Team Lakay stars Kevin Belingon, Edward Kelly lead Pinoy charge in Kuala Lumpur
Santino Honasan on Aug 18, 2017 10:06 AM
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Four Pinoy warriors will be looking to leave their mark in Malaysia, Friday night, as ONE Championship heads back to Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur for ONE: Quest for Greatness.
Team Lakay bantamweight contender Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon has his sights set on another shot at reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano 'The Flash' Fernandes, but to the champ, he'll first have to get through Australian former title contender Reece 'Lightning' McLaren.
Belingon has won three of his last four bouts, with the lone loss coming against Fernandes in a title opportunity. The Benguet-based KO-artist looks to make it three wins in a row against the very game Fil-Aussie McLaren, who's looking to bounce back after coming short against the reigning champion back in December.
Another hard-hitting Lakay will try to keep his own momentum going, as Edward 'The Ferocious' Kelly tries for his fourth-straight win when he faces the debuting Emilio Urritia of the United States.
With three straight wins coming via stoppage, a fourth consecutive finish could have Baguio City's Kelly knocking on the door at world championship opportunity, and it could very well come against Urrutia, who will also be looking to make an immediate impact in the ONE featherweight pool.
Also on the card, it's a fighting family affair, as Makati City-based brothers Rene and Robin Catalan look to score big wins against some very tough competition.
Rene, the elder of the two Catalans, will be opening the card against Huo You Ga Bu of China, while Robin faces off against former ONE strawweight king Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand.
The main event of the evening features a ONE Featherweight World Championship rematch between undefeated reigning titleholder Marat 'The Cobra' Gafurov of Russia and Australian Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen.
Plus, Malaysia's own former title challengers Ev 'ET' Ting and Agilan 'The Alligator' Thani make their cage returns.
Catch ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness on Friday, August 18th LIVE at 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23!