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    Honorio Banario's ONE lightweight dream ends at hands of Tynanes

    Jan 25, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    HONORIO Banario failed to progress in the Lightweight Grand Prix after falling to Lowen Tynanes via technical knockout at ONE: Hero's Ascent on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.

    The former ONE featherweight champion got trapped in the crucifix by Tynanes twice as the Hawaiian punished the hometown bet with a barrage of forearm shots.

    Banario desperately tried to wiggle out, but he found himself at a disadvantage as Tynanes went on ground-and-pound mode before the referee stopped the bout at the 4:46 mark of the first round.

    Tynanes improved to 10-0, while Banario sunk to a 14-8 record.

    "This is just the start. But I'll enjoy this moment,' he said before giving praise to the fallen Banario. "I'm a fan, he's a warrior. It's an honor to be with the cage with him."

    Tynanes now progresses to the GP semifinals where he will face the winner of the quarterfinal between Eddie Alvarez and Timofey Nastyukhin, scheduled on March 31.

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    "I saw the brackets. I'm gonna take out your poster boy [or] whoever will advance will get it," he said.

    Meanwhile, Danny Kingad did just enough to best Tatsumitsu Wada of Japan via unanimous decision to advance in the Flyweight Grand Prix.

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    Kingad bucked an early flurry from Wada after he got taken down, slipping to a side control as he tried to lock in a rear-naked choke in the first round.

    The Japanese continued his aggression in the second round, grounding the Team Lakay bet before the latter slipped out and responded with a barrage of punches in the closing moments.

    Kingad connected with his combinations in the third round as Wada continued to look for the submission win, repeatedly bringing the fight to the ground.

    Yet the 23-year-old showed poise in slipping out of harm's way as the fight went to the judges' scorecards.

    Kingad (12-1) now puts himself in line for a possible showdown against former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson in the division's Grand Prix later this year.

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