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Sunday, January 15, 2023

WATCH: Igorot wushu sensation Kevin Belingon knocks out Russian wrestler

Cordillera - When Igorot fighter Kevin Belingon met with a Dagestani wrestler in 2012, they made an exciting fight. The Russian star Yusup Saadulaev was determined and somewhat confident he will finished Belingon in the first round. But the young Igorot fighter fought back with his striking capability and caught the Russian with a powerful punch. 

Watch their fight below.

Who is Kevin Belingon?

Kevin Belingon is a professional mixed martial artist from the Philippines, a member of Team Lakay and competes in the bantamweight division of ONE Championship. He is a former ONE Bantamweight World Champion and is widely considered one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world.

Belingon began his professional MMA career in 2007 and quickly made a name for himself in the Philippines. He amassed a record of 7-1 before signing with ONE Championship in 2011. He quickly established himself as a top contender in the bantamweight division and earned a shot at the title in 2014, but came up short against then-champion Bibiano Fernandes.

After losing to Fernandes, Belingon went on a tear, winning six straight fights, including a split decision victory over Fernandes in 2018 to win the ONE Bantamweight World Championship. Since then, Belingon has successfully defended his title twice and has become one of the most popular and respected fighters in ONE Championship.

Belingon is known for his aggressive style and powerful striking. He is also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, making him a well-rounded fighter. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 22-5 and is widely considered one of the top bantamweight fighters in the world.

In addition to his MMA career, Belingon is also a dedicated family man and is known for his humility and sportsmanship outside the ring. He's a true inspiration to many young Filipinos. He serves as an advocate for fitness and healthy living, and often uses his platform to encourage others to lead active lifestyles.

Kevin Belingon is a true warrior, a fierce competitor and a true representative of Philippines in the international martial arts scene. He will continue to inspire many aspiring fighters to follow their dreams, to never give up and to always strive for greatness.


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Igorot Kevin Belingon - among elite strikers in ONE Championship

News Update: The Igorot fighter Kevin Belingon has accepted the challenge from Indonesian fighter Sunoto.

“I accept the challenge of Sunoto! For him to see and test the fighting IQ he is looking for,” Belingon said in a statement released through Team Lakay’s social media.

Earlier, Sunoto calls challenge Belingon for a match up.

"What I really want is to face Kevin Belingon. I would like to meet a World Champion if I am going into the Circle, but this is more realistic. If I fight Kevin and win, it would elevate my name. Personally, I just love seeing him in action. He’s so explosive. At the same time, I don’t actually favor that style of attacking, one that unloads a lot of attacks. What I like is a technical fighter. [If I beat Belingon], it is redemption and proof that Indonesia is capable of beating Team Lakay," Sunoto said.


Cordillera - It's no doubt that every MMA fans out there, when they heard about Kevin Belingon fighting inside the cage, they are expecting him of his signature strike - the spinning back kick.
Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

The spinning back kick technique in Mixed Martial Arts is one of the dominant weapon utilized by Team Lakay fighters over the years. 

In fact, the technique has been one of their signatures and has helped them earned memorable knockout wins in ONE Championship history. 

Former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon used the spinning back kick in his previous fights, notably against Andrew Leone during ONE: Heroes of Honor on April 2018. 

The kick was so powerful that Leone was thrown across the corner of the ring.

Sensing an already weakened opponent, Belingon then swarmed Leone with a barrage of punches to secure the TKO Victory.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bibiano Fernandes invites Kevin Belingon to train with him in Canada

Photo Courtesy || Fight Game Asia
Cordillera - Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes ended their rivalry at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Japan in the co-main event of ONE: Century.

The Team Lakay stalwart was forced to tap out in the second round after Fernandes caught him in a rear naked choke.

After their fight, Belingon said that Fernandes offered to help him with his training and even invited him to train in Canada.

"Bibiano Fernandes and I met in a restaurant after the fight, we had spent some time talking. He kindly offered to help me with my training and even invited me to train with him in Vancouver, Canada," Belingon said.

"He also believes I'm going to be a World Champion again," he added.

READ ALSO: ONE Championsip CEO Chatri Sityodtong admits Danny Kingad is still one of the best in the world

Fernandes is a Brazillian professional mixed martial artist currently ranked as the 5th Bantamweight in the world. He is currently residing and training at a local gym in Canada.

His invitation to Belingon would be an opportunity to the latter to improve more in his grappling skills.

