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Folayang out to teach MMA ‘lesson’ to Nguyen in lightweight title clash

MANILA, Philippines — Just another day in class with teacher Eduard Folayang.

Once a high school mentor, the reigning ONE Championship lightweight titleholder is looking to teach a lesson to newly minted Featherweight kingpin Maritn Nguyen at the MOA Arena on November 10.

Champions—Lightweight Eduard Folayang and Featherweight Martin Nguyen. The two fighters tangle on Nov. 10 for a historic first-ever crossover bout. | ONE Championship
“Ituturo ko sa kanya is it’s my kingdom sa lightweight,” the Team Lakay skipper said of his upcoming assignment. “It will be a good lesson for him to try my division.”

“Division ko of course is bigger compared sa mga nasa featherweight. Mas mataas 'yung risk na itinataya niya,” the 18-5 Wushu warrior said. "Siyempre kung maganda 'yung resulta for him, then it will be a great return for him.”

Nguyen, who was riding on a four straight victories, unseated Marat Gafurov just this August. He is moving to Lightweight in the first-ever crossover clash in the promotion.  

Author: Denison Rey A. Dalupang, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/10/12/1748098/folayang-out-teach-mma-lesson-nguyen-lightweight-title-clash

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