Team Lakay leaves for Japan for ONE: A New Era
MANILA, Philippines—Members of Team Lakay leave for Japan Wednesday morning for ONE: A New Era fight card at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Three Team Lakay fighters in Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon and Danny Kingad will be in action on Sunday in ONE’s biggest event yet.
Folayang will be defending his lightweight world title in a rematch with Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the main event.
Belingon, on the other hand, stakes his bantamweight belt in a third encounter with Brazilian star Bibiano Fernandes while Kingad faces hometown bet Senzo Ikeda in the Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals.
Demetrious Johnson, one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, is also making his keenly-awaited ONE debut in the stacked card as well as lightweight superstar Eddie Alvarez.
Johnson faces Yuya Wakamatsu in a Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal while Alvarez clashes with the dangerous Timofey Nastyukhin in the Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal.
Undefeated women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee will also headline the event as she faces Xiong Jing Nan of China.
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