Many comments had been made that Team Lakay is lacking in ground skills. The team headed by multi-awarded coach Mark Sangiao had placed an extra focus or refining his fighter's skills in the aspect of ground game. 

Sangiao has placed a great emphasis in improving his fighters through consistent grappling drills. 

READ ALSO: Team Lakay Lito Adiwang defeats Japanese Senzo Ikeda via first round TKO

"Losing is the greatest teacher, and sometimes in victory, you cannot see your faults. The losses helped our athletes re-evaluate their abilities, their weaknesses and how we can become better," Sangiao made the statement. 

source || Fight Game Asia

Friday, August 30, 2019

Igorot Belingon and Kingad rank among World's Best Pound-for-Pound fighters

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay FB
Cordillera - website ranked two Cordillerans among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the list of the world's top mixed martial artists. The list consists of the top 100 athletes in their respective weight classes.
Included in the top 100 athletes are ONE's flyweight champion Danny "King" Kingad, and ONE's bantamweight champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon.

The 23-year old Kingad is listed at the 4th spot in the flyweight division and ranked 60th among the best pound-for-pound fighters when he defeated Reece McLaren by split decision last August 2 at ONE: Dawn of Heroes. 

Kingad is scheduled to fight number one pound-for-pound champion Demetrious Johnson on October 13 in Tokyo, Japan.

Meanwhile, Ifugao native Kevin Belingon is ranked 5th among the best fighters in the bantamweight division and listed in the 37th place of the best pound-for-pound fighters.

The 31-year-old Belingon claimed his standing spot in the list by riding a 6-fight winning streak, brought by wonderful performances. 
Belingon is also set to face Bibiano Fernandes who ranked 3rd in the bantamweight division for the fourth time in Tokyo, Japan.

The two faced each other for the 3rd time last March 2019 but ended up in a disqualification when Belingon delivered illegal blows to the back of the head of Fernandes. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

"Automatic rematch" for Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes, ONE CEO said

Photo Courtesy || One Championship
Cordillera - An automatic rematch is set for Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes in the near future after their historic trilogy ended up in a disqualification for Belingon. 

ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sidyodthong said in a press conference that the two rivals would meet for the fourth time. 

"That's an automatic rematch," Sidyothong announced during a press conference just after the event in Tokyo, Japan. 

Fernandes snatched the belt from Belingon after the former was given a red card by the referee due to disqualification. Belingon accidentally landed a pair of illegal elbows to the back of the head of Fernandes in the second round. 

Fernandes was hurt and declared a winner when he couldn't stand up to continue the fight.

Many fans were dissatisfied with the outcome of the fight and wanted the two rivals to meet again for the fourth time to settle things straight. 

The early rounds of the bout had given the Filipino champion the upper hand as it scored clean shots and spinning back kicks to Fernandes. 

Fernandes was able to trade punches with Belingon in the next round which caught Belingon an overhand right to his jaw and took him off his feet. But Belingon was able to withstand the powerful shots and recovered.

In the third round, Fernandes was able to ground Belingon but received two clean elbows to the back of his head. The referee stopped the fight and Fernandes was given 5 minutes to recover. The fight was halted after Fernandes was unable to continue the bout. 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Congratulations: Danny Kingad defeats Senzo Ikeda via Unanimous Decision

Photo Courtesy || One Championship
Updates: Cordilleran fighter Danny Kingad defeats Senzo Ikeda via Unanimous Decision in Tokyo, Japan. 

All judges scored the bout in favor of Danny Kingad. He has now advanced in the Grand Prix where he will have the chance to face his idol Demetrious Johnson. 

ONE: A New Era is considered the biggest event in ONE Championship history as it features the best fighters in the world. 

In the main event, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang of Team Lakay will defend his belt against known foe Japanese MMA star Shinya Aoki.

Likewise, in the fight card is a trilogy between long time foe ONE Bantamweight Champion Kevin Belingon, also from Team Lakay,  will be defending his title against challenger Bibiano Fernandez. 

Speaking of fighters from Team Lakay, the fight card in Tokyo also includes flyweight star Danny Kingad who will be facing a new opponent former Pancrase Flyweight World Champion Senzo Ikeda.

Ikeda replaced Andrew Leone who suffered injury during training and was out of the tournament, according to ONE Championship. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Two of the best Cordilleran World Bantamweight Champions come from Ifugao

Cordillera - The era of Philippine Mixed Martial Arts has begun and has been taking the center stage of the sports media nowadays. Thanks to all the Filipino fighters who put their time, effort and dedication to the sport. 

