Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Folayang vs Zhang?
Lipeng Zhang beat Eduard Folayang by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main event of ONE Championship – Battleground 2, on Friday 13th August 2021 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lipeng Zhang.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Folayang vs Zhang stats
Eduard Folayang stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Lipeng Zhang made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 11 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.
The stats suggested Zhang had a slight advantage in power over Folayang, with a 30% knock out percentage over Folayang's 27%.
Eduard Folayang was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Zhang had a height advantage of 4 inches over Folayang.
Folayang was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 79 to Zhang's 0.
Folayang vs Zhang form
Eduard Folayang had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Shinya Aoki at ONE on TNT 4 on 28th April 2021 by in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tony Caruso at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix on 30th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Pieter Buist at ONE Championship – Fire & Fury on 31st January 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
Before that, he had defeated Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa at ONE Championship – Masters of Fate on 8th November 2019 by split decision in the 3rd round at Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila.
He had been beaten by Eddie Alvarez at ONE Championship – Dawn of Heroes on 2nd August 2019 by split decision in the 1st round at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila.
Folayang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.