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    Eduard Folayang looks to end run of losses as he faces Zhang Lipeng

    Aug 9, 2021
    Eduard Folayang
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    EDUARD "Landslide" Folayang agrees that the fight against Zhang Lipeng at One: Battleground II this Friday in Singapore is make-or-break for him.

    The two-time One lightweight champion, who has lost his last three fights, says he is more motivated than ever and believes the match against Zhang, winner of The Ultimate Fighter: China, will catapult him back to title contention.

    "I agree and I see it as a make-or-break, meaning break in a literal way that it will be the fight that will break my skid of losses," he said.

    Folayang is raring to prove that he still has a lot left in his tank, and eager to get a shot at the title once again.

    "Every fight is important to me so yes, I need to be so focused to make it this time. This fight against Zhang means a lot because it will give me the opportunity to step forward again, one step closer to my goal of becoming a champion once more," he said.

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