Folayang Scores Big Upset to win ONE lightweight Title


Filipino underdog Eduard Folayang scores the biggest upset in the best Asian MMA Promotion ONE Championship. The New ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang defeats the former champion, Shinya Aoki of Japan, yesterday November 11, 2016, in Singapore.


Shinya Aoki definitely won the 1st round and scores more than 3 takedowns but the Filipino hopeful back in the 2nd round by hurting the Champion Aoki. Folayang damaged Aoki in the last minute of the 2nd round.

Then in the third round, Folayang connects a flying knee that puts down the Japanese then followup a barrage of punches that hurts the Japanese, referee saw Aoki not fighting and halts the fight at 4:19 in the third round.

Folayang wins the ONE Lightweight title and becomes the 2nd Team Lakaay fighter to win the ONE Championship Title besides the former featherweight champion Honorio Banario. Folayang is now a champion together with the Fil-American fighter Brandon Vera of the Heavyweight division.