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ONE Championship: PH's Edward Kelly wins via DQ, Honorio Banario falls

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Team Lakay splits its two matches in Shanghai, China

MIXED RESULTS. Filipino MMA artists Honorio Banario and Edward Kelly end with mixed results in the ONE Championship in Shanghai, China. Photo from their Facebook accounts


Banario willing to fight anywhere after ONE ditches cage for ring

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:33 AM

'The Rock' finds himself inside a new fighting space, but comes out with a win just the same

Photo by Richard Esguerra

Kevin Belingon destroys Andrew Leone at ONE Heroes of Honor

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:17 AM

Fellow Team Lakay stalwarts Honorio Banario, Gina Iniong also emerge victorious

NUMBER ONE. Kevin Belingon dominates former bantamweight world title challenger Andrew Leone. Photo by Richard Esguerra

Banario wins impressively at ONE: Age of Domination

Dec 02, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Filipino fighter Honario Banario forces Rajinder Singh Meena to tap out to an armbar in two minutes

SUBMISSION. Honorio Banario slaps on the armbar which forced Rajinder Singh Meena to tap in the first round. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Team Lakay vets see Joshua Pacio copping ONE Championship gold

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Can Pacio make history? His Team Lakay s senior fighters seem to believe so

Banario ready to face top lightweights in ONE Championship

Aug 15, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Banario s main objective is to elevate his status in the rankings

BRING IT ON. Honorio Banario finds a home in ONE Championship's lightweight division and is ready to stand and bang with the weight class' big names. Photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Folayang, Banario, Pacio pick up wins, Yabo loses on ONE FC’s Macau card

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Eduard Folayang Honorio Banario and Joshua Pacio score impressive victories in ONE Championship s first show at The Venetian Macau

Banario ready to make big statement as lightweight, says Team Lakay coach

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:41 PM

The real challenge may still be on the horizon for Honorio Banario

ONE FC: Honorio Banario prepares for ‘win-hungry’ Eddie Ng

Jul 25, 2016 - 10:52 PM

Banario believes Ng is determined to barge into the winner’s column for the first time in nearly 3 years

PREPARING FOR BATTLE. Filipino fighter Honorio Banario is not taking Eddie Ng lightly. Photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Honorio Banario wins first ONE FC fight in 3 years

Apr 16, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Banario ends a 5 fight losing streak with a decision win over compatriot Vaughn Donayre

BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN. Honorio Banario won his first fight in 3 years at Mall of Asia Arena. File photo by Nevin Reyes

Honorio Banario determined to get back on winning track

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The MMA fighter remains motivated to win despite a series of losses

Homecourt doesn't always translate to victory for Filipinos in ONE Championship

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Brandon Vera s KO of Paul Cheng was a moment of pride for Filipino fighters but Pinoys haven t always fared as well on their home turf in ONE Championship

CHAMPION. Brandon Vera became ONE's second Filipino champion, following Honorio Banario's featherweight title win in 2013. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ONE FC: Kelly picks up controversial win; two Pinoy bets falter

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:48 PM

Eric Kelly grabbed a decision over Japan s Hiroshige Tanaka while Honorio Banario and Eugene Toquero lost their fights

Eric Kelly lands a kick on Hiroshige Tanaka in their featherweight fight in Kuala Lumpur. Photo from ONE Championship's Facebook

3 Pinoy MMA fighters added to ONE Championship’s October card

Sep 17, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Honorio Banario Eugene Toquero and Ruel Catalan will join the One Championship card Tigers of Asia in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

ROCK IS BACK. Honorio Banario returns to action in Malaysia. Photo from One FC

Eric Kelly wants smooth finish to ONE Championship contract

Jul 26, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Filipino fighter Eric Kelly says he wants to satisfy the terms of his ONE Championship contract as he looks to move on with his career

CAGE RETURN. Pinoy MMA fighter Eric Kelly, seen here against USA's Jens Pulver, wants to finish his deal with ONE Championship on amicable terms. File photo by Josh Albelda

Brandon Vera KOs Subora in ONE FC debut

Dec 06, 2014 - 12:02 AM

Former UFC star Brandon Vera made a successful debut in the ONE FC knocking out Igor Subora in one round at the Warrior s Way event

VERAFIED STAR. Brandon Vera (R) stalks Igor Subora (L) during their ONE FC heavyweight match. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Honorio Banario ready for Herbert Burns, says Team Lakay coach

