The Team Lakay stalwart succumbed the lightweight belt in Tokyo in early 2019, falling to rival Shinya Aoki via first-round submission at ONE: A NEW ERA. It was a painful setback, but did little to deter Folayang’s fighting spirit.
The greatest strikers from all corners of the globe are set to converge at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium on 6 September for an action-packed evening. ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH is also the first event to feature all ONE Super Series bouts.
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that Carlo Di Blasi has been named President of ONE Championship Italy.
Banario was eliminated from the tournament when he failed to overcome Lowen Tynanes’ superior wrestling and groundwork at ONE: HERO’S ASCENT. Banario ended up getting knocked out in the first round when he got caught in a mounted crucifix and Tynanes went on to advance to the semi-final round. #ONEChampionship
The 26-year-old Namajunas (8-4, 5 submissions) was slammed onto the floor by Andrade, who was able to put herslf in a position to carry the now former champion on his shoulders. After the piledrive of a body slam, Andrade threw a couple of hammer fists and led to the referee stopping the contest.
“I think I could just give him a run for his money. I surprise a lot of people and I’m full of tricks. I think the intensity I bring into a fight is something that a lot of people aren’t prepared for. But he’s a great fighter, he’s super, super dangerous. I’m under no illusion how hard it would be, and yeah, I think it would be fun.” – Robert Whittaker #UFC
“I would like to ask if we are both healthy, both in shape, and both agree, could you and I meet here in Japan in October to challenge you for the light heavyweight belt, sir?” -Brandon Vera #ONEChampionship
As Kevin Belingon crosses paths with a fellow former world title challenger in Reece McLaren, the Filipino knockout artist sees a big reward if he plays his cards right against the Australian standout.