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 bouts on the preliminary card, Japanese martial artist Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari, 42, will compete against South Korean-American martial artist Kevin “Oldboy” Chung, 25.
Imanari is a ONE Championship bantamweight with years of high-profile experience on the global stage of martial arts. With nearly two decades of experience under his belt, he is a veteran of the sport and one of the most talented competitors to come out of Japan.
With a style focused on submission grappling, Imanari is a former 3-time DEEP Champion. Out of his 36 total victories, 25 have come by submission finish. He is set to return to the ONE Championship cage against Chung.
Born and raised in the United States, Chung began his amateur career in his adoptive hometown of Centreville, Virginia in 2010 and has since impressed with his spectacular performances inside the cage. He turned professional in 2015 and currently holds a professional record of 4-1, with 2 of his 4 career wins having come by way of spectacular stoppage.
Chung prides himself on being an exciting competitor, willing to please the crowd by constantly seeking the highlight-reel finish. He is set to face a feared Japanese veteran next.
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 Mattheis vs Lan Ming Qiang
Global Rule Set: 56.7kg
Ticket information for ONE: HEROES OF HONOR is available at www.onefc.com.