Full lineup announced for ONE: Heroes of Honor

ONE: Heroes of Honor is set for the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on 20 April.

The event marks the start of a new era for the promotion as it features kickboxing and Muay Thai matches alongside the regular MMA bouts.

While ONE is evolving rapidly with different styles and rulesets, the show will be headlined by two fighters who have been involved since the early days. Kevin Belingon (17-5) and Andrew Leone (8-3) will go head-to-head with the former potentially just one win away from a title shot. In the co-main event Giorgio Petrosyan faces Jo Nattawut in a kickboxing match.

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Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, said it would be a historic event.

“For the first time ever we are combining the action and thrill of mixed martial arts with the authenticity of the world’s most elite striking arts in ONE Super Series.”

One notable absentee from today’s announcement was Eduard Folayang. The former lightweight champion is expected to feature on the 20 April card, but while his matchup remains unconfirmed several of his Team Lakay training partners will be in action.

As well as Belingon the Baguio based camp will be represented by Honorio Banario (12-6) who faces Adrian Pang (22-11-2). The Filipino lightweight is riding a four fight winning streak, which is remarkable when you consider he had previously lost five ONE Championship bouts in a row.

The other Team Lakay fighter on the card will be Gina Iniong (6-3). She faces Jenny Huang (5-2), a former atomweight title challenger who submitted one of her teammates with a gogoplata in this venue in 2016.

ONE: Heroes of Honor card includes:

Main Event
Kevin Belingon vs Andrew Leone
Global Rule Set: 65.8kg

Main Card
Giorgio Petrosyan vs Jo Nattawut
ONE Super Series: 70.0kg

Honorio Banario vs Adrian Pang
Global Rule Set: 77.1kg

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs Fabio Pinca
ONE Super Series: 67.0kg

Marat Gafurov vs Emilio Urrutia
Global Rule Set: 70.3kg

Brad Riddell vs Regian Eersel
ONE Super Series: 78.0kg


Gina Iniong vs Jenny Huang
Global Rule Set: 52.2kg

Masakazu Imanari vs Kevin Chung
Global Rule Set: 65.8kg

Adrian Matheis vs Lan Ming Qiang
Global Rule Set: 56.7kg