ONE Fighting Championship 13 takes place on December 6, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Koji Oishi defends the Featherweight title in a rematch with Honorio Banario, and a card heavy with Filipino favorites is starting to line up.
Koji Oishi took on Honorio Banario for the inaugural Featherweight Championship title in the Philippines at “Rise to Power” back in June. Things did not go as expected for most of the Filipino fighters on the card that night, but Banario’s knockdown of Oishi in the first round catapulted the crowd’s hopes of salvation. Oishi didn’t let it happen. He finished Banario by KO in the second, and it was back to the drawing board for the contender. Now a rematch for the title is scheduled and Banario has the opportunity to see if his heavy hands can vindicate him, and get the belt back around his waist.
Back to fight in front of the fanatical Filipino fans are Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang, and Geje Eustaquio. Belingon won’t get a break from working ground defense as he has a huge fight on his hands against Spanish submission superman, David Aranda Santacana, who is undefeated across nine fights. Eustaquio will have less of a worrisome grappling camp since he welcomes the man with little hands of stone, Eugene Toquero, to the ONE FC cage.
In a match set to test the developing wrestling of one opponent and the chin of another, Vuyisile Colossa is back to take on Caros Fodor. Colossa’s striking is crisp, clean, and deadly, but Fodor is no stranger to strikers and will look to pressure and neutralize him. It might work for many opponents, but Colossa’s clinch is no joke and the elbows and knees are going to fly. This one is going to get ugly.
Also announced, big man Alain Ngalani welcomes lineman Paul Cheng back to fighting in Asia. The Cameroon kick boxer will have to fire off shots quickly as the Taiwanese bull charges him.
ONE FC 13 “Moment of Truth”
December 6, 2013
SM Mall of Asia Arena
Koji Oishi (24-9-10) vs Honorio ‘The Rock’ Banario (8-2)
Kevin ‘The Silencer’ Belingon (11-3) vs David Aranda (9-0)
Caros ‘The Future’ Fodor (8-3) vs Vuyisile ‘The Cheetah’ Colossa (6-4)
Eduard ‘Landslide’ Folayang (12-4) vs TBA
Geje ‘Gravity’ Eustaquio (4-2) vs Eugene Toquero (4-0)
Alain ‘The Panther’ Ngalani (1-0) vs Paul ‘Typhoon’ Cheng (3-1)
Jujeath ‘Bad Girl’ Nagaowa vs TBA
KEVIN BELINGON RETURNS AT ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH AGAINST DAVID ARANDA SANTACANA FROM SPAIN
PLUS: CAROS FODOR VS VUYISILE COLOSSA
GEJE EUSTAQUIO VS EUGENE TOQUERO
ALAIN NGALANI VS PAUL CHENG
TICKETS FOR ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH ARE ON SALE NOW AT WWW.SMTICKETS.COM
06 November 2013 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share has added four fights to the blockbuster Philippines card set to take place on 6 December at the state of the art SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Fan favorite Kevin Belingon is back in action against undefeated David Aranda Santacana, America’s Caros Fodor squares off against Vuyisile Colossa, Filipino Geje Eustaquio battles fellow countrymen Eugene Toquero and Heavyweight slugger Alain Ngalani battles the fierce brawler from Canada Paul Cheng.
Tickets for ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH are on sale now at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220.
Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on STAR Sports. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The entire fight card will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC is back in Manila with another stacked card that will feature the best Filipino and international mixed martial artists inside the famed ONE FC cage. These guys are at the top of their divisions and are ready to deliver an exciting show. Get ready for a night of adrenaline pumping action at the 20,000 seater SM Mall of Asia Arena on 6 December.”
Kevin Belingon is the URCC Bantamweight Champion and is bringing a lot of momentum into this bout. He fought courageously at ONE FC: RISE TO POWER against veteran Masakatsu Ueda in a back and forth battle but lost by a razor thin decision. However, he holds impressive wins over Yusup Sadulaaev and Vietnamese-Australian Thanh Vu in the ONE FC cage. Renowned for his devastating striking and possessing incredible speed and power, he can get in and out of range without being taken down or countered and can inflict serious damage with just a single strike. He has some of the most dangerous kicks in the entire Bantamweight division and also has explosive takedown and devastating ground and pound. But, his opponent will also be looking to make a name for himself at ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH.
David Aranda Santacana is undefeated in MMA and hails from Barcelona, Spain. He is known for his slick submissions having won eight of his nine bouts by submission victory. It will be an exciting match-up as Belingon’s world-class striking clashes with Santacana’s impeccable ground game. It’s the hometown hero taking on a brash newcomer who will not let anything, home-crowd or not, stand in his way.
Caros Fodor was one of the top Lightweights in Strikeforce where he ran up an impressive record and was on course for a title shot. Fodor made a spectacular ONE FC debut at ONE FC: CHAMPIONS & WARRIORS in Jakarta, Indonesia, defeating Yang Seung Ho by unanimous decision. A Muay Thai champion and submission grappling champion, he has been in there with some of the best in the business and wants to introduce himself to fight fans in Manila with a stunning performance. His opponent is no stranger to tough fights.
Vuyisile Colossa is one of the best stand-up fighters to ever compete in MMA and the fact that most of his wins have come by way of KO reflects his ultra-aggressive style. Colossa, who is based in Hong Kong, has devastating low kicks and brutal knees as numerous opponents have discovered to their cost. Colossa will want to control this match with his world class Muay Thai but Fodor has an iron chin and never backs down from a striking exchange which should make for a thrilling fight for the ONE FC fans around the world.
Geje Eustaquio is a Wushu Xanda champion who looked seasoned when he defeated BJJ black belt Alex Silva last year and fought the much more experienced Andrew Leone at ONE FC: RISE TO POWER earlier this year. With his fantastic cardio, he can attack relentlessly for the entire match if need be. He has excellent Wushu and has shown a world-class submission defense. He has a clear advantage in the striking exchanges but his opponent will give him a challenge if the fight hits the ground.
Eugene Toquero is 4-0 in MMA competition with all four of his wins coming by way of TKO. He is one of the top prospects this year due to his exciting style and determination to finish fights. Fans have been waiting for him to make his ONE FC debut and now the time has come for him to step up and prove himself on a world stage.
The first undercard bout of the night will see two Heavyweights clash in what is expected to be a fistful of fireworks. Hong Kong based, Alain Ngalani is back in action after an impressive spin kick KO at ONE FC: CHAMPIONS & WARRIORS that reverberated around the world. He will have to bring his “A” game once again when he takes on the “Typhoon” from North America, Paul Cheng. Cheng is a former CFL football player who has had a successful transition into MMA. Cheng is bent on an impressive debut when he fights in Asia and ONE FC for the first time in his career.
The main event of the evening is a rematch for the ONE FC Featherweight World Title when current champion Koji Oishi from Japan takes on home town hero Honorio Banario.
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