ABS-CBN S+A shines spotlight on Team Lakay


Posted at Apr 05 2020 02:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino warriors of Team Lakay will show how to fight with all heart and might this April, when ABS-CBN S+A features world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action from ONE Championship all month.

Team Lakay rising star Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang is one of the featured fighters in "ONE Warrior Season 4," which will have its Philippine premiere on Sunday, April 5, from 6pm to 12 mn. Thirty minute telecasts follow every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

Adiwang's first round knockout of Brazil's Alber Correia Da Silva was one of the best moments of the season, which originally aired in February 2019. Japan's submission specialist, Kimihiro Eto, was the winner.

Joshua "The Passion" Pacio will get his turn in the spotlight on April 16, when S+A airs "ONE: Roots of Honor" at 9pm. 

Pacio redeemed himself in the co-main event, defeating Yosuke Saruta via split decision to regain the ONE Strawweight title. The fight card also featured ONE Featherweight champion Martin Nguyen, who knocked out former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa to extend his reign.

On April 17, it will be Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio's turn to show Filipino courage through his dominant win against Korea's Kim Kyu Sung in their flyweight World Grand Prix bout in "ONE: Enter the Dragon."

Fighting alongside the former champion from Team Lakay in this card were superstars Shinya Aoki and Christian Lee, who figured in a lightweight bout.

On April 23, Danny "The King" Kingad makes his presence felt when the S+A shows his split decision win over Australian Reece McLaren at "ONE: Dawn of Heroes." The fight card also features legends Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.

The next day, April 24, sees the gallant stand of Filipino fighters Brandon Vera, Team Lakay's Kevin Belingon, and Kingad in the two-part "ONE: Century" event in Japan.

S+A closes the month with "ONE: Masters of Fate" on April 30, wherein Filipinos Pacio and Rene Catalan faced off in the main event. Pacio won the fight, while Eduard Folayang, Robin Catalan, and Eustaquio also racked up wins.

Apart from the world-class MMA events, fight fans can also watch other outstanding bouts in "ONE: Championship Classics" every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., starting April 14. Never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes moments will be shown on "ONE: Official Film" every Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., beginning April 18.

S+A will also air "ONE: Greatest Rivalries" every Sunday at 9:30 p.m., starting on April 19, and "ONE: Spirit of a Warrior" every Monday at 9:00 p.m., beginning April 20. 

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website).