One Championship has announced that the promotion’s lightweight champion Eduard Folayang will take on featherweight champion Martin Nguyen. The bout, which will be contested at lightweight, will headline One Championship 64, which takes place Nov. 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Last November, Folayang defeated veteran Shinya Aoki to take the promotion’s lightweight title. He has since defended the belt against Ev Ting. Folayang has been a mainstay on One Championship cards and has also scored victories over the likes Adrian Pang, Kotetsu Boku and A Sol Kwon.
In his last fight, Nguyen scored an upset victory over Marat Gafurov to claim the featherweight title. He is now riding a five-fight winning streak that dates back to 2015. During the run, he has picked up signature victories over Edward Kelly, Christian Lee and Dream veteran Kazunori Yokota.
This bout will serve as the main event of One Championship 64.