The rematch between Eduard Folayang and Amir Khan is all set to happen [first reported by ABC CBN News and then announced by ONE Championship]
Renowned former two-time ONE lightweight world champion, Eduard "Landslide" Folayang, is poised to make his eagerly anticipated return to the ONE Championship Circle in the upcoming month.
Folayang's adversary in this much-anticipated comeback is a familiar one, as he is set to face off against Amir Khan at the highly anticipated ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham event on September 30. The fervent clash is set to unfold within the illustrious Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The history between Folayang and Khan dates back to 2018 when they initially crossed paths. In that encounter, "Landslide" showcased his prowess by clinching victory over the Singaporean contender via a convincing five-round triumph, ultimately securing the ONE lightweight world championship for the second time in his storied career.
The rematch serves as a potential catalyst for rejuvenation in Folayang's career following a challenging period. It's important to recognize the evolution since their first confrontation. Notably, the iconic Team Lakay red shorts that were synonymous with Folayang will no longer grace his presence. Instead, he will proudly don the colors of Lions Nation MMA, a fight team he established just last June.
Within Lions Nation, Folayang is bolstered by the expertise of two esteemed coaches - the distinguished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Gibran Langbayan, and the seasoned striking coach, Don-Don Colas. This formidable coaching team complements Folayang's two-month training stint in the United States, where he honed his skills under the guidance of world-renowned mentors like Greg Jackson, Mike Winklejohn at Jackson Wink MMA, and Rafael Cordeiro of Kings MMA.
Eduard Folayang's last competitive appearance dates back to December 2022, where he faced Brazil's Edson Marques at the Mall of Asia Arena. Subsequently, he parted ways with Team Lakay in March 2023, marking a significant transition in his journey.
The highly anticipated Folayang-Khan clash assumes its place within a stacked fight card, with the main event spotlight on the exhilarating confrontation between former two-sport World Champion Stamp Fairtex and the formidable Ham Seo Hee for the coveted ONE Interim Atomweight World Championship. This event promises to be a momentous chapter in the ongoing saga of world-class martial arts competition.
ONE Championship has announced Amir Khan vs. Eduard Folayang 2 for September. This will be the first fight for Folayang after his departure from Team Lakay.#ONEChampionship | @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/Fj3zO3R9Fg— MMA LockerRoom (@mma_lockerroom) August 14, 2023