ONE Championship: Honorio Banario gets overwhelmed by Lowen Tynanes in Manila

Santino Honasan on Jan 25, 2019 11:07 PM
Honorio Banario gets overwhelmed by Lowen Tynanes in Manila
Honorio Banario falls to undefeated Hawaiian Lowen Tynanes in Manila

Team Lakay lightweight and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario had no answer for Hawaiian wrestling machine Lowen Tynanes, losing via TKO in the first round at ONE: Hero's Ascent at the Mall of Asia Arena, Friday night. 

Banario, the superior striker, tried to keep the fight standing as long as he could, but was eventually taken down by the undefeated Hawaiian. 

On the ground, Tynanes was clinical, as he moved from position to position, until eventually pinning Banario down in a mounted crucifix. 

There, Tynanes rained down a barrage of elbows that came close to ending the bout. 

Banario, with one last push, broke out of the crucifix, but Tynanes reeled the Pinoy back in and worked towards getting the dominat position. 

With seconds left in the first round, Tynanes gained back mount and unloaded a storm of ground and pound, forcing referee Yuji Shimada to step in and stop the bout. 

The stoppage came in at 4:46 of the first round. 

Tynanes, who comes back from a near-three year absence due to injury, doesn't appear to have lost a step as he improves to 10-0 in his career. Banario falls to 14-8. 

More importantly, Tynanes advances to the semifinals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix, where he waits for the winner of the Eddie Alvarez-Timofey Nastyukhin bout. 

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