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Kevin Belingon
Born (1987-10-30) October 30, 1987 (age 31)
Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines
Other namesThe Silencer
NationalityFilipino
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionFlyweight (2007–2008)
Bantamweight (2008–Present)
StyleSanda, Wushu, Boxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofBaguio City, Philippines
TeamTeam Lakay Wushu
RankWushu Black Belt
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins19
By knockout8
By submission3
By decision8
Losses5
By submission3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 2, 2018

Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon (born October 30, 1987) is a Filipino mixed martial artist and the current ONE Championship Interm Bantamweight Champion[1]. He is the former Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) Flyweight Champion[2] and has competed in several Asian based MMA Promotions.[3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Kevin Belingon hails from Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines. At early childhood he idolizes and admire movie icon Bruce Lee, which then inspires him to practice martial arts[4]. Belingon started to pursue his passion in martial arts at the age of 17 and, eventually awarded a wushu scholarship to the University of the Cordilleras. After finishing college, Belingon moved and train in Baguio City.[5]

In Baguio City, he began training at Team Lakay Wushu one of the best MMA stables in the Philippines under famous Filipino coach Mark Sangiao. Although he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, he put his ambitions of pursuing a career in law enforcement to focus full-time on being a professional Martial Artist.

He made his professional debut in 2007 and won his first nine bouts, capturing a flyweight title in the process after beating opponents from all across Asia. ONE Championship, signed Belingon in 2012[6].

Mixed martial arts career[edit | edit source]

Universal Reality Combat Championship[edit | edit source]

On June 30, 2007, Kevin Belingon made his professional debut in the Universal Reality Combat Championship, URCC 10: X[7] the event was held on June 30, 2007 at The Fort in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines in the Fight Card of Eduard Folayang Versus Allan Co. The Ifugao warrior fought Richard Lasprilla for the URCC Flyweight Championship and won via Majority Decision in his first professional MMA fight.[8][9].

After his international fights from abroad "The Silencer", made a comeback fight once again in the URCC 19: Collision Pasay City, Metro Manila on April 2, 2011 against fellow Filipino Isaac Tulinng. A head kick and combination of punches forced the referee to stop the contest awarding Belingon the win via TKO[2].

Martial combat[edit | edit source]

After 5 fights exclusively in his home country Philippines, Belingon entered the Singapore-based promotion Martial Combat in May 2010 in his first international fight against Thailand Fighter Ngoo Ditty, and won via First round TKO[10].

Legend Fighting Championship[edit | edit source]

More than a month, after his fight in Martial Combat Promotions, he fought under the banner of Legend Fighting Championship MMA Promotions based in China. Winning against Nam Jin Jo of South Korea via Unanimous Decision on June 2010[11] and Dalai Bayin of China in round 1 Submission on September 2010[12].

ONE Championship[edit | edit source]

Made his debut in the promotion against leg lock legend Masakazu Imanari in ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions March 2012[13]. The Japanese icon lived up to his moniker, submitting the Filipino in the opening round via heel hook. Belingon would fail to redeem himself in his next bout, as he lost by unanimous decision against Korean contender Soo Chul Kim[14], who went on to become the inaugural ONE World Bantamweight Champion two months later[15].

After back-to-back set back, "The Silencer” entered ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix Tournament avenged himself with back-to-back stoppages against Yusup Saadulaev[16], and Than Vu of Australia but coming up short against Masakatsu Ueda for the final round of ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix[17].

On January 2016, after a win against Koetsu Okazaki[18], he was granted an opportunity to challenge for the world championship against current kingpin Bibiano Fernandes[19]. He loss this title fight via Kimura in the very first round[20].

The Filipino started his climb back to the top, with a unanimous decision victory over Muin Gafurov in October 2016. He followed it up with a pair of explosive first round stoppages of former world title contenders Toni Tauru[21], and Reece McLaren in 2017[22], before capping the year off with a unanimous decision win against Kevin Chung[23].

On April 2018, the main event of ONE Championship: Heroes of Honor has featured Belingon facing off with another former title challenger Andrew Leone, Belingon dominated first round, until a spinning side-kick to the liver, sent Andrew Leone to the canvass, ground and pound ensued and the referee Olivier Coste stop the contest awarding Kevin Belingon Second Round stoppage win[24].

In Pasay City, Philippines on ONE Championship: Reign of Kings[25] featured Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon faced Two Division ONE Championship Titlist Martin Nguyen. After intense back to back action, he defeated the Vietnamese-Australian, winning by Unanimous Decision[26] and capturing the ONE Championship Interm Bantamweight Champion[27].

Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 19–5 Martin Nguyen Decision (unanimous) ONE: Reign of Kings July 27, 2018 5 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines Won the Interm ONE Bantamweight Championship
Win 18–5 Andrew Leone TKO (Spinning Back Kick and Punches) ONE: Heroes of Honor April 27, 2018 1 1:27 Manila, Philippines
Win 17–5 Kevin Chung Decision (unanimous) ONE: Legends of the World November 10, 2017 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 16–5 Reece McLaren KO (Punches) ONE: Quest for Greatness August 18, 2017 1 1:02 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 15–5 Toni Tauru TKO (Submission to Punches) ONE :Kings of Dynasty April 21, 2017 1 2:27 Pasay City Philippines
Win 14–5 Muin Gafurov Decision (Unanimous) ONE 38: Clash of Heroes October 7, 2016 3 5:00 Yangon, Myanmar
Loss 13–5 Bibiano Fernandes Submission (Kimura) ONE FC 37: Dynasty of Champion 5 January 23, 2016 1 4:04 Changsha, Hunan China
Win 13–4 Koetsu Okazaki Decision (unanimous) ONE FC 23: Warrior's Way December 5, 2014 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
Loss 12–4 Dae Hwan Kim Submission (Rear Naked-Choke) ONE FC 14: War of Nations March 14, 2014 1 4:39 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 12–3 David Aranda Santacana KO (Punches) ONE FC 13: Moment of Truth December 6, 2013 1 2:53 Pasay City, Philippines
Loss 11–3 Masakatsu Ueda Decision (unanimous) ONE FC 9: Rise to Power May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
Win 11–2 Thanh Vu TKO (Punches) ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions April 5, 2013 2 1:00 Singapore City, Singapore
Win 10–2 Yusup Saadulaev TKO (Punches) ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings October 6, 2012 1 3:18 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 9–2 Soo Chul Kim Decision (Unanimous) ONE FC 5: Pride of Nation August 31, 2012 3 5:00 Quezon City, Philippines
Loss 9–1 Masakazu Imanari Submission (Reverse Heel Hook) ONE FC 3: War of Lions March 31, 2012 1 1:18 Kallang, Singapore
Win 9–0 Isaac Tuling TKO (Head kick and Punches) URCC 19 - Collision April 2, 2011 1 6:25 Sentosa, Singapore
Win 8–0 Dalai Bayin Submission (rear-naked choke) Legend FC: Legend Fighting Championship 3 Sep 24, 2010 1 4:40 Hong Kong,China
Win 7–0 Nam Jin Jo Decision (Unanimous) Legend FC: Legend Fighting Championship 2 Jun 24, 2010 3 5:00 Hong kong,China
Win 6–0 Ngoo Ditty KO (punch) MC: Martial Combat 2 May 13, 2010 1 0:08 Singapore, Singapore
Win 5–0 Jilmar Tangayan Decision (unanimous) URCC-Rogue Magazine's Black The Brawl 2009 October 24, 2009 2 10:00 Makati City, Philippines
Win 4–0 Justin Cruz TKO (punches) URCC 13 - Indestructible Mar 28, 2009 1 0:52 Makati City, Philippines
Win 3–0 Magellan Perez TKO (strikes) URCC 12: Indestructible Nov 22, 2008 1 0:15 Makati City, Philippines
Win 2–0 Roldan Cartajena Submission (Armbar) URCC 11: Redemption Nov 25, 2007 1 8:42 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 1–0 Richard Lasprilla Majority Decision URCC 10 Jun 30, 2007 1 7:24 Taguig City, Philippines Won URCC Flyweight Championship

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Corp., ABS-CBN. "ONE: Kevin Belingon frustrates Martin Nguyen to become interim champion". ABS-CBN SPORTS.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "URCC XIX: Collision Recap and Results - Lakay Wushu Continues Dominance of Filipino MMA Landscape".
  3. Sherdog.com. "Kevin". Sherdog.
  4. "Kevin Belingon Is A Small Village Kid Chasing A Big World Dream - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  5. "How Team Lakay Came To Shine On The Global Stage - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  6. "Kevin Belingon talks ONE FC Bantamweight GP".
  7. "URCC 10: X". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 15, 2015.
  8. "URCC 10 - X". MMA-Core.
  9. Smithy (26 November 2007). "MMA MANILA: URCC XI - redemption Indeed".
  10. baguio boy (23 September 2011). "Kevin Belingon vs. Ngoo Ditty (Wushu Vs. Muay Thai)" – via YouTube.
  11. "Kevin Belingon vs Nam Jin Jo Fight Result Legend FC - Legend Fighti..." www.mma-core.com.
  12. "Dalai Bayin vs Kevin Belingon". cagerank.com.
  13. Corp., ABS-CBN. "Team Lakay's Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario headline ONE's return to Manila in April". ABS-CBN SPORTS.
  14. "Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon vs. Soo Chul Kim: One FC Pride of a Nation!". 1 August 2012.
  15. "Soo Chul Kim VS Leandro Issa - ONE Championship". Onefc.com. 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  16. ONE Championship (5 April 2018). "ONE: Full Fight - Kevin Belingon vs. Yusup Saadulaev - A Spectacular Knockout - October 2012" – via YouTube.
  17. "Kevin Belingon vs. Masakatsu Ueda Results and News - ONE FC 9: Rise to Power - MMA Fighting". www.mmafighting.com.
  18. ONE Championship (22 July 2018). "ONE: Full Fight - Kevin Belingon vs. Koetsu Okazaki - Stand-Up Battle - December 2014" – via YouTube.
  19. Sherdog.com. "One Championship 37 - Dynasty of Champions 5". Sherdog.
  20. "Kevin Belingon vs Bibiano Fernandes ONE Championship 37 Full Fight MMA Video". MMA-Core.
  21. ONE Championship (30 October 2017). "ONE: Best Fights - Kevin Belingon vs. Toni Tauru - Kevin Belingon "Silences" Toni Tauru - Apr 2017" – via YouTube.
  22. "Reece McLaren VS Kevin Belingon - ONE Championship". Onefc.com. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  23. "Kevin Chung VS Kevin Belingon - ONE Championship". Onefc.com. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  24. ONE Championship (24 June 2018). "ONE: Full Fight - Kevin Belingon vs. Andrew Leone - Spinning Sidekick TKO - April 2018" – via YouTube.
  25. Corp., ABS-CBN. "ONE Championship: Kevin Belingon vs. Martin Nguyen for interim bantamweight title set for Manila in July". ABS-CBN SPORTS.
  26. "Kevin Belingon presses ONE title bid with win over Martin Nguyen".
  27. "Kevin Belingon def. Martin Nguyen at ONE Championship 78: Best photos". 27 July 2018.


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