|Eduard Folayang stakes his One flyweight title in Tokyo. Rick Dela Cruz (file photo)|
By Ivan Saldajeno
MANILA—Stephen Loman saved Team Lakay's blushes earlier this month when he knocked out Elias Boudegzdame for the Brave bantamweight title at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
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The victory assured that at least one of the Baguio-based stable's world mixed martial arts titles it had entering 2019 will stay following losses to erstwhile One Championship champs Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio.
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Loman, however, hopes that the two other belts with his team, Eduard Folayang's One lightweight title and Kevin Belingon's One bantamweight championship, will stay with them after their matches at One: A New Era in Tokyo on March 31.
"Gusto kong manalo din sila sa kanilang laban para i-maintain yung championship namin," Loman told Dugout Philippines.
Loman even said that he is looking up to his "kuyas" as his inspiration for his own championship drive, and he hopes that his win will inspire them.
"Naging inspirado ako [dahil] sa kanila, kaya gusto kong manalo sila at maging champions pa rin," he concluded.
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