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:
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.