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Friday, December 17, 2021

WATCH: Ifugao fighter Loman knocks out Russian fighter Saadulaev in Singapore

Photo Courtesy || One Championship

Cordillera - Ifugao fighter Stephen Loman has proven once again that he is the best fighter in the Bantamweight division when he shuts off the lights to Russian fighter Saadulaev on Friday 17 December 2021.

Loman, the newcomer in ONE capitalized on his striking power, catching the Russian fighter with a left straight punch that immediately sent him down to the ground. 

The former Brave CF champion has improved his record to 14 wins and 2 losses with 4 of those wins coming by way of TKO and 2 submission victories.

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Loman just defeated one of the considered submission specialist in ONE Championship.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ifugao fighter Loman leaves Brave to join Team Lakay brothers in ONE Championship

Photo Courtesy || Mark Sangiao & One Championship

Cordillera - The longest reigning BRAVE Combat Federation Bantamweight champion Stephen "The Sniper" Loman is leaving his throne to join his Lakay teammates in ONE Championship. 

Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao on a post on Facebook has confirmed the news last night.

"Stephen Loman is one of the best fighters in the Philippines. His all-around skills will be on full display in ONE Championship. I spoke to Stephen and he's highly motivated right now. He can't wait to get in the Circle and put on a show. Of course, I'll be there for him, as well as all of his teammates at Team Lakay, every step of the way," Sangiao said.

The undefeated fighter of Brave CF  has also confirmed the news.

“It’s an overwhelming opportunity, but I’m excited to join my Team Lakay brothers in the biggest martial arts organization in the world," Loman said.

Loman is departing the Middle East promotion with 13 wins and 2 defeats making him the biggest star in the promotion. 

Joining ONE champion would present a new challenge for Loman but would be a great new environment to showcase his skills in the cage. 

"I’m excited to enhance my skills on this platform and showcase my style to millions of viewers across the globe. Of course, fighting in a new promotion and a new environment will be a challenge, but it’s one I’m more than willing to face. I’m ready to show ONE Championship fans the best of Stephen Loman," he added.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Philippine Congress to formally recognize and honor Team Lakay's contribution to the country

Photo Coutesy || Mark Sangiao
Cordillera - To formally recognize and honor Team Lakay members' contribution to the country, Benguet appointed caretaker congressman Eric Go Yap submitted a resolution to Congress to thank and praise them for bringing tremendous honor and glory to the country. 
Cong. Yap said, he submitted House Resolution No. 707 as a way of recognizing and thanking the champions of Team Lakay. 

"Bilang saludo ang pasasalamat sa inyong mga tagumpay, ating isunumite ang House Resolution No. 707 upang pormal na kilalanin ng Kongreso ang inyong mga ambag para sa bayan," Yap said. 

Yap personally thanked current ONE Strawweight Champion Joshua Pacio, reigning Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion Stephen Loman and former URCC Welterweight Champion and former ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang for their great contribution in the field of Mixed Martial Arts in the country. 

Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao and the champions visited the House of Representative on Tuesday. 

Yap met them in his office and personally handed them certificate of recognition and promised them support to improve their gym and further enhance their training.
"Maraming salamat sa pagiging inspirasyon sa maraming kabataang Pilipino na may pangarap magpursige sa kani-kanilang larangan. Asahan ninyo na nasa likod ninyo kami at handang sumporta hanggang sa abot nga aming makakaya. Mabuhay kayo! Mabuhay ang Pilipino, Yap added. 

Team Lakay is a Benguet-based Mixed Martial Art team in the Philippines. It was founded by former mixed martial artist Mark Sangiao. 

The team operates in a close to zero budget with a gym that is not air conditioned, no state of the art training facilities but produced the best mixed martial artists that are making waves in major international organizations. 
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Philippines' House of Representative honored BRAVE CF Champion Stephen Loman

Photo Courtesy || Brave CF
Cordillera - The House of Representative of the Philippines has invited reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen "The Sniper" Loman to receive various honors for his incredible performance in Brave CF arena.

Benguet appointed caretaker ACT-CIS Cong. Eric Go Yap meanwhile, praised Loman and the rest of Team Lakay members for their contribution in raising the country's flag in international sport competitions.  

