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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Belingon, Banario and Iniong prevail at ONE 'Heroes of Honor' in Manila

Photo Courtesy: ONE Championship
Cordillera - Igorots MMA fighters bring glory to the Philippines and Cordillera as they successfully won their individual battle in front of a cheerful hometown fans at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Friday night. 

In the main event Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon from Kiangan Ifugao had delivered a brilliant performance as he pummeled Andrew Leone until the 2nd round, when he delivered a beautifully executed spinning side kick that brought Leone to the ground. Belingon then followed him with loads of hard blows that caused the referee to intervene to prevent more damages. 

Belingon scored a breathtaking TKO at 1:27 of round 2 improving his record to 18 wins and only 5 losses. 

Honorio "The Rock" Banario, another Igorot fighter from Benguet had impressed his hometown fans with a split decision victory over veteran fighter Adrian Pang. 

With his improved defense and perfectly executed kicks and punches, Banario was able to land numerous clean and hard shots against Pang that ultimately got the favor of the judges. 

Banario had improved his record to 13-6 with a five-bout winning streak. 

Also giving honor to the Philippines and the Cordillera is the only female Igorot fighter in the event, Gina "Conviction" Iniong who won via dominant unanimous decision against Jenny Huan. 


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