Five athletes from the famed Team Lakay gym in Baguio City have been added to the first official ONE Championship rankings.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ONE Championship, the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia still delivers the biggest news.
The promotion has unveiled their official rankings in every weight division from kickboxing, Muay Thai, and mixed martial arts competitions.
The Singapore-based promotion sorted out the best of the best from each division and discipline.
Among them are five Igorot warriors from Cordillera Administrative Region and the famed Team Lakay gym in Baguio City.
Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon
First of the list is former Bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon who holds the number one spot in the weight class.
The Ifugao Pride is still the number one ranked Bantamweight because he is the only fighter who broke Bibiano Fernandes’ unstoppable run in the division in 2018 where he scored a split decision victory over the Brazilian.
Gina “Conviction” Iniong
In the women’s Atomweight division, Gino Iniong currently ranks fifth among the best Atomweights with her two-fight win streak against Jihin Radzuan and Asha Roka respectively.
One more win could potentially catapult her into a title shot against the Atomweight titleholder.
Danny “The King” Kingad
Despite losing to Demetrious Johnson in their Flyweight World Grand Prix showdown last October 2019, Danny Kingad still sits in the number two spot of the best Flyweight in ONE Championship, just behind Johnson.
Kingad can still challenge for the title as he will be closely monitoring the championship match between Johnson and Flyweight champion, Adriano Moraes.
Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang
Strawweight rising star Lito Adiwang who is on a five fight win streak dating back from the ONE Warrior Series.
With two wins under across his name, Adiwang now ranks fifth in the Strawweight division.
Joshua "The Passion" Pacio
Wrapping up the list for the premiere martial arts team in the Philippines is Strawweight reigning titleholder Joshua Pacio, who is no doubt the best Strawweight in ONE Championship.
This official ranking will serve as a transparent motivation to all of the athletes in the pursuit of their championship dreams, says Mr. Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Chairman and CEO.
You can see the full official ONE Championship rankings here.