Eduard "Landslide" Folayang, 35, of the Philippines will face Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez, 35, of the United States at "ONE: Dawn of Heroes" on August 2, 2019. ONE Championship is launching special edition merchandise to commemorate the bout.
The merchandise is a commemorative T-shirt, which will be sold at the venue during fight night. ONE Championship will hold "ONE: Dawn of Heroes" at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
"ONE: Dawn of Heroes" will feature 13 mixed martial arts contests and two Muay Thai matches. In the 13th bout of the evening, Folayang and Alvarez will compete in a semi-final bout of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.
Representing Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, Folayang is a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion. On the other hand, Alvarez is the only MMA fighter in history to have held world titles in both the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA.
"My journey as a world champion is like a roller coaster," Folayang stated. "There are times when I am a world champion and people look up to me. There are also times when I am defeated so I will try again to climb the ladder to get the belt back."
"I got it, but lost it again this time," Folayang continued. "I think the most challenging part is how to get yourself back on the winning track. We are going to start again. That is not something new to us."
Despite the recent setbacks, Folayang wants to continue to improve his skills and bounce back strong. The Team Lakay fighter said, "One of the things that I learned in my career so far is to never stop learning and improving as much as possible because you should realize that everyone is aiming to become a champion."
"As an athlete, if you start to think that you are good, you will no longer grow," Folayang continued. "As much as possible, I want to learn to be better, sharpen my strengths and improve my weaknesses."
Ticket information for "ONE: Dawn of Heroes" is available on www.onefc.com. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Folayang:
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