Team Lakay eyes sweep in ONE: Hero’s Ascent in Manila
MANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay isn’t stopping any time soon.
The famed organization from La Trinidad is set to be put to the test just 25 days after 2019 was ushered in with three bets fighting for a sweep in ONE: Hero’s Ascent on January 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.
World flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio tasked to defend his title against former champion Adriano Moraes in the promotion’s first ever trilogy in the card’s main event.
Moraes(17-3) was the first to take the win when he submitted Eustaquio (11-6) via Guillotine Choke 3:54 into the second round of their March 2015 fight.
It took Eustaquio more than three years to attain retribution when he won via split decision and take the flyweight strap in June of 2018.
A couple of Eustaquio’s teammates are also in the card with former ONE World featherweight champion Honorio Banario taking on undefeated Hawaiian Lowen Tynanes in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.
Banario (14-7) is fresh of a unanimous decision victory against Rahul Raju in November of 2018 and that win was his sixth in seven matches with the only blotch being a loss to Amir Khan a couple of months earlier.
Tynanes (9-0) is a familiar face for Team Lakay with the 28-year-old fighter owning a win over Eduard Folayang back in December of 2012.
The winner between Banario and Tynanes would advance to the semifinals of the eight-man tournament with the winner getting a chance at the ONE World lightweight title that Folayang currently owns.
Lastly, Danny Kingad attempts to get a fourth straight win when he takes on Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada in a flyweight contest.
Kingad’s only loss to his career was a defeat against then-champion Moraes in November of 2017 but has since gone on a three-fight winning streak.
Wada (20-9) looks to get his second straight win, 10th in 11 matches, after he submitted Filipino Eugene Toquero 52 seconds into the first round of their November 2018 fight.
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