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Filipino MMA Fighters Brought Pride to the Nation at One FC’s Fight

Eduard Folayang after his win with One FC CEO Victor Cui holding the mic

Last August 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisation, held PRIDE OF A NATION.  Filipino MMA heroes Eduard Folayang, Eric Kelly and Honorio Banario fought their way to victory in front of a enthusiastic and supporting home crowd.

Folayang made good use of his infamous spinning back kicks and powerful right hand to control his opponent, Felipe Enomoto,  earning him a unanimous decision at the end of Round 3. Kelly continued to impress fans and spectators in Manila and around the world by defeating MMA legend Jens Pulver by TKO (Punches) in Round 2.

Eduard Folayang kicks his opponent Felipe Enomoto

ONE FC CEO Victor Cui (not in photo) announced that Filipino champions Honorio “The Rock” Banario (left)  and Eric “The Natural” Kelly (right) both winners that night, will battle for the ONE FC Featherweight belt at ONE FC: RISE OF KINGS on 6 Oct in Singapore!

Unfortunately, Soo Chul Kim defeated Filipino Kevin Belingon by unanimous decision. The other Filipino fighter Andrew Benibe lose by TKO at 3:47 minutes of Round 3 to fellow Pinoy Honorio Banario.

For the main event, MMA fans were treated to the sensational debut of Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes in the ONE FC cage when he beat Gustavo Falciroli for three full rounds in a decision win.

Official Results for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION:

Bibiano Fernandes defeats Gustavo Falciroli by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of Round 3
Eduard Folayang defeats Felipe Enomoto by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of Round 3
Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia ruled No Contest due to illegal kick by Andrei Arlovski
Eric Kelly defeats Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:42 minutes of Round 2
Rolles Gracie defeats Tony Bonello by rear naked choke at 3:27 minutes of Round 3
Jung Hwan Cha defeats Igor Gracie by TKO at 1:03 minutes of Round 3
Soo Chul Kim defeats Kevin Belingon by unanimous decision at 5:00 minutes of Round 3
Gregor Gracie defeats Nicholas Mann by armbar at 3:26 minutes of Round 1
Phil Baroni defeats Rodrigo Ribeiro by KO at 1:00 minute of Round 1
Mitch Chilson vs Shannon Wiratchai ruled No Contest due to illegal kick by Shannon Wiratchai
Honorio Banario defeats Andrew Benibe by TKO at 3:47 minutes of Round 3

Here are the video highlights of that night:

WARNING:  THIS VIDEO CONTAINS VIOLENT FIGHTING SCENES!

It was an exciting night of MMA!

Me at Upper Box Watching the Fight

Related Posts:

ONE FC: Wiratchai & Chilson Bout Declared A No Contest 
One FC: Pride Of A Nation Official Weigh-In Results
ONE Fighting Championship: Pride Of A Nation Press Conference

Credits:  Photos and Video provided by One FC.

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