"The Archangel" opened with a push kick, and Folayang responded with a spinning back kick that knocked his opponent back a few steps. The Team Lakay veteran closed the distance and moved Buist to the Circle Wall.
    After they separated from the Circle Wall, Folayang stunned Buist and knocked him to the canvas. The Filipino followed up but could not close the show, having to work from Buist's guard. The Dutchman attacked with an armbar before switching to a triangle, but the former World Champion survived the attempts to the delight of the Manila crowd.
    "Landslide" stayed heavy on top to maintain control while working from half guard. Buist was able to sweep Folayang, but could not land significant strikes in the waning seconds of the wild second round.
    1/31/2020 2:11:24 PM
    Folayang chopped away at Buist's lower legs on the outset of the contest. "The Archangel" stepped forward with an attack, and Folayang responded with a spinning back fist, which was blocked. After a hot start, the Filipino caught Buist low with a side kick, which forced an injury timeout.
    The Dutchman recovered quickly, and the bout continued.
    Buist threw a kick up high that was mostly blocked, but he followed it up with a stiff right hand that stung the former ONE Lightweight World Champion. The Dutchman looked for a guillotine, but the Team Lakay product took him to the mat and ended up in side control.
    "Landslide" looked for a submission of his own, but that gave Buist room to explode. In the transition, the Filipino switched to a guillotine choke attempt. The Dutchman survived, however. 

    The exciting opening stanza ended with both men standing at range and looking for a big strike.
    1/31/2020 2:04:52 PM
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    Folayang is on a mission to get back to the top, but that doesn’t stop his passion for teaching. Read how “Landslide” assists the students at Team Lakay get better at their craft right here.

    1/31/2020 1:56:03 PM
    Buist is on a seven-bout win streak and boasts a 72 percent finishing rate in victories. If he can add Folayang to that list, we could be looking at the next contender for the lightweight gold.
    1/31/2020 1:55:18 PM
    It’s time for the co-main event. Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and Pieter “The Archangel” Buist will thrill the crowd in Manila in this high-stakes contest!
    1/31/2020 1:55:05 PM

    Brandon "The Truth" Vera announced he will return to defend the ONE Heavyweight World Championship on 29 May at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila!

    1/31/2020 1:54:31 PM

    Danny Kingad defeats Xie Wei via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)

    1/31/2020 1:47:11 PM
    Xie led the action with an early roundhouse kick, only to have Kingad reply with one of his own. The Chinese athlete went for the takedown and got his opponent in a headlock, but the Filipino escaped.
    Then, "The Hunter" scored another takedown, but he was quickly warned by referee Olivier Coste for the subsequent headbutt.
    Once the action got underway, the two engaged in a wild striking exchange before they clinched near the Circle Wall. Xie got a momentary hold of his opponent’s back, but Kingad exploded out from the rear-naked choke.
    After another successful takedown, Xie was again cautioned for a knee to the back of the head. An injury timeout is called for the Filipino athlete to recover.
    Once the action resumed, Xie’s final attempts at another takedown were denied by Kingad.
    This is headed to the judges' scorecards.
    1/31/2020 1:45:47 PM
    Xie cracked a huge elbow to “The King’s” chin just as the Filipino athlete stepped forward to launch another leg kick.
    “The Hunter” started to let loose with strikes and the duo locked up in a tight clinch at the Circle Wall.
    Neither man was willing to concede position. Xie had the double underhooks to bring Kingad down, but the Filipino star recovered quickly.
    The action resumed in the center. Kingad’s overhand rights were just shy of their mark, but he continued to find the mark with his kicks to the lead thigh.
    Kingad tried for the takedown, but Xie managed to stuff it with a quick sprawl. We are headed into the third and final round.
    1/31/2020 1:36:11 PM
    Kingad opened up with a hard right jab and a low left kick that nearly took Xie’s legs from under him. The Chinese athlete was wise to a repeated attempt and replied with a right hook, and then he took the Filipino athlete to the ground.
    Amazingly, the Team Lakay athlete picked up “The Hunter,” trotted around the ring, and dumped him to the canvas.
    Following a quick scramble, Kingad got into side control, but Xie slipped away and got back to his feet.
    "The King" continued to fire more kicks to his opponent’s inside leg as Xie circled away. The bell soon rang to end the round.
    1/31/2020 1:30:04 PM
    1/31/2020 1:20:21 PM

    This is a big moment for Kingad. When he lost to Adriano Moraes in November 2017, he went on an exciting six-bout win streak. After having just experienced his second career loss — this time, to Demetrious Johnson — history could repeat itself in Manila.

