FERNANDES STAKES BANTAMWEIGHT BELT IN “KINGS & CONQUERORS” MEGA FIGHTCARD ON S+A

 

Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes puts his ONE Championship Bantamweight title on the line while Filipino fighters Joshua Pacio, Eric Kelly, and female newcomer Jomary Torres gun for emphatic wins for the country in the “Kings & Conquerors” mega mixed-martial arts (MMA) fightcard, airing LIVE from the Cotai Arena in Macao City, Macao this Friday (August 5) on S+A and S+A HD at 9:30pm.

Fernandes (20-3; 7 Submissions), currently the most dominant champion in ONE history, will take on challenger Andrew Leone (8-2; 2 Submissions) in his record seventh title defense. Leone, a former All-State wrestler in America with an advanced ground skillset, will try to wrench the belt from the Brazilian JiuJitsu expert’s waist and put a stop to his rampage in the Bantamweight division.

Meanwhile, ONE Featherweight champ Eduard Folayang’s stablemate Joshua “The Passion” Pacio (9-1) of Team Lakay leads the Philippine delegation in the undercard, facing upcoming Japanese warrior Hayato Suzuki (16-0; 5 KOs). Joining Joshua in being pride to the nation are Filipino MMA vet Eric “The Natural” Kelly (12-3; 9 Submissions), who is going up against Kotetsu “No Face” Boku (25-11-2 record; 12 Kos) and ONE newcomer Jomary Torres (1-0), who hopes to follow up her successful debut with a win against the “Tiny Doll,” Thai-Japanese fighter Rika Ishige (2-0).

In the night’s other main event, the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion will be crowned when undefeated titlist Kairat Akhmetov (20-0; 10 Submissions) faces the “Black Diamond” Adriano Moraes from Brazil (15-2; 8 Submissions) in a thrilling spectacle of willines and smarts in a ground combat.

Don’t miss the explosive cage battles headlined by legendary ONE Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes and ONE Flyweight king Kairat Akhmetov LIVE on S+A this Friday (August 5), 9:30pm beaming straight from the Cotai Arena in Macao.  For more information and stories, go online visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com, and follow their official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@ABSCBNSports).

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Pinoy MMA fighters sasabak sa ONE CHAMPIONSHIP undercard

FERNANDES ITATAYA ANG TITULO SA BANTAMWEIGHT SA “KINGS & CONQUERORS” FIGHTCARD SA S+A

Dedepensahan sa ika-pitong pagkakataon ng Brazilian legend na si Bibiano Fernandes ang kanyang trono sa Bantamweight division habang tatlong mandirigmang Pinoy naman ang nais pang itaas ang bandila ng Pilipinas sa mundo ng mixed martial arts sa darating na “Kings & Conquerors” fight card ng ONE Championship, na mapapanood ng LIVE mula sa Cotai Arena sa Macao City ngayong Biyernes (August 5) sa S+A at S+A HD ng 9:30pm.

Kinikilala bilang pinaka-dominanteng kampeon sa kasaysayan ng ONE, haharapin ni Fernandes (20-3; 7 Submissions) si Andrew Leone (8-2; 2 Submissions) sa kanyang ika-pitong pagdepensa sa titulo. Dating All-State wrestler si Leone sa Amerika at balak niyang gamitin ang kanyang ground skills sa pagpapataob sa Brazilian JiuJitsu expert.

Hindi rin naman pahuhuli ang kasama sa Team Lakay ni ONE Featherweight champion Eduard Folayang na si Joshua “The Passion” Pacio (9-1) na magbabalik sa Macao para harapin ang baguhang Hapones na si Hayato Suzuki (16-0; 5 KOs). Samantala, muling sasabak si Eric “The Natural” Kelly pagkatapos ng isang taon para itayo ang banderang Pinoy laban kay Kotetsu “No Face” Boku (25-11-2; 12 KOs) na isang knockout artist. Nais naman sundan ng Pilipinang si Jomary Torres (1-0) ang kanyang magandang simula sa ONE Championship sa kanyang pagharap sa Thai MMA fighter na si Rika Ishige (2-0).

Samantala, sa isa pang main event ng gabi, kokoronahan ang kampeon sa Flyweight sa sagupaan nina Kairat Akhmetov (20-0; 10 Submissions) at ang “Black Diamond” ng Brazil na si Adriano Moraes (15-2; 8 Submissions).

Huwag palampasin ang umaatikabong sagupaan sa loob ng hawla ng MMA sa “ONE: Kings & Conquerors” na pinangungunahan nina ONE Bantamweight division champion Bibiano Fernandes at ni ONE Flyweight champion Kairat Akhmetov sa S+A at S+A HD ngayong Biyernes (August 5) ng 9:30pm LIVE mula sa Cotai Arena sa Macao. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bumisita lamang sa online sports hub ng ABS-CBN Sports na sports.abs-cbn.com, at sundan ang social media accounts nila sa Facebook at Twitter (@ABSCBNSports).

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