One Championship

Pinoy Pacio secures ONE Championship strawweight belt in Jakarta

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The Team Lakay standout dethrones Yoshitaka Naito via unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2016 title contest

ON A ROLL. Joshua Pacio extendS Team Lakay's hot streak. Photo from ONE Championship

New father Kingad seeks victory in ONE Championship

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Team Lakay flyweight Danny Kingad faces Japanese striker Yuya Wakamatsu in Jakarta

ALL SET. Danny Kingad wants the match to be decided on the mat. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

ONE Championship: Joshua Pacio hopes aggressive tactics leads him to a belt

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The Team Lakay strawweight aims to exact revenge on champion Yoshitaka Naito this Saturday

FOCUSED. Joshua Pacio thinks he has scouted reigning champion Yoshitaka Naito (background) well this time. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

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

Filipinos on collision course in ONE Championship

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Rene Catalan and Joshua Pacio could end up in a potential bout that is slated as the title eliminator for the strawweight belt held by Japan's Yoshitaka Naito

COMPATRIOTS. Rene Catalan (left) and Rene Pacio could end up in a potential all-Filipino bout in the strawweight division of ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship

Belingon clinches ONE crown, Folayang avenges home loss

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:26 AM

Kevin Belingon and Eduard Folayang banner the famed Team Lakay's successful night at ONE: Reign of Kings

Eduard Folayang. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Kevin Belingon challenges Martin Nguyen for ONE bantamweight title

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Belingon is determined to defeat a two-division world champion

MAIN EVENT. Martin Nguyen (left) and Kevin Belingon clash for the ONE bantamweight world title. Photo from press release

LOOK: Chinese KOs Pinoy fighter Menchavez in 10 seconds

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Philippine bet Rodian Menchavez absorbs a devastating one-punch knockout from China’s Li Kai Wen

RECORD WIN. Chinese fighter Li Kai Wen improves his record to 8-4. Photo from ONE Championship

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

Belingon-Leone match headlines ONE Championship

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'It’s going to be one of my biggest matches to date,' says Baguio fighter Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon

ONE: Heroes of Honor Press Conference. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Team Lakay's Danny Kingad faces new opponent in ONE championship

Mar 02, 2018 - 2:23 PM

'King' Kingad battles Sotir Kichukov of Bulgaria next week in the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur

TEAM LAKAY. Baguio boy

Gravity Eustaquio gets sweet revenge in ONE Championship

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Geje 'The Gravity' Eustaquio avenges a heartbreaker of a loss last September in Jakarta to The Kazakh

INTENSE. Geje Eustaquio takes down Kairat Akhmetov in One championship, January 26 2018. Photo by ONE Championship

Rafael Nunes takes down Eric Kelly in ONE Championship: Global Superheroes

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Nunes forced Kelly to submit in Round 2

Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Eustaquio and Ahkmetov square off in ONE: Global Superheroes

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:02 PM

ONE Championship also announces partnership with Global Citizen

REMATCH. Geje Eustaquio looks to exact revenge on Kairat Akhmetov in their ONE: Global Superheroes championship rematch. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Eustaquio-Akhmetov rematch headlines ONE card at MOA Arena

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The fight will be a rematch of their clash last September, which the Kazakh fighter won by split decision in Indonesia

INTERIM FIGHT. Geje Eustaquio will face Kairat Akhmetov for the interim ONE flyweight title. Photo from ONE Championship

Brazil's Adriano Moraes retains ONE flyweight championship

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:56 PM

The Brazilian displays his superior ground game by swarming local boy Kingad, who submitted to a choke with still 15 seconds remaining in the opening round

STILL CHAMP. Brazil's Adriano Moraes drops Filipino foe to submission in first round. Image from Facebook.

Belingon leads Team Lakay's ONE championship early dominance

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Kevin Belingon beats South Korean Kevin Chung via unanimous decision

TEAM LAKAY. Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon leads the way. From his Facebook page.

Must-win for lightweight champ Folayang in match vs Nguyen

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Folayang returns to action on November 10 to defend his lightweight title

CHAMPION VS CHAMPION. Edward Folayang is heading into a must-win situation in his match against Martin Nguyen. Photo by Rafael Bandayrel.

Eduard Folayang to defend ONE title vs featherweight champ Martin Nguyen

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The bout will be the first time two reigning champions will face in ONE Championship history.

