Team Lakay Wushu

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Team Lakay
Est.2003
Founded byMark Sangiao[1]
Current titleholdersEduard Folayang (URCC Welterweight Champion) (ONE FC Lightweight Champion)

Honorio Banario (URCC Lightweight Champion) (ONE FC Featherweight Champion)

Geje Eustaquio (ONE FC Flyweight Champion)

Kevin Belingon (URCC Flyweight Champion) (ONE FC Bantamweight Champion)

Stephen Loman (Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion)

Crisanto Pitpitunge (Pacific Xtreme Combat Bantamweight Champion)

Rey Docyogen (URCC Pinweight Champion)
Training facilitiesBaguio City, Philippines
Websitehttp://teamlakay.wix.com/online

Team Lakay, is a martial arts group based in Baguio City, Philippines.[2] Officially named Lakay MMA Top Team, it is also known as Lakay Wushu or Lakay MMA.[3][4] The group was founded in 2003 by mixed martial artist Marquez Sangiao. Sangiao was also head coach of the Cordillera chapter in Baguio for Wushu, and a seasoned martial artist with past experience in kickboxing, taekwondo, and Jiu-Jitsu as well as a martial arts instructor at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and a coach for Wushu at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City.[5][6]

Team Lakay fighters use a distinctive style which has its roots in Wushu Sanshou.[7] The success of fighters such as Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario and Kevin Belingon has helped the Team establish a reputation as being the top MMA team on the planet.[8][9]

On October 26, 2011 it was announced that Team Lakay Wushu was a part of the ONE FC Network.[10]

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  1. ^ "News | Team Lakay hoping to follow Evolve example | FOX SPORTS". foxsportsasia.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  2. ^ "Team Lakay Has Turned Baguio into a Breeding Ground for Filipino MMA". Fightland. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Baguio's Team Lakay Gym cited as one of Asia's best | ABS-CBN News". abs-cbnnews.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  4. ^ "Interview with Team Lakay Wushu Founder and Head Coach Mark Sangiao - Bloody Elbow". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  5. ^ "The Fight Nation - Asia's Coolest MMA News Site!". thefightnation.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  6. ^ "Team Lakay seeks to rise from the ashes | ABS-CBN News". abs-cbnnews.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120422030549/http://cerphin.net/balita/Baguio-Citys-Team-Lakay-cleans-out-URCC/artikulo/142151/. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "URCC XIX: Collision Recap and Results - Lakay Wushu Continues Dominance of Filipino MMA Landscape". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  9. ^ "ONE Fighting Championship: Which Camps Are Set to Shine?". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  10. ^ "One FC Announces Exclusive Partnerships with Several Promotions and Gyms in Asia - MMAWeekly.com". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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