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Relentless Folayang seizes ‘rare’ chance in regaining ONE titleRelentless Folayang seizes ‘rare’ chance in regaining ONE title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took a year for Eduard Folayang to reclaim the ONE world lightweight title and he did it in a way that can only be described as methodical madness.Folayang was an absolute mad man when he pummeled Singapore’s Amir Khan in five rounds to win the lightweight strap, the same title he lost to Martin Nguyen in a shock knockout loss on Nov. 10, 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 35-year-old Filipino fighting icon then proceeded to shower Khan (11-4) with elbows and punches but the Evolve MMA star was able to hang on until the bell.What followed next in the last three rounds was a master class of striking that saw Folayang punish Khan in every way possible.Folayang became the fourth member of Team Lakay to get a ONE Championship world title in 2018 following Geje Eustaquio (flyweight), Joshua Pacio (strawweight), and Kevin Belingon (bantamweight).“This is a rare opportunity to stand with my fellow champions tonight and I’m grateful for my coach and teammates that we have these belts.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And if Folayang had some pent up aggression for more than 365 days, what he displayed in the co-main event of the card was pure calculated chaos.“When I saw that he got hurt, I looked for the finish but I think I tensed up during that moment and the time was very short for me to finish him off,” said Folayang in Filipino after the Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He was able to cope in the later rounds.”Folayang (21-6) executed a perfect take down late in the second when he caught Khan’s flying knee slamming the Singaporean to the mat. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal GALLERY: Folayang, Vera victorious in ONE ‘Conquest of Champions’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more