August 8, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Eduard Folayang is hoping he will get a second shot at Eddie Alvarez
  • Alvarez received their 2019 matchup by a rear-naked choke within the first spherical
  • Folayang’s final battle noticed him defeat John Wayne Parr by unanimous resolution

Filipino combined martial arts (MMA) icon Eduard Folayang is nearing the twilight of his profession, however that has not stopped him from chasing after glory regardless of reaching the best peaks of the game.

Folayang revealed in a latest interview about his want to face former UFC light-weight champion and present ONE Championship fighter Eddie Alvarez.

“That’s an amazing alternative for me, it’s an amazing battle if that occurs. It could be superior if Alvarez vs. Folayang II does occur particularly on my half. I actually really feel that I might’ve achieved one thing extra in our earlier battle,” the Staff Lakay veteran mentioned.

Folayang and Alvarez first met in 2019 at ONE: Daybreak of Heroes throughout the semifinals of the ONE Light-weight World Grand Prix.

“The Landslide” seemingly had the battle in his pocket when he shocked Alvarez with a leg kick that crumpled him to the mat with 3:37 remaining on the clock within the first spherical.

Sensing that the tip was close to, Folayang jumped on the chance to land some heavy ground-and-pound strikes on Alvarez, however “The Underground King” did simply sufficient to outlive it.

Alvarez would go on to win the bout a couple of moments later when he locked within the rear-naked choke, reserving himself a spot within the finals of the match.

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Nevertheless, Alvarez needed to pull out from the match because of an harm.

Folayang lamented the errors that led to his loss and is adamant that the outcomes will change if he got the possibility to battle Alvarez once more.

“It wasn’t the result that I wished. Everyone knows that all of us make errors in life. Even a small error might result in catastrophe. That’s why I’m keen that Alvarez vs. Folayang II does occur,” Folayang talked about.

The previous ONE light-weight king later added {that a} ton of issues might want to change if he needs to face a shot at upending the MMA legend, particularly his hanging recreation.

“I really feel that I’ve to drastically enhance my hanging and endure an intense coaching camp if that battle with Eddie [Alvarez] finally occurs,” he harassed.

Folayang’s final battle noticed him tackle Muay Thai icon John Wayne Parr within the latter’s retirement battle at ONE X in March of this yr, profitable the bout by unanimous resolution after a three-round struggle that drew heavy reward from the fight sports activities neighborhood.

Carrying a much-polished hanging arsenal due to his expertise in opposition to Parr and preventing below the Muay Thai ruleset, Folayang’s hopes of a second battle with Alvarez might very a lot develop into a actuality.

Eduard Folayang (foreground) loses to Eddie Alvarez (background) within the ONE Light-weight Grand Prix semi-finals at ONE: Daybreak of Heroes on August 2, 2019. Photograph: ONE Championship

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