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Mark Abelardo banks on experience vs unbeaten American

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:25 AM

Mark Abelardo looks to notch his 20th professional career win against Troy Worthen

MAKING A MARK. Mark Abelardo will fight for the first time in 2020. Photo from ONE Championship


Fans barred from Singapore ONE Championship event over coronavirus

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:16 PM

ONE: King of the Jungle will be broadcast live on TV and digital platforms but will be closed to the public

SAFETY MEASURES. The title fight between Stamp Fairtex and Janet Todd will be held behind closed doors. Photo from onefc.com


Former ONE champ Geje Eustaquio eager for another busy year

Feb 15, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Despite the highs and lows of 2019, Team Lakay stalwart Geje Eustaquio doesn't mind doing it all over again

Gina Iniong's struggles in camp pay off in the circle

Feb 08, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Training against men pays dividends for Gina Iniong as she starts the year with a convincing win in the ONE Championship

IMPROVED. Gina Iniong takes Asha Roka out of her comfort zone en route to the unanimous decision win. Photo from ONE Championship


Iniong shows offensive depth in ONE Championship win

Feb 03, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Coming off a gold-medal win in the 2019 SEA Games, Gina Iniong starts the year on a high note in ONE Championship

INSPIRED. Gina Iniong notches a win with her husband watching live for the first time. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Folayang unfazed despite another ONE Championship loss

Feb 02, 2020 - 10:48 PM

After a disappointing setback, Filipino MMA legend Eduard Folayang hopes to continue fighting to get back on top

FRUSTRATING. Eduard Folayang succumbs to Pieter Buist at his own turf. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Pacio displays impressive ground game against Silva

Feb 01, 2020 - 2:33 PM

Known for his striking, Joshua Pacio manages to stand tall against BJJ champion Alex Silva at ONE: Fire and Fury

STILL THE CHAMP. Joshua Pacio takes down another former strawweight titlist in Alex Silva. Photo from ONE Championship

Pacio defends ONE strawweight title

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Joshua Pacio wraps up a near perfect night for Filipino fighters as he successfully defends his strawweight title against Alex Silva

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Kingad confident he can beat Johnson if given a rematch

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:55 PM

Danny Kingad looks to apply the lessons he learned from his loss to Demetrious Johnson when he faces Xie Wei in the ONE Championship: Fire and Fury

THE KING. Danny Kingad is determined to work his way back to title contention in ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship


Pacio to showcase striking prowess against grappling master Silva

Jan 29, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Joshua Pacio will dangle his ONE Championship strawweight belt against Alex Silva as he looks to start the year on a high note

CHAMPION MENTALITY. Joshua Pacio has made sure to improve his all-around game for his title defense. File photo from ONE Championship


Pacio out to prove caliber in ONE title defense

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Filipino Joshua Pacio looks to retain his ONE Championship strawweight belt against Brazilian Alex Silva

TITLE DEFENSE. Joshua Pacio is determined not to let go of his ONE Championship belt. Photo from ONE Championship


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Jan 23, 2020 - 8:04 PM

Win a Boodle Feast VIP Ticket Package for the ONE Championship showdown on January 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena

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Jan 22, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Get a chance to win tickets to the blockbuster ONE Championship showdown on January 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena

LOOK: ONE Championship gives back in visit to Smokey Mountain

Jan 05, 2020 - 9:03 PM

ONE Championship provides brand-new clothing for underprivileged children

CHRISTMAS GIFTS. The youth of Young Focus flash their new ONE Championship shirts. Photo from LinkedIn/@colintywee


Miado scores impressive KO victory, stuns Chinese foe

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:16 AM

Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado unleashes a lethal flying knee that brings Chinese Miao Li Tao to dreamland

KILLER BLOW. Jeremy Miado (right) delivers the lone win for the Philippines after knocking out Miao Li Tao. Photo release

Drama, personal grudge mark ONE’s second all-Filipino world title bout

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio puts his strawweight belt on the line against compatriot Rene Catalan in the main event of ONE: Masters of Fate

Pacio to defend ONE title vs compatriot Catalan

Oct 19, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Joshua Pacio will defend his ONE Championship strawweight title for the first time since reclaiming it in April

ALL-FILIPINO. Joshua Pacio will test his skills against veteran Filipino mixed martial artist Rene Catalan. Photo from ONE Championship


ONE: Adiwang makes impressive debut; Vera, 3 others drop matches

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Lito Adiwang puts together a stellar showing but 4 other Filipinos struggle in ONE Championship: Century

SPECTACULAR. Aung Lang N Sang (left) delivers a stunning TKO of Brandon Vera to retain the ONE light heavyweight world championship. Photo release

