Folayang falls vs Marques, loses 5th straight match in MMA

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 03 2022 11:18 AM | Updated as of Dec 03 2022 03:29 PM

Eduard Folayang during his Lightweight MMA match against Edson Marques of Brazil for ONE Championship held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on December 3, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
Eduard Folayang during his Lightweight MMA match against Edson Marques of Brazil for ONE Championship held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on December 3, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Eduard Folayang's misfortunes in MMA continued as he got stopped in his lightweight match against Brazil's Edson Marques in ONE on Prime Video 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Saturday morning.

The former ONE lightweight champion was looking good in stand up and was pressing his attack against Marques, when he got tagged with a right hook to the chin in the second round.

The hit caused him to fall face down to the mat, prompting the referee to step in and stop the bout 2:53 seconds in the second stanza.

Before that unfortunate hit, Folayang was having success connecting his looping right hand against the taller Marques.

But the Team Laya stalwart decided to go toe-to-toe and that is when he got struck with the right fist to the jaw.

It was Folayang's fifth straight defeat in MMA.

The last time he won was in November 2019 when he beat Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa.

Before fighting Marques, Folayang won a kick boxing match against retiring legend John Wayne Parr in March.

In the main event of ONE on Prime Video 5, Anatoly Malykhin demolished Reiner De Ridder to snatch the light heavyweight title.

The interim heavyweight champion battered De Ridder with punishing blows to the body before going for the head.

Malykhin stunned De Ridder with a heavy right hand that sent the Dutch crashing to the mat.

The challenger then battered De Ridder with hammer fists until the referee stopped the match 25 seconds remaining in the first round.

Malykhin Is now a 2-division champion with the light heavyweight and Interim heavyweight titles under his name.