The Cordilleran martial artists are now making waves in major sport organizations like ONE Championship and Brave Combat Federation. 

ONE Championship promotion has Kevin Belingon who currently holds the World Bantamweight title while Brave Combat Federation has Stephen Loman who is also holding the same title.
Photo Courtesy || Brave Combat Federation
Both fighters are Cordillerans who happened to be from the same tribe, the Ifugao. They are both training under the stable of Benguet-based gym Team Lakay with multi-awarded coach Mark Sangiao.

Stephen "The Sniper" Loman is a passionate and dedicated fighter who will do all his best to win in every bout. He is an ultimate well-rounded fighter with powerful kicks and incredible hands. He has a lot of variety of weapons that he uses in his arsenal.

Loman is the first and only Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion in the history of the promotion. He is currently on his sixth fight winning streak after defending his title against Frans Mlambo and Felipe Efrain back in 2018. 

This coming March 15, 2019, he will be defending his title against Elias Boudegzdame in the main event of Brave 22: Storm of Warriors at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. 

This is the first time Stephen will be fighting in front of his countrymen right in his own homeland. 

Meanwhile, his town mate Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon is one of the most exciting Filipino MMA fighter of ONE Championship because of his explosiveness and speed when he fights inside the cage. He is known for his powerful punches that when landed solid to his opponent, would be the end. 
Photo Courtesy || Kevin Belingon FB

Currently, Belingon holds the
 ONE Championship World Bantamweight title after grabbing it from the Brazilian fighter Bibiano Fernandes after their match in November last year. 

Belingon is set to face Fernandes for the 3rd time in the co-main event of ONE: A New Era on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. 

The 31-year old Belingon showcased a lot of improvements during his last fight and is now in his seventh winning streak. 

The ONE: A New Era will also see the most anticipated fight in the main-event as ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang will defend his belt in a rematch with the Japanese martial arts icon Shinya Aoki.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Forbes picks 2 Igorot Martial Artists as Pacquiao's Successor

Cordillera - Two Igorot martial artists are among the list of famous Filipino world champions in the Philippine combat sports that international business magazine Forbes picked as Pacquiao's successor once he hangs up his gloves for good. 

According to Forbes, it listed Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang and Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon among the possible fighters that could be in a position to succeed Pacquiao as the new face of Filipino combat sports. 

Photo Courtesy || One Championship
Folayang has all the reasons to be in the list as Forbes says:

"He's currently in this second run as champion and he has been tabbed to main event his promotion's biggest show of the year on March 31 in Japan. Folayang will face Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in a high-profile rematch..."

READ ALSO: Cordilera's Team Lakay Champions recognized at the Senate

"If he can reaffirm his dominance over Aoki and bring the ONE title back to the Philippines, his already sizable popularity in his country will grow even more. Folayang has long been compared to Pacquiao by many, including ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong. Folayang has also said Pacquaio's career, success and way of life are part of what motivates him," Forbes added.

Another Igorot in the list is Belingon who currently holds ONE world bantamweight title. Belingon popularity in the world of combat sports is evident in his past fight where he defeated legendary Bibiano Fernandes via split decision during their second fight.
Photo Courtesy || Kevin Belingon
His speed and explosiveness are also comparable to Manny Pacquiao's style which he is known for. 

Belingon will be part of the ONE: NEW ERA card set for March where he is going to face Fernandes for the 3rd time. This fight will be a test for Belingon and a stepping stone for him to be in the Filipino MMA scene. 
"In March, the two men will have their rubber match. At 32, Belingon is younger than Folayang, but he needs a second win over Fernandes to entrench himself in the Filipino MMA scene and to be further established as one of the truly elite in his promotion and across the entire MMA scene." Forbes said.

The other three Filipino fighters included in the Forbes' list are Erwin Ancajas, Jhack Tepora and Michael Dasmarinas. 

source || Forbes

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cordilera's Team Lakay Champions recognized at the Senate

Photo Courtesy || Eduard Folayang FB
Cordillera - Members of the Team Lakay are now the talk of the town and earlier paid a visit to the Philippine Senate and spend time with some of the senators.

In a photo shared by ONE World Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang, he and ONE Bantamweight Champion Kevin Belingon, ONE Flyweight Champion Geji Eustaquio, ONE Strawweight Champion Joshua Pacio,  Brave Combat Federation Champion Stephen Loman and Coach Mark Sangiao posed a photo with the senators.

