Joshua Pacio, Eduard Folayang banner ONE: FIRE & FURY in Manila on January 31st

Santino Honasan on Dec 12, 2019 02:24 PM
Pacio, Folayang banner ONE: FIRE & FURY in Manila on Jan. 31
Joshua Pacio and Eduard Folayang banner ONE's return to Manila in 2020

ONE Championship will be kicking 2020 off in Manila with a bang, as some of the biggest Filipino mixed martial arts stars are on deck for ONE: FIRE & FURY on Friday, January 31st at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. 


Headlining ONE’s first trip to Manila for the year will be a ONE Strawweight World Championship bout between reigning titleholder Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of Team Lakay and the Philippines, and challenger Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil. 


Pacio is coming off a banner 2019 that saw the 23-year old prodigy successfully reclaim the title from Yosuke Saruta and then defend it against Rene Catalan, with both fights ending in spectacular stoppages. 


The only former champion that Pacio has yet to defeat, Silva is enjoying a resurgence of sorts. Following three straight defeats, the Brazilian grappler has won two straight, both via second-round submission. 


Also on the card, Filipino MMA icon and former two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang makes his return to the cage against Pakistan’s Ahmed “Wolverine” Mujtaba. 


Folayang is coming off a bounce-back Technical Decision win against Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu in Manila after sustaining a massive cut following an accidental headbutt. Mujtaba, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back himself after a second-round submission loss to Ma Jia Wen.


Also on the card, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finalist Danny “The King” Kingad returns to action against China’s Xie Wei, strawweight sensation Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang takes on Thai veteran Pongsiri Mitsatit, and newly-crowned SEA Games gold medalist Gina “Conviction” Iniong faces India’s Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka, while Jomary “The Zamboanganian Fighter” Torres will try to arrest a four-fight losing skid when she faces former world title challlenger Jenny Huang. 


ONE: FIRE & FURY Fight Card: 

ONE Strawweight World Championship
Joshua Pacio (C) vs Alex Silva
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Eduard Folayang vs Ahmed Mujtaba
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Danny Kingad vs Xie Wei
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

Petchdam PetchyindeeAcademy vs Momotaro
Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Kwon Won Il vs Shoko Sato
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Alma Juniku vs Anne Line Hogstad
Muay Thai: 52.2kg

Lito Adiwang vs Pongsiri Mitsatit
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Gina Iniong vs Asha Roka
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym vs Chris Shaw
Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Jomary Torres vs Jenny Huang
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

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