On April 21, Ev “E.T.” Ting failed to steal the ONE Championship lightweight world champion title from Filipino fighter Eduard “Landslide” Folayang at “ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny” at the Mall of Asia in Metro Manila, Philippines. Still, the former is looking forward to challenging the Filipino fighter of the famed Team Lakay from Baguio City once again before the year ends.
On Aug. 18, Friday, Ting got his 14th win as a professional MMA fighter. The Kiwi fighter defeated his Japanese opponent Nobutatsu Suzuki at “ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness” at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
On Aug. 20, Saturday, the former took to Facebook to share a photo of himself wearing an Auckland MMA shirt. In the caption, he wrote, “Always excited to compete. ET in Manila part 2?”
Also, Ting indicated in the photo caption that he is interested in having a rematch with Folayang in Manila. The next ONE Championship event in the Philippines is “ONE Championship: Legends of the World,” which is set on Nov. 10 at the Mall of Asia.
There is still no statement from Folayang about Ting’s interest in their rematch. While Ting currently holds a record of 14 wins and 4 losses, Folayang has 18 wins and 5 losses.
The first fighter to defeat Ting is Filipino-American Mark “Mugen” Striegl, who is currently based in Baguio City. On Feb. 11, 2012, the latter defeated the former at “Legend FC: Legend Fighting Championship 7” in Macau.
Joining Folayang and Striegl in the list of the fighters Ting failed to defeat are Yeong Gwang Choi and former ONE Championship featherweight world champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov. At “ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness,” Gafurov lost his title to Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen.
On the other hand, the only five fighters to defeat Folayang are Jon Tuck, Ole Laursen, Lowen Tynanes, Kamal Shalorus and Timofey Nastyukhin. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Folayang days after defeating Ting: