Two-time Philippine National Wushu Champion Lito Adiwang had a challenging childhood, as his parents were from a rural region of the Philippines and struggled to make ends meet. From an early age, he had to earn whatever money he could to help support the family.
He took up boxing when he was young, and he soon discovered he wanted to pursue martial arts in greater depth by training in wushu sanda. Adiwang competed extensively in boxing, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and wushu, winning several medals in regional competitions and becoming a national champion in wushu before deciding to test his skills in mixed martial arts.
He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2012, and broke out to an excellent record with eight finishes before punching his ticket to ONE Championship with three consecutive wins in Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series. The Filipino trains at high altitude with the Philippines’ most elite mixed martial artists at Team Lakay, and he is confident his strong mindset and work ethic can take him to a new level in ONE Championship.