CHAMPION VS CHAMPION. Lightweight champion Eduard Folayang will defend his title against Martin Nguyen at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo from ONE Championship

Ana Julaton signs multi-fight agreement with Bellator

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Filipino-American Ana Julaton holds a 2-2 record in her MMA career

MULTI-FIGHT AGREEMENT. Former boxing champion Ana Julaton continues her MMA career. Photo from Facebook

ONE: Kelly, Pacio suffer tough losses, but Torres saves the day in Macau

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:22 AM

Eric Kelly suffers a technical knockout loss to Kotetsu Boku and Joshua Pacio is submitted by Hayato Suzuki but Jomary Torres pulls off the upset against Rika Ishige

TOUGH LOSS. Filipino fighter Eric Kelly takes a right hand from Kotetsu Boku en route to his third straight loss. Photo from ONE

Filipino MMA fighter Rocky Batolbatol dies in road accident

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:47 PM

UPDATED Rocky Batolbatol and another person were hit by a taxi in Cagayan De Oro City and were declared dead on arrival at J R Borja General Hospital

MMA PASSING. Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Rocky Batolbatol has died at the age of 32. Photos from One Championship

Eduard Folayang retains ONE lightweight title, decisions Ev Ting

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:03 AM

Folayang has a triumphant homecoming win defeating Ev Ting in his first fight on Philippine soil in 3 years

STILL CHAMPION. Eduard Folayang retains his ONE Championship lightweight title with a decisiont win over Ev Ting. File photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Eduard Folayang keeps challenger's hungry mindset ahead of title defense

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Folayang puts his gold plated strap on the line against Malaysian Kiwi sensation Ev Ting in the main event of ONE Championship s Kings of Destiny card

FIRST TITLE DEFENSE. Eduard Folayang will defend his title for the first time at ONE: Kings of Destiny. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang goes from hunter to hunted in first defense as ONE champ

Mar 31, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Eduard Folayang will face more pressure as champion when he defends the belt in the main event of an event at Mall of Asia Arena

CHAMPION. Eduard Folayang admits there's greater pressure fighting in front of a Filipino audience now that he is champion. File photo by Rappler

Angela Lee wants to lead 'new era' for fighting women

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Singapore s Angela Lee wants to lead the rise of women s mixed martial arts in Asia

MAKING WAVES. "I'm really excited to be paving the way for women's MMA in Asia," says Lee, who fights for One Championship. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Folayang defends ONE lightweight title against Ting on April 21

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Eduard Folayang will make his first title defense against Malaysia s Ev Ting at Mall of Asia Arena

TITLE DEFENSE. Will Eduard Folayang shine in front of his countrymen, or will Ev Ting bring the 'Landslide' down? Photo from ONE Championship

ONE Championship looking to hold fight cards outside Metro Manila

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:38 PM

As ONE approaches its tenth event in the Philippines the company muses about holding shows in the Queen City of the South and the summer capital to the north

PROVINCIAL PROSPECTING. ONE Championship has hosted 9 events so far in the Philippines and is now looking to bring the fight to fans outside of Manila.

IN PHOTOS: ONE world champ Folayang gets hero's welcome in Baguio City

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Baguio City holds a parade in honor of its own ONE Championship title holder Eduard Folayang

Eduard Folayang (R) and Divine Masadao Wally (C) take a photo with Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE Championship announces two Manila dates for 2017

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:59 PM

The leading Asian MMA promotion announces 18 dates for 2017 with others in new markets in the works

ONE Championship will host two events in Manila in 2017, but no further details were released

What's next for Brandon Vera? He wants to run for Senate

Dec 03, 2016 - 4:17 PM

The ONE heavyweight champ wants to follow in Manny Pacquiao s shoes but might not be legally able to do so

CHAMP. Brandon Vera has no definite challengers in mind for his next fight but dreams of running for Philippine Senate. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Brandon Vera retains ONE heavyweight title with KO win over Sekine

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Brandon Vera keeps the ONE heavyweight championship belt around his weight with a knockout win at Mall of Asia Arena

HEAVY HANDS. Brandon Vera lands a long left hand against Hideki Sekine as he retains his ONE Championship heavyweight title in his first defense. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

ONE Championship: Striegl pounds out decision over Bulgarian foe

Dec 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Striegl bounces back from his defeat to Reece McLaren with his impressive takedowns against Sotir Kichukov

