Folaylong dominates Enomoto, gets lightweight title shot
Eduard Folayang put on a dominant performance against Felipe Enomoto, and his effort was quickly rewarded.
Folayang controlled the fight wherever it went, particularly in the standup game, and came close to finishing Enomoto in the second round when he put together a beautiful punch combination that culminated with a straight right that was on the button on the chin. The shot put Enomoto on the canvas, but Folayang couldn't work enough ground-and-pound to finish before the bell.
It was a workmanlike effort for Folayang in the third, with little coming from Enomoto in the way of offense. Folayang, a local fan favorite from the Philippines, cruised to the unanimous decision – even if he wasn't able to get the finish.
"Felipe's tough, and I wanted to finish him," Folayang said. But nonetheless, ONE FC President Victor Cui rewarded Folayang's effort.
"He's one of the best fighters today, one of the best fighters in Asia," Cui said. "And I want to reward him. I'm going to put him up for a ONE FC (lightweight) championship belt on Oct. 6"
Folaylong (12-2) got back in the win column after a March loss at ONE FC 3 and now has won seven of his past eight fights. Enomoto (6-5) falls to 1-2 in ONE FC and has dropped four of his past five.
Eduard Folayang def. Felipe Enomoto via unanimous decision