One FC 9 ‘Rise to Power’ adds another interesting lightweight match-up between the surging Hawaiian fighter, Lowen Tynanes (4-0) and deadly Swiss fighter, Felipe Enomoto (6-5-1).
One FC 9 is set to stage on May 31st at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines.
Tynanes is arguably one of the best lightweight prospects to ever come out of Hawaii. Tynanes, before entering pro and fighting internationally, is making a huge wave as an amateur. He has a record of 4-0 as an amateur; three of those are TKO stoppages and a UD win.
The Hawaiian Tynanes turned pro on September 25 of 2011 against Yosuki Suto at Heat 19. Tynanes used his superb ground skills against Suto, scoring some huge takedowns and solidly controling his Japanese foe on the ground. Tynanes got his well-desreved unanimous victory over Suto.
On December 1 last year, Tynanes made his second fight against a huge MMA icon in the Philippines in Eduard “Landslide” Folayang at URCC 22 “Dekada” in the Philippines. Tynanes was surely the underdog heading to that fight. Tynanes as usual, used his wrestling skills to take Folayang down then connecting some vicious elbows on the Filipino fighter, which later on resulted in some of the worst cuts Folayang has ever sustained in a fight. Even though Folayang said he can still fight despite of the cut, the Doctor stopped the contest to save Folayang from further damage against the Hawaiian. Tynanes won via 1st rd. TKO (Doctor Stoppage). Tynanes became an instant celebrity in Asian MMA with his win over Folayang and became one of the feared lightweight fighters in the business.
Tynanes made his One FC debut against the South African Muay Thai specialist, Vuyisile Colossa at ‘Return of Warriors’. That fight with Colossa is no doubt, the hardest fight of Tynanes’ career as he was tagged by Colossa numerous times and yet he came back with his own takedwons and superb ground control. In the third round, Tynanes’ mastery on the ground became a huge factor for that fight as he submitted Colossa via rear-naked-choke in the 4:37 mark.
After a win over Colossa, Tynanes captured the KOTC lightweight title against Kris Armbrister on April 11, 2013, via Arm-Triangle Choke.
There’s no doubt that Tynanes is an extraordinary fighter with a world-clas skills. As a One FC fighter, Tynanes looks to run for the lightweight title this year, which is currently owned by Japanese MMA sensastion, Shinya Aoki. Tynanes looks to stay unbeaten when he takes on a super tough fighter in Felipe Enomoto on May 31st in the Philippines.
Felipe Enomoto is super motivated to get back to the winning column. The Swiss fighter is currently on a two-fight losing streak against Zorobabel Moreira and Eduard Folayang. He is currently trains at Enomoto Dojo back in Zurich, Switzerland, with his brother, Yasubey.
Enomoto is going up against the current KOTC champ and the fighter who owns a victories over two of the best lightweights in Asia, Folayang and Colossa. This is an important fight for Enomoto, it is do or die situation for him.