Loman has been the reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion since 2017 after filling the vacant position when he defeated Gary Mangat via Technical Knockout. 

He has defended his title from various challengers with his recent  title defense against Louie Sanoudakis in the main event of Brave CF 30 last November 2019. 

Loman hails from Ifugao and has been training under the stable of Benguet-based gym Team Lakay with the guidance of multi-awarded coach Mark Sangiao. 

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 punches. He has a lot of variety of weapons that he uses in his arsenal.

Brave Combat Federation President Mohammad Shahid was impressed with Stephen style of fighting and believed he will be a superstar in the sport.

"This is just the beginning for Stephen Loman. I really believed that he will take the sport of MMA to another level in the Philippines. He proved he is a deserving champion." Shahid said in a statement after Loman defended his title against Bouddegzdame last March 2019.

Loman has an official MMA fight record of 13 wins, 2 losses and no draw. 
Congratulations Stephen Loman!
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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Igorot MMA fighter Stephen Loman retains belt, still BRAVE CF Bantamweight Champion

Photo Courtesy || Jeremy Pacatiw
Cordillera - Team Lakay's Igorot Mixed Martial Artist Stephen  Loman successfully defended his bantamweight title  against challenger Louie "Leonidas" Sanoudakis of Canada during the main event of Brave Combat Federation 30 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India on November 23, 2019. 
The 23-year-old Loman who is training out of Team Lakay gym in La Trinidad put on a dominant display of striking power and amazing defense against Sanoudakis. 

The judges declared Loman the winner via unanimous decision after the last round and improved his professional MMA record of 14 wins and 2 losses.

Loman, holds the record as the youngest MMA champion in Europe and in the Middle East. 

He is still undefeated in the history of BRAVE CF and also got the record as the longest reigning Bantamweight World Champion of the Bahrain-based Mixed Martial promotion. 

He has now maintain a four successful title defense bouts since joining BRAVE CF.
Loman is a proud Cordilleran who traces hits roots from Bauko and Barlig of Mt. Province and Banaue, Ifugao. 

He is part of Team Lakay that trains many of the Igorots MMA champions like Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Joshua Pacio, Geje Eustaquio and Honorio Banario.
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Stephen Loman considered 'biggest combat athlete in PH' like Manny Pacquiao - Brave CF President

Photo Courtesy || Brave Combat Federation FB

Cordillera - The president of the Brave Combat Federation has once again praised the Cordilleran warrior Stephen Loman as one of the 'biggest athlete in the Philippines'.

" I really believe that he (Loman) will take the sport of MMA to another level in the Philippines," Shahid said.

"He keeps on proving that he is a deserving champion. He is the biggest combat athlete in the Philippines along with Manny Pacquiao," he added. 

BRAVE President Mohammad Shahid believes Stephen Loman could be the next Manny Pacquiao (03/19/19

After his impressive performance against Elias Bouddegzdame last Friday, Stephen "The Sniper" Loman is no doubt could be the next super star in the combat sport according to Brave President Mohammad Shahid. 

Shahid made the statement after what he saw about Loman's performance and how the Filipino crowd and MMA fans showed total support to the Cordilleran fighter. 

Shahid is more than convinced that Loman is going to be the next combat sport superstar from the Philippines after Manny Pacquiao. 

"What happened tonight, you could not have scripted it better. This is just the beginning for Stephen Loman. I really believed that he will take the sport of MMA to another level in the Philippines. He proved he is a deserving champion." Shahid said. 

"He is the biggest combat athlete in the Philippine along with Manny Pacquiao. I said before and I'll say it again. People say we gave him the opportunity but it's actually the opposite, he gave us the honor of fighting in our organization. I was sad that not a lot of Filipinos knew him but now I'm the happiest man because the country found a new hero, a fighter who proudly represents the country. Today he showed up and performed for them. He mad sure that they will all go home happy." he added. 

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. 

His victory over Bouddegzdame last Friday has improved his record to 12 wins against 2 defeats with four knockouts and two submissions.
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ifugao figther Stephen Loman delivers powerful knock out to secure victory

Photo Courtesy || MMA Philippines
Cordillera - A big moment for Cordilleran fighter Stephen "The Sniper" Loman as he successfully defended his bantamweight title against Algerian challenger Elias Boudegzdame during the Brave CF's "Storm of Warriors" at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.


