Team Lakay Wushu

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Team Lakay
Est.2003
Founded byMark Sangiao[1]
Current titleholdersStephen Loman (Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion)

Joshua Pacio (ONE Strawweight Champion)
Past titleholdersEduard Folayang (URCC Welterweight Champion) (ONE Lightweight Champion)

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

Geje Eustaquio (ONE Flyweight Champion)

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

Crisanto Pitpitunge (Pacific Xtreme Combat Bantamweight Champion)

Rey Docyogen (URCC Pinweight Champion)
Training facilitiesBaguio, Philippines
Websitehttp://www.teamlakay.net

Team Lakay, is a martial arts group based in Baguio, 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 establish a reputation in the MMA scene.[8][9]

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

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In 2013, Dave Galera became Team Lakay’s first athlete to compete in the UFC. Galera lost to Royston Wee at UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim and later he was released by the UFC. Mark Eddiva made his debut in The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway against Jumabieke Tuerxun, he won via unanimous decision. Following year, Mark Eddiva will face Kevin Souza at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado on May 31, 2014. Mark Eddiva lost via TKO punches in the second round.

At UFC Fight Night 43: Te Huna vs. Marquardt on June 28, 2014, Roldan Sangcha-an made his debut in Australia against Richie Vaculik, he lost via unanimous decision.

At UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber on May 16, 2015, Eddiva and Sangcha-an are now part in the preliminary card. Both Sangcha-an and Eddiva suffering devastating loss on the preliminary evening.

Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series[edit]

Lito Adiwang faced Jose Huerta in ONE Warrior Series 3 on October 11, 2018. Lito Adiwang won via KO in the first round.

Lito Adiwang faced Alberto Correia in ONE Warrior Series 4 on February 28, 2019. Lito Adiwang won via TKO in the first round.

Lito Adiwang faced Anthony Do in ONE Warrior Series 7 on August 6, 2019. Lito Adiwang won via unanimous decision and bagged a contract with ONE Championship.[11][12][13]

Fighters[edit]

Status Name Weight Class Information Most Recent
Promotion
Active Philippines Lito Adiwang 125 lb ONE Warrior Series Winner. ONE Championship
Active Philippines Harold Banario 135 lb Brave Combat Federation
Active Philippines Honorio Banario 145-155 lb Former URCC Lightweight Champion / Former ONE Featherweight Champion. ONE Championship
Active Philippines Kevin Belingon 125-135 lb Former URCC Flyweight Champion / Former ONE Bantamweight Champion. ONE Championship
Active Philippines John Cris Corton 125 lb Brave Combat Federation
Retired Philippines Rey Docyogen 125 lb Former URCC Pinweight Champion. ONE Championship
Retired Philippines Mark Eddiva 145 lb Two-time SEA Games gold medalist in Wushu. Ultimate Fighting Championship
Active Philippines Geje Eustaquiao 125 lb Former ONE Flyweight Champion. ONE Championship
Active Philippines Eduard Folayang 155-170 lb Former URCC Welterweight Champion / Former 1x ONE Lightweight Champion / three-time SEA Games gold medalist in Wushu. ONE Championship
Retired Philippines Dave Galera 135 lb Ultimate Fighting Championship
Active Philippines Gina Iniong 105 lb ONE Championship
Active Philippines Edward Kelly 145 lb ONE Championship
Active Philippines Danny Kingad 125 lb ONE Championship
Active Philippines Stephen Loman 135 lb Current Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight Champion. Brave Combat Federation
Active Philippines April Osenio 105 lb ONE Championship
Active Philippines Jeremy Pacatiw 135 lb Brave Combat Federation
Active Philippines Jomar Pa-ac 125 lb Brave Combat Federation
Active Philippines Joshua Pacio 115 lb Current ONE Strawweight Champion. ONE Championship
Active Philippines Crisanto Pitpitunge 135 lb Former PXC Bantamweight Champion Brave Combat Federation
Retired Philippines Roldan Sangcha-an 125 lb Ultimate Fighting Championship

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  11. ^ "Team Lakay's Lito Adiwang earns 3rd ONE Warrior Series win in Singapore". conandaily.com. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "MMA: Singapore win earns Team Lakay stalwart ONE contract". abs-cbnnews.com. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Lito Adiwang wins ONE Championship contract". tiebreakertimes.com. Retrieved August 7, 2019.

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