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Honorio Banario out-grappled by Dae Sung Park, drops second straight bout

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Honorio Banario could not snap out of his funk, suffering a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Dae Sung Park, Friday evening during ONE: Dawn of Heroes.

This is Banario’s third loss in four bouts, falling to 14-9.

The former ONE Featherweight World Champion – who stepped up for an injured Lowen Tynane – was originally meant to take on Timofey Nastsyukhin in a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinals bout. However, Nastyukhin fell to injury, so his opponent became Parks instead.

Though Banario managed some bright moments – including a gallant first round stand – he could not escape Park’s takedowns.

The Korean fighter rose to 9-3.

Prior to this bout, James Nakashima continued to run roughshod on ONE Championship’s welterweight division, extending his clean record to 12-0 after smothering former UFC Middleweight contender Yushin Okami.

Nakashima dominated all 15 minutes of the bout to send Okami spiraling down to a 35-14 slate.

Later on, Daichi Takenaka (11-2-1) scored a massive upset of Leandro Issa (17-8).

Early in the third round, the Japanese bantamweight was able to knock down the Brazilian before finishing him off with strikes.

ONE: Dawn of Heroes results:
August 2, 2019 – SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

  • Featherweight bout: Dae Sung Park def. Honorio Banario via unanimous decision
  • Bantamweight MMA bout: Daichi Takenaka def. Leandro Issa via TKO (strikes, Rd 3 1:39)
  • Welterweight MMA bout: James Nakashima def. Yushin Okami via unanimous decision
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