Team Lakay’s Adiwang scores impressive win, Kingad falls to Johnson in ONE: Century
MANILA, Philippines—Lito Adiwang announced his arrival at ONE Championship’s main roster with a bang.
The rising Team Lakay fighter known as “Thunder Kid” struck like lightning in his debut, needing only one round to stop Japanese champion Senzo Ikeda in ONE: Century Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
The 25-year-old Adiwang scored his sixth straight win to improve his MMA record to 11-2.
Adiwang got the Filipinos’ campaign going with a resounding victory but Danny Kingad couldn’t follow it up.
Kingad dropped a unanimous decision at the hands of the legendary Demetrious Johnson in the Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final.
Three more Filipinos will make headlines in the second part of ONE’s biggest event yet scheduled later in the day.
Heavyweight king Brandon Vera clashes with two-division champion Aung La N Sang for the Myanmar hero’s light heavyweight belt in the main event.
Honorio Banario is also on tap in the evening as he goes up against Japanese legend Shinya Aoki while Kevin Belingon meets longtime rival Bibiano Fernandes for a fourth time with the Brazilian’s bantamweight belt on the line.
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