MMA: Honorio Banario downs Czech opponent with vicious KO

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2017 10:56 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2017 12:12 AM

Honorio "The Rock" Banario launched the decisive left cross that sent Jaroslav Jartim to the canvas in ONE Championship action on Friday. Courtesy of

Honorio "The Rock" Banario delivered perhaps one of his finest performances on Friday night, knocking out Jaroslav Jartim of Czech Republic in the main card of ONE: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena.

After pinning Jartim to the mat through most of the 1st round, Banario unloaded a crippling left hook that knocked Jartim out cold in the second round of their lightweight bout.

Banario, the former ONE featherweight champion, extended his win streak to 4 fights and improved his record to 12-6.

He thanked Jartim for taking the bout on a week's notice. Banario was supposed to fight Rob Lisita but the Australian bruiser begged off in the last minute due to personal reasons.

Despite some anxious moments in the final round, Danny Kingad cruised to a unanimous decision win against Malaysia's Muhammad Aiman.

Kingad, 21, assured himself of enough points by controlling the ground game in the first 2 rounds.

Kingad is undefeated in 5 matches.

In a flyweight match, Stefer Rahardian of Indonesia won via unanimous decision over local bet Eugene Toquero.

It was Toquero's 3rd straight loss.

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