Filipino MMA Fighters Win Big at the One FC: Rise of Heroes


Mixed martial arts is becoming the next big thing in the country. Since the staging of the first One Fighting Championship event in 2012, domestic and international MMA fans have faithfully anticipated the staging of each upcoming event, rooting for their favourite fighters.

The recently concluded One FC: Rise of Heroes held at the SM MOA Arena on May 2, 2104, once again, saw the rise of Filipino fighters in mixed martial arts, slowly but surely creating a spot for the Philippines in the world map. All five Filipinos in the final fight card brought home the laurels of victory as they took down their opponents in their respective matches.

In the photo (from top right): Rey Docyogen (red) vs Joshua Alvarez; Eugene Toquero vs Gianni Subba; Eduard Folayang vs Kotetsu Boku; Ana Julaton vs Aya Saeid Saber; Jujeath Nagaowa Photo Credit: One Fighting Championship

In the photo (from top right): Rey Docyogen (red) vs Joshua Alvarez; Eugene Toquero vs Gianni Subba; Eduard Folayang vs Kotetsu Boku; Ana Julaton vs Aya Saeid Saber; Jujeath Nagaowa
Photo Credit: One Fighting Championship

The fight card included two Filipina MMA fighters. The opening match featured the homegrown talent Jujeath Nagaowa. Originally slated to make her One FC debut in December 2013, former WBO Atomweight Champion Nagaowa patiently waited for the right time. She stalled the match at Round 2 by a TKO against the Indian female MMA fighter Jeet Toshi. On the other hand, Ana Julaton wowed the crowd when she let loose combo punches on Aya Saeid Saber. The fight only lasted for 3 rounds.

During the press presentation as SM MOA Atrium, the hype on upcoming bout between Eugene Toquero and Gianna Subba had already started. Toquero confidently told everyone present that he’s going to beat the undefeated Subba. His remarks about what might happen during the fight may have irked some of the crowd, but his opponent, Gianna Subba, remained calm and undisturbed.

Subba’s ground control techniques gave allowed him to dominate over Toquero in the second round. However, Toquero’s muau thai expertise gave him the edge in the stand up fights with 45s and ax kicks. His deadly elbow blows on Subba gave him the judge’s thumbs ups.

Rey Docyogen was another Filipino MMA fighter to reckon with. His match with Joshua Alvarez had a shaky start when Alvarez took him with a rear naked choke. Alvarez went on with his take down attempts against Docyogen in the second round. Docyogen showed his dominance in the third round with his countless strikes on Alvarez.

A former member of the Philippine Team, Eduard Folayang faced Kotetsu Boku in the One FC: Rise of Heroes Lightweight division match. Folayang’s defeat in the past proved to be catalyst for him to work hard and train even harder, improving on his wrestling skills. Folayang took Boku down with an empathic slam in the first round, and came close to finishing the bout with an armbar attempt before time ran out. Folayang’s improved grappling was on full display in the second round, as he took Boku down on several attempts as well as grazed Boku with a spinning wheel kick. After a wild third round where both fighters attacked valiantly in search of the knockout finish, Folayang emerged with his hands raised with a unanimous decision victory.

 

Official results for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES:      

  • ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship bout: Bibiano Fernandes defeats Masakatsu Ueda by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 5
  • Lightweight bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Kotetsu Boku by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Flyweight bout: Rey Docyogen defeats Joshua Alvarez by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Featherweight bout: Rob Lisita defeats Yusuke Kawanago by TKO (Strikes) at 0:28 minutes of round 1
  • Heavyweight bout: James McSweeney defeats Chris Lokteff by KO (Knee) at 3:04 minutes of round 1
  • Middleweight bout: Leandro Ataides defeats Tatsuya Mizuno by TKO (Strikes) at 0:47 minutes of round 1
  • Flyweight bout: Ana Julaton defeats Aya Saeid Saber by TKO (Strikes) at 4:01 minutes of round 3
  • Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero defeats Gianni Subba by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 minutes of round 3
  • Atomweight bout: Jujeath Nagaowa defeats Jeet Toshi by TKO (Strikes) at 1:07 minutes of round 2

In case you missed the action log on to www.onefc.livesport.tv for the full replay of the fights at only US $9.99.
For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

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