Folayang banking on experience against Nguyen: ‘I have been fighting for a long time’

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang hopes to use his experience against Australian challenger Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEU MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Folayang, who owns an 18-5 record, has more than twice as many fights as Nguyen (9-1).“My biggest advantage against him is my experience because I have been fighting for a long time,” Folayang, who made his MMA debut in 2007 as part of URCC, told INQUIRER.net in a press conference Tuesday at City of Dreams Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNguyen, the current featherweight champion, will be going up in weight against Folayang. But Team Lakay’s prized ward doesn’t think their weight difference is going to be much of a factor come fight night.“I think I’ll just be three to four pounds heavier than him inside the cage,” Folayang said in Filipino. The 28-year-old Nguyen aims to become the first fighter in ONE Championship to hold two titles in two different weight classes at once.Folayang, who turns 33 on Nov. 22, is also banking on homecourt edge with Friday’s event expected to draw a sellout crowd.“I’ve fought many times here in the Philippines and there’s really nothing like it fighting in front of your hometown crowd,” Folayang, who outpointed Ev Ting in his first title defense last April at MOA Arena, said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Kentucky shocks Louisville

first_imgWoodson completed 30 of 44 passes for 275 yards and four TDs as he beat Brohm, a rival dating to high school, for the first time. The two are among the nation’s top quarterback prospects, so if they meet again, it could be in the NFL. “What a great throw,” Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme said. “It had to be done, and he did it.” Johnson called Woodson a “big-time player.” Brohm showed he was big-time, too. He was 28-for-43 for 366 yards and two TDs and he led a late drive that put the Cardinals in position to win. But his last-second desperation attempt was deflected and caught by Harry Douglas at the 10, but the receiver couldn’t get into the end zone and time expired. Douglas had a career-high 13 catches for 223 yards, his sixth straight game topping 100 yards. Kentucky was ahead, 33-28, with 6 minutes left when Brohm began an 84-yard drive that ended in Anthony Allen’s 2-yard plunge. It was the second touchdown for Allen, who had 96 yards rushing. “We did give them quite a bit of time to go down and score,” Brohm said. “They made a play and did a great job. We gave them too many opportunities.” Woodson went another game without throwing an interception, extending his streak of passes without one to 257. That broke the Southeastern Conference record set by Georgia’s David Greene in 2004 and is 14 short of Trent Dilfer’s NCAA mark. Louisville’s offensive line was one of only three in the country that didn’t allow a sack through the first two games, but Kentucky got to Brohm three times. Kentucky would have had a fourth sack, halting Brohm deep in his own territory, but a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Wildcats cornerback Trevard Lindley negated that and gave Brohm another chance. He took advantage, firing a 42-yarder to Douglas, who later scored from 3 yards out. Brohm led the Cardinals down the field on their next possession, setting up a 10-yard run by Allen that put them in front for the first time, 21-19. Woodson answered during the first drive of the second half, leading the Wildcats 78 yards. John Conner scored on a 7-yard slant. Kentucky barely had a chance to celebrate regaining the lead. Louisville’s Trent Guy took the kickoff 100 yards to put the Cardinals back on top. Brooks said the victory was relief and he would be shocked if the Wildcats don’t enter the Top 25 next week. “We’ve had our heads slammed too many times in a row,” he said. “I think now the rivalry is back.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woodson threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Steve Johnson with 28 seconds left, and Kentucky shocked the No. 9 Cardinals, 40-34, Saturday night. It was the Wildcats’ first victory over a top-10 team in three decades – since they beat Penn State in 1974 – and halted Kentucky’s four-year losing streak to Louisville (2-1). It also ended Woodson’s even longer skid against Brohm, a nemesis since high school. “Finally the right team won,” Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said. “It had more twists and turns than a Dickens novel.” Kentucky (3-0) was about to lose its fifth in a row to its in-state rival after being pushed back because of a personal foul penalty. Then Johnson zipped past the Cardinals’ secondary and Woodson nailed him in stride. “The only thing going through my head is, `Stevie, please catch the ball,”‘ Woodson said. “Once he caught it, I knew.” COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Woodson finds Johnson for the winning TD with 28 seconds left. By Jeffrey McMurray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEXINGTON, Ky. – With one perfectly thrown pass, Andre Woodson erased years of agony against Brian Brohm and turned Kentucky’s border battle with Louisville into a real rivalry again. last_img