ONE: DEFENDING HONOR is all set to roll out on 11 November, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In the main event, MMA legend and ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki will defend his title against Filipino MMA icon Eduard “Landslide” Folayang. They are joined on the card by an epic rematch between ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa in the co-main event.
Four of Singapore’s homegrown fighting talents will also be taking to the cage alongside some of the biggest names in Asian MMA today.
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui, stated:
“Five years after ONE changed the face of Asian sports with our first event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, we are back again with yet another blockbuster event in ONE: DEFENDING HONOR. With two world title belts on the line starring some of the biggest names in MMA such as ONE World Champions Shinya Aoki and Marat Gafurov, I am certain MMA fans around the world will get to savour ONE’s signature brand of non-stop martial arts action.”
Headliner and ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki is apparently ready for his opponent.
“I am prepared for Eduard Folayang’s striking, and there is no way he is going to beat me on the ground. Eduard is a fantastic martial artist and a true hero to the Filipino people, and I respect him for that. However, I am entering the bout as the reigning and defending champion, and I plan on leaving that way.”
Eduard didn’t hold anything back as well.
“There is no doubt Shinya Aoki is a legend in Asian MMA, but I firmly believe I can be the one to beat the legend. I have prepared my whole life for this moment since the first ONE Championship event in 2011, and I am going to seize this opportunity to become champion. This is my fight and my time to reign with the support of the Philippines behind Me.” noted Eduard.