Kevin Belingon yields ONE bantamweight belt after getting disqualified
TOKYO, Japan–Kevin Belingon was the latest from Team Lakay to yield his ONE Championship world title.
Belingon on Sunday yielded the bantamweight belt back to Bibiano Fernandes after getting disqualified in the third round of their trilogy in ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.
Belingon was issued with a red card due to illegal blows to the back of Fernandes’ head.
With the unfortunate result, the two rivals could be headed for a fourth meeting.
The loss leaves Eduard Folayang as the only ONE champion for Team Lakay after the famed Baguio-based stable began the year with four world champions.
Folayang defends his lightweight crown later in the evening against Shinya Aoki in the main event.
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