One Championship has announced that lightweight champion Eduard Folayang will defend his title for the first time against Ev Ting. The bout will headline a card entitled “King of Destiny,” which is set to take place April 21 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Folayang won the title with a third-round knockout over former champion Shinya Aoki. The Filipino fighter is currently riding a three-fight winning streak that also includes wins over Adrian Pang and Tetsuya Yamada. Folayang has been competing for One since 2011 and has also picked up victories over A Sol Kwon, Felipe Enomoto and Kotetsu Boku.
Ting has not lost since falling to Marat Gafurov in 2015. In his last bout, he won his fourth-straight fight when he took a split decision over UFC veteran Kamal Shalorus. Ting turned professional in 2011 and has built a 13-3 record as a professional.
This lightweight title bout will serve as the main event of the upcoming event. The card will also feature a bantamweight contest between One regulars Kevin Belingon and Toni Tauru.