Eduard Folayang

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Eduard Folayang
Eduard Folayang in Singapore.JPG
Born Eduard Folayang
(1984-11-22) November 22, 1984 (age 30)
Baguio City, Philippines
Other names Landslide
Nationality Filipino
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)

Welterweight (2007–2009)

Lightweight (2009–Present)
Style Suntukan, Wushu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Baguio City, Philippines
Team Team Lakay Wushu
Rank Wushu Black Belt
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 14
By knockout 5
By submission 2
By decision 7
Losses 5
By knockout 3
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: July 31, 2010
Eduard Folayang
Medal record
Competitor for  Philippines
Men’s Wushu
SEA Games
Gold 2011 Jakarta 70 kg
Asian Games
Silver 2006 Doha 70 kg
Bronze 2002 Busan 65 kg
World Championships
Bronze 2005 Hanoi 70kg

Eduard Folayang (born November 22, 1984) is a Filipino mixed martial artist and wushu practitioner.[1] He is the reigning welterweight champion of the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC),[2] the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the Philippines and also signed as a lightweight in ONE Championship, a Singapore based MMA promotion.

Folayang is a member of Team Lakay Wushu in Baguio City which is also home to URCC pinweight champion Rey Docyogen, URCC flyweight champion Kevin Belingon and URCC Lightweight champion Honorio Banario.

Prior to joining Team Lakay Wushu, Folayang was a high school teacher in Mountain Province.[3][4] The Baguio native made his first Martial Combat debut on June 17, 2010, defeating Slovakian fighter Egon Racz via guillotine choke early in the first round.[3]

Folayang has won several international Wushu tournaments, including a gold medal at the 2011 South East Asian Games which he won with a spinning back kick KO in the final,[5] a silver medal in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, and bronze medals in both the 2005 World Wushu Championship and the 2002 Busan Asian Games.[6]


Folayang was born in Baguio City on November 22, 1984. His parents are natives of Mountain Province, a province (aside from Baguio City, Benguet, Kalinga, Apayao, Ifugao, Abra) where the Igorots are situated and he is proud to be one.

Folayang started training wushu and boxing when he was 16 years old under the tutorship of head coach Tony Candelaria, who helped him to improve his skills and discipline.[7]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

URCC/Gorilla Warfare[edit]

On June 30, 2007, Folayang made his professional debut in the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the Philippines. The Baguio native fought undefeated welterweight champion Allan Co and defeated him by TKO in round 1. With the win, Folayang became the new title holder.

After 5 wins, Folayang suffered his first defeat at the hands of Guam's Jon Tuck via knockout in just 8 seconds on November 21, 2009. This was his second bout in the Gorilla Warfare promotion.

Despite having a contract with ONE FC, Folayang was allowed to return to the URCC to fight Brazilian Muay Thai champion Wadson Teixeira at URCC Cebu VII: Dominate on January 13, 2012. He won by submission due to elbows in the first round.[8]

On December 1, 2012, Folayang returned in the promotion facing Lowen Tynanes. Eduard Folayang loss by a doctor stoppage due to a big cut delivered by Tynanes' elbow.[9]

Martial Combat[edit]

Folayang entered the Singapore based promotion Martial Combat in 2010. On June 17, the multi-titled wushu expert took on Slovakian fighter Egon Racz in the MC – Martial Combat 5 event. Folayang won the match via guillotine choke early in the first round.

On July 14, 2010, Folayang fought Mongolian Bao She Ri Gu Leng in a lightweight fight, with the latter's Superfight lightweight title at stake; the event was held at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. The Filipino fighter won by unanimous decision after 5 round, to become the new champion.[10]

On October 16, 2010 Folayang fought South African Muay Thai specialist Vuyisile Colossa at Martial Combat 12. Folayang won a decision after scoring multiple takedowns in the first two rounds even though Colossa dominated the third round.[11]

ONE Championship[edit]

He was originally scheduled to make his ONE Championship debut against Muay Thai champion-turned MMA star Ole Laursen at ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on September 3, 2011. Laursen, however, suffered a knee injury in training and was replaced by A Sol Kwon, a South Korean on a six fight winning streak.[12] Folayang won the fight via unanimous decision.

A rescheduled bout with Ole Laursen took place on March 31, 2012. In a back-and-forth fight, Folayang lost via a controversial split decision, resulting to the crowd booing Laursen after the decision was announced.

