Folayang, Askren to defend titles in Manila

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Eduard Folayang will make his first title defense in front of thousands of Filipinos this April.

One Championship has announced that their champions Eduard Folayang (17-5 MMA, 7-3 ONE) and Ben Askren (15-0-1 MMA, 4-0 ONE) are set to defend their titles in Manila on April 21 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

First reported by ABS-CBN’s Santino Honasan, Folayang and Askren will be defending the promotion’s lightweight and welterweight titles, respectively.

This will be Folayang’s first title defense after his TKO win over longtime champion Shinya Aoki two months ago. Askren, on the other hand, will put his welterweight title and undefeated streak on the line once again.

Both Folayang and Askren will attempt to defend their belts against still-to-be-named opponents.

“We are in discussion with a few opponents right now, and an announcement will be made shortly, ” said promotion founder and president Chatri Sityodtong in Honasan’s report.

Folayang photo courtesy of Jonathan de Jesus

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