Pinoy MMA fighter wins title in Martial Combat 5

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Posted at Jul 15 2010 05:07 PM | Updated as of Jul 16 2010 01:13 AM

Eduard "Landslide" Folayang

MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Eduard "Landslide" Folayang carved out a unanimous decision against his Mongolian foe to take the Superfight lightweight title in Martial Combat 5 at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore on Wednesday.

According to ESPNStar.com, it was a hard fight for Folayang who had to deal with Bao She Ri Gu Leng’s efficient stand-up action in the first 2 rounds of their superfight.

The Filipino, however, was able to take down the Mongolian in the next 2 rounds, pummeling his foe with ground-and-pound.

All three judges awarded the contest to Folayang.

"I had a tough fight tonight, he was very quick,” Folayang admitted to ESPNStar.com.

“Every round, I persisted to win, and in the fourth round I knew I would win it. I was more prepared in this fight because I was able to execute my technique well,” he added.

Folayang also thanked the Filipino fans who trooped to Resorts World Sentosa to watch his fight.

“I am proud that so many Filipino people came to see me fight and I would like to thank them all," he said.