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Belingon, Loman in must win fights

It’s show time for two of the more exciting Team Lakay members with one trying to end a losing streak, while another seeks a third straight win and a chance to vie for bantamweight strap held by the former in the ONE: Fight Night 4 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kailang, Singapore tonight.

Former ONE Bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon returns to the octagon ring 11 months after his shock loss to Kwon Won Il and end a four game losing streak after winning the coveted crown in Nov. 9, 2018.

Belingon faces a tough Kim Jae Woong in a bantamweight showdown as one of the four co-main events in the ONE on Prime Video 4 that feature Kiamram Abbasov facing lightweight king Christian Lee.

Fellow Team Lakay fighter Stephen Loman will be also in the co-main event where he faces former bantamweight king Bibiano Fernandes with whom Belingon fought a four series fight, which the Team Lakay member lost 1-3.

Belingon defeated Fernandes during his second attempt for the belt, but was disqualified in his first title defense against the same person and lost the finale. That started a losing streak for the Ifugao native who lost to eventual and former champion John Lineker in Oct. 30, 2020 and to Won due to a body shot forcing him to retire.

Lineker went on to wrest the bantamweight belt from Fernandes but lost it on his first title defense against Fabricio Andrade last October 21 during the ONE on Prime Video 3 when failed to meet the weight and thus stripped of the title.

One of the most exciting fighter in his weight division, Belingon will be facing the hard hitting Korean who lost last month to newcomer Shamil Gasanov via submission.

Called “The Fighting God” has won three victories in the 155 pounds category including a knock out win over former two division champion Martin Nguyen – who was earlier beaten by Belingon.

Kim hopes to win against Belingon that will fortify his bid to be a main contender in the 145 pounds division.

Belingon now hopes to give Loman the chance to beat the Brazilian long time bantamweight king.

And he hopes his younger stablemate will take to heart what he has shared in fighting the Brazilian legend which could be the biggest fight for Loman, who held the bantamweight title for the longest time in the Dubai-based Brave Championship before his move to ONE.

He last saw action last March 26 against Shoko Sato and earned a unanimous decision victory. Loman impressed during his ONE debut by beating the tough Yusuf Saadulaev.

Loman was supposed to face Lineker in April 28 of last year, five months after Belingon lost to the Brazilian, but had to withdraw due to his contracting the Covid-19 virus. Lineker beat Fernandes in December 3 last year to take the crown.

Belingon is confident that Loman will beat the Brazilian legend.

Meanwhile, the year ends for Team Lakay with Joshua Pacio defending his strawweight strap against American Jarred Brooks on December 3 with four other stablemates facing separate rivals.

Former flyweight king Geje Eustaquio is set to face Chinese Hu Yong, Danny Kingad squares off with Indian fighter Gurdarshan Mangat, Jeneleyn Olsim against Meng Bo if China and Jeremy Pacatiw squaring off with Tial Thang of Myanmar. Pigeon Lobien

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