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Filipino veteran Rene Catalan expects tougher challenges in 2019

After extending his impressive winning streak to five matches in 2018, Rene “The Challenger” Catalan looks to carry over his success to the new year. The 40-year-old Iloilo City native has won two-straight bouts this year, starting with a second-round stoppage of Chinese prospect Peng Xue Wen at ONE: KINGS OF COURAGE last January. He […]

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ONE Championship: Catalan to return to action

Joshua “The Passion” Pacio won’t be the only Filipino to represent the country at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY as Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan will be joining the reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion in hoisting the Philippine flag aloft on the blockbuster card. Catalan is slated to lock horns against ONE Jakarta Flyweight Tournament Champion Stefer “The […]

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ONE Championship: ‘Stay humble’ says Pacio

With a roster packed with the best martial artists in Asia and the world, ONE Championship’s athletes all have one thing in common. They truly embody the prized martial arts values such as integrity, honor, humility, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion As the organization holds these principles so dear at its core, its beloved heroes […]

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ONE Championship: Team Lakay’s Banario, Kelly promoted to blue belt in BJJ

After years of hard work and dedication, Team Lakay members Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly and Honorio “The Rock” Banario received a promotion in their ground game skills last week. Both competitors had their Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt promotion from Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt John Baylon. Based in Baguio City, Benguet, Banario and Kelly both travel […]

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ONE Championship: Banario takes time off to hike Mount Pulag

After ending the year on a high note, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario had an opportunity to accomplish a lifelong dream. Last Wednesday, 5 December, the 29-year-old native of Mankayan, Benguet reached the summit of Mount Pulag, the third highest mountain in the Philippines. With an elevation of 9,600 feet above […]

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ONE Championship: Rene Catalan shares tricks at wushu seminar

Filipino veteran Rene Catalan shares tricks of the trade at wushu seminar in Makati Multiple-time Wushu World Champion Rene “The Challenger” Catalan makes the most of his off-season by continuing his advocacy to impart his knowledge about martial arts. The 40-year-old Iloilo City native hosted a wushu seminar at his own gym in Makati City, […]

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