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Belingon showcase striking prowess, dominates Chung; Kingad taps

Team Lakay's Kevin Belingon

MANILA, Philippines — "The Silencer" brought the noise on ONE Championship’s “Legends of the World” Friday showpiece at the MOA Arena.

Kevin Belingon, for three rounds, showcased what Team Lakay fighters prided themselves in striking, eventually earning the nod of all judges over newcomer Kevin Chung.

The South Korean stood his ground and stayed faithful to his grappling technique, but his experience wasn’t at par with the grizzled Belingon.

Belingon uncorked multiple strikes in the final frame to keep Chung on the defensive all round long. 

“I was surprised Kevin Chung was a tough fighter,” Belingon said of his foe. “I just did what i did — just defending his takedowns and submission.”

The 30-year-old fighter has collected four wins since his foiled bid to take down Bantamweight titlist Bibiano Fernandes. The victory brings him closer to another shot at the belt.

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Meanwhile, Danny Kingad, also of Team Lakay, fell to defending champion Adriano Moraes in the co-main event.

The Baguio City youngster was caught off balance midway the opening salvo. 

Moraes then moved to keep the fight on the ground en route to fully locking a rear-naked choke with 15 ticks left before the round’s bell.


Danny Kingad

“You have a big future but now is my time,” the Brazilian fighter sounded off  “This is my house, this is my belt, this is my class."

Kingad's loss is his first in his early pro career.

As of this article’s posting, Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen tangle for the Lightweight world championship.

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