Now, it has been confirmed that 27-year-old Ting might be dealing with Folayang, a Filipino MMA veteran, at ONE Championship's 'Kings of Future' in Manila, Philippines on April 21.
Ting is among the nation’s most promising younger skills who lives and trains out of Auckland, New Zealand and at present holds a report of 13-Three in his skilled profession.
He managed to safe a date with Folayang when he notched a cut up choice win over former title challenger Kamal Shalorus.“I've labored tirelessly to be the place I'm now. It has lastly paid off as a result of I'll get a chance to vie for a world title.
"It is each combined martial artist's dream to grow to be a champion. That is my probability to satisfy that dream," stated Ting in his response to the upcoming struggle.
"Eduard Folayang is a superb champion and is admired by many Filipinos, however he has what I would like. I am coming to Manila to get it from him and convey the belt residence to Malaysia,” he added.
In the meantime, Folayang who shall be making his first title defence, admitted that Ting is an distinctive and hard opponent.
However, he vows to defend his world title and be sure that the belt stays within the Philippines.
"Earlier than champions are acknowledged as greats and legends of the game, each single one in every of them confronted contenders that challenged their prowess as champions.
"In April, I'll have the chance to point out the world why I maintain my coveted title,” stated Folayang.
Folayang, 33, is likely one of the Philippines’ most skilled combined martial artists, surprising the world by capturing the world title with a sensational victory over Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki.
After almost a decade of competing in numerous promotions, he has amassed a powerful 17-5 combined martial arts document.
The 2 might be locking horns in a headline battle at Manila's SM Mall of Area.