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Friday, January 22, 2021

Lito Adiwang defeats Japanese Kawahara via 2nd round TKO


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Cordillera - Lito "The Thunder Kid" Adiwang of Team Lakay did not wait for the scheduled five rounds as he took down his Japanese foe in the 2nd round and claim victory.

Armed with an impressive game plan of taking the Japanese guard in the leg with powerful low kicks since round one followed by an explosive punch that toppled the Japanese in the 2nd round, Adiwang has gotten back to the winning side of ONE Championship. 

True to his word, Adiwang has delivered an exciting fight for MMA fans. 

His winning over Kawahara could be a one step closer to his wish of having a rematch with Hiroba Minowa. 

Adiwang has improve his record to 12 wins and 3 losses.

Congratulations Lito Adiwang and the whole of team Lakay.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Igorot "Thunder Kid" to face the "Wolf" of China in ONE: Unbreakable

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Cordillera - Team Lakay mixed martial artist Lito "The Thunder Kid Adiwang is schedule to face tough Chinese fighter "Wolf of the Grassland" Hexigetu in ONE: Unbreakable. 

Set on January 22, 2021, the young fighter from Cordillera will be the first Filipino athlete to compete in the first line-up of bouts this year in the ONE Championship fight card. 

Adiwang suffered his first defeat in ONE Championship when he lost to Japanese fighter Hiroba Minowa at ONE: Inside The Matrix III last year in Singapore. 

Many have considered that Adiwang should have won the bout and asking for a rematch considering that the fight was very close. 

For the Chinese fighter Hexigetu, he is looking his way in to MMA's world ranking. 

With a record of 8-4-0, Hexigetu holds the 2015 CMPC Fighter of The Year when he defeated Ramon Gonzalez and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor. Amnuaysirichoke. 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lito Adiwang dedicates upcoming fight to terminally ill mother

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay
Cordillera - "I need to win this for her". These are the words of Team Lakay Lito Adiwang as a commitment to win his upcoming fight this Friday. 

Adiwang will be fighting, with his mom in his mind. Her mother has been suffering from stroke since 2016 and got worsened last year. 

"In 2016, she had her first stroke. She had to use crutches. In 2019, it got worse. She suffered stroke and half of her body was paralyzed. From there, her health continued to deteriorate until 2020, she became bedridden," Adiwang said via ONE Championship.

The doctor told Adiwang's family to be prepared for the worst and to be tough because  her mother's remaining days are numbered.

This coming Friday, Adiwang returns to ONE Championship cage against Hiroba Minowa of Japan in ONE: Inside the Matrix III in Singapore. 

If Adiwang had one wish for her mom, that is to travel the world  with her. 

"One of my dream is to bring her out of the country, to all these places I've already been to," Adiwang said. 

Although he felt that opportunity could not happen due to her present condition, Adiwang continued to show his support and love to her mother and promised to be a better son. 

Watch his interview below:






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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Igorot MMA figther Lito Adiwang is unstoppable, defeats Thai foe via Kimura lock in 1st round

Cordillera - Cordilleran MMA prospect Lito Adiwang proved once again that he deserved to be included in ONE Championship - the largest global sports media property in Asia after defeating his Thai opponent early in the first round. 

Adiwang didn't waste his time in the round, unleashing thunderous strikes to the head and body of Mitsatit of Thailand.

It didn't take long for Adiwang to submit his Thai opponent via kimura lock in 3:02 mark in the first round. 

His submission victory has earned him another point to up his impressive winning streak to seven with six wins came via submission and knockout.

Young and new to ONE Championship, Adiwang believed in the importance of training the mind and believing in your capability. 

"Ever since I matured in mixed martial arts, the key was really my mindset," Adiwang said. 

"No matter how strong you are , or how good you are, I'll put my mind that I can beat you anyway." he added.

The Baguio-based fighter training out of Team Lakay stable join Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series, and since then proved that he is going straight to becoming a world champion someday. 

WATCH: Joshua Pacio defeats Silva via split decision. 

His recent victory over Mitsatit had put him in a conversation for the strawweigth world championship bout that could happen any time soon.

Congratulations Lito Adiwang.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

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

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Cordillera - ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito Adiwang of Team Lakay wins his first victory in One Championship in the Prelims of ONE: Century Part 1 in Tokyo.

The 26-year old Adiwang defeated Pancrase Flyweight World Champion Senzo Ikeda early in the first round in a strawweight mixed martial arts contest Sunday morning. 

Adiwang surprised the Japanese Champion who is known for his excellent boxing and ground game but struggled under the tight grip of the young Pinoy fighter.

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Adiwang caught and managed to neutralized Ikeda in an arm lock in the first round. 

The referee put a stop to the match after Ikeda suffered a left arm injury and was not able to continue the fight. 

Adiwang gave Team Lakay their first win in the start of ONE: Century Part I.


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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lito Adiwang - a rising Cordilleran MMA champion

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Cordillera - Considered as one of Team Lakay's rising MMA star in the pipeline, Lito Adiwang proved once again that he is going straight to becoming a world champion someday. 

The Baguio-based young fighter got his chance to join Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series and had his second big break when he floored down Alber Corrreia da Silva earlier in the first round during their encounter in Singapore yesterday. 

The 25-year old Adiwang used his unconventional way of attacking his opponent. His unanticipated assault followed by his blinding speed in punching made a big difference in the fight. 

He caught Silva with a big left straight causing Silva to recline to the canvas. Adiwang didn't miss his chance, he followed Silva to the ground and unloaded series of big punches forcing the referee to halt the fight in under 45-seconds. 

Adiwang's excellent performance gave yet another victory for La Trinidad-based MMA Gym Team Lakay. Adiwang now improved his record to 7-2. 

Will Adiwang be the next exciting fighter for Team Lakay and can follow the footstep of top-tier Team Lakay champions like ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon? The big chance is there especially that he is under the careful watch and mentoring of one of the best coach Mark Sangiao. 

Watch Lito Adiwang's impressive performance below:
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