ONE: Honorio Banario drops 2nd straight after decision loss to Dae Sung Park
MANILA, Philippines—Honorio Banario reeled to a second straight loss after suffering a unanimous decision defeat to South Korea’s Dae Sung Park in the preliminaries of ONE: Dawn of Heroes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.
In contrast, Dae Sung (10-2) notched his fourth straight win on the back of a strong offense that allowed Banario (14-9) just barely an inch of momentum in their lightweight bout.
It was as early as the first round that Dae Sung established his offense, landing a burst of punches to the head of Banario and following it up with knee to the jaw.
The Team Lakay fighter, who was coming off a TKO loss in January, survived that initial onslaught with his own flurry and a takedown of Dae Sung near the end of the first.
Dae Sung, however, maintained control of the bout until the final bell.
In the other preliminary matches, Daichi Takenaka put a bloody stamp in his grueling duel against Leandro Issa with a technical knockout win 1:39 into the third round of their bantamweight bout.
Both fighters were aggressive to start the bout nary giving each other any distance until Takenaka (12-1) connected early in the third sending Issa (17-8) to the mat.
Takenaka then finished off Issa with continuous strikes from the top to get back to the winning column after losing his last fight against Mark Abelardo in February.
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James Nakashima remained undefeated in his professional career after taking a unanimous decision win over MMA legend Yushin Okami in their welterweight bout.
Nakashima (12-0) nearly submitted Okami (35-14) in the first round but couldn’t sustain the lock, allowing the Japanese icon to slip away from the Guillotine choke.
The victory marks Nakashima’s 10th decision win of his professional career with his only stoppage a TKO win against Luis Santos in April of 2019.
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