[PHOTOS] Philippines vs South Korea: Honorio Banario, Dae Sung Park fight at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in the Philippines

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The Philippines and South Korea were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019. It was the third ONE Championship event in 2019 that took place in the Philippines.

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai matches, “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the seventh bout of the evening, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of the Philippines faced “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park, 26, of South Korea.

Including the Philippines and South Korea, 12 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Banario was one of the five hometown heroes on the card. Park solely represented South Korea.

Blue Corner

Park is training out of Team Macho in South Korea. Born in South Korea on June 9, 1993, he made his professional MMA debut in 2013.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Park’s third ONE Championship outing not including his one bout in ONE Warrior Series. He was coming out of a knockout victory over Kimihiro Eto, 30, of Japan.

Red Corner

Banario is training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. Born on September 25, 1989, he has been competing professionally since 2010.

“ONE: Dawn of Heroes” marked Banario’s 17th ONE Championship outing. He was coming out of a knockout loss to Lowen Tynanes, 28, of the U.S.

Results

Banario and Park competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division. Yoshinori Umeki served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Umeki raised the hand of Park, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” improved the professional MMA record of Park to 10 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Banario now has 14 wins and 9 losses.

Check the complete “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” results on Conan Daily. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the press conference:

Honorio Banario: Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao plans efficient, safe training

Honorio Banario (© Alvin Berto)
Honorio Banario (© Alvin Berto)

Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of the Philippines is one of the five Filipino fighters on the “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” card featuring 13 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai bouts. They are all training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines under the tutelage of head coach Mark Sangiao.

“Coach Mark always plans our daily training menu with our efficiency and safety in mind,” Banario said. “Even though there are five of us competing in Manila, we have always been training independently with our partners in the same weight division. We know the pressure coach Mark is feeling with roughly half of his athletes competing on the same night so we also do our part and train diligently.”

ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the seventh bout of the evening, Banario will face Dae Sung “Crazy Dog” Park, 26, of South Korea in an MMA bout in the lightweight division.

On January 25, 219, Banario fell to Hawaiian Elite MMA representative Lowen Tynanes, 28, of the United States in the quarter-finals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” at the SM Mall of Asia.

Eyeing a return to the winner’s circle, Banario has been training non-stop to give another great performance in front of his countrymen. With his previous outing serving as a lesson, he vows to showcase his improvements moving forward.

“I find my match with Lowen as somewhat bittersweet,” Banario said. “I did my best in that match but Lowen proved to be the better man that night. He was quick in taking me down and I failed to defend myself on time. I have learned a lot from that match and I will be taking those lessons in my upcoming bout.”

Tynanes, Ariel Sexton, 37, of Costa Rica and Timofey Nastyukhin, 29, of Russia all had to pull out of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix due to injuries. Although Banario has already bowed out of the tournament, he is training efficiently with his stablemates at Team Lakay to avoid any injury under the supervision of Sangiao.

“This is the perfect opportunity for me to win,” Banario shared. “It is unfortunate that great athletes are getting injured and even though I’m out of the tournament, I will be doing my best to win on behalf of them as well as all the fans who are supporting us in my upcoming match.”

Meanwhile, here is Banario, Sangiap and other Team Lakay fighters in a ONE Championship event in 2018:

Edward Kelly inspired by Team Lakay brothers Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Geje Eustaquio, Danny Kingad

Edward Kelly (© ONE Championship)
Edward Kelly (© ONE Championship)

Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, 35, of the Philippines is highly motivated to face “The Stalker” Xie Bin, 21, of China on August 2, 2019 at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Filipino contender is competing alongside his Team Lakay teammates Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, Honorio Banario, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 30, and Danny “The King” Kingad, 23.

Kelly has mixed emotions sharing the stage with four of his teammates. He said, “I feel a little pressure for me to do well in my next match.”

“When you are performing on the same night with Eduard, Honorio, Geje, and Danny, I feel the need to do well and win,” Kelly continued. “I also feel inspired because I know that I am not alone and no matter what happens, we will be there for each other.”

At “ONE: Dawn of Heroes,” Kelly and Xie will battle it out in the featherweight division. Along with Team Lakay, the Filipino contender has formulated a game plan for his upcoming bout.

While Kelly excels in striking, Xie is known for his grappling game. The latter is riding a six-bout win streak with four victories coming by way of submission.

“Xie Bin is really a great submission athlete,” Kelly said. “I know that I have more experience fighting professionally than him but I am not underestimating his skills in any way.”

“Making his opponents tap may be his strongest point,” Kelly said of Xie. “But I believe that his striking is his weakness and that is where I will take the match. I just need to time my strikes accurately and prepare to defend myself from his takedowns.”

Knowing that there are four other Team Lakay fighters on the card, Kelly feels confident to face Xie at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” The Filipino contender draws strength from knowing his entire team will be there in his corner, as usual.

“I’m really happy and excited to share the stage with my brothers,” Kelly concluded. “We have done a lot of things together for the longest time and to compete together in our country is just a huge boost to our morale.”

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Kelly and his Team Lakay brothers:

[PHOTOS] Philippines vs USA: Honorio Banario, Lowen Tynanes fight at ‘ONE: Hero’s Ascent’

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The Philippines and the United States were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” It is the second ONE Championship event in 2019.

Featuring one kickboxing contest, four Muay Thai matches and nine mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Hero’s Ascent” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the co-main event, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 29, of Benguet, Philippines and Lowen Tynanes, 28, of Hawaii, USA competed in the first bout of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals.

Blue Corner

Tynanes is a former KOTC Light Welterweight Champion and is a Hawaii state champion wrestler. He owns victories over some of the lightweight division’s best including Rasul Yakhyaev, Koji Ando and even current ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.

Following a nearly three-year break, Tynanes was ready to resume his career. At “ONE: Hero’s Ascent,” he entered the cage as an undefeated fighter.

Red Corner

Training out of Team Lakay, Banario is a former ONE Featherweight World Champion. He has experienced a career resurgence ever since moving up to the lightweight division.

Prior to “ONE: Hero’s Ascent,” the Team Lakay won six of his last seven bouts. He is considered one of the top competitors in the weight class.

Fight Result

Yuji Shimada served as the referee of the MMA bout between Tynanes and Banario in the lightweight division. After 4 minutes and 46 seconds in the first round, the referee put a stop to the contest.

Tynanes knocked Banario via strikes. This marked the sixth time the Hawaiian fighter won in ONE Championship.

By winning at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent,” Tynanes improved his professional MMA record to 10 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Banario now has 14 wins and 8 losses.

“ONE: Hero’s Ascent” Main Event

In the main event of the evening, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil challenged reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines. The Brazilian challenger won via unanimous decision after five rounds.

Australia, Algeria, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia were also represented at “ONE: Hero’s Ascent.” Check the complete results here.