Team Lakay fighter Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 29, recently earned his 16th win as a professional MMA fighter. He defeated Reece “Lightning” McLaren via knockout at “ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness” at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Aug. 18, Friday.
It took Belingon only 62 seconds to knock out McLaren in the first round of the bout. The Team Lakay fighter first gave his Australian-Filipino opponent a hard right straight, which dropped the latter.
Belingon did not waste any second by giving McLaren aggressive follow-up strikes on the ground. This made referee Olivier Coste decide to step in and end the fight.
This marks Belingon’s seventh MMA win as a professional MMA fighter via knockout. The first one was on May 13, 2010 at “MC: Martial Combat 2,” where he knocked out Ngoo Ditty via punches.
On April 2, 2011, Belingon knocked out Isaac Tuling at “URCC 19: Collision” with head kick and punches. After this, the Team Lakay fighter made his ONE Championship debut.
After losing to Soo Chul Kim and Masakazu Imanari in his first two ONE Championship bouts, Belingon scored his first win under the promotion on Oct. 6, 2012 at “ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings,” where he knocked out Yusup Saadulaev via punches.
On April 5, 2013, Belingon earned his second ONE Championship win by knocking out Thanh Vu via punches at “ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions.” On Dec. 6, 2013, Belingon also knocked out David Aranda Santacana at “ONE FC 14: War of Nations” via punches.
Before “ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness,” Belingon’s most recent fight was a win against Toni Tauru via technical knockout via submission to punches at “ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny” on April 21.
While Belingon now has 16 wins and 5 losses, McLaren has 9 wins and 5 losses. Here are some photos taken from their “ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness” fight: