Video: Laursen vs Folayang - Fight of the Year contender?


There were a few talking points raised at the weekend’s ONE FC: War of the Lions event.

Headline lightweight Zorobabel Moreira emerged as a really interesting talent while Melvin Manhoef’s split shin turned stomachs around the world.

But the event’s highlight was probably the barnburner fight between Ole Laursen, a Dane who has lived in Thailand for much of his life, and the Filipino stalwart Edward Folayang.

They absolutely went to war, Laursen’s forward-pressure Muay Thai mentality being matched by Folayang’s typically Filipino heart and aggression.

Sometimes, really good fights slip through the cracks because there’s just so much MMA out there now. But this one is worth a watch; its 15 minutes of marvellous technical violence.