After a brief stint in free agency limbo, Eduard “the Landslide” Folayang of Lakay MMA returns to ONE Championships. Moreover, it did not take long for the living MMA legend to be penciled in for his next bout.
ONE Championship, has just announced its first event in Macau, China. ONE: HEROES OF THE WORLD is set to take place on Saturday, 13 August, in the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao.
In the co-main event of the evening, Folayang will take on Australian lightweight Adrian Pang in a three-round bout.
Eduard “Landslide” Folayang is one of the Philippines’ most well-rounded mixed martial artists, amassing an impressive 15-5 record over eight years as a professional competing in various promotions. A ONE Championship veteran since its first event in 2011, Folayang is a famed wushu champion who has won tournaments all across Asia, but he has also recently added solid grappling to his growing skill set. He now takes on his sternest challenge yet in Adrian Pang.
Adrian “The Hunter” Pang is a mixed martial arts veteran from Queensland, Australia, with a 22-8-2 professional record. Throughout his storied career, Pang has decimated opponents with his powerful strikes, overwhelming them with brute strength. In his last bout, Pang easily handled Malaysian star Peter Davis, stopping him with punches just 48 seconds into the first round.
Three other Filipino fighters will join Folayang in the card, including two teammates from the famed Lakay stable.
Lightweight bout: Honorio Banario vs. Eddie Ng
Former ONE Featherweight World Champion, Team Lakay’s Honorio “The Rock” Banario (9-6) has long been one of the Philippines’ most respected mixed martial arts veterans. His vast cage experience has brought him all over Asia, encompassing several memorable battles against top divisional talent. Among his many talents, wushu expert Banario’s strength lies in his striking, but he has recently improved on his grappling as well. He is now ready to showcase his growing skills against Eddie Ng.
Eddie “The Magician” Ng (7-3) is a 30-year-old lightweight standout originally from Hong Kong. A ONE Championship veteran who has been with the promotion since its first event in 2011, Ng is known for being a devastating striker with lightning quick hands and feet, as well as a highly technical grappler with a wide range of submissions.
Featherweight bout: Jimmy Yabo (5-3) vs. Jia Wen Ma (2-2)
Flyweight bout: Joshua Pacio (11-0) vs. Kritsada Konsrichai (4-2)