ONE Championship: Honorio Banario gets new opponent for Conquest of Champions card
Santino Honasan on Nov 21, 2018 10:31 AM
Honorio Banario gets a new opponent at ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila
Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario will be facing a new opponent in his featured lightweight bout this Friday at ONE: Conquest of Champions at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
Originally scheduled to face Korean contender Dae Sung Park, Banario now meets India's Rahul Raju after Park was unable to secure medical clearance to compete.
BREAKING: Singapore's Rahul Raju replaces Dae Sung Park of South Korea in the bout against Team Lakay's Honorio Banario at ONE: Conquest of Champions. Park failed to secure a medical clearance to compete on Friday.— 'El Chapo' Nissi Icasiano (@Nissi_Icasiano) November 20, 2018
Raju, 5-3 in mixed martial arts, is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. The Singapore-based fighter is no stranger to facing Filipino competition, after having shared the cage in the past with Filipino MMA stars Andrew Benibe and Red Romero back in 2017.
His last two bouts were losses to ONE lightweight contenders Garry Tonon and Shannon Wiratchai.
Banario is also looking to bounce back after coming off a submission loss to title contender Amir Khan back in September.
Catch ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS this Friday, November 23rd LIVE starting 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!