After spectacular performances in front of their home crowd at the recently held ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation event in Manilla, Philippines, ONE Fighting Championship announced that Eduard Folayang, Eric Kelly and Honorio Banario will all be involved in championships match-ups at the company’s upcoming ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings event, which is set to go down on October 6th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium .
Eduard Folayang, one of the ‘poster-boys’ for Filipino MMA, was awarded a Lightweight title shot following a hard-fought decision victory over Felipe Enomoto.
“He’s one of the best fighters today, one of the best fighters in Asia,” said Victor Cui, the Founder & CEO of ONE Fighting Championship. “And I want to reward him. I’m going to put him up for a ONE FC championship belt on October 6th.”
An opponent, however, was not named for the 27-year-old. He is now 2-1 in his stint with the Singapore-based promotion, after dropping a controversial decision to Ole Laursen at ONE FC 3: War of the Lions.
Eric Kelly will fight for the inaugural Featherweight title after gaining a TKO win over former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens Pulver. Kelly, who is still undefeated in his professional MMA career, was informed by Jason Chambers in his post-fight interview, that he will be fighting Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario for the 145-lbs strap when the organization heads to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 6th.
“I trained hard for the fight. Jens Pulver is a legend and a knockout artist, so I did my best to train,” said Kelly. “When I saw he was a little hurt from the punches, I threw a kick and he went down. I wanted to choke him out, but the referee stopped us.”
Banario, in the meantime, earned his title shot when he stopped Andrew Benibe earlier on in the evening.
For full results of ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation, click here.
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