ONE Fighting Championship's 13th event happens this Friday, as they return to the Philippines for another exciting line up of Asian MMA action. The event dubbed as 'ONE FC 13: Moment of Truth' will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Honorio Banario (8-2) and Koji Oishi (24-9-10), in a rematch of their first encounter which saw the Japanese fighter come from the brink of defeat to secure a highlight reel knockout.
Banario won't be the only Filipino out to rebound and prove they belong at the top of the heap. Co-headlining the event is BWGP finalist, Kevin Belingon (11-3), who is coming off a razor thin decision loss to Masakatsu Ueda. Belingon was controlled on the ground during the first two rounds of their bout, but came back strong and almost finished the top Japanese contender. Under the PRIDE-style scoring system which ONE FC employs, many felt that the Filipino deserved the nod, but the judges disagreed. He will have a chance to rebound in a stronger way when he faces yet another talented grappler in unbeaten Spanish prospect David Aranda Santacana (9-0).
Also on the line up is Eduard Folayang, who will look to get back on his winning ways when he faces Golden Glory's Vincent Latoel, who is coming off an impressive knockout win on his ONE FC debut last September. Lightweight stars Caros Fodor and Vuyisile Colossa will also clash in a lightweight bout with title ramifications.
As for the recent changes on the card, Major Overall has been tapped to face Eric Kelly's younger brother, Edward Kelly (5-0), while PXC veteran Josh Alvarez will step in on short notice against Koetsu Okazaki as he replaces new UFC pick up, Leandro Issa. Kun Khmer champ Khim Dima, who had his MMA debut turned into a no contest for blasting Rene Catalan with illegal shots to the back of the head, will have a chance to redeem himself as he takes on Rene's brother, Ruel Catalan.
Check out the entire line up below:
ONE FC 13: Moment of Truth Fight Card
December 6, 2013 -- MOA Arena, Philippines
Koji Oishi vs. Honorio Banario [FW Championship]
Kevin Belingon vs. David Aranda Santacana
Eduard Folayang vs. Vincent Latoel
Caros Fodor vs. Vuyisile Colossa
Eugene Toquero vs. Geje Eustaquio
Dae Hwan Kim vs. Thanh Vu
Paul Cheng vs. Alain Ngalani
Koetsu Okazaki vs. Josh Alvarez
Khim Dima vs. Ruel Catalan
Major Overall vs. Edward Kelly
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