Belingon wants KO win vs Fernandes in ONE title fight

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Kevin Belingon will meet rival Bibiano Fernandes for the fourth time as he tries to reclaim lost glory

FOR THE THRONE. Kevin Belingon says he knows what to expect against Bibiano Fernandes. Photo from ONE Championship


'We shall return': Lakay headstrong after another ONE setback

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Danny Kingad emerges as the lone winner from Team Lakay in ONE Dawn of Heroes

TO RETURN. Eduard 'Landslide' Folayang picks up a second-straigh loss in the ONE: Dawn of Heroes. File photo by Dux Carvajal

WATCH: Kingad advances to ONE Flyweight Grand Prix Finals

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:41 AM

Team Lakay's Danny Kingad impresses the home crowd but 4 other Filipino brawlers struggle

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Folayang shoots for ONE bounce-back win against Alvarez

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:33 PM

Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang goes up against former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez in the ONE lightweight world grand prix semifinal bout

EPIC. Eduardo 'Landslide' Folayang (left) goes up against Eddie 'The Underground King' Alvarez. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Former troublemaker Danny Kingad seeks ONE glory

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'When I was young, I was in a very bad crowd and it had a negative impact on my life. Team Lakay helped me out of that dark place,' says Danny Kingad

LIFE-CHANGING. Danny Kingad leaves his troubled past to pursue mixed martial arts. Photo from release

ONE Championship: Torres falls anew against Malaysian foe

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:34 AM

Filipina brawler Jomary Torres fails to end her losing slump against Jihin Radzuan

SLIPPING. Jomary Torres fails to sustain the fiery start to her MMA career. File photo from ONE Championship

Team Lakay's Honorio Banario out to make most of second chance

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The Filipino fighter gets another shot in the semifinals after Timofey Nastyukhin's original foe succumbed to injury

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Folayang to face former UFC champion Alvarez in ONE

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Fighting for the first time since losing the ONE lightweight title, Eduard Folayang will begin his trek back to glory against Eddie Alvarez

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang looks to redeem himself against one of the deadliest lightweights today. File photo by Dux Carvajal


WATCH: Eustaquio scores comeback victory vs South Korean foe

May 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Team Lakay’s Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio gets back on the winning track after outclassing Kim Kyu Sun

WINNING WAYS. Geje Eustaquio returns to winning form to earn a spot as an alternate in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. File photo

WATCH: Joshua Pacio scores sensational KO, reclaims ONE title

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The Passion' regains his strawweight crown as Team Lakay brawlers stand tall in ONE: Roots of Honor

BACK ON TOP. Joshua Pacio (right) gets Baguio-based Team Lakay back in the winner’s circle after dominating Japan’s Yosuke Saruta. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Joshua Pacio motivated to revive Lakay’s ONE world title hunt

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Out to reclaim Team Lakay's lost glory, Joshua Pacio hopes to jumpstart the Baguio-based squad's winning run versus Yosuke Saruta

REVENGE. Joshua Pacio (right) aims to reclaim the ONE world strawweight title in a rematch bout against Japanese Yosuke Saruta. Photo release

Lakay losses pile up as Belingon, Folayang drop world titles

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Team Lakay is now left without a world championship as Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon absorb shock losses at ONE: A New Era in Japan

DOMINANT. Japanese Shinya Aoki (left) puts on a masterful display to conquer Filipino icon Eduard Folayang. Photo from ONE Championship

Danny Kingad's foe in ONE grand prix replaced

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Japanese Senzo Ikeda of Pancrase, which recently struck a partnership with ONE championship, will serve as the Filipino's new opponent

LONG PATH. Danny Kingad seeks to advance to the ONE Championship flyweight grand prix semifinals. Photo from ONE Championship


WATCH: Filipino Rene Catalan dominates in Myanmar for 6th win

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The 40-year-old Filipino flyweight unloads a barrage of strikes to force a stoppage win versus Japanese foe Yoshitaka Naito

QUICK WIN. Rene Catalan secures a sixth straight victory after quickly overpowering Yoshitaka Naito. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang predicts submission win vs Aoki in ONE title defense

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Thwarting the Japanese via technical knockout in 2016 to win the lightweight belt for the first time, Eduard Folayang has no plans of seeing the rematch go the distance

PROTECT THE THRONE. Eduard Folayang seeks another decisive win against Shinya Aoki to retain his ONE lightweight title. Photo from ONE Championship


Gina Iniong dedicates ONE championship win to ailing mother

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Iniong takes home a split-decision win against Malaysia’s Jihin 'Shadowcat' Radzuan

DEDICATION. Gina Iniong sends Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan to her first ONE championship loss.  Photo from release