Loman of Team Lakay put off an impressive performance during the fight as he masterfully used his striking power to get the victory he deserves.
Loman's superior power shots paid off during the 4th round as he tagged the Algerian with a solid left uppercut that sent him to the canvas. Loman then followed him with ground and pound to which the referee came to halt the fight. 

There was a short moment when Loman was delivering his ground and pound to Boudegzdame and kept looking at the referee to stop the fight. Loman knew how hard his punches were and would not want to put much damage to Boudegzdame. 

Loman dedicated his victory to the Filipino people and to his uncle who just passed away. 

"I'd like to dedicate this fight to all of you," Loman said. 

"I would like to dedicate this fight to my family and teammates. But also to my uncle, who passed away this month. This was for him, definitely", the champ added. 
Meanwhile his teammate Jeremy Pacatiw, advanced his winning record against Mark Alcoba via armbar submission.

Also Loman's teammates Harold Banario and Joman Pa-ac were also able to get a win that night. 
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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.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stephen 'The Sniper' Loman voted Fighter of the Year for Brave

Photo Courtesy || Brave CF FB
Cordillera - Brave's Bantamweight King Stephen Loman has been chosen by fans to be the Fighter of the Year for 2018, Brave CF announced yesterday. 

The Ifugao MMA champ has won the majority vote from fans dominating fellow Brave Champs Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady, Jarrah Al-Selawe, Ikram Aliskerov and Jeremy Kennedy. 

Lomans performance over the past years has been very exciting for MMA fans all over the world. He was the first champ to defend his crown twice against Frans Mlambo and Felipe Efrain; earning him another record being the longest reigning bantamweight champion in Brave's fight history. 

The 27-year old Loman is ranked the 4th of 217 active pro bantamweights in Southeast Asia and ranked 2nd of 86 in the Middle East. 

He is currently holding a record of 12 Wins and 2 Loses.

This year 2019, Loman is set to defend again his belt in the main event of Brave 22, which is scheduled to happen on March 15th at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

This will be the first time Brave Combat Federation boxing event will take place in the Philippines - the  home country of Stephen Loman. 


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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

BRAVE CF confirmed Brave 22 to be held in the Philippines

Photo Courtesy || Stephen Loman
Cordillera - The Bahrain-based mixed martial organization Brave Combat Federation (Brave CF) has revealed that their next super fight Brave 22 will be held in the Philippines on March 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. 
"The Philippines have offered some of the greatest talents to ever perform inside the Brave cage and it's time to bring the fastest-growing MMA promotion to the land of true warriors! Brace yourself, Brave Combat Federation is coming to Manila!" Brave CF posted this in their Facebook Page.

Brave CF president Mohammed Shahid said they are now working their plans out to make their first fight debut to the Filipino MMA fans right in their home country. 

"Philippine had been a focus for Brave Combat Federation from the very beginning. From time and time warriors from Philippines had proved that they not only have the skill to compete in the International level. But also have the heart that matters when it comes to combat sports," Shahid said.

The Philippines is the home country of the reigning Brave CF bantamweight titleholder Mark Stephen Loman. 

Loman, a native from Ifugao is the only Filipino who currently hold a title in Brave CF and was crowned by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Last year, he successfully defended his title against Frans Mlambo during their rematch in the United Kingdom and on November 17 against Brazilian Felipe Efrain. 

He is expected to defend this title in front of the Filipino audience this March, according to Brave. 

source || Brave CF FB || RealFight.PH
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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 16, 2018

Igorot MMA fighter Stephen Loman prevails as champion, defeats Brazilian foe at Brave 18

Photo Courtesy || Team Lakay
Igorot Mixed Martial Artist Stephen Loman from Team Lakay defeated Brazilian Felipe Efrain and successfully defended his title for the second time in the main event of Brave Combat Federation 18 at the Khalifa Sports City Arena, Isa Town, Bahrain.


In the octagon battle which took place in Bahrain on November 16, 2018, Loman "The Sniper" showed his incredible striking power and amazing defense against Felipe who is known to be a knockout artist. 

