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Banario faces Thai foe in closed-door in Singapore

Banario faces Thai foe in closed-door in Singapore

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN     Honorio Banario hopes to use Team Lakay’s successful start to the season as an extra motivation when he battles Thai Shannon Wiratchai in ONE: King of the Jungle in a closed-door event on Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This marks Banario’s first comeback in the featherweight division and […]

Fil-Am Vera defends ONE title vs  ex-Olympian

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN   Brandon Vera stakes his world heavyweight title against former Olympic wrestler Arjan Bhullar in ONE: Infinity 2 on May 29. In a Facebook post Thursday, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the upcoming fights for the ONE: Infinity Series which includes Vera’s headliner in Manila. “A typical ONE Infinity Series […]

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Folayang blames ‘miscalculations’ for painful defeat to Dutch rival

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN     Two-time ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang isn’t giving up on his quest for a third title. The 35-year-old Team Lakay veteran said miscalculations took a toll on his ‘painful’ loss against Pieter Buist of the Netherlands at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City last Friday night. “Lukewarm […]

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6 PH MMA fighters face foreign foes in Fire & Fury

By Carlo Anolin     Six Filipino fighters, including ONE strawweight king Joshua Pacio, are eyeing to get their hands raised when they clash against their respective opponents in ONE: Fire & Fury Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Pacio is out to defend his title against a much older opponent […]

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Striking or grappling? ‘Well-rounded’ fighter will get the victory – Pacio

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN   ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio believes that whoever comes up with a ‘well-rounded’ game will emerge victorious as he faces Alex Silva in the main event of ONE: Fire and Fury at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday. Pacio, a striking specialist, said there is no room for […]

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Kingad believes defeat to Johnson will make him a better MMA fighter

For three rounds, Danny Kingad tested himself against the greatest flyweight in history, Demetrious Johnson. And while Kingad was unable to secure the victory over “Mighty Mouse” when they met in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Finals, it did give him a sense of placement in the rankings. Kingad will try to rebound […]

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