'Gravity' Eustaquio falls to Adriano Moraes in ONE title trilogy

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:23 AM

Brazilian Adriano Moraes upsets hometown hero Geje Eustaquio to capture the ONE flyweight world championship

TIGHT CONTEST. Geje Eustaquio puts up a spirited fight, but in the end,  all 3 judges score the bout in favor of Adriano Moraes. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

ONE trilogy: Moraes unfazed by Eustaquio's homecourt advantage

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Brazilian brawler Adriano Moraes says he wants to finish off Filipino ONE flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio in the 1st or 2nd round

FACE OFF. Adriano Moraes (right) says the pressure is on Filipino champion Geje Eustaquio. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Team Lakay opens 2019 with 2 straight losses at ONE Eternal Glory

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Joshua Pacio loses the strawweight belt to Japanese underdog Yosuka Saruta as Edward Kelly also bows to Singaporean Christian Lee

Eustaquio to defend ONE flyweight title vs Moraes

Jan 03, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio gears up to prove that he's the rightful owner of the ONE flyweight world title

TITLE DEFENSE. Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio claims the interim ONE flyweight belt last January 2018.Photo by ONE Championship

IN PHOTOS: The Year of Lakay

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:08 PM

In 2018, Baguio's Team Lakay proves that it's one of the best mixed martial arts stables in Asia

Kevin Belingon named 2018 ONE Warrior of the Year

Dec 21, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Belingon bests Aung La N Sang and Xiong Jin Nan among others for the yearly award

WARRIOR OF 2018. Kevin Belingon of Team Lakay caps off a stellar year with the ONE Warrior of the Year award. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Folayang to star in ONE world title bout in March 2019

Dec 20, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Eduard 'Landslide' Folayang and Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki gear up for a long-awaited rematch in Tokyo, Japan

TITLE DEFENSE. Filipino Edward 'Landslide' Folayang danges his ONE lightweight world title against Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Japan. Photo by Dux Carvajal

Brandon Vera wants shot at ONE light heavyweight title

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:54 AM

'The Truth' seeks to become a two-division world titlist in ONE Championship

RELENTLESS. Brandon Vera sets his sights to more projects. Photo from ONE Championship


Vera, Folayang all set for ONE Conquest of Champions title showdowns

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Brandon Vera returns to the cage after two years while Edward Folayang looks to complete his resurgence

BALANCING ACT. Brandon Vera is confident to defend his ONE Heavyweight title despite juggling training with his acting career. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Returning Vera, Folayang highlight ONE open workout

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Brandon Vera looks to defend his heavyweight crown against Italian champion Mauro Cerilli as Team Lakay pillar Eduard Folayang goes for the vacant lightweight title versus Amir Khan

BETTER THAN EVER. Despite a two-year break, Fili-Am MMA fighter Brandon Vera (left) expects to be in top shape against Italian champion Mauro Cerilli.Photo from ONE Championsip

Belingon open to ONE bantamweight title trilogy vs Fernandes

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:56 AM

A potential third clash between the two would determine the real king of ONE's bantamweight division

NEW KING. Kevin Belingon rules as ONE Championship's undisputed bantamweight king. Photo from ONE Championship


Kevin Belingon rules as ONE's undisputed bantamweight king

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 PM

The Filipino redeems himself as he ends Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes' five-year reign in the bantamweight division

REDEMPTION. Kevin Belingon exacts revenge on Bibiano Fernandes to become the third undisputed ONE champion from Team Lakay. Photo from ONE Championship


PH's Team Lakay dominates 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:53 AM

The famed stable takes home 4 major awards

BIG WINNER. Eduard Folayang wins the most prestigious award from the 2018 Global Martial Arts Award after bagging the Martial Arts Hero of the Year. File photo from ONE Championship


Demetrious Johnson seeks to cement legacy in ONE Championship

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:05 PM

After a six-year reign in UFC's flyweight division, the 32-year-old says it's the 'perfect time' to fight the best in Asia

TITLE CHASE. Demetrious Johnson is one of the 8 fighters that will see action in ONE Championships' world grand prix for the flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship


Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as vice president

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The former women's bantamweight world champion is the latest former UFC star to join ONE

NEW VENTURE. Miesha Tate says she is 'thrilled' to join ONE Championship. File photo by Steve Marcus/AFP/Getty Images


Vastly-improved Kevin Belingon guns for ONE bantamweight belt

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Filipino can exact revenge on Bibiano Fernandes as they meet again in a title unification bout

BEST OF THE BEST. Filipino Kevin Belingon (right) and Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes lock horns to settle who is ONE Championship's bantamweight king. Photo from ONE Championship