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WATCH: Folayang, Aoki come face-to-face at ONE Championship’s presser

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Both men have an eerie staredown that draws a raucous ovation from the crowd at ONE Championship’s public faceoff event

FACE-TO-FACE. Shinya Aoki and Eduard Folayang meet face-to-face two days before fight night. Screengrab from ONE Championship

WATCH: Aoki's media workout for title defense vs Folayang

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Aoki is set to lock horns with Folayang in the main event of ONE Championship s Defending Honor card on Friday November 11 in Singapore

WORKOUT. Shinya Aoki wrapped up the final leg of his training camp with a media workout. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang out to silence doubters in world title fight against Aoki

Nov 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Some people think that I cannot beat Aoki but I believe in myself I can be the one to beat the legend says the Filipino fighter

SILENCING CRITICS. Eduard Folayang is determined to prove doubters wrong by defeating Shinya Aoki. Photo from ONE Championship

Filipino fighter Vaughn Donayre to face Amir Khan in Singapore

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Khan was supposed to face undefeated grappler Samir Flexible Mrabet but the latter is no longer competing due to an undisclosed injury

LATE REPLACEMENT. Filipino journeyman Vaughn Donayre accepts a short-notice fight against Singapore's Amir Khan. Photo from ONE Championship

Aoki expects lopsided fight vs Folayang, wary of foe’s striking

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The 33 year old Japanese veteran expects a lopsided encounter with Folayang due to the stark difference in skillset

EASY WORK. Shinya Aoki feels that it will be a lopsided affair when he locks horns with Eduard Folayang on Friday, November 11. Photo from ONE

Folayang aims to take home ONE Championship’s intricately-crafted belt

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:41 PM

The only accolade missing in Eduard Folayang’s trophy room is a world title in ONE Championship

WORLD TITLE. A look at the ONE Championship lightweight title. Photo from ONE

Shinya Aoki uses fear as motivation in title defense vs Folayang

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Aoki reveals that fear plays a pivotal role in bringing out the best in him

TITLE DEFENSE. Shinya Aoki is set to defend his ONE Championship lightweight title for the third time against Filipino stalwart Eduard Folayang. Photo from ONE

Eduard Folayang's long journey to the promised land

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The 9 year MMA veteran widely regarded as the face of Philippine MMA is eyeing a world championship

PROMISED LAND. Widely recognized as the face of Philippine MMA, Eduard Folayang will have the opportunity to become a world champion in the sport. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE: Folayang seeks title win over Aoki to complete career revival

Oct 17, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Almost two years after a nightmare defeat Eduard Folayang will be setting foot on a world title stage for the first time as he challenges Shinya Aoki for the ONE Championship lightweight belt

CAREER COMEBACK. Eduard Folayang could write an ultimate comeback story if he wins the ONE Championship lightweight title against Shinya Aoki. Photo from ONE Championship

Franklin on Folayang possibly dethroning Aoki: 'Great for business'

Oct 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

From a matchmaking perspective Franklin believes if Folayang wins against Aoki it will benefit ONE Championship in terms of creating new match ups

'BEST FOR BUSINESS'. ONE Championship VP Rich Franklin says Eduard Folayang dethroning Shinya Aoki is 'best for business'. Photo by Edward Hilvano IV

ONE Championship VP Franklin warns Aoki of Folayang's striking

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:50 PM

I don t think Shinya has the ability to deal with Folayang s Wushu and spinning strikes says ONE Championship vice president Rich Franklin

WARNING. ONE Championship VP Rich Franklin, who was once a highly-decorated mixed martial arts competitor and a world champion in the sport, issues a stern warning to Shinya Aoki about Eduard Folayang’s leverage in the on-feet exchanges. File photos by Rappler and ONE Championship

ONE Championship: Defending Honor akan digelar 11 November di Singapura

Aug 30, 2016 - 4:01 PM

ONE: Defending Honor akan pertemukan Shinya Aoki dari Jepang melawan Eduard Folayang asal Filipina

Petarung asal Jepang, Shinya Aoki, dalam laga ONE Championship. Foto dari ONE Championship