat.
Don’t miss the explosive cage battles headlined by legendary ONE Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes and ONE Flyweight king Kairat Akhmetov LIVE on S+A this Friday (August 5), 9:30pm beaming straight from the Cotai Arena in Macao. For more information and stories, go online visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com, and follow their official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@ABSCBNSports).