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ONE FC Rise to Power: The Night Pinoy MMA Got Massacred!

They all went down swingin'
by Mikey Agulto | Jun 4, 2013
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Taob na naman ang mga Pinoy!

You probably have heard about by now that all five fighters from Team Lakay Wushu lost at One FC: Rise to Power last Friday, May 31, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Yes, it's a bummer to see 'em go on a losing streak, dating back to PXC 37 last May. Yes, the holes in their game were too evident and downright frustrating. But no, sir, none of these men went down without a fight. Every Lakay out there all went down swinging with pride.

Now let us share a moment of silence as we commemorate the night Pinoy mixed martial arts was massacred.

Andrew Leone defeats Geje Estaquio
The first Pinoy who went guns a blazin' that fateful night was Geje Estaquio, who unfortunately did not possess the necessary skills to defend against Andrew Leone's takedowns. The former world jiu-jitsu champion outclassed our bet in all three rounds, easily earning himself a unanimous decision victory. Estaquio, who before the match said that he wanted to prove that Team Lakay has more than just striking in their arsenal, failed to deliver.

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Kamal Shalorus defeats Eduard Folayang

Former nationwide pound-for-pound MMA king Eduard Folayang might need to recalibrate his game (and his weight class) after suffering another loss, this time at the hands of former UFC and WEC competitor Kamal Shalorus. The Iranian fighter took advantage of Eduard's weak takedown defense and grinded his way to a convincing unanimous decision victory. While Folayang finally brought the fight to Shalorus in the final round, his second wind proved to be too late the hero. At least he's not the one slated to face Shinya Aoki next (and that's a good thing).

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