Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Mixed Martial Arts

Kevin Belingon guarantees fire and passion are back


It has been a long two years for Team Lakay stalwart Kevin Belingon.

In the three fights he had for ONE Championship, the former no. 1 contender (20-8) suffered three straight losses against the promotion’s best of the best in reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes and now-top contender John Lineker.

But Belingon feels full of regrets when asked about his last fight against Lineker. That match saw him stopped in the second round last November 13, 2020.

ONE-Inside-The-Matrix-John-Lineker-def-Kevin-Belingon Kevin Belingon guarantees fire and passion are back Mixed Martial Arts News ONE Championship  - philippine sports news

“Nung laban namin ni Lineker parang hindi ako yung lumaban dun e,” the 34-year-old Baguio-native lamented. “Iba ang focus ko sa laban namin kaya iba ang performance ko doon.

“Pero deep inside talagang kayang kaya ko naman si Lineker.”

Down was Belingon for the majority of the past year. But not wanting to live in regret, Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao pushed the former champion.

“Nung naghahanda si Kevin, nakita ko yung fire niya ulit sa laban at yung passion niya sa training,” gushed Sangiao.

Belingon’s road to redemption begins on ONE: Winter Warriors when he faces Kwon Won Il (10-3). Winter Warriors II will be taped on December 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

ONE-Heroes-of-Honor-Kevin-Belingon-def-Andrew-Leone Kevin Belingon guarantees fire and passion are back Mixed Martial Arts News ONE Championship  - philippine sports news

“He’s a tough fighter. Maganda ang boxing ni Kwon Won Il,” Belingon said about his opponent. “Nag-train siya ng boxing sa Pilipinas kaya world-class yung kanyang boxing.”

“It’s going to be a long night for Kwon. I see a bloody fight,” added Sangiao.

Motivated is Belingon heading into the bout as he believes that a win will be the key to a rematch with Lineker.

“Kung may tsansa na makaharap siya, 100-percent ready ako at maganda na ang performance ko.”

#ReadMore  SMC provides help for farmers, purchases 4M kilos of surplus corn
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Mixed Martial Arts

Stamp Fairtex fired back at Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat after the latter claimed in an earlier interview that she sees fear in the...

Mixed Martial Arts

Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat feels confident about her considerable edge against Stamp Fairtex coming into the highly-anticipated ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix...

Mixed Martial Arts

In a bout built by trashtalk, it was Jarred Brooks who had the last laugh over Lito Adiwang. Adiwang succumbed to Brooks’ arm triangle...

Mixed Martial Arts

Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang will enter the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday all fired up when he makes his return to the ONE Championship...

Mixed Martial Arts

Jhanlo Sangiao will finally make his ONE Championship debut on December 3 when ONE: Winter Warriors II will be taped at the Singapore Indoor...

Mixed Martial Arts

Jhanlo Sangiao will close out the year by making his ONE Championship debut. The son of Team Lakay head coach Mark will make his...

Mixed Martial Arts

Denice “Lycan Queen” Zamboanga remains the top contender in the ONE women’s atomweight division following a shake-up in the ONE Athlete Rankings. Zamboanga has...

Mixed Martial Arts

Supernova-like has been the rise of Team Lakay firecracker Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang that it felt just right to see his name finally re-enter...

Advertisement