[PHOTOS] Philippines vs Japan: Eduard Folayang, Shinya Aoki fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo

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The Philippines and Japan were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

Aoki was one of the six fighters from Japan on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Folayang was one of the three fighters from the Philippines.

Blue Corner

Aoki is training out of Evolve MMA. “ONE: A New Era” marked his 12th ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Folayang is training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines. “ONE: A New Era” marked her 16th ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

Olivier Coste served as the referee of the rematch between Folayang and Aoki. The three judges were Jonathan Lai and Ian Cartwright, both from Canada, and Joey Lepiten from the Philippines.

Coste put a stop to the contest after 2 minutes and 34 seconds in the first round. Aoki submitted Folayang via arm triangle.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved Aoki’s professional MMA record to 43 wins and 8 losses. On the other hand, Folayang now has 21 wins and 7 losses.

“ONE: A New Era” Co-Main Events 

In the first co-main event, Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 39, of Brazil became the new ONE Bantamweight World Champion. Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 31, of the Philippines was dethroned after his disqualification in the second round due to illegal elbow strikes.

In the second co-main event, Ken Hasegawa, 32, of Japan challenged “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar in a rematch. The Burmese champion successfully defended his  ONE Middleweight World Championship belt.

In the third co-main event, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “The Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 22, of Singapore failed to dethrone reigning “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China. It was the Singaporean contender’s first loss.

Australia, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

Japan’s Shinya Aoki is new ONE Lightweight World Champion, dethrones Eduard Folayang at ‘ONE: A New Era’

Shinya Aoki, Olivier Coste, Eduard Folayang
Shinya Aoki, Olivier Coste, Eduard Folayang

Training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan is the new reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion. He earned a redemptive win over Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in their rematch at “ONE: A New Era,” the first ever ONE Championship event to be held in Japan.

Training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, Folayang was the defending champion in the main event of “ONE: A New Era,”  which took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. The fight card featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which included two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests.

After eight preliminary bouts and six main card bouts, which include three co-main events, the crowd at the Ryogoku Kokugikan finally witnessed the rematch between Folayang and Aoki. Olivier Coste served as the referee while the three judges were Jonathan Lai and Ian Cartwright, both from Canada, and Joey Lepiten from the Philippines.

Coste put a stop to the contest after 2 minutes and 34 seconds in the first round. Aoki submitted Folayang via arm triangle.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved Aoki’s professional MMA record to 43 wins and 8 losses. On the other hand, Folayang now has 21 wins and 7 losses.

Including the Philippines and Japan, 19 countries were represented at “ONE: A New Era,” which is the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Japan. The other countries represented were Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the United States.

Aoki was one of the six fighters from Japan on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Folayang was one of the three fighters from the Philippines.

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[PHOTOS] China vs Singapore: Xiong Jing Nan, Angela Lee fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo, Japan

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China and Singapore were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. Prior to the main event, there were three co-main events, which were all title bouts.

In the third co-main event, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “The Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 22, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China at “ONE: A New Era.” It was the first time two female champions are pitted against each other inside the ONE Championship cage.

Xiong was the only fighter from China on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Lee solely represented Singapore, as well.

Blue Corner

Lee is training out of Evolve MMA and United MMA. “ONE: A New Era” marked her 10th ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Xiong is training out of and Bali MMA in Bali, Indonesia. “ONE: A New Era” marked her fifth ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

The ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship bout between Xiong and Lee was the 14th bout of the evening. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the contest after 1 minute and 37 seconds. Xiong knocked out Lee making the Chinese champion the first ever fighter to defeat the Singaporean MMA star in a professional MMA bout.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved the professional MMA record of Xiong to 14 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Lee now has 9 wins and 1 loss.

“ONE: A New Era” Main Event 

In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Myanmar vs Japan: Aung La N Sang, Ken Hasegawa fight at ‘ONE: A New Era’ in Tokyo

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Myanmar and Japan were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Japan.

“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. Prior to the main event, there were three co-main events, which were all title bouts.

In the second co-main event, Ken Hasegawa, 32, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar in a rematch. The two competed for the Burmese defending champion’s middleweight belt.

Hasegawa was one of the six fighters from Japan on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Aung solely represented Myanmar.

Blue Corner

Hasegawa is a DEEP Openweight Champion. “ONE: A New Era” marked his second ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Aung is training out of Hardknocks 365. “ONE: A New Era” marked his second ONE Championship bout.

Fight Result

The ONE Middleweight World Championship bout between Aung and Hasegawa was the 13th bout of the evening at “ONE: A New Era.” Olivier Coste served as the referee.

Coste put a stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 41 seconds in the second round. Aung knocked out Hasegawa in front of the Japanese crowd.

Winning at “ONE: A New Era” improved the professional MMA record of Aung to 25 wins and 10 losses. On the other hand, Hasegawa now has 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: A New Era” Main Event 

In the main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.

[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]

Australia, China, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United States were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.