The Team Lakay standout will put his six-bout win streak on the line against Pongsiri Mitsatit on January 31 from inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
At just 24 years old, Pacio has risen to the top of ONE’s stacked strawweight division, thanks to notable wins over top tier competition such as former champions Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Yoshitaka Naito, and Yosuke Saruta, as well as contenders Rene Catalan and Pongsiri Mitsatit.
Iniong picked up her fourth victory competing for ONE last February, earning a hard-fought split decision over Jihin Radzuan at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS. She is 4-2 overall with the promotion and 8-4 in her career.
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.
“I learned a lot this year, and I’m really happy with my progress,” – Joshua Pacio
Kingad will try to rebound into the win column at ONE: FIRE & FURY when he faces Xie Wei on 31 January from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
“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.