    1/31/2020 1:19:05 PM

    Despite riding a streak of five knockout finishes, Xie Wei told that he is nervous for this opportunity. Check out Xie’s thoughts on moving from the ONE Hero Series to the bright lights of ONE Championship.

    1/31/2020 1:18:20 PM

    Danny “The King” Kingad and Xie “The Hunter” Wei keep the show moving along in a flyweight showdown – except now, we’re back in mixed martial arts.

    1/31/2020 1:17:38 PM

    Alex Silva is warming up and getting ready for his ONE Strawweight World Title challenge.

    1/31/2020 1:14:51 PM

    Petchdam Petchyindee Academy defeats Momotaro via majority decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)

    1/31/2020 1:14:10 PM
    Momotaro attempted to leap in with a knee strike, but the distance was too great to make it effective. The Thai landed a solid left kick to the body, and the Japanese striker took him to the mat off of it.
    Another body kick from Petchdam connected as Momotaro stayed on the outside. The exchanges were few and far between as the distance prevented big exchanges.
    The two clinch but fail to land damaging blows to one another. The body kicks from Petchdam were the most effective strikes of the third round, but it was a close contest that could have gone either way.
    1/31/2020 1:13:43 PM
    Momotaro used his speed to stay out of range of Petchdam's power in the early going of the second round. The Thai struggled to find the rhythm of his Japanese counterpart.
    Petchdam forced Momotaro against the Circle Wall and connected with elbows from the clinch, but they did not stay in that position for long.
    The two swung wildly toward the end of the frame, but nothing landed. Each man was looking for the one strike that would put a quick end to the bout.
    1/31/2020 1:09:23 PM
    Momotaro came out quickly to push the action, but Petchdam's stinging leg kicks hammered the outside of his thigh. The Japanese ace came forward again, and the two exchanged strikes against the Circle Wall.
    There was a tension filling the air with every strike thrown.
    "The Baby Shark" soon took to the center of the Circle and fired off a kick to the body, but Momotaro countered right down the pipe with a straight left hand.
    They engaged in the clinch in the final seconds of the round, and it was Petchdam who got the better of the exchange with a slicing left elbow and knee to the body.
    1/31/2020 1:05:28 PM
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    It is pure entertainment anytime Petchdam makes his walk to the Circle. Tonight was no different as he danced his way down the aisle, and the crowd erupted in glee at his moves.
    1/31/2020 12:58:49 PM
    Who wore it better?
    1/31/2020 12:56:10 PM

    If Momotaro has his way, this one will not last long. Read about his plans for a quick night out to stun the crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena right here.

    1/31/2020 12:55:32 PM
    We head to the flyweight division for this Muay Thai battle. Petchdam Petchyindee Academy and Momotaro are set to make a statement tonight and showcase their elite skills!
    1/31/2020 12:54:55 PM

    The victor, Shoko Sato, heads to the back with his coach, Ryo Chonan.

    1/31/2020 12:54:37 PM

    Shoko Sato defeats Kwon Won Il via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of round one (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)

    1/31/2020 12:52:16 PM
    Kwon drilled a few left jabs as he took command early. Sato did well to keep his distance. However, on a fast break, he lunged for the takedown and pushed the South Korean striker back to the Circle Wall.
    The two men circled in the center and exchanged a few sharp jabs. Sato pressed Kwon up against the Circle Wall and attempted to sweep his rival's outside leg.
    Then, with Kwon down on his knees, the Japanese athlete secured his opponent’s back, took the neck, and applied a hard squeeze to clinch the rear-naked choke submission in the first round.
    1/31/2020 12:51:54 PM
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    Kwon Won Il changed course after witnessing his mother cry for the first time. Read about what made his mother cry and how it changed his path right here before the action begins.

