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Banario, Kelly, Toquero make weight for ONE Tigers of Asia



All the Filipino fighters fighting at the ONE Tigers of Asia event as all made weight for their bouts.

ONE Tigers of Asia Weigh-in Results
October 8, 2015 – Stadium Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Catchweight bout (66.7 kg): Ev Ting (66.7 kg/147 lbs)* vs. Honorio Banario (65.6 kg/144.5 lbs)
Featherweight bout: Eric Kelly (65.6 kg/144.5 lbs) vs. Hiroshige Tanaka (65.7 kg/145 lbs)
Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero (56.5 kg/124.5 lbs) vs. Riku Shibuya (56.6 kg/124.5 lbs)

*Evolve MMA’s Ev Ting did not make weight for the event. He was two pounds over the limit so the fight was set at the catchweight of 66.7kg/147 lbs.

Ev Ting vs. Honorio Banario
Honorio Banario (8-5) of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, is back! After getting submitted at ONE: Valor of Champions, the Filipino featherweight is ready to show fans exactly what he’s been working on in the past few months since his last fight. An expert in Wushu, Banario will showcase his lightning quick strikes against Malaysia’s own, Ev Ting, in a featherweight showdown that promises to electrify the arena.

Ev “E.T.” Ting’s (8-3) most recent fight was against tough Russian foe Marat Gafurov, in one of the most valuable learning experiences for the 26-year old Auckland MMA product. Ting is currently 3-1 inside the ONE Cage and will now look to get back in the winner’s circle in front of his hometown crowd.

Eric Kelly vs. Hiroshige Tanaka
Top featherweight Eric “The Natural” Kelly (11-1) of the Philippines will make his much awaited return to the ONE Cage after a year off from competition. His last bout was an unforgettable scrap against Rob Lisita, one that resulted in Kelly taking home the first ever ONE Warrior Bonus in a masterful performance. Standing in Kelly’s way on his road back to the top is Hiroshige Tanaka.

Japanese MMA standout Hiroshige Tanaka made his ONE Championship debut last year against Herbert Burns. He is 10-2 in MMA and has been working on improving his game for the past year. Tanaka gets a chance to showcase his explosive progress against one of the division’s finest in Eric Kelly.

Eugene Toquero vs. Riku Shibuya
Eugene Toquero is one of the most exciting fighters to come out of Manila and has impressed with a solid 7-1 MMA record. The former celebrity MMA trainer’s only loss came against fellow countryman Geje Eustaquio, but he’s been unstoppable since. Toquero’s time inside the ONE Cage has been memorable, as he’s delighted fans with impeccable striking and flashy combinations. His flyweight clash against Riku Shibuya should be one for the books.

Japanese MMA wildcard Riku Shibuya won the hearts of fans in his battle with ONE Flyweight World Champion, Adriano Moraes, just a few months ago. Shibuya’s unorthodox style and powerful combinations were on full display, and now, fans in Kuala Lumpur will get to see Shibuya once again as he takes on the equally unpredictable Eugene Toquero of the Philippines.

Here is the entire ONE Tigers of Asia fight card (Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.)
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