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Showing posts with label Folayang vs. Khan. Show all posts
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Monday, August 14, 2023

Cordilleran MMA legend Eduard Folayang set for ONE return against Amir Khan

Eduard Folayang vs Amir Khan II

Cordillera - Eduard "Landslide" Folayang, the former holder of the ONE lightweight world title twice, is gearing up for a long-awaited comeback to the ONE Championship Circle next month. 

His return is set to be a compelling showdown as he faces off once again against Amir Khan at the ONE Fight Night 14 event: Stamp vs. Ham. This event is scheduled to unfold on September 30 within the confines of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Their history traces back to 2018 when "Landslide" triumphed over the Singaporean contender, Amir Khan, in a dominant five-round match, securing his second ONE lightweight world championship in his storied career.

Eager anticipation is evident in Folayang's words, "I am filled with immense excitement as I anticipate the rematch with Amir Khan on September 30th." 

"This fight holds deeper significance than just a contest within the Circle. It symbolizes redemption, a chance to rewrite my narrative, and an opportunity to embark on an exhilarating new chapter in my journey.", he added.

Much transformation has taken place since Folayang's initial bout with Khan. Notably, he will now sport the banner of Lions Nation MMA, the fight team he established in June. His corner boasts the expertise of two accomplished coaches: Gibran Langbayan, a multi-medaled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and Don-Don Colas, a seasoned striking coach.

Folayang's path to this juncture has been marked by challenges, yet he asserts, "I've harnessed strength from adversity, and I'm poised to display the fruits of my labor. I am primed to seize this moment and validate that setbacks are merely setups for resounding comebacks."

The veteran fighter's previous match took place in December 2022, resulting in a loss to Brazil's Edson Marques at the Mall of Asia Arena. Notably, he departed from Team Lakay in March 2023.

The Folayang-Khan clash is part of a formidable fight card, with the spotlight on the bout between two-sport World Champion Stamp Fairtex and the dynamic Ham Seo Hee, contending for the ONE Interim Atomweight World Championship.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Igorot fighter Folayang demolished Amir Khan for World Title Win

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - Team Lakay veteran Mixed Martial Artist Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang came out victorious over Amir Khan of Singapore. 

Folayang reclaimed the ONE Lightweight World Title during ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS held in Manila. 

The Team Lakay star have shown incredible power and intelligence during the fight as a result of clever game planning and the undying support from his team mates and the Filipino fans.

ONE Championship has announced that Folayang will face Zhang Lipeng in the main event of ONE: BATTLEGROUND II to be aired on Friday, 13 August 2021.

The Igorot fighter and three-time ONE Lightweight World Champion is once again ready to prove that he's still a force in the division.

His upcoming match up with Lipeng is his ticket to having a matchup with reigning lightweight king Christian "The Warrior" Lee of Singapore.


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