14 March 2018 – Manila, Philippines: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced “ONE: Heroes of Honor,” which is set for April 20, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Fans will once again be witness to another evening of world class martial arts action delivered by the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.
In the main event, hometown favorite Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of the Philippines takes on Andrew Leone, 28, of the United States. In one of the three matches on the preliminary card, Adrian Matheis, 24, of Jakarta, Indonesia will face Lan Ming Qiang, 24, of Guangxi, China.
Matheis is a martial artist competing in ONE Championship’s talented strawweight division. In the “ONE: Titles and Titans” strawweight tournament in August 2016, he defeated his fellow Indonesian fighters Rustam Hutajulu and Roso Nugroho via scintillating knockouts in one night to be crowned tournament champion.
In Matheis’s most recent outing, he finished the tough Eddy “The Clown” Kalai of Malaysia via first round submission. In his next bout, he crosses paths with Lan.
A national sanda champion from China, Lan who trains alongside ONE Championship flyweight standout “The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin, 24, at the Jincan Defense Club. After a 16-2 sanda record and several championship titles, Lan recently made his transition to the cage and already has a pair of stunning victories to his credit.
In Lan’s most recent bout, he lost to the former world title challenger Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of the Philippines. The Chinese fighter is set to make his next appearance against an Indonesian opponent at “ONE: Heroes of Honor.”
Here is the complete “ONE: Heroes of Honor” fight card:
Kevin Belingon vs Andrew Leone
Global Rule Set: 65.8kg
Giorgio Petrosyan vs Jo Nattawut
ONE Super Series: 70.0kg
Honorio Banario vs Adrian Pang
Global Rule Set: 77.1kg
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs Fabio Pinca
ONE Super Series: 67.0kg
Marat Gafurov vs Emilio Urrutia
Global Rule Set: 70.3kg
Brad Riddell vs Regian Eersel
ONE Super Series: 78.0kg
Gina Iniong vs Jenny Huang
Global Rule Set: 52.2kg
Masakazu Imanari vs Kevin Chung
Global Rule Set: 65.8kg
Adrian Matheis vs Lan Ming Qiang
Global Rule Set: 56.7kg
Ticket information for ONE: HEROES OF HONOR is available at www.onefc.com.