The One FC Featherweight World Championship title fight will be a battle between reigning and defending world champion Koji Oishi versus Filipino, Honorio Banario.
The last time these two powerhouses met, the Japanese knocked out Banario in front of his home crowd, capturing the One FC Featherweight World Championship title.
Oishi has fought almost 100 rounds in his career and faced over 36 opponents, making him one of the most experienced Featherweights in the world.
Honorio Banario is one of the top MMA fighters to ever come out of the Philippines and the first Filipino to ever bring back an MMA world title to the Philippines.
He will be looking to redeem himself in front of the 20, 000 strong home crowd in Manila.
He is a member of the legendary Team Lakay where he trains alongside fellow local champions like Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon and under head coach Mark Sangiao.
Banario’s background is Wushu, an ancient Chinese martial art whose adherents are recognizable by their sideways stance and diverse range of strikes.
“We are putting together a fight card that will blow away the thousands of passionate Filipino fans in attendance and the millions watching live around the world are set for another evening of world-class MMA action featuring the best in Asia.” One Fighting Championship Victor Cui stated.
“We know that the fans have been eagerly hoping for a rematch between ONE FC World Champion Koji Oishi and Honorio Banario and we are delivering what they want. This is a must see rematch for every MMA fan on the planet.”
Also returning to One FC action is Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio and Filipina MMA sensation Jujeath Nagaowa will make her highly-anticipated debut.
Eduard Folayang is a former Asian Games medalist in Wushu, URCC Welterweight Champion and the best Lightweight to come out of the Philippines.
Geje Eustaquio is a skilled Flyweight who trains alongside the aforementioned Eduard Folayang and Honorio Banario at Team Lakay in the high altitudes of Baguio City.
Eustaquio is looking to stake his claim on a title shot with an impressive victory.
Jujeath Nagaowa is an accomplished female boxer from the Philippines who is looking to transition into the sport of mixed martial arts.
The former WBC Asia Atomweight Champion has faced and defeated the top names in female boxing in Asia and will look to do the same in MMA when she embarks on her One FC career.