Kevin Belingon - updates

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Belingon targets UFC vet in return fight, continues to train amid Luzon lockdown

Mar 31, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Kevin Belingon aims for a redemption as he targets to return on May 29 against UFC veteran John Lineker

LAST BOUT. Kevin Belingon faces Bibiano Fernandes last October 13, 2019. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE: Adiwang makes impressive debut; Vera, 3 others drop matches

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Lito Adiwang puts together a stellar showing but 4 other Filipinos struggle in ONE Championship: Century

SPECTACULAR. Aung Lang N Sang (left) delivers a stunning TKO of Brandon Vera to retain the ONE light heavyweight world championship. Photo release

Belingon wants KO win vs Fernandes in ONE title fight

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Kevin Belingon will meet rival Bibiano Fernandes for the fourth time as he tries to reclaim lost glory

FOR THE THRONE. Kevin Belingon says he knows what to expect against Bibiano Fernandes. Photo from ONE Championship

Lakay losses pile up as Belingon, Folayang drop world titles

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Team Lakay is now left without a world championship as Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon absorb shock losses at ONE: A New Era in Japan

DOMINANT. Japanese Shinya Aoki (left) puts on a masterful display to conquer Filipino icon Eduard Folayang. Photo from ONE Championship

IN PHOTOS: The Year of Lakay

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:08 PM

In 2018, Baguio's Team Lakay proves that it's one of the best mixed martial arts stables in Asia

Kevin Belingon named 2018 ONE Warrior of the Year

Dec 21, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Belingon bests Aung La N Sang and Xiong Jin Nan among others for the yearly award

WARRIOR OF 2018. Kevin Belingon of Team Lakay caps off a stellar year with the ONE Warrior of the Year award. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Belingon open to ONE bantamweight title trilogy vs Fernandes

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:56 AM

A potential third clash between the two would determine the real king of ONE's bantamweight division

NEW KING. Kevin Belingon rules as ONE Championship's undisputed bantamweight king. Photo from ONE Championship

Kevin Belingon rules as ONE's undisputed bantamweight king

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 PM

The Filipino redeems himself as he ends Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes' five-year reign in the bantamweight division

REDEMPTION. Kevin Belingon exacts revenge on Bibiano Fernandes to become the third undisputed ONE champion from Team Lakay. Photo from ONE Championship

Vastly-improved Kevin Belingon guns for ONE bantamweight belt

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Filipino can exact revenge on Bibiano Fernandes as they meet again in a title unification bout

BEST OF THE BEST. Filipino Kevin Belingon (right) and Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes lock horns to settle who is ONE Championship's bantamweight king. Photo from ONE Championship

Belingon counts on Filipino support in Singapore for ONE unification bout

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:39 AM

The ONE interim bantamweight titlist says 'fighting in Singapore is almost like fighting in Manila'

HOT STREAK. Kevin Belingon looks to extend his six-fight winning streak against Bibiano Fernandes in their title unification bout for the ONE Championship bantamweight title. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

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

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

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

Kevin Belingon wants to fight on ONE Championship’s December card in PH

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM

With ONE Championship having its ninth trip to the Philippines on December 2 Filipino fighter Belingon wants a homecoming bout

HOMECOMING BOUT. Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon wants a spot in ONE Championship's next trip to the Philippines on December 2. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Belingon explains tactical approach against Gafurov

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Belingon defended his tactical approach to the Gafurov fight asserting that he could not afford to give himself room for error

THINKING FIGHTER. Kevin Belingon shies away from his fan-friendly fighting style as he resorts to a more tactical approach against Muin Gafurov. Photo from ONE Championship

Belingon edges Gafurov, gets first ONE FC win in two years

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Kevin Belingon puts his loss to Bibiano Fernandes behind him with a decision win in Myanmar

CAREER REBIRTH. Kevin Belingon resurrected his MMA career with a big win in Myanmar. File photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Belingon aims for empathic win against Gafurov

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

I’m hungry to get this win for the country says Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon

SHOWDOWN IN MYANMAR. Kevin Belingon is a Wushu Sanshou practitioner looking for his first win in nearly two years. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Filipino Kevin Belingon in must-win situation vs Muin Gafurov

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Belingon has not won a fight since December of 2014

