MMA: Honorio Banario falls, Edward Kelly wins as Team Lakay splits in Shanghai

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Posted at Sep 09 2018 01:11 AM

Filipino martial arts stable Team Lakay came away with a win and a loss in ONE Championship's return to Shanghai, with lightweight contender Honorio “The Rock” Banario falling to Amir Khan via submission, while featherweight contender Edward Kelly won via disqualification against former title contender Christian Lee.

In the main event of ONE: Beyond the Horizon, “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China sent the crowd into a rapturous chorus of cheers by clinching a scintillating TKO victory over Brazilian challenger Samara Santos to keep the coveted ONE women’s strawweight world championship around her waist. 

Xiong got the job done in the third round, thwarting the courageous Santos with a thunderous right hand.

In the co-main event of the evening, Singaporean lightweight contender Khan accomplished the biggest victory in his four-year stint on the ONE Championship stage, submitting former Banario. 

Khan finished the task by compelling Banario to surrender with a deep rear naked choke in the first round.

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