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.
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!
Danny Kingad defeats Xie Wei via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
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.
Despite riding a streak of five knockout finishes, Xie Wei told ONEFC.com 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.
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.
Alex Silva is warming up and getting ready for his ONE Strawweight World Title challenge.
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy defeats Momotaro via majority decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)
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.
The victor, Shoko Sato, heads to the back with his coach, Ryo Chonan.
Shoko Sato defeats Kwon Won Il via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of round one (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
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.
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!
P.S. We are at the Bon Jovi point of the event.
We’ve got a stellar main card on tap, so grab your snacks now!
That finishes the lead card. Find out how you can watch the main card in your country right here.
Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Ivanildo Delfino via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
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.
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.
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.
This match was originally booked for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals, but an injury forced Delfino to withdraw from the bout.
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.
ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong talks to the main card athletes backstage.
Anne Line Hogstad defeats Alma Juniku via majority decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – atomweight)