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Folayang Makes First Title Defense Against ‘E.T.’ on April 21 in PH

Eduard Folayang | ONE Championship photo

Eduard Folayang | ONE Championship photo

ONE Championship (ONE) will return to Manila on April 21, 2017, holding its 10th event in the Philippines. The 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena will host ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which will be headlined by ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang making his first title-defense against Malaysia’s Ev “E.T.” Ting.

Folayang of the legendary Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most experienced mixed martial artists. After nearly a decade of competing in various promotions, Folayang has amassed an impressive 17-5 mixed martial arts record. The 33-year-old veteran has authored a career resurgence in 2016, winning three consecutive matches against high-profile opponents and showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling offensive arsenal. In his last bout, Folayang shocked the world by capturing the ONE Lightweight World Championship belt with a sensational victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki. He will be making his first title defense against Ev Ting.

Ev “E.T.” Ting is a mixed martial artist of Malaysian heritage. He lives and trains out of Auckland, New Zealand, and owns a stellar 13-3 win-loss record so far in his professional career. A winner of his last four bouts over top-caliber foes, Ting is one of the most talented mixed martial artists to come out of Malaysia. Eight of his 13 victories have come by exciting finish, including four submissions and four knockouts. Ting secured a date with Folayang when he notched a split decision win over former title challenger Kamal Shalorus last February.

Ticket information for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY is available at www.onefc.com