The pair of former World Champions from East and West will meet in the second ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinal in Manila, Philippines this Friday, 2 August.
Ahead of their bout, and following the pre-event press conference on Tuesday, 30 July, Folayang caught up with ONE Championship commentator Mitch Chilson for a quick interview, where he responded to Alvarez’s predictions for a finish.
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Posted by ONE Championship on Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The American’s words were not disrespectful, but they were heated as he described how he would finish him with an aggressive game plan.
“I’m going to punch him with my right hand, rip him to the floor, and I’m going to submit him,” he said.
However, the Filipino hero from Team Lakay seemed unmoved by the comments and was in good spirits as he broke down how he would combat the Philadelphia native’s strategy.
“I watched a lot of his fights, and he is a very good fighter in the stand-up, so I anticipated that and have prepared a lot for that, but I’m also prepared for any ground attack or wrestling that will be coming from him,” he said.
“Of course, it’s mixed martial arts. You can expect a lot of different game plans and approaches, so I am ready. We are here for a long time, so it’s time to do our very best again on this upcoming night.”