ONE: Eduard Folayang back vs John Wayne Parr in Muay Thai bout | Inquirer Sports

ONE: Eduard Folayang back vs John Wayne Parr in Muay Thai bout

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:08 PM February 19, 2022
Eduard Folayang ONE Championship

FILE – Eduard Folayang during ONE: Fire and Fury in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship’s 10th anniversary card, ONE X, will feature a striking masterclass with Eduard Folayang and John Wayne Parr facing off against each other in a wushu versus Muay Thai super fight.

The lightweight match, however, will be fought under Muay Thai rules on March 26.

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Folayang, a two-time lightweight king, is considered one of the greatest Filipino mixed martial artists of all time.

But the Team Lakay veteran is currently on a downward spiral with only one win—beating Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu by technical decision—in his last six fights.

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He last appeared in August, losing to China’s Zhang Lipeng by unanimous decision.

Before transitioning into MMA, Folayang was a decorated wushu specialist having won three gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games and taking a silver and a bronze in the Asian Games.

Parr, meanwhile, is a 10-time world champion and was the 2011 World Kickboxing Federation K-1 middleweight champion.

MMA legend Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang Jitmuangnon will also clash in a mixed rules bout in ONE X.

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