Eduard Folayang gets a new foe for ONE: FIRE & FURY
Santino Honasan on Jan 17, 2020 02:07 PM
Former champ Eduard Folayang will be facing Peiter Buist in the co-main event of ONE: FIRE & FURY this January 31st (Photos courtesy of ONE Championship)
Former two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang will be getting a new opponent when he returns to action at ONE: FIRE & FURY in Manila later this month.
Originally scheduled to face Pakistan's Ahmed "The Wolverine" Mujtaba, Folayang now faces Dutch contender Pieter "The Archangel" Buist in the co-main event of ONE's first show in Manila for 2020.
The announcement was made on ONE Championship's official website.
Based on record alone, the 31-year old Buist could prove to be a tougher draw for the Filipino mixed martial arts icon, who is working to make his way back up the upper echelon of ONE's lightweight division.
Buist is currently riding an impressive seven-fight winning streak, including a TKO win over Kota Shimoishi and a decision win over Tony Caruso in his first two ONE Championship matches. The Combat Brothers product is 16-4 in his MMA career with four wins via KO/TKO and six wins via submission.
Folayang is 22-8 in his pro career and is coming off a technical decision win over Mongolia's Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu in Manila last November.
Folayang is just one of five members of Team Lakay and six Filipinos to see action at ONE: FIRE & FURY on Friday, January 31st at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Headlining the card will be a ONE Strawweight World Championship bout between champion Joshua "The Passion" Pacio and former titleholder Alex "Little Rock" Silva of Brazil.
In a featured flyweight contest, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finalist Danny "The King" Kingad returns to action against China's "The Hunter" Xie Wei.
Also on the card, ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang faces Thailand's Pongsiri "The Smiling Assassin" Mitsatit, and SEA Games Kickboxing gold medalist Gina "Conviction" Iniong meets India's Asha "Knockout Queen" Roka.
Opening the card will be ONE Women's Atomweight contender and Catalan Fighting Systems representative Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres taking on former title challenger Jenny "Lady Gogo" Huang of Taipei, China.
Catch ONE: FIRE & FURY on Friday, January 31st, LIVE at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!