Folayang views latest clash with Aoki as a legacy fight
FILIPINO mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang will face Japanese legend Shinya Aoki for the third time in ONE Championship in a fight the Team Lakay stalwart is viewing with much significance especially in further establishing his legacy in the sport.
Set to return to action at “ONE on TNT IV” in Singapore on April 29, Mr. Folayang (22-10) tries to go up one over Mr. Aoki in their ongoing lightweight rivalry where they have split their first two encounters.
Mr. Folayang took the first back in 2016, knocking out then ONE lightweight champ Aoki in the third round to become the new champion.
The Japanese then exacted payback in 2019 when he submitted the Filipino by way of arm triangle choke in the opening round to reclaim the lightweight belt.
Given what is at stake in his upcoming fight, the Baguio-based fighter said they in their team are working hard to have him ready and have the best possible game plan. —