Fo­layang sets come­back on May 18

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AF­TER his shock­ing loss in Novem­ber, for­mer One Cham­pi­onship light­weight world cham­pion Ed­uard Fo­layang makes a come­back in Asia’s largest MMA pro­mo­tions.

The Team Lakay stal­wart will see ac­tion in the un­der­card of ONE: Un­stop­pable Dreams set on May 18 in Sin­ga­pore top billed by three ti­tle matches.

Af­ter nearly a decade of com­pet­ing in var­i­ous pro­mo­tions, Fo­layang has amassed an im­pres­sive 18-6 pro­fes­sional record.

The 34-year-old vet­eran has rein­vented him­self by tran­si­tion­ing from a pure striker to an al­laround mar­tial artist, show­cas­ing a highly-im­proved wrestling and grap­pling arse­nal.

Now set to return to the ONE Cham­pi­onship cage in Sin­ga­pore, Fo­layang will face Kharun At­langeriev

with the in­ten­tion of putting him­self back in the world ti­tle picture.

His op­po­nent, 25year-old Kharun “Preda­tor” At­langeriev of Rus­sia is an un­beaten mar­tial artist with a perfect 11-0 record.

At­langeriev has gone the dis­tance just once in his pro­fes­sional stint, as ten of his 11 ca­reer wins have come by way of fin­ish as he eyes to make an im­pact in his ONE de­but.

The main event will feature One's atomweight world cham­pion An­gela Lee de­fend­ing her ti­tle against Mei Yamaguchi in an­other re­match while Martin Nguyen, who de­feated Fo­layang last year to be­come the first two divi­sion cham­pion of the pro­mo­tion will de­fend his feath­er­weight ti­tle against Chris­tian Lee.

ONE chair­man and CEO Cha­tri Si­ty­o­d­tong said the fight card is go­ing to be a phe­nom­e­nal night of ac­tion and fans will not want to miss the ex­cite­ment at the Sin­ga­pore In­door Sta­dium.

“I am thrilled to an­nounce ONE: Un­stop­pable Dreams, which is shap­ing up to be one of the big­gest nights in the his­tory of mar­tial arts. Three world ti­tle bouts are set to take place in Sin­ga­pore,” added Si­ty­o­dotong.

Also in the main event is the in­au­gu­ral ONE Su­per Se­ries Muay Thai fly­weight world cham­pi­onship be­tween 34-year-old Sam-A Gaiyang­hadao and Ser­gio Wielzen.

The stacked fight card will also feature an­other for­mer light­weight world cham­pion Shinya Aoki look­ing to re­gain his sta­tus among the pro­mo­tion’s top lightweights as he takes on Ra­sul Yakhyaev while Amir Khan and Sung Jong Lee squares off in an­other three round light­weight match.

Sing­tong­noi Por Te­lakun and Joseph Lasiri squares off in the ONE Su­per Se­ries while Shi Hao Huang takes on Xie Bin with Roel Rosauro squar­ing off against Sunoto. Rod­er­ick Osis

Photo by Milo Brioso

RE­JU­VE­NATED. For­mer ONE Cham­pi­onship light­weight world cham­pion Ed­uard Fo­layang starts his build up as he seeks of putting him­self back to the world ti­tle picture.

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