ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang falls short in Tokyo

Santino Honasan on Mar 31, 2019 09:08 PM
ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang falls short in Tokyo
Eduard Folayang gets submitted by Shinya Aoki at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan

Filipino mixed martial arts star Eduard Folayang's second reign as the ONE Lightweight World Champion came to screeching halt at the hands of Japanese legend Shinya Aoki at ONE: A New Era, Sunday evening at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. 

Aoki wasted little time in getting the fight down to his world, pushing Folayang to the fence before finally getting the takedown. 

On the mat, it was all-Aoki, as the lethal grappler quickly transitioned into an arm-triangle choke. 

Folayang tried to fight out of the submission attempt, but could not find a way to escape as Aoki tightened the squeeze. 

Folayang ultimately went to sleep and Aoki managed to earn a measure of revenge for their 2016 meeting that saw Folayang dethrone Aoki. 

 

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