Toni Tauru (11-4) will look to climb the ranks toward another title shot with ONE championships as he faces Filipino Kevin Belingon (14-5). ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, takes place Friday, April 21 at the 20,000-capacity Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
“Dynamite” submitted former ONE title challenger Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio in the first round in his last fight in December, stopping a three fight losing streak. Now, will now take on Eustaquio’s Team Lakay teammate Kevin Belingon.
The 32 year old Finn captured the vacant Cage Warriors bantamweight championship back in 2014 and fought for the ONE title versus Bibiano Fernandes back in 2015. Dynamite had 10 straight wins from 2011 – 2014.
Belingon is out of Team Lakay MMA in Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the country’s most talented mixed martial artists. The 29-year-old wushu stalwart owns five knockouts on his resume and is one of the most feared strikers in the bantamweight division. In his last bout, Belingon defeated top Tajikistan prospect Muin Gafurov by decision.