“This is the most important match of my career and as a member of Team Lakay,” – Kevin Belingon #ONEChampionship
Two former world champions will clash at ONE: CENTURY PART II when former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario faces former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. #ONEChampionship
Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia and Vietnam continued his reign over the featherweight division with a second-round technical knockout victory over Japanese challenger Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima to retain the ONE Featherweight World Championship.
Eyeing a return to the winner’s circle, “The Rock” has been training non-stop to give another great performance in front of his countrymen. He says his previous outing serves as a lesson, and that he vows to showcase his improvements moving forward.
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
“I think that’s the best way to start any day. I want to spend as much time as I can with them before heading off to training. Breakfast in the mornings is something that I look forward to every day because it means I can be with my family early.” – Kevin Belingon #ONEChampionship
“I will win this bout not because I am better, but because I am spiritually and mentally stronger than my opponent. I have trained for years to build the self-discipline and skills I need to become a champion,” – Danny Kingad #ONEChampionship
ONE: REIGN OF KINGS last 27 July at the SM Mall of Asia Arena proved to be a good night for the Filipino mixed martial artists that showcased their talents on the stacked card.
When Eduard “Landslide” Folayang made his second defense of the ONE Lightweight World Championship in November of last year, it took place at the packed indoor sporting arena in Manila, Philippines.
ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen came incredibly close to making history yet again this past March when he valiantly challenged Bibiano Fernandes for his bantamweight crown.