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. One of the matches on the preliminary card is a bout between two female fighters, namely Gina “Conviction” Iniong, 28, of Baguio City, Philippines and Jenny Huang, 27, of Chinese Taipei.
Iniong is a six-time national wushu champion and Belingon’s fellow member of the renowned Team Lakay. The top Filipino women’s martial arts contender owns a professional record of 6-3 with 4 of her six victories coming by thrilling finish including 2 highlight-reel submissions and 2 knockouts.
In Iniong’s last bout, she took top talent and Japanese martial arts veteran Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi, 35, to the distance, falling by unanimous decision. The Team Lakay fighter will look to regain her winning form as she takes on a former world title challenger next.
On the other hand, Huang is highly-regarded as one of the most skilled female talents in ONE Championship. She sports a professional record of 5 wins and 2 losses.
In March 2017, Huang challenged Singapore’s Angela Lee for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship. Of Huang’s 5 victories, she owns 3 via impressive submission.
Huang is seeking redemption in her next bout. But she will have to defeat a Team Lakay fighter to achieve it.
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.