Loman’s ranking in ONE BW division leaps to third
Team Lakay’s Stephen Loman’s ranking in the bantamweight division of ONE Championship has leaped to third seed following three consecutive wins in the biggest media sports promotion in Asia.
Reigning ONE bantamweight world champion Fabricio Andrade is currently lording over the stacked division while former world champion John Lineker is in second place.
Former long-time champion Bibiano Fernandes is now in fourth seed while hard hitter Kwon Won II completes the top five ranked fighters.
The 27-year-old Loman currently has 17 wins and two losses.
Loman, who held the Brave Combat Federation bantamweight world belt for more than 1,000 days, has not tasted defeat since April 2016.
After suffering a devastating knockout from fellow Filipino campaigner Rex de Lara in January 2016, Loman recorded impressive victories against 11 world-class fighters since April 2016.
A week ago, the newly-minted world champion Andrade has called out Loman following his stoppage of Lineker in the main event of ONE Fight Night 4 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Loman has readily accepted the challenge and expressed hope that ONE top honcho Chatri Sityodtong will approve the world title bout between him and Andrade.
The ONE bantamweight division was once lorded over by Team Lakay Kevin Belingon, who had four encounters with Fernandes. – Harley F. Palangchao