On July 18, 2012 Folayang defeated Felipe Enomoto via unanimous decision at ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation in Manila, Philippines. Right after the fight ONE FC President Victor Cui announced that Folayang will earn a shot for the first ever ONE FC lightweight belt on October at ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings against Zorobabel Moreira.[13] Despite the announcement, Folayang had to pull out of the title fight due to URCC commitments. He was later replaced by former foe Ole Laursen who was again replaced by Kotetsu Boku who eventually became the first ever One FC lightweight champion. However, One FC officials mentioned that Folayang will retain his no.1 contender status and should face the eventual winner Boku.[14]

On May 31, 2013 Folayang fought UFC and WEC veteran Kamal Shalorus at ONE FC 9: Rise to Power. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Coming from a two-fight losing skid, Folayang faced Dutch fighter Vincent Latoel on December 6, 2013, at ONE FC: Moment of Truth. The event took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. For the majority of the fight, Folayang used his takedows and ground striking offense but was unable to finish his opponent, eventually winning by unanimous decision.

In his next fight, Folayang faced former ONE FC lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku on May 2, 2014 at ONE FC: Rise of Heroes. He won the bout by unanimous decision.

Folayang faced Russian fighter Timofey Nastyukhin on December 5, 2014 at ONE FC 23: Warrior's Way. Despite entering the fight as a favorite, Folayang lost the fight via KO in the first round after being dropped by a flying knee and then finished by Nastyukhin's soccer kicks.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

  • Martial Combat
    • Martial Combat Superfight Lightweight Championship (1 Time)
  • Other
    • #1 Pound for Pound fighter in Philippines


Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–5 Timofey Nastyukhin KO (flying knee and soccer kicks) ONE FC 23: Warrior's Way December 5, 2014 1 3:11 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 14–4 Kotetsu Boku Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes May 2, 2014 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 13–4 Vincent Latoel Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Moment of Truth December 6, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Loss 12–4 Kamal Shalorus Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Rise to Power May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Loss 12–3 Lowen Tynanes TKO (doctor stoppage) URCC 22: Dekada December 1, 2012 1 6:22 Manila, Philippines For URCC Lightweight Championship
Win 12–2 Felipe Enomoto Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation August 31, 2012 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
Loss 11–2 Ole Laursen Decision (split) ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions March 31, 2012 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore Fight of the Night
Win 11–1 Wadson Teixeira Submission (elbows) URCC Cebu VII: Dominate January 13, 2012 1 0:56 Cebu City, Philippines Defended URCC Welterweight Championship
Win 10–1 A Sol Kwon Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion September 3, 2011 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore Fight of the Night
Win 9–1 Vuyisile Colossa Decision (unanimous) Martial Combat 12 Oct 16, 2010 3 5:00 Sentosa, Singapore
Win 8–1 Bao She Ri Gu Leng Decision (unanimous) Martial Combat 5 Jul 14, 2010 5 5:00 Sentosa, Singapore Won Martial Combat Superfight Lightweight Championship
Win 7–1 Egon Racz Submission (guillotine choke) Martial Combat 4 Jun 17, 2010 1 4:40 Sentosa, Singapore
Win 6–1 Doo Jae Jung TKO (punches) URCC 16: Reckoning Mar 27, 2010 1 3:15 Makati City, Philippines Defended URCC Welterweight Championship
Loss 5–1 Jon Tuck KO (punch) Gorilla Warfare 3: Confrontation Nov 21, 2009 1 0:08 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Win 5–0 A.J. Aguon Decision (unanimous) URCC 14: Aggression Jul 18, 2009 2 10:00 Makati City, Philippines
Win 4–0 Jerome Norita TKO (punches) Gorilla Warfare 2: Battle Ready Mar 28, 2009 1 0:52 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Win 3–0 Jerry Legaspi TKO (strikes) URC13: Indestructible Nov 22, 2008 1 0:15 Makati City, Philippines Defended URCC Welterweight Championship
Win 2–0 Caloy Baduria TKO (punches) URCC 12 Supremacy May 7, 2008 1 3:41 Makati City, Philippines
Win 1–0 Allan Co TKO (punches) URCC 10 Jun 30, 2007 1 7:24 Taguig City, Philippines Won URCC Welterweight Championship


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  5. ^ Staff, Combat Asia (August 4, 2012). "Filipino fighter Eduard Folayang on facing Felipe Enomoto at ONE FC: 'Pride of a Nation'". Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
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  7. ^ Guimbatan, Mike (December 22, 2006). "Silver Medal in Asia Games Translate to Gold in Cordillera Hearts". Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
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