Friday, November 21, 2014

3 Team Lakay Fighters Are Set And Ready To Take On Their Opponents This December

Fans of mixed martial arts in the Philippines are in for a treat. One Fighting Championship, the leading MMA organization in Asia is staging another combat sports event in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena on December 5. Six Filipino fighters have been tapped to showcase their skills in said event. Three of them are fighting under the Team Lakay banner. 

Eduard Folayang looks to extend his two-fight winning streak when he welcomes Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia into the ONE FC. A winner of 7 of his 8 professional fights, Nastyukhin is an accomplished knockout and submission artist.

Kevin Belingon hopes to get back into the winning column by defeating Japan's Koetsu Okazaki. Belingon lost his last fight in the ONE FC to South Korea's Dae Hwan Kim via a rear-naked choke in the very first stanza. Okazaki on the other hand is currently on a two-fight winning streak in the ONE FC.

Honorio Banario who will be facing an undefeated fighter in Herbert Burns is seeking redemption after losing three fights in a row in the ONE FC. The former champion lost his belt to Koji Oishi of Japan in 2013. He failed to take the belt back in the rematch. Most recently, he lost to Jadamba Narantungalag of Mongolia in a close fight. The Mongolian currently reigns as the champion of the ONE FC's featherweight division after besting Oishi during a lopsided contest held in Dubai.

Also fighting in the card is the Cordillera-based Jujeath Nagaowa, a former professional boxer who debuted in the ONE FC last May. She knocked out her opponent in her impressive debut. For her second fight, she will be facing a much taller fighter in Tharoth Sam, a martial artist hailing from Cambodia.
Folayang (right) landing a kick to Kamal Shalorus (left). Photo by ONE FC.
Banario (right) and Jadamba Narantungalag showing sportsmanship after their bout. Photo by ONE FC.
Kevin Belingon celebrating after a win. Photo by ONE FC.