ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In the main event, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of Baguio City, Philippines will face Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, 35, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in the lightweight division.
“Eddie always comes to fight and I never back down from a challenge,” Folayang said. “I’m ready to go.”
Folayang trains out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines. He is a former ONE Lightweight World Champion.
“Everyone’s going to love what we will do in the ring,” the Team Lakay fighter said. “I think it will be one of the most exciting fights of the year.
As Folayang is putting all his focus on his upcoming bout, a win against an exceptional athlete like Alvarez would be a huge boost for his ascent back to the top spot. This is without a doubt the biggest test for the Baguio City native and as such, he is ready to turn in his most spectacular performance to date.
“I’m both spiritually and mentally ready for this fight,” Folayang declared. “Right now, we’re just polishing our skills, making sure I’m as sharp as possible on the day of the fight. No doubt this is going to be one of the biggest challenges of my career.”
“I never imagined I would be able to face a really big name and one of the most popular fighters in the world,” Folayang continued. “I have to be on point so I can give a good performance. I have to be accurate and precise with my techniques.”
Both Folayang and Alvarez are among the most dynamic offensive forces in the sport. The Filipino fighter expects nothing but fireworks when he shares the ONE Championship ring with Alvarez at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“I’m going to go toe-to-toe with him,” Folayang said. “It’s going to be a war and a fight for the fans.”
Here is a clip featuring Folayang: