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Folayang, Nguyen face off in cross-division showdown

MANILA, Philippines -- In an unprecedented event, ONE lightweight world champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang will defend his belt against ONE featherweight title-holder Martin Nguyen in a cross-divisional showdown at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 10.

"ONE Championship continues to push the boundaries of sports and entertainment with each event, and our next show in Manila is going to be absolutely phenomenal. Two world champions in their respective weight classes are set to go head-to-head in a cross-divisional showdown that will be talked about the world over," ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong said in a statement released Tuesday.

ONE lightweight world champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang
Folayang of the legendary Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the country's most experienced martial artists. After nearly a decade of competing in various promotions, Folayang has amassed an impressive 18-5 professional record.

The 33-year-old veteran is currently riding a four-bout winning streak against high-profile opponents, including an emphatic technical knockout victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki to capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship in 2016.

"As a martial artist, I am constantly in search of the biggest challenges, the biggest tests of my skills. As champion, I welcome any and all challengers. Martin [Nguyen] is one of the best in the world and it is an honor to share the ONE Championship cage with him," Folayang said.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/19/17/mma-folayang-nguyen-face-off-in-cross-division-showdown

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