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Banario has plans against a legend
by Press release

Cordilleran mixed martial arts fighter Honorio “The Rock” Banario will face arguably the biggest hometown favorite of all the 44 athletes at the biggest martial arts event of all time in Japan.

At ONE: Century part 2 in Tokyo, the former ONE featherweight world champion will face off against Japanese icon Shinya Aoki in the co-main event.

The martial arts legend showed what he is capable of with the backing of an entire arena of fans in March when he put on a near-perfect performance to submit two-time world champion Eduard Folayang at ONE: A New Era.

The Evolve Team representative is confident he can get a repeat result against another Team Lakay representative at the Ryogoku Kokugikan, but Banario is certain he can spoil the party.

If Aoki has a weakness, it is powerful strikers, and the former ONE featherweight world champion possesses an abundance of knockout force in his fists.

Ahead of the toughest assignment of his career, the 30-year-old from Mankayan, Benguet breaks down how he has prepared to defend the submission attack of “Tobikan Judan,” and how he plans to pull off a signature victory:

ONE: Championship: The last time Shinya Aoki was in Japan, he finished your teammate. How much is that a motivation for you? 

Honorio Banario: This will be the first time I will go up against the legend of Shinya Aoki. He was already a world champion even before I started training in martial arts.

Going up against him is already an achievement for me. I am motivated to do everything I can to defeat him, but not because I want to avenge my teammate. I want to show that my skills are right up there with a legend like Aoki and be considered as a world-class talent. 

ONE: The crowd will certainly be wild for Shinya because it is his home country. How much of a factor would the crowd be for you, especially if the cheers are for your opponent?

Banario: Back here in the Philippines, our crowd also supports us all-out during our matches. I know he will have the same crowd support in front of his home crowd, so I want to tune that out so I can focus on our match and execute our game plan properly. Against a legend like Shinya, I need to be flawless in executing our game plan because he’s known to finish his matches quickly. We need to let him play our game instead of us playing into his.

 
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