MUGEN. Mark Striegl lands a left hand strike on Bulgaria’s Sotir Kichukov en route to a decision win. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

Brandon Vera doesn’t want to be the last Filipino heavyweight champion

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Let’s find another heavyweight who could also be a world champion says Brandon Vera

READY. Brandon Vera (R) will defend his ONE Championship heavyweight title for the first time at ONE's 'Age of Domination' fight card. He is seen here with Bibiano Fernandes, ONE bantamweight champion during a press conference. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Fil-Am Mark Striegl gets new opponent for comeback bout

Nov 15, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Striegl is set to square off with Bulgarian combatant Sotir Kichuhov on the undercard of ONE Championship’s Age of Domination event on December 2

NEW FOE. Mark Striegl will have a new opponent in his comeback bout in December. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eduard Folayang happy with decision to stay in ONE Championship

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:42 PM

I have no regrets of signing back with ONE Championship because they gave me the opportunity to fight for the world lightweight title Folayang says

HAPPY. Eduard Folayang is happy to stay at ONE Championship. Photo from ONE Championship

Team Lakay’s Mark Sangiao happy for ‘brother’ Eduard Folayang

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:01 PM

I almost cried Eduard is a brother to me says Mark Sangiao of Team Lakay

HAPPY TIMES. Trainer Mark Sangiao (L)  has been at Eduard Folayang's side in good times and bad. Photo from ONE Championship

Eduard Folayang joins list of rare Aoki conquerors

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Only 7 men had defeated Shinya Aoki in 47 previous fights Eduard Folayang is the latest to join that list

CONQUEROR. Eduard Folayang toppled the odds in defeating the formidable Japanese fighter Shinya Aoki. Photo from ONE Championship

Possible opponents lined up for Eduard Folayang's first title defense

Nov 14, 2016 - 7:03 AM

One potential foe holds a win over Folayang while another has yet to go the distance in any of his wins

CHAMP. Eduard Folayang in action against Shinya Aoki at ONE: Defending Honor. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang’s win over Aoki: A knockout out of nowhere

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Folayang s victory over Aoki was something no one expected That it came by knockout was even more surprising

STAR OF THE NIGHT. Eduard Folayang (middle) beats the odds to become a champion. Photo from ONE Championship

WATCH: Eduard Folayang’s title-winning KO vs Shinya Aoki

Nov 12, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Folayang dethrones Aoki by way of third round technical knockout

CHAMP. Eduard Folayang in action against Shinya Aoki at ONE: Defending Honor. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang ends Team Lakay’s title drought, becomes 5th homegrown MMA world champ

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Aside from handing Team Lakay its first championship victory since February 2013 Folayang becomes the fifth homegrown Filipino to win a world title in the sport

CHAMPION. Eduard Folayang of Team Lakay is world champion at last. Photo from ONE Championship

Eduard Folayang beats Shinya Aoki, becomes MMA world champ

Nov 11, 2016 - 11:29 PM

UPDATED Eduard Folayang hands Aoki his first defeat in 4 years with a third round technical knockout

FACE OF PHILIPPINE MMA. Eduard Folayang is scheduled to challenge Shinya Aoki for the ONE Championship lightweight belt on November 11., 2016. Photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler

Vaughn Donayre bows to Amir Khan, extends losing streak in ONE Championship

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED The losing streak continues for Vaughn Donayre as he yields to Singaporean striker Amir Khan

Belingon sees Eduard Folayang winning against Shinya Aoki

Nov 11, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Belingon a former bantamweight title contender believes Folayang has what it takes to win a world championship

Folayang vs Aoki could end by stoppage, says Team Lakay coach

Nov 11, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Sangiao believes the scores of the judges may not dictate the outcome

Eduard Folayang sheds light on signature walkout song

Nov 11, 2016 - 12:24 AM

What does the song Hero by the Christian rock band Skillet mean to the Philippines mixed martial arts athlete who is competing for the ONE Championship?

FACE OF PHILIPPINE MMA. Eduard Folayang is scheduled to challenge Shinya Aoki for the ONE Championship lightweight belt on November 11., 2016. Photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler

Vaughn Donayre hungry to get first win in ONE Championship

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Donayre is determined to end his 3 fight losing streak