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BENGUET WARRIOR IS NEW ONE CHAMPIONSHIP STRAWWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

BENGUET WARRIOR IS NEW ONE CHAMPIONSHIP STRAWWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION. Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of Team Lakay captures the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a decision win over Yoshitaka Naito at the ONE: Conquest of Heroes held last September 22, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Pacio and Danny Kingad who also competed and won over Japanese newcomer […]

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Brotherhood before belts: Honorio Banario has no interest in going against teammate Eduard Folayang

Riding high on a five-bout winning streak, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario appears that he is inches away from securing a world title shot in the stacked lightweight division of ONE Championship. At ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on 8 September in Shanghai, China, Banario will look to record his sixth consecutive […]

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LOOK: Baguio City parade highlights Team Lakay athletes

Baguio City, Philippines – The city government of Baguio organized a vibrant parade for the 109th annual Baguio City Day last Saturday, 1 September, to celebrate the town’s feat as the first Philippine city to make it to the prestigious global creative circle and highlight Baguio City’s outstanding personalities, including the members of the legendary […]

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Pacio of Team Lakay gets second shot at ONE strawweight title in Naito rematch

BAGUIO CITY – Joshua Pacio of Team Lakay will have a second chance at winning the ONE Championship strawweight title when he faces current World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito for a rematch in the main event of “ONE: Conquest of Kings” set on September 22, 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The two […]

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Showdown between top Asian martial arts stables set for ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON

ONE Championship is set to rock China once again, as The Home of Martial Arts heads to Shanghai for ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on Saturday, 8 September, featuring a stacked card headlined by China’s own ‘The Panda’ Xiong Jing Nan defending her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship against Brazilian newcomer Samara ‘Marituba’ Santos. The fans […]

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Done with bantamweight, Martin Nguyen looks to continue reign in featherweight and lightweight divisions

After coming up short in his two bids to become a three-division world champion in ONE Championship, two-division titleholder Martin ‘The Situ-Asian’ Nguyen has decided to bid goodbye to the bantamweight division. The reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion first tried to wrestle the ONE Bantamweight World Championship from reigning champion Bibiano ‘The Flash’ […]

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ONE Championship finds success by celebrating Asia’s greatest cultural treasure: Martial Arts

In just seven short years, ONE Championship has evolved from a small mixed martial arts promotion in Singapore trying to make a dent, to what it is now: the largest global sports media property in Asian history, and the undisputed premier martial arts organization in Asia. From a combined ten events held in their first […]

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Being at crossroads won’t defer Edward Kelly from marching to martial arts dream

Ever since his remarkable three-bout winning streak was halted by then-debutant Emilio Urrutia in August 2017, Filipino spitfire Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly has had a mixed run of results. Following his astonishing 21-second knockout of Cambodia’s Meas Meul last January, Kelly then suffered a second-round technical knockout loss at the hands of former ONE Featherweight […]

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No More Detours: Kevin Belingon’s sights firmly set on Bibiano Fernandes and the ONE Bantamweight World Championship

Six years since his ONE Championship debut, Team Lakay’s Kevin ‘The Silencer’ Belingon is finally a World Champion in the martial arts promotion. At ONE: REIGN OF KINGS last 27 July, in front of a partisan pro-Philippines crowd at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Belingon defeated reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin […]

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Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario found hope in midst of adversity

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario has experienced a career renaissance as of late, putting together a five-bout winning streak after losing five in a row. After a turbulent period that saw him fall to new depths in his professional stint as a mixed martial artist, Banario pondered retiring from the sport […]

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