With their individual ONE Belt hanging on their shoulders, the Cordilleran warriors proudly joined the senators in a photo shoot headed by Senate President Sotto along with Eight Division World Champion Manny Pacquiao, Migz Zubiri, former Senate president Pimentel and others.

Team Lakay Champions also posed with their cup of coffee at the senate house.
Photo Courtesy || Eduard Folayang

Last December 2, the city government of Baguio organized a "Parade of Champions" to honor Team Lakay dedication to the sport.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

The igorot warriors that bring Philippine MMA to the world's spotlight

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay Official FB
Cordillera - No one could ever disagree with the words of ONE Championship CEO and chairman Chatri Sidyodthong that Team Lakay is the number one team in the world. Team Lakay's success in the MMA arena is collectively worked out by the Igorot martial artists who dedicated lots of their time and effort in this particular sport. For them, martial arts is a passion they love doing. It's a career that is fulfilling and a sport they care about and are willing to share to others.

Their dedication to the sport has been  rewarded abundantly. This year is a great milestone for them as they took home five world championship belts in different weight classes; four under the banner of ONE championship and one under Brave Combat Federation. 

Eduard "The Landslide Folayang" just recently became ONE Lightweight World Champion last November  23, 2018. 

Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon became the ONE Bantamweight World Champion early in November. 

Joshua Pacio became the ONE Strawweight World Champion in September.

While Geje Eustaquio became the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion in June.

Stephen Loman on the other hand, became Brave Bantamweight World Champion. 

Yes, it's five world championship belts that they had taken and brought home to the Philippines. 

These are the Igorot heroes that brought the Philippines Mixed Martial Arts to the world's spotlight. Because of them,  Philippines is now known to have the best mixed martial artist in the world. 

The successful journey of Team Lakay from its humble beginning up to becoming the number one team in the world is a product of teamwork and humility. 

As Eduard Folayang - the newly crowned world lightweight champion said, " We help each other so that we can be able to have these belts." 

To honor the big contribution of the legendary martial arts heroes and the champs of Team Lakay, the city government of Baguio organized the "Parade of Champions" on December 2, 2018.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

WATCH: Igorot fighter Belingon knocks down Bibiano, becomes the undisputed World Bantamweight Champion

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Baguio City - Team Lakay's knockout artist and reigning Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon had what he wished for in his mixed martial career - defeating Bibiano Fernandes and proving he is the true champion.

The fight between the two was intense as both fighters were focused and determined on delivering their ultimate goal - to win.

While Fernandes dominates Belingon in the ground game, Belingon was able to escaped and survived. It was in the standing position that Belingon able to hit hard Fernandes by unloading arsenal of punches and kicks.

Belingon unleashed his power-back-spinning kick to the lower abdomen of Bibiano and knocked him down in the 4th round. 

He just stopped the most dominant undefeated Fernandez who in their past bout defeated him via kimura lock submission in the first round.

Related Story: Igorot Loman now holds the record as the youngest MMA champion in the Middle East and Europe.

The judges favored the warrior from Ifugao and declared the undisputed World Bantamweight Champion. 

Belingon's victory last night has made him one of the most exciting fighter in One Championship and cemented his legacy in the promotion just like his fellow Team Lakay teammate Eduard Folayang and Geje Eustaquio.

Kevin just made history last night and crowned the new undisputed World Bantamweight Champion. He had improved his record with 20 wins and 5 loses.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Eduard Folayang nominated Martial Arts Hero of the Year for the Global Martial Arts Award 2018

Photo Courtesy || Coach Mark Sangiao FB || One Championship
Baguio City - Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang among other world athlete were nominated Martial Arts Hero of the Year for the Global Martial Arts Award 2018. 

The awarding is scheduled to take place in Singapore on November 8 at the JW Marriott Hotel, South Beach. The award will recognize superstar, athletes, gifted coaches, innovative leaders and media personalities that have left an indelible mark on the competitive world of martial arts in the past year. 

The award gives honor and credits to outstanding individuals in 16 different categories who played a vital roles in contributing to the growth and influence of martial arts around globe.

Folayang along with Singapore Angela Lee, Myanmar Aung La N Sang, Daniel Cormier, Henry Cejudo, Martin Nguyen and Tenshin Nasukan will be honored in the Martial Arts Hero of the Year category.

