ONE Championship: Honorio Banario, Danny Kingad face tough tests in Manila
Santino Honasan on Jan 03, 2019 04:18 PM
Honorio Banario and Danny Kingad will be joining fellow Team Lakay star Geje Eustaquio at ONE: Hero's Ascent in Manila
Filipino mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay will once again be well-represented when ONE Championship makes their first trip to Manila for 2019.
Aside from reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio headlining the card as he defends his title against former champion Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes, two more Team Lakay stars will be facing tough tests at ONE: Hero's Ascent at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 25th.
qxc =fIn an exciting ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix matchup, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario returns to the cage against undefeated Hawaiian Lowen Tynanes, who returns to ONE after a almost-three year hiatus.
Banario is coming off a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Rahul Raju in Manila back in December, while Tynanes's last appearance inside a ONE cage was a unanimous decision win over Koji Ando back in 2016. Tynanes has some history with Team Lakay, having defeated reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang before.
The winner of the bout will advance to the semifinals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.
In a flyweight bout, top contender Danny "The King" Kingad meets Tatsumitsu "The Sweeper" Wada in an important matchup.
Kingad, a former ONE Flyweight World Championship challenger, is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Yuya Wakamatsu via unanimous decision, and will look to continue his momentum as the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix nears.
A veteran with nearly thrice as many fights as Kingad, Wada is also coming off an impressive 52-second submission win over Eugene Toquero for his ninth win in his last ten bouts.
ONE: Hero's Ascent Fight Card
ONE Flyweight World Championship: Geje Eustaquio vs. Adriano Moraes
ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals: Honorio Banario vs. Lowen Tynanes
Flyweight MMA: Danny Kingad vs. Tatsumitsu Wada
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Fahdi Khaled
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: Brown Pinas vs. Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: Elias Mahmoudi vs. Yukinori Ogasawara
Featherweight MMA: Sung Jong Lee vs. Tang Kai
ONE Super Series Kickboxing: Mohamme Bin Mahmoud vs. Hiroaki Suzuki
Strawweght MMA: Egi Rozten vs. Himanshu Kaishuk