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    Folayang leads home stand in ONE: Dawn of Heroes bout vs ex-UFC champ Alvarez

    Aug 2, 2019
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    IT'S been billed as the biggest night in Philippine mixed martial arts history.

    And rightfully so, as five Filipino bets take the cage at ONE: Dawn of Heroes on Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.

    Legends clash as former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang tests his mettle against ex-UFC Lightweight World Champion Eddie Alvarez in a bout that was already a blockbuster on its own but got a lot more at stake when injuries forced the top brass to make it a semifinal match in the Lightweight Grand Prix.

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      Danny Kingad and Geje Eustaquio also stake their case in the Flyweight Grand Prix when they battle different foes in the Manila fightcard.

      Kingad takes on Australian Reece McLaren in this semifinal matchup, while former champ Eustaquio clash against Japanese Yuya Wakamatsu in a reserve bout.

      Honorio Banario also aims to end his slump when he collides against Korean Dae Sung Park in a lightweight duel, while Edward Kelly meets Chinese featherweight Xie Bin.

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      But it's not all the Filipinos who will hog the spotlight.

      ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen eyes to extend his reign atop the division as Koyomi Matsushima challenges him for his crown.

      Jonathan Haggerty and Rodtang Jitmuangnon also face off for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship, while world-renowned Demetrious Johnson takes on Tatsumitsu Wada of Japan in his own semifinal bout in the Flyweight Grand Prix.

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