    1/31/2020 12:38:51 PM

    There is not a better way to kickstart the main card than this bantamweight contest. Kwon “Pretty Boy” Won Il and Shooto Bantamweight World Champion Shoko Sato compete in this potential show-stealing contest!

    1/31/2020 12:37:47 PM

    P.S. We are at the Bon Jovi point of the event.

    1/31/2020 12:30:35 PM

    We’ve got a stellar main card on tap, so grab your snacks now!



    1/31/2020 12:29:41 PM

    That finishes the lead card. Find out how you can watch the main card in your country right here.

    1/31/2020 12:28:15 PM

    Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Ivanildo Delfino via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)

    1/31/2020 12:27:41 PM



    Wada returned to his game plan: he immediately rushed his opponent to the Circle Wall, clinched with him, hit a takedown, and jockeyed for a better position. Delfino scrambled out, but they soon returned to the clinch. “The Sweeper” hooked his rival’s leg and connected with yet another takedown.


    The Japanese athlete kept battling past his opponent’s defenses to throw punches to his head and elbows to the face. Delfino tried kicking him off and scrambling to his feet in the final minute, but Wada stuffed that attempt.


    Delfino held onto his rival, but Wada forced him to the ground. He furiously threw knees, elbows, and punches until the final bell sounded.

    1/31/2020 12:26:26 PM



    The pair was a little more tentative to begin the second round. However, the patient Japanese athlete grabbed his rival’s hands and backed him up against the Circle Wall. 


    Wada had a difficult time taking the Brazilian down, but he landed some good inside knees to the legs. Delfino tried to create some separation to hit a few of his own knees to the body. The two clinched up and exchanged punches and elbows inside.


    With less than 60 seconds remaining, Wada ducked down and connected with a double-leg takedown. He immediately threw elbows from the top, but Delfino managed to defend well. The Japanese athlete still landed shots, but the Brazilian’s effective guard made it difficult.

    1/31/2020 12:20:35 PM



    Delfino controlled the center of the Circle as the feeling-out process began. Wada threw a leg kick, but the Brazilian caught it and used the leg to hit a takedown. However, the Japanese athlete immediately returned to his feet, rushed his opponent to the Circle Wall, and brought his rival to the ground. 


    As “The Sweeper” tried to capitalize, Delfino brilliantly defended and scrambled to disrupt his adversary’s attack. Wada moved to half guard and threw elbows to the head. Delfino did well to scramble out of the position, but the Japanese flyweight returned to guard and unloaded some fierce punches and elbows to the head.


    Wada moved him against the Circle Wall and, despite Delfino’s active guard, maintained a top position that allowed him to throw more punches.

    1/31/2020 12:14:19 PM
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    This match was originally booked for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals, but an injury forced Delfino to withdraw from the bout.

    1/31/2020 12:02:52 PM

    Delfino is looking to make a big impression in his ONE debut. He is a perfect 8-0 with six stoppages to his credit. A stoppage tonight against the DEEP Flyweight World Champion could make him an instant contender in the flyweight division.

    1/31/2020 12:01:38 PM

    Flyweights Ivanildo “Monstrinho” Delfino and Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada complete the lead card. Check out their athlete pages as they make their way to the Circle.

    1/31/2020 12:01:08 PM

    ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong talks to the main card athletes backstage.

    1/31/2020 11:58:23 AM

    Anne Line Hogstad defeats Alma Juniku via majority decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – atomweight)

    1/31/2020 11:57:54 AM
    Hogstad found success early with her kicks, and as the two clinched, she connected with an elbow as well. "Ninja Line" used her length to negate the Aussie's effectiveness.
    The Norwegian had more output than her counterpart in the final 90 seconds of the third and final round. She scored with more kicks and a few clean right hands, which slipped through Juniku's guard.
    "Ninja Line" ended the bout strong.
    1/31/2020 11:56:52 AM
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