Both Kevin Belingon and Joshua Pacio who trained under Team Lakay were nominated in the Male Ahtlete of the Year category.

Belingon was also nominated in the Breakthrough Athlete of the Year category due to his incredible performance in his past fights leading to a rematch against Bibiano Fernandez. 

Joshua Pacio's fight against Pongsiri Mitsatit of Thailand, where he submitted his opponent with his "Passion lock" was among the seven fights nominated in the Submission of the Year category. 

The Global Martial Arts Award 2018 also recognized the place where athletes train to become exemplary and the coach who trains them

Team Lakay Gym in Cordillera was among the nominated Gym of the Year and Mark Sangiao was nominated Coach of the Year. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Belingon defeats Nguyen: Now the new Interim ONE Championship Bantamweight World Champion

Photo Credit: ONE Championship
Cordillera - Kevin Belingon of Team Lakay has earned a world title and gave the Philippines another boxing champion after defeating Martin Nguyen via Unanimous Decision last night at the Mall of Asia Arena in front of the Filipino crowd. Belingon is now the new Interim ONE Championship Bantamweight Word Champion. 

The whole five rounds was full of action as Belingon delivers 'fire and fury' of punches against Nguyen. With his speed and total aggression throughout all rounds while successfully evading Nguyen's take downs, Belingon has earned the winning scores from all the judges. 

Belingon keeps his stance as the aggressor, charging Nguyen with powerful shots although some of them were being eluded. Belingon came more dangerous at around mid time in the first round as he backed Nguyen with a thunderous flying kick.

Belingon's win last night has made the Philippines the only country with the most world championship wins in ONE Championship. He has also joined his fellow Team Lakay teammate and reigning world champion Geje Eustaquio and current heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera.

What's next for Belingon? His wins has bought him a ticket to fight reigning bantamweight king Bibiano Fernandes which he was defeated when they crossed paths back in 2016.

Belingon has improved his winning scores to 20-5 throughout MMA carreer.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

One featherweight champion Martin Nguyen wants to fight Igorot MMA figther Kevin Belingon in the ring

Photo Courtesy: ONE Championship
ONE Championship crowned featherweight champion Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen revealed that he would love to share a ring with Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of Team Lakay. 

In an interview by ONE championship, the 29-year-old Nguyen would want to return again in the ring this coming ONE:REIGN OF KINGS scheduled on 27 July in Manila. 

Nguyen said he would like to fight the Igorot warrior for the interim title or number one contender spot. 

He believed that a match with Belingon would make an exciting main event considering that both of their styles are similar and MMA fans would love to watch them. 

"Honestly, he deserves nothing but the best. He has taken out top contenders in devastating fashion. He is the one who deserves the title shot next. Belingon has to stay active, because he has to put food on the table for his family, and he needs to fight. If there is anyone to step up againts Belingon, other than myself, I cannot really say who," said Nguyen. 

Nguyen is one of ONE Championship's biggest stars. He had defeated two of the best fighters Marat Gafurov and Eduard Folayang and crowned champion in both the featherweight and the lightweight division. 

He has successfully defended his featherweight world title on 18 May against  Christian "The Warrior "Lee via split division. 

Belingon has proven he got the power and arsenal to grant the wish of Nguyen. Last April, Belingon demonstrated his skills and power when he obliterated his opponent with  relentless loads of ground and pound. 

Now that a desire for a match up is asked by Nguyen who happened to knocked out cold one of Belingon's Team Lakay mates Eduard Folayan, will he take notice to the call? 

--One Championship--

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. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Two of the best Igorot knockout artists make their return in ONE Championship this April

Team Lakay's Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario and Gina Iniong. Photo Courtesy || Benjo Andaya FB.
Baguio City - They are among the best knockout artist in the ONE Championship MMA sport today, both Team Lakay's Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of Ifugao and Honorio "The Rock" Banario of Benguet will deliver yet another exciting fight this April 20, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

ONE Championship, the largest global sports media property in Asian history described Belingon as "one of the country's most talented martial artist". It says, he is a Filipino champion and former world title challenger who is known to have the "ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods". 

29-year old Belingon has a professional record of 17-5 which seven of his victories came from huge knockouts. ONE Championship dubbed him as "the most feared strikers" in the history of ONE Championship's bantamweight division. 

This 20th of April, Belingon will headline the main-event dubbed 'Heroes of Honor' against 28-year old Andrew Leone of Cortland, New York.

