Eduard Folayang, Eddie Alvarez clash in stacked ONE Manila card in August | Inquirer Sports

Eduard Folayang, Eddie Alvarez clash in stacked ONE Manila card in August

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:55 PM June 10, 2019

Eduard Folayang. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

MANILA, Philippines—Both seeking redemption, Eduard Folayang and Eddie Alvarez find themselves locked in a showdown in ONE: Dawn of Heroes on August 2 at Mall of Asia Arena.

Folayang and Alvarez are coming off first-round losses three months ago in ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan and the two are looking for a rousing return in the cage.


The 35-year-old Folayang yielded the lightweight belt to Shinya Aoki via submission in the main event in Tokyo while Alvarez took heavy punishment from Timofey Nastukhin in the undercard.

Two more Filipinos will be in action in the stacked Manila card with rising star Danny Kingad and former featherweight world champion Honorio Banario both figuring in a pair of World Grand Prix duels against separate foes.


Kingad faces former champion Kairat Akhmetov in a flyweight semifinal while Banario was tapped to replace Lowen Tynanes, who dropped out of the lightweight semifinal against Timofey Nastyukhin.

Filipino fight fans will also get a firsthand look at one of the greatest MMA fighters ever in Demetrious Johnson, who looks to put on another fine showing in the other Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinal against Tatsumitsu Wada of Japan.

The main event features flyweight Muay Thai world champion Jonathan Haggerty of the United Kingdom and Rodtang Jitmuangon of Thailand in a Muay Thai Super Series showdown.

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TAGS: Danny Kingad, Dawn of Heroes, Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Manila, MMA, ONE, One Championship
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