ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang earns Technical Decision win after accidental headbutt at ONE: Masters of Fate
Santino Honasan on Nov 08, 2019 11:05 PM
Eduard Folayang earned a technical decision victory at ONE: Masters of Fate in Manila (Photo: Richard Esguerra)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang picked up a Technical Decision victory over Mongolia's Amarsanaa "Spear" Tsogookhuu after an unintentional headbutt resulted in a cut on the Filipino's left cheek.
Folayang was firmly in control in the opening round as he was aggressive from the opening bell, lighting Tsogookhuu up with strikes.
The Mongolian looked to close the distance, but Folayang continued to keep him at bay with heavy leg kicks and punches.
Folayang continued to put the pressure on Tsogookhuu in the second round, but midway through, the Mongolian accidentally delivered a headbutt that opened up a deep cut on Folayang's left cheek.
The bout was ultimately stopped, and with the stoppage coming past the midway point of the match, a technical decision was made, with Folayang emerging as the winner.
Folayang snaps a two-bout skid and improves to 22-8 in his professional MMA career.