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:24 AM

Team Lakay head trainer Mark Sangiao remains optimistic that former ONE FC featherweight champ Honorio Banario will be victorious despite a three fight losing skid

Honorio Banario of Team Lakay lands a punch during media workouts in Fort Bonifacio. Photo by Renz Rosero

Folayang, Julaton, two more Pinoys added to ONE FC: Warrior’s Way

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Filipino fighters Eduard Folayang Ana Julaton Jujeath Nagaowa and Rene Catalan join Kevin Belingon and Honorio Banario in ONE FC: Warrior s Way

Eduard Folayang and Ana Julaton added to ONE FC: Warrior's Way lineup. File photos by Rappler

Belingon, Banario to compete at ONE FC: Warrior’s Way

Nov 06, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Kevin Belingon squares off with Japan’s Koetsu Okazaki while Honorio Banario faces featherweight prospect Herbert Burns

Kevin Belingon (L) file photo by Mark Cristino Rappler. Honori Banario file photo from ONE FC

Eddiva loses to Souza in The Ultimate Fighter Brazil finale

Jun 01, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Edimilson Souza handed Mark Eddiva the first setback in his professional mixed martial arts career by stopping the Filipino fighter on the undercard of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 season finale

BORN TO FIGHT. UFC fighter Mark Eddiva accepting his bronze medal at the Asian Games in 2010. Photo by Laurent Fievet/AFP

Banario yields to Jadamba at ONE FC: Honor & Glory

May 31, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Banario drops his third consecutive fight since his title win over Eric Kelly at ONE FC: Return of Warriors in February 2013

ANOTHER LOSS. Honorio Banario suffers his third-consecutive setback at ONE FC. File photo by Nevin Reyes

UFC is coming to the Philippines, says Dana White

Jan 31, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Is Ultimate Fighting Championship coming to the Philippines? UFC president Dana White says that the archipelago nation is one of the mixed martial arts promotion s target destinations

UFC-YOU SOON? UFC President Dana White (left) with legendary fighter Anderson Silva (right). Photo by Marcelo Sayão/EPA

Filipino MMA in 2013 – A Year in Review

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:24 PM

MMA writer Carlos Cinco looks back at the topsy turvy year that Filipino MMA endured in 2013

GROUND AND POUND. Despite ups and downs, Filipino MMA had a standout year. Pictured left to right: Mark Munoz, Eric Kelly, Brandon Vera. Photos courtesy their Facebook profiles

Banario looks to snap Filipino MMA losing streak

Nov 20, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Honorio The Rock Banario looks to put an end to the Filipinos losing streak in Mixed Martial Arts in his fight vs Koji Oishi

THE ROCK. Honorio Banario is looking to end the Filipinos' losing streak in MMA in is fight vs Koji Oisih. Photo from One FC

Black Friday: Pinoys get swept in ONE FC

Jun 01, 2013 - 4:55 PM

It was a bloody Friday for Filipinos as all home bets lost in ONE FC: Rise to Power at the MOA Arena

ROAR. Oishi screams after beating Banario. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Fighters make weight for ONE FC

May 31, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Fighters made weight on the eve of ONE FC: Rise to Power

Predictions: Pinoys will rise in ONE FC Manila return

May 31, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Filipinos headline ONE FC: Rise to Power at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday

TITLE DEFENSE. Banario defends his title for the first time. Photo by ONE FC.

Pinoy MMA fighter to defend title in Manila

Apr 13, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Honorio The Rock Banario will defend his MMA championship on May 31 in Manila

DEFENDING CHAMPION. Pinoy MMA fighter Honorio "The Rock" Banario (left) will defend his One FC Featherweight World Champion title on May 31. All photos courtesy of One FC

Pinoy MMA fighters face off for featherweight title in Malaysia

Feb 01, 2013 - 9:42 PM

Eric “The Natural” Kelly and Honorio “The Rock” Banario both of Baguio City will go toe to toe inside the cage to earn the right to be crowned the first One FC Featherweight Champion

FILIPINO CHAMP. Pinoy Eric Kelly defeats USA's Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:42 minutes of Round 2.

One FC: Pinoy vs Pinoy for featherweight title


Jan 15, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Two Filipino born and bred fighters are set to face each other for the first ever One FC featherweight title

FILIPINO CHAMP. Pinoy Eric Kelly defeats USA's Jens Pulver by TKO at 1:42 minutes of Round 2.