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Team Lakay’s Kevin Belingon, Andrew Leone to headline ‘ONE: Heroes of Honor’ in Manila

 

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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.

Two former world champion challengers will compete in the main event namely hometown favorite Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of the Philippines takes on Andrew Leone, 28, of Cortland, New York, United States. Reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 37, of Brazil defeated Belingon in 2016 and Leone in 2017 both via submission.

A member of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, Belingon is one of the most feared strikers in ONE Championship’s deep bantamweight division and a wushu stalwart who owns 7 huge knockouts on his resume.  With a professional record of 17-5, he is known as a fierce competitor with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods.

In Belingon’s last bout, he took a unanimous decision victory over South Korean-American opponent Kevin “Oldboy” Chung, 25. Now, the former world title challenger from the Philippines  takes on Leone in the main event of “ONE: Heroes of Honor.”

Leone is a top contender in ONE Championship’s deep bantamweight division. He trains alongside some of the most talented martial artists in Asia at the renowned Bali MMA gym in Bali, Indonesia.

Leone is a winner of 3 of his last 5 bouts. Having lost to Fernandes in his most recent bout, the American fighter is now seeking to get back into title contention and a victory over his next opponent could put him right back in the title mix.

Here is the complete “ONE: Heroes of Honor” fight card:

 

Main Event

Kevin Belingon vs Andrew Leone

Global Rule Set: 65.8kg

Main Card

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

Prelims

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.

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