Banario puts stake in OneFC fight card

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


FOLLOWING certain issues, Universal Reality Combat Championship lightweight champion Honorio Banario of the famed Team Lakay is set to suit up for the upcoming One Fighting Championship event set next month.

Banario will replace fighter Erick Kelly of Yawyan Ardigma, who is also a Baguio-based mix martial arts (MMA) fighter just like the URCC lightweight champ. 
  
It will be Banario’s first foray into international mix martial events after plunging into the URCC two years ago where he handily won against Rommel Del-is in the URCC event and will be facing the dangerous Korean Bae Yong Kwon. 
  
A veteran of Road FC, Kweon has an impressive record of six wins, including two knockouts and two submissions with two defeats, one coming from American Mark Striegl way back in 2010. 
  
Banario will seek his seventh career win with no defeats including five fights which led to submission and will fight in the featherweight division this time. 
  
The Team Lakay member will be one of the five main events of the evening in the One FC event dubbed Battle of Heroes taking place on February 11, at the The BritAma Arena in North Jakarta, Indonesia.
  
Half Filipino Ole Laursen will headline the main card of the night as he goes up against Felipe Enomoto in the lightweight division. 
  
Another Team Lakay fighter in flyweight Geje Eustaquio will also see action in one of the undercard fights of the evening. 

Eustaquio, who has a two win-one loss record in his MMA career, will gun for his third when he battles Singaporean Alex Silva in the undercard.

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Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 19, 2012.

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