Stephen Loman, 24, of the Philippines is the most recent Team Lakay fighter to join ONE Championship. Earlier this year, he left BRAVE Combat Federation to join the seek a new platform.
“Stephen Loman is one of the best fighters in the Philippines,” Team Lakay founder Mark Sangiao said. “His all-around skills will be on full display in ONE Championship. I spoke to Stephen and he’s highly motivated right now.”
“He can’t wait to get in the circle and put on a show,” Sangiao said of Loman. “Of course, I’ll be there for him as well as all of his teammates at Team Lakay every step of the way.”
Loman captured the BRAVE title with a victory over Canadian-Indian Gurdarshan “St. Lion” Mangat in 2017. He has since defended the belt successfully on multiple occasions, headlining various events while emerging as arguably BRAVE’s biggest star.
“It’s an overwhelming opportunity but I’m excited to join my Team Lakay brothers in the biggest martial arts organization in the world,” Loman said. “I’m excited to enhance my skills on this platform and showcase my style to millions of viewers across the globe. Of course, fighting in a new promotion and a new environment will be a challenge, but it’s one I’m more than willing to face. I’m ready to show ONE Championship fans the best of Stephen Loman.”
Team Lakay has established a commanding presence in ONE Championship, with former World Champions Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, and reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio leading the charge.
It has not been confirmed what weight class Loman is set to compete in. Details of his ONE Championship debut have also yet to be announced but he is expected to see action later this year.