Lions Nation MMA, the Philippines' leading mixed martial arts stable, has forged a groundbreaking partnership with Iron Bunny Philippines as they gear up for their highly anticipated debut in ONE Championship.
Under this collaboration, Iron Bunny Philippines assumes the role of the official outfitter for Lions Nation MMA as they prepare to make their mark on the global stage of mixed martial arts. Ricky Enriquez, the owner of Iron Bunny Philippines, expressed his excitement, stating, "It's truly a dream come true to collaborate with the giants of Philippine MMA, and we are profoundly grateful to Lions Nation MMA for entrusting our brand with this extraordinary opportunity. We pledge to continue our unwavering support for Philippine MMA and its dedicated stakeholders, both locally and on the world stage."
Established in 2015, Iron Bunny Philippines has gained recognition for its dedication to active lifestyles and competitive sports apparel. Founded by entrepreneur Ricky Enriquez and digital marketer Vir Moore Moranta, the brand swiftly garnered acclaim within the local mixed martial arts community and beyond.
Enriquez chose to establish the brand's roots in Liloan, Cebu, where his steadfast support for talented athletes and grassroots programs played a pivotal role in raising Iron Bunny Philippines' profile in the combat sports industry.
On the other hand, Moranta oversaw the brand's operations under the banner of Iron Bunny Supply Co. in Sacramento, California. This venture led Moranta to collaborate with former UFC Bantamweight World Champion Cody "No Love" Garbrandt and the globally renowned Team Alpha Male.
Now, Iron Bunny Philippines joins forces with Lions Nation MMA, a group formed in June 2023, featuring a roster of Filipino superstars and former World Champions. This distinguished lineup includes the likes of Eduard "Landslide" Folayang, Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon, Honorio "The Rock" Banario, Joshua "The Passion" Pacio, Edward "The Ferocious" Kelly, and Jeremy "The Juggernaut" Pacatiw.
Significantly, three members of Lions Nation MMA are slated to compete under the ONE Championship banner. As part of this exciting collaboration, Folayang, Pacio, and Olsim will proudly don the camp's meticulously tailored uniforms provided by Iron Bunny Philippines.
Eduard Folayang, former ONE Lightweight MMA World Champion, expressed his gratitude, saying, "I am deeply thankful to Iron Bunny Philippines for coming on board as the official apparel for Lions Nation MMA's inaugural campaign in ONE Championship. I am genuinely thrilled about this partnership and the opportunities it will bring. Their unwavering commitment to Philippine MMA is commendable, and I believe this collaboration marks the beginning of a promising journey together."
With this dynamic partnership between Lions Nation MMA and Iron Bunny Philippines, the stage is set for an exciting new chapter in Philippine mixed martial arts, as these two powerhouses join forces to make a lasting impact in the world of ONE Championship.