It was a roller-coaster ride for the Philippine mixed martial arts scene last month.
Last January, ONE Championship held two events (Dynasty of Champions in Changsha, China and Clash of Heroes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Kevin Belingon failed to stop the dominant run of Bibiano Fernandes in China while his Team Lakay teammates Eduard Folayang and Geje Eustaquio thrilled in Kuala Lumpur. However, young pug Ev Ting outworked Eric Kelly in the main event of Clash of Heroes to give “The Natural” his second career loss.
Here are the highlights from January’s ONE card:
ONE Dynasty of Champions (Changsha)
ONE World Bantamweight Championship: Bibiano Fernandes def. Kevin Belingon
ONE Championship’s bantamweight kingpin and world-ranked fighter Bibiano Fernandes again laid waste to another top contender in submitting Kevin Belingon. READ MORE >>
ONE Clash of Heroes (Kuala Lumpur)
Geje Eustaquio def. Saiful Merican
Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio wasted no time in demolishing Saiful Merican in enemy territory. READ MORE >>
Eduard Folayang def. Tetsuya Yamada
Eduard Folayang dominated the former ZST Welterweight Champion Tetsuya “MMA Fantasista” Yamada for 15 minutes en route to a unanimous decision victory. READ MORE >>
Ev Ting def. Eric Kelly
In front of a loud Malaysian crowd at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, the younger Ev “ET” Ting submitted Eric Kelly with a tight guillotine choke in the third round. READ MORE >>