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Folayang, three other Team Lakay stalwarts join Pacio in ONE: Fire and Fury


ONE Championship made sure that its Fire and Fury card on January 31, 2020, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena would be as deep as anything it has had.

Besides the main event pitting ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio against Alex Silva, four of his Team Lakay teammates and a Catalan Fighting Systems stalwart will be part of the card as well.

Headlining the undercard is former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, who returns to action against Pakistan’s Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba.

Folayang is one of the most prominent martial artists in the country — a massive sports icon loved by his people. Behind his world-class wushu skills, Folayang is on the comeback trail and believes he can make another run at the World Title.

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Former ONE World Title challenger Danny “The King” Kingad also returns to face China’s “The Hunter” Xie Wei.

Kingad is one of the hottest prospects in Philippine mixed martial arts. Since challenging Adriano Moraes for the title in 2017, Kingad has won six out of his last seven bouts. He blitzed through the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix with victories over Senzo Ikeda and Reece McLaren, then faced legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the final round.

Now Kingad starts his climb back to the top anew against Xie, who earned his start on Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series.

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Meanwhile, Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang of the Philippines looks to continue his rise through the ranks when he faces Thailand’s Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit.

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Adiwang began his career in ONE Championship via ONE Warrior Series, where he railed off three impressive victories to earn a six-figure contract with the promotion. “Thunder Kid” made a successful main roster debut back in October, when he finished the highly-regarded Senzo Ikeda in the first round.

Then making her much-anticipated return to the ONE Circle is Team Lakay’s Gina “Conviction” Iniong, who takes on India’s Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka.

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Iniong was last seen in the Circle last February, where she defeated highly-regarded Malaysian Jihin Radzuan via close split decision. Just recently, Iniong competed in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila, where she bagged a kickboxing gold medal in the Women’s 55 KG Kick Light Category.

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On the other hand, looking to get back on the winning track is the Philippines’ Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres, who locks horns with former ONE World Title challenger Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang of Chinese Taipei.

Last on the mixed martial arts spectrum is a showdown between taekwondo black belt “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il of South Korea and Shooto Bantamweight World Champion Shoko Sato of Japan.

Also on the card is a trio of ONE Super Series Muay Thai contests.

Australia’s Alma Juniku takes on Anne Line Hogstad of Norway. Former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy goes head-to-head with Japan’s Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera. Finally, Thailand’s Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym does battle with Chris Shaw of Scotland.

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