Pinoy 'Landslide' overwhelms Slovak foe in MMA combat


Posted at Jun 24 2010 10:16 PM | Updated as of Jun 25 2010 06:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino wushu expert Eduard "Landslide" Folayang raised the country’s flag high in Singapore by overwhelming a Slovakian Muay Thai artist in ESPN Star Sports Martial Combat League 4.

The clash that took place at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore last week saw Folayang landing huge punches against Egon Racz in the 70-kilogram division.

Folayang eventually scored a take down against the Slovak before eventually defeating Racz with a guillotine choke, just 4 minutes and 30 seconds in Round 1.

The Folayang-Racz fight was the opening match of the Martial Combat fight card.

The 5-foot-9 mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Baguio City was a former high school teacher before joining Team Lakay Wushu.

Even while fighting, Folayang was able to secure a Master’s Degree in Education.

The 26-year-old, touted as the best MMA fighter in the Philippines today, is still a member of the Philippine Wushu team. He is set to compete in the 2010 Asian Games wushu sanshou event this coming November.

Folayang said he dreams of becoming the best international MMA fighter.

He is due to return to Singapore sometime in July in a bid to win the super fight belt in ESPN’s Martial Combat League. -- With a report from Dyan Castillejo