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May 29, 2013
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Team Lakay Wushu represent! Hometown heroes Honorio Banario, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Rey Docyogen, and Eduard Folayang are all looking to demonstrate their wide arsenal of lutong Pinoy moves at One FC: Rise to Power this Friday, May 31, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Banario, in particular, will be defending his One FC Featherweight World Title against former Lightweight King of Pancrase Koji Oishi. That's a great main event, brah!


In addition to the country's finest collection of pambansang MMA kamaos, this fight card will also have Brazilian sensation Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes taking on Japanese prodigy Koetsu Okazaki for the One FC Bantamweight Interim Title, while Tim Sylvia aims to return to heavyweight prominence by blowing by young gun Tony Johnson, and Phil Baroni looks to make himself 2-0 in Philippine soil against Nobutatsu Suzuki, among others.

Now, scroll down below to go through our short match-up primers, and also to find out why you should be inside the MOA Arena come Friday night! Let's show our support for Banario and the rest of them local MMA hopefuls! This is the big leagues, y'all!

(Tickets are available exclusively through CASINO FILIPINO. Click here for ticketing details!)

One FC
Honorio Banario vs. Koji Oishi
"I have to be prepared for Honorio's reach," says Koji Oishi (23-9-10), notable in the MMA community for his short stint as a welterweight in the UFC several years ago. "He has a sizeable reach and I will need to work my way through that. I am hell-bent on taking that belt from him and becoming the new champion." While coming in as a heavy favorite, Banario (8-1) is motivated by the fact that most of his teammates at Team Lakay have all faced losses as of late, making his title bout against Oishi all the more a must-win.


One FC
Eduard Folayang vs. Kamal Shalorus

"I feel great fighting again in my hometown," reveals Eduard Folayang (12-3), who is looking to bounce back from a controversial loss at URCC 22: Dekada last December. "There will be a lot of pressure, but I'm happy knowing that my family, friends, and countrymen will be there to support me." The Team Lakay standout is facing a tall order with Kamal Shalorus (7-3), who never lost a fight during his days in the WEC. Word has it that the winner will get a possible title shot against One FC Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki. Yikes!


NEXT: More Team Lakay Wushu warriors!