Another talent of Team Lakay is "The Rock" Banario who will be going toe to toe with Adrian Pang. 

Banario has been one of the Philippines' most respected martial arts veterans and his tremendous cage experience has brought him all over Asia in many memorable battles against top divisional talents, according to ONE Championship. 

Armed with his striking strength and his vastly-improved grappling skills, Banario is more than ready to showcase his world-class wushu skills and lightning-quick strikes against Australian Adrian Pang.

ONE:Heroes of Honor will also feature martial arts contender Gina "Conviction" Iniong of Team Lakay. She is a six-time national wushu champion with a professional recod of 6-3, with four of her six victories coming by thrilling finish, including two highlight-reel submission and two knockouts. 

She will be facing former world title challenger 27-year old Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipie.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Igorot figher KEVIN BELINGON wins by KO with an impressive show of power punches

Kevin Belingon VS Reece McLaren. Photo: Onefc

Cordillera, -  One-time world challenger Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon from the famed team Lakay of Baguio City  finishes Reece McLaren at 1.02 mark of round one proving to the world that he is one of the most powerful strikers in the ONE Championship mixed martial contest today.

It doesn't take long for the Igorot fighter to finish the round after he caught Mclaren with a one blinding power punch that led him to the canvas. 

That was the start of rainfall of several punches to Mclaren that led the referee to cut short the fight to save him for more damages coming from the "Silencer" early in the first round. 

The contest was held on Friday night, 18 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Igorot has improved his record to 17 wins with five losses. It was the explosiveness and the non-stop onslaught of power punches from Belingon that made the difference. He is furious once the opening bell rings and every punch he delivers come with intense power and speed.

The match-up between the two was expected to present an interesting spectacle. An yes it did, the Igorot fighter, armed with his power and inspiration finished Reece McLaren on the undercard of "ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness" held at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

A triumph of Kevin Belingon, a triumph of the Filipino people and a triumph of the Cordilleran people. 


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cordilleran MMA fighter Eduard Folayang ready to defend his title tonight.

Cordillera - The Igorot mix-martial arts champion Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang is well prepared and ready to defend his prestigious lightweight title against Ev Ting of Malaysia at the Mall of Asia Arena tonight, 22nd April. 

The boxing word and the millions of MMA fans are anticipating tonight's clash between two artists as they will be given the chance to showcase the result of their intense training in the main event of the ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY. 

According to Mark Siargao, head coach of Eduard, the legendary Igorot is 101 % ready to face the most challenging fight in his career. 

Folayang will be facing the 27-year-old Malaysian-Kiwi challenger Ev Ting (13-3-0) who had admitted Eduard will be tough to beat due to his improved takedown defense and he said he had prepared all the possibilities of defeating him. 

Ting has a record of defeating Eduard's fellow Team Lakay fighter Honorio Banario and some known Filipino fighters in the past. 

Aside from Folayang, there are 4 more Igorot MMA finest fighters who will be fighting tonight such as Danny Kingad, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario and the lone female fighter Gina Iniong.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Cordilleran warrior from Ifugao is back: Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon to fight on April 21

Cordillera - Just a month to wait and the "The Silencer" Kevin Belingon will return into the ring to show once again what a true Cordilleran fighter he is.

The 29-year-old Belingon, a native of Ifugao will return to the cage on April 21st to face Finland's Toni "Dynamite" Tauro in the undercard of ONE: Kings of Destiny.

Under Team Lakay, Belingon is one of the most feared strikers on ONE Championship's bantamweight division. He has a record of five KOs victories on his resume.

Belingon (14-5) will be one of the four Team Lakay fighters on the card who will be fighting alongside Eduard Folayang in the main event in the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.

Talking about his opponent Tauro who has defeated one of his teammate Geje Eustaquio, Belingon   is confident that he can put a good fight and will win the game.

"I've been a staple of this weight class for a long time. I've fought the best of the best. I know Toni Tauru's caliber as a fighter. I am not taking this fight lightly. My focus is on walking away with my name being announced as the winner," Belingon said.

He also has given a warning to Tauru to be prepared, that although he is taller than him, he is going to come in there with his speed and punching power that definitely will stun him and put a winning advantage on his part.

Belingon is now in full training for his incoming fight. He said that he is training with other Team Lakay's members who are taller than him to get used to Tauru's height and Length.

source: One FC, ABS CBN Sport

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