One FC LogoFilipino Honorio Banario will meet Korean Bae Young Kwon at One FC 6 in One FC’s inaugural featherweight title fight. AsianMMA.com sources confirmed the fight, which was first reported by BloodyElbow.com.

Kwon and Banario first met at One FC 2 in a fight that was a pushover for Kwon. Kwon submitted Banario in less than a minute, which earned him a fight with top Filipino prospect Eric Kelly, a fight he would go on to lose.

At 7-3, Kwon has made the rounds in Asia.  Fighting with promotions such as One FC, Shooto, Road FC, and M-1, the Korean has been a formidable opponent to all challengers and finished five of his seven fights: three by submission, two by knockout.

Banario is a hot prospect out of the Philippines.  His loss to Kwon was his first and only loss in his eight-fight career.  Banario is not as well traveled as Kwon, having fought with two promotions (URCC and One FC).  In all eight fights, Banario has yet to see one go to the judges as he has submitted five of his opponents and knocked out two.  Banario is the URCC lightweight champion and one of the promotion’s most talented prospects.

Banario has a full plate for the end of 2012.  He is not only in a championship fight with Kwon, but has a fight signed with Eric Kelly at URCC 22 in the Philippines.

Courtesy of MMAWeekly.com content partner AsianMMA.com.

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