Chris Hofmann Stops David Douglas, Retains URCC Middleweight Belt

Chris Hofmann successfully defended one of his two titles which was the middleweight on Friday, January 7 in Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco, CA at URCC 29: Conquest against David Douglas. The Filipino-Swiss Universal Reality Combat Championship fighter simultaneously holds two titles in two different weight classes.

Hofmann survived barrage of punches in 40 seconds by Douglas who nearly finished our kababayan during the opening round. Douglas started to slow which led Hofmann getting back to his feet. As soon as Hofmann put Douglas on the ground, he began unloading series of ground and pound and dominated his opponent. At 3 minutes 55 seconds of the first round, he finished David and capture the middleweight belt again! Is it just me or the referee didn’t see enough to stop the bout earlier? The referee let it go on a little longer even if I see the fighter wasn’t fighting back anymore. Just my opinion. But oh well, that was an impressive way to win a championship especially that Chris just won the belt two months ago which I think this fight came early. The Champ asked URCC though to book San Francisco fight during the post fight interview.

On Nov 6 2016, Chris Hofmann claimed the vacant middleweight belt following a 2-round TKO win over John Adajar. The heavy hand striker has finished five of his last opponents by TKO or knockout.

Kenneth Rivera with the Champ

What’s next for Chris Hofmann? Most definitely a URCC light heavyweight title defense. The next challenge we all looking forward.

The guy has amazing confidence. He took fight on short notice and happily accepted the move to 185. He trained, got in the best shape and won the middleweight title battle. And that hasn’t stopped the fighter from wanting to be booked for the San Francsico fight to put on a show for his fans and fulfill his commitment to fight. Chris Hofmann’s great work ethic and attitude will take him places.

Special shoutout to Mr. Kenneth Rivera who was at the event watching live and updating yours truly. Yes from US to PH! Pictures and videos were provided to me from him as well. Thank you. He is a friend of mine who is also a huge pinoy MMA fan in the US. Please ask permission before you post his stuffs.

URCC 28: Vindication Was Arguably One Of The Best Fight Cards

URCC 28: Vindication was as BIGGEST BADDEST as I expected to be. The preliminary card bouts had action-packed and multiple finishes. Ref had to stop the fight as Mechavez pounded out Macaria via TKO (doctor stoppage) in round  two. Solomon Dultra also finished MJ Abrillo in the second round by way of submission. Drex Zamboanga climbed to the top of the cage celebrating for choking out Sem Bicaldo.
Do Gyeom Lee successfully defended his featherweight title vs. Ryan Dela Cruz. An elbow opened up a cut above Lee’s forehead and leg kicks rendered the Filipino’s left leg swollen. After the five rounds of back and forth, Lee was the winner by unanimous decision. Two warriors with plenty of motivations to get the win co-headlined the night. Both have all the makings for a great fight. CJ De Tomas with series of slams to the ground outwrestled Alvin Ramirez. Blood splattered on Ramirez from the knee to the head he gave to De Tomas. Kastigo had some great three rounds but slowed down. The flyweight championship still went to De Tomas by judges decision. A first round TKO win gave Geli Bulaong the first URCC female championship crown ever. She utilized some great ground and pound to put away Yan QiHui. Bulaong was confident and controlling that she landed some big shots and finished her Chinese opponent. Chris Hofmann’s knee dropped John Adajar before crunching his head with punches on the canvas. Holfmann claimed the middleweight strap with his second round TKO. He is now the URCC’s two-division champion. Both fighters stepped in on short notice to face each other.
The 3-on-3 match stole the show big time. It was one hell of an out war between Iyos Espinosa, John Rey Larena and team captain Arvin “Asintado” Chan vs. Mark Palomar, Patrick Dos Santos and team captain Panchito “Sugar Ray” Estroso. Team Estroso won the first ever 3 on 3 match in Asian MMA and URCC history. All six of the competitors nearly set off a brawl inside the cage.
Former flyweight champion Red Romero and Jiar Castillo were also victorious in this event. They went toe to toe for three rounds before they took the win by unanimous decision.
The Official URCC 28: Vindication Results:
3 on 3 match: Team Estroso def. Team Chan
Flyweight Championship: CJ De Tomas def. Alvin Ramirez by Unanimous Decision
Featherweight Championship: Do Gyeom Lee def. Ryan dela Cruz by Unanimous Decision
Middleweight Championship: Chris Hofmann def. Jon Adajar by TKO in round 2
Women’s Flyweight Championship: Geli Bulaong def. Yan Qi Hui by TKO in round 2
Fight Farm Finale: Jiar Castillo def. Norman Agcopra by Unanimous Decision
Featherweight: Red Romero def. Miguel Mosquera by unanimous decision
Bantamweight: Drex Zamboanga def. Sem Bicaldo by submission (Rear Naked Choke) in round 1
Strawweight: Solomon Dultra def. MJ Abrillo by submission (Triangle Choke) in round 2
Bantamweight: Rodian Menchavez def. Arjay Bongala by TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 2

Preview: Chris Hofmann vs. John Adajar for the URCC Middleweight Championship

URCC 28: Vindication will feature four title bouts. Four warriors will cement and defend their place as the Champions of their divisions.

Featherweight title holder Do Gyeom Lee will go in war with Ryan Dela Cruz as the maint event. CJ ‘The Golden Boy’ De Tomas vs. Alvin ‘Kastigo’ Ramirez is the co-headliners of the night. The two will compete in a flyweight championship bout. Geli Bulaong will be fighting China’s Yan Xiao Nan in women’s flyweight in hopes for obtaining the first URCC female championship crown.

John Adajar and Chris Hofmann stepping up on a less than 30 days short notice. They will face off against each other for the vacant middleweight gold. One of the rising contenders will try to stop a champion who is riding the hottest streak of his career. This well rounded fighter will look to shock the crowd and become the middleweight champion. This will be no easy task when he takes on a light heavyweight champion. The heavy hand striker has finished four of his last opponents by TKO or knockout. Don’t blink fight fans because this is going to be action packed.

URCC Light Heavyweight Champion, Chris Hofmann looks to push his winning streak to five. He is back in training. The champ is getting ready for his upcoming title fight later this year. All four of Hofmann’s last fights inside the URCC cage were victorious. The newly-crowned champ, Hofmann is coming off back-to-back TKO wins as he recently won a huge TKO victory over the URCC veteran, Arvin “Asintado” Chan last  June 25 at URCC: Fight Night 1: Baron Geisler vs. Kiko Matos and also a TKO victory against the very tough, Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria of Elorde MMA last April 23 at URCC 27: Rebellion for the vacant light heavyweight title. We will see whether or not the huge momentum he picked up with these fights continue on November. Hofmann is always seen training with fellow URCC fighter, Alvin Solinap, Jericho Tomagan and former URCC flyweight champ, Richard “The Dancing Devil” Lasprilla at the B.A.M.F MMA Center.

John “The Outlaw” Adajar is a promising up and comer on the URCC’s Welterweight Division, The Outlaