Team Lakay, Pinoy fighters look to start new year with big wins
Santino Honasan on Jan 11, 2018 12:13 PM
Team Lakay's Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio, and Edward Kelly look to open 2018 with big wins. (Photos courtesy of ONE Championship)
New year, new opportunities for top Philippine mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay, as they banner ONE Championship's first card in Manila for 2018.
Headlining ONE Championship: Global Superheroes on Friday, January 26th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City will be an interim flyweight world championship bout between Team Lakay's Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio and former ONE flyweight world champ Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan.
The main event is a rematch of their close 2017 encounter that went to Akhmetov via split decision.
In the co-main event, former ONE strawweight world title challenger Joshua 'The Passion' Pacio of Team Lakay looks to continue his journey back to the top as he takes on unbeaten Pongsiri 'The Smiling Assassin' Misatit of Thailand.
Also on the card, Team Lakay featherweight contender Edward 'The Ferocious' Kelly will try to bounce back from his recent setback as he takes on Cambodia's Meas Meul, and Filipino MMA veteran and ONE featherweight contender Eric 'The Natural' Kelly of Baguio fights in the Philippines for the first time since 2013 when he meets Brazil's Rafael 'Indo' Nunes.
ONE Championship: Global Superheroes Full Fight Card
Interim FLW Title: Geje Eustaquio vs. Kairat Akhmetov
Strawweight: Joshua Pacio vs. Pongsiri Misatit
Featherweight: Eric Kelly vs. Rafael Nunes
Flyweight: Sotir Kichukov vs. Ma Hao Bin
Strawweight: Yago Bryan vs. Hayato Suzuki
Featherweight: Bruno Pucci vs. Emilio Urrutia
Featherweight: Edward Kelly vs. Meas Meul
Lightweight: Rajinder Singh Meena vs. Zhang Ze Hao
ONE Championship: Global Superheroes happens on Friday, January 26th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila.
Catch the telecast on January 26th, 8:30 PM LIVE on S+A channel 23.