Eduard “Landslide” Folayang has drawn a tough new opponent for ONE Championship’s return to Manila, Philippines, on Friday, 31 January.
Buist will come into the match off the back of a successful first year in The Home Of Martial Arts that saw him score a pair of spectacular wins.
In May, he opened his account in the Circle in Bangkok, Thailand, against Kota Shimoishi with an incredible comeback victory he earned via second-round knockout due to a series of knees.
The Dutchman’s knees played a big part in his bout in October when he outstruck Antonio “The Spartan” Caruso to claim a unanimous decision in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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“The Archangel” trains with some of the best mixed martial artists in Europe at the Team Souwer and Combat Brothers gyms, and has finished 11 of the 16 opponents he has beaten, which should make him a dangerous challenge for Folayang.
“Landslide” has had two reigns with his division’s World Title, and was last in action in November, when he earned a win by technical decision against Amarsanaa “Spear” Tsogookhuu.
ONE: FIRE AND FURY will also feature four of the Team Lakay representative’s training partners, including Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, who will defend the ONE Strawweight World Title against Alex “Little Rock” Silva in the main event.