In the 2nd round, Loman escaped a very tight guillotine chock from the Brazilian before eventually took an upper position and punished the Brazilian with barrages of punches and elbows. 

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After 5-minute rounds, the Cordilleran champion was declared winner by the three referees via unanimous decision.

The 23-year old Loman, who trains out of Baguio under Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao improved his MMA professional record with 11 wins and 2 loses. 

His last fight against former IMMAF gold medalist Frans Mlambo in the United Kingdom was his first historic title defense.

Loman expressed his gratitude to all his Filipino fans worldwide especially those in Bahrain who supported and motivated him. 

Read Also: Full Fight - Kevin Belingon defeats Bibiano, become undisputed World Bantamweight Champion

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stephen Loman - Team Lakay's longest world champion title holder

MMA World Champ Stephen “The Sniper” Loman with MP. Governer Lacwasan. Photo Courtesy: MP-PIO FB Page
Cordillera - Stephen Loman has just made another name for himself in the world of Mixed Martial Arts sport after he successfully defended his world championship belt last June, 9 2018. 

Not only that Loman was the reigning Brave Combat Federation Bantam Weight Champion in the World, he now holds the record as the youngest MMA champion in Europe and in the Middle East. 


22-year-old Loman is a proud Cordilleran who traces his roots from Bauko and Barlig of Mountain Province and Banaue, Ifugao. He is part of famed Team Lakay that trains many of the Igorots MMA champions like Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario and many more.

Last Tuesday, the MMA champion, together with his parents, visited Mountain Province and paid a courtesy call to Governer Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. at the Provincial Capitol in the Capital town. 

Lacwasan was elated to meet the champion while thanking him for displaying the heart and courage of an Igorot to the rest of the world during this fights. 

"Your victories are good news, we, especially your parents are very proud of your accomplishments. You are now among the elite who came from the highlands to hold a world championship title," Lacwasan said. 

In an interview conducted by PIO Mountain Province, Loman informed he is a Criminology graduate at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City and has already passed the board examination. 

He was introduced to MMA by his older brother and since then fell in love with the sport. He became a wushu scholar in college and lated joined Team Lakay. 

Loman advises those who are aspiring to become MMA fighter to focus on their training and avoid vices. 

"One must hone their skills through hard work, dedication and discipline and most importantly, training," he remarked. 

Loman wanted to become a policeman or become an entrepreneur when retires from MMA sports. 


source || MP-PIO FB Page

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Igorot Warrior Stephen Loman retains belt, remains Brave Bantamweight King

Baguio City - Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman successfully defended his Brave CF Bantamweight title in a rematch against Frans Mlambo in the main event in Northern Ireland, Saturday night. 

29-year-old Loman used series of takedowns and implemented multiple rear-naked choke against Mlambo who had landed clean shots earlier during the fight. 

The fight on Saturday had Loman improved his record to 10-2. 

Loman thanked his family, friends and supporter after the fight. 

Read Also: Kevin Belingon vs. Martin Nguyen fight to happen in July 2018.

"I would like to thanked all my family and friends who are here to my fight and cheer for me. Thank you thank you so much. It was a big support for me," victorious Loman said. 

Last November 2018, Loman was the new champion in the world of mixed martial arts following his victory over Gurdashan Mangat in the inaugural Brave Combat Federation bantamweight title at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Isa Town Bahrain. 
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Team Lakay has new world champion - Stephen Loman wins title shot at Brave Combat Federation


Photo Credit: Mark Sangiao Fb page.
Baguio City - The games is not over yet for Baguio's most decorated MMA team - Team Lakay as Stephen Loman brings home the glory as the first Bantamweight world Champion in the recently concluded event last November 17 in the Kingdom of Bahrain dubbed Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. 


In showcase of skills, dedication and power, "The Sniper" Loman defeated his opponent, Gurdashan Mangat in the first round via TKO sealing his new record as the First Brave Bantamweight Champion. 



Loman is the first Asian who compete in Brave Combat Federation, the largest mixed martial arts promotion in Bahrain that started September 2016 by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. 


"The Sniper" has now added another win in his professional career. One of his winning fights was when he defeated one of the sparring partners of Conor McGregor, Frans Mlambo in the same Brave Combat Federation promotion last year

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