MUST-WIN SITUATION. Kevin Belingon has a tough assignment against a Tajikistan-based opponent. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Muin Gafurov looks to bounce back at Kevin Belingon’s expense

Oct 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Gafurov coming off a disappointing defeat in April seeks to redeem himself at the expense of Belingon

BOUNCE BACK. Muin Gafurov looks to recover from a tough loss when he faces Kevin Belingon at ONE: State of Warriors. Photo from ONE Championship

Team Lakay vets see Joshua Pacio copping ONE Championship gold

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Can Pacio make history? His Team Lakay s senior fighters seem to believe so

Kevin Belingon eager for first win in 2 years – Team Lakay coach

Sep 20, 2016 - 12:54 PM

For Belingon’s second ONE Championship outing in 2016 he is set to duke it out with Tajikistan’s Muin Gafurov

TIME TO WIN. Will Kevin Belingon experience his first victory in two years at ONE: State of Warriors? Photo from ONE Championship

Kevin Belingon returns to action on ONE Championship’s Myanmar card

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Belingon 13 5 is coming off a first round submission setback to ONE Championship bantamweight titleholder Bibiano Fernandes last January

COMEBACK. Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon is set for a ONE Championship return in October. Photo from Belingon's Facebook

Belingon loses ONE FC title fight, taps to Fernandes’ submission

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Bibiano Fernandes easily finishes the job at the 4:04 mark of the first round compelling Filipino Kevin Belingon to wave the white flag with a Kimura lock

TAP OUT. Filipino Kevin Belingon (L) taps out in the title fight against Bibiano Fernandes at ONE Championship's 'Dynasty of Champions'. File photos from Rappler

Filipino Kevin Belingon vows to use superior striking to win ONE FC title

Jan 22, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The 28 year old Team Lakay standout is looking to exploit Fernandes using his Wushu Sanshou pedigree

TITLE CLASH. Filipino Kevin Belingon (L) is a significant underdog against Brazilian champion Bibiano Fernandes, but believes his striking edge will give him a shot at winning the title. File photos from Rappler

ONE champ Fernandes willing to trade strikes with Belingon

Jan 22, 2016 - 1:51 PM

ONE Championship bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes is willing to try his luck with striking against Filipino Wushu Sanshou specialist Kevin Belingon

TITLE FIGHT. The title fight between Bibiano Fernandes (L) and Kevin Belingon (R) might turn into a striking shootout. File photos from Rappler

Underdog Kevin Belingon determined to win ONE FC title, says Team Lakay coach

Jan 16, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Mark Sangiao remains optimistic that Kevin Belingon can pull off an improbable upset against ONE Championship bantamweight titleholder Bibiano Fernandes

TITLE CLASH. Filipino Kevin Belingon (L) is a significant underdog against Brazilian champion Bibiano Fernandes.

Kevin Belingon will face Bibiano Fernandes for ONE FC title

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:06 PM

Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon will have an opportunity to vie for a world title as he challenges Bibiano Fernandes for the ONE Championship bantamweight belt next year

TITLE FIGHT. Bibiano Fernandes (L) and Kevin Belingon (R) are set to clash early next year. File photos from Rappler

Striegl willing to face Belingon, Kim in ONE Championship title eliminator

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The Filipino American fighter wants a shot at Bibiano Fernandes bantamweight title and isn t hesitant to earn it by fighting a top contender

Brandon Vera KOs Subora in ONE FC debut

Dec 06, 2014 - 12:02 AM

Former UFC star Brandon Vera made a successful debut in the ONE FC knocking out Igor Subora in one round at the Warrior s Way event

VERAFIED STAR. Brandon Vera (R) stalks Igor Subora (L) during their ONE FC heavyweight match. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Folayang, Julaton, two more Pinoys added to ONE FC: Warrior’s Way

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Filipino fighters Eduard Folayang Ana Julaton Jujeath Nagaowa and Rene Catalan join Kevin Belingon and Honorio Banario in ONE FC: Warrior s Way

Eduard Folayang and Ana Julaton added to ONE FC: Warrior's Way lineup. File photos by Rappler

