Two titles on the line as Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang and Danny Kingad fight for championships in Manila
Santino Honasan on Nov 10, 2017 08:40 AM
ONE Championship returns to Manila with a stacked fight card, headlined by a lightweight world championship superfight between Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
The ONE Championship cage makes its return to Manila for ONE: Legends of the World, and two championships are on the line, as reigning ONE lightweight world champion Eduard 'The Landslide' Folayang puts his title on the line against Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen, while Danny 'The King' Kingad challenges reigning ONE flyweight world champion Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes.
Main eventing for only the second time in Manila, reigning lightweight king Folayang will be gunning for a second straight successful title defense after turning back Ev Ting last April. This won't be just any championship defense for the Team Lakay superstar however, as stepping up to the plate will be reigning ONE featherweight world champ Nguyen.
Fresh off an explosive knockout win over former champ Marat Gafurov, Nguyen moves up to the lightweight division to try to make history as ONE's first two-division champion.
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of his shocking win over former long time champion Shinya Aoki however, Folayang is out to remind everyone exactly why he is the reigning lightweight king.
This will be the first-ever champion-versus-champion superfight in ONE Championship history.
In the co-main event of the evening, Folayang's teammate Danny Kingad looks to bring another ONE world title back home to the Philippines when he challenges reigning flyweight titleholder Adriano Moraes.
Kingad, an unbeaten up-and-coming 21-year old will look to become a world champ in just his fourth fight under the ONE banner. He also tries to become the third world champion to come from the famed Team Lakay gym in Baguio City.
It won't be an easy task however, as an experienced 'Mikinho' Moraes will be looking for his first title defense after unifying the flyweight belts against Kairat Akhmetov in Macau last August.
Also on the card, Team Lakay bantamweight knockout artist Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon will try to further cement his number one contender status as he takes on unbeaten prospect Kevin 'Old Boy' Chung.
Former world title challenger and top Lakay strawweight contender Joshua 'The Passion' Pacio tries to get back on track when he meets fellow Pinoy Roy Doliguez, while Gina 'Conviction' Iniong makes her highly-anticipated return to the ONE cage against Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol.
FULL FIGHT CARD
Eduard Folayang vs. Martin Nguyen (LW Title)
Adriano Moraes vs. Danny Kingad (FLW Title)
Kevin Belingon vs. Kevin Chung
Alex Silva vs. Hayato Suzuki
Anatpong Bunrad vs. Reece McLaren
Zhikang Zao vs. Thai Ritty
Gina Iniong vs. Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol
Joshua Pacio vs. Roy Doliguez
Chao Xie vs. Kelvin Ong
Xuewen Peng vs. Phat Soda
ONE: Legends of the World takes place on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Catch the exciting MMA action LIVE starting at 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23!