MYANMAR – Ifugao mixed martial arts fighter Kevin Belingon finally returns to the cage after his last title fight in January hoping to rack up another win in One Championship.
Belingon, of the famed Team Lakay, is set to see action in the undercard of the title fight between team mate Joshua Pacio against ONE world strawweight world champion Yoshitaka Naito set on October 7 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangoon, here.
With a professional record of 13-5-0, Belingon is known as a devastating striker with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of ways.
The 28-year-old wushu stalwart owns five knockouts on his resume and in his last bout, challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes and now faces another tough task in rising star Muin Gafurov.
20-year-old bantamweight prospect Muin “Tajik” Gafurov is a relentless, aggressive fighter with solid all-around mixed martial arts skills with a stellar 10-1 professional MMA clip and is known as one of the top talents to come out of Tajikistan.
Gafurov utilizes a frenetic fighting pace that opponents find difficult to match, featuring high-level grappling techniques and powerful striking and considered a force to be reckoned with in his weight class.
Both will be looking to rebound from recent defeats and Belingon will also want to extend his camp’s remarkable recent winning run. Team Lakay fighters have combined to put together a streak of 13 straight victories in One Championship this year.
In the local main event, Aung La “Burmese Python” N Sang goes to battle against Poland’s Michal Pasternak. Additional bouts to complete the blockbuster fight card have also been confirmed.