Belingon, Banario to compete at ONE FC: Warrior’s Way

Nov 06, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Kevin Belingon squares off with Japan’s Koetsu Okazaki while Honorio Banario faces featherweight prospect Herbert Burns

Kevin Belingon (L) file photo by Mark Cristino Rappler. Honori Banario file photo from ONE FC

ONE FC's Manila event promises that 'heroes will rise'

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:36 PM

ONE FC makes its way back to the Manila suburb of Pasay to stage its 15th fight card at the 20 000 seater MOA Arena on May 2 with domestic and international fighters on tap

RISE OF HEROES. From left: MMA fighters Gianni Suba, Yusuke Kawanago, Masakatsu Ueda, ONE FC CEO Victor Cui, Bibiano Fernandes, Rob Lisita, Eugene Toquero. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kevin Belingon yields to Dae Hwan Kim at ONE FC: War of Nations

Mar 15, 2014 - 2:17 AM

Filipino MMA fighter Kevin Belingon was forced to submit to a rear naked chokehold from Dae Hwan Kim at ONE FC: War of Nations

TAP OR SNAP. Dae Hwan Kim forces Kevin Belingon to submit to a rear-naked choke during ONE FC: War of Nations. Photo courtesy of ONE FC

Sherilyn Lim and Ann Osman put women’s MMA back in spotlight

Mar 12, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Singapore’s Sherilyn Lim 1 0 will take on Ann “Athena” Osman 0 1 once again in a highly anticipated rematch at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur on Friday

GIRL FIGHT. Sherilyn Lim and Ann Osman have unfinished business in their rematch on Friday. Photo courtesy One FC

Belingon destroys undefeated Santacana, Banario KO'd

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Kevin Belingon bounces back from a loss with crushing knockout of previously undefeated David Aranda Santacana

THE SILENCER. Kevin Belingon hands David Aranda Santacana his first defeat. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Belingon fights undefeated Santacana at One FC

Dec 02, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon looks to bounce back from a loss against the undefeated David Aranda Santacana at ONE FC

THE SILENCER. Kevin Belingon is looking to hand David Aranda Santacana his first defeat. Photo by ONE FC

Banario looks to snap Filipino MMA losing streak

Nov 20, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Honorio The Rock Banario looks to put an end to the Filipinos losing streak in Mixed Martial Arts in his fight vs Koji Oishi

THE ROCK. Honorio Banario is looking to end the Filipinos' losing streak in MMA in is fight vs Koji Oisih. Photo from One FC

Black Friday: Pinoys get swept in ONE FC

Jun 01, 2013 - 4:55 PM

It was a bloody Friday for Filipinos as all home bets lost in ONE FC: Rise to Power at the MOA Arena

ROAR. Oishi screams after beating Banario. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Fighters make weight for ONE FC

May 31, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Fighters made weight on the eve of ONE FC: Rise to Power

Predictions: Pinoys will rise in ONE FC Manila return

May 31, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Filipinos headline ONE FC: Rise to Power at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday

TITLE DEFENSE. Banario defends his title for the first time. Photo by ONE FC.

Preview: Belingon gets chance to silence critics

May 27, 2013 - 4:39 PM

Kevin Belingon gets the chance to silence critics when he takes on Masakatsu Ueda on Friday

Belingon crushes Vu to make ONE FC bantam finals

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Kevin Belingon dominated Thanh Vu to advance to the finals of the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix in Singapore

Belingon, Catalan ready to make waves in ONE FC 8

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:56 AM

Filipino fighters Kevin Belingon and Rene Catalan are ready to make waves in the One FC: Kings and Champions in Singapore

Belingon battles Than Vu in Singapore

Mar 26, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Coming off an impressive win Kevin Belingon goes for a ONE FC finals slot when he takes on Thanh Vu in Singapore

MMA: Filipino Belingon advances, Aoki sizzles in debut

Oct 07, 2012 - 8:53 PM

Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon shines in One FC: Rise of Kings as Shinya Aoki dominates in his debut

One FC Rise of Kings: Belingon represents PH

Oct 06, 2012 - 11:35 AM

One Fighting Championship s Rise of Kings features all out MMA action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

Fighters set for PH's biggest MMA event

Aug 30, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Fighters make weight and are set for the country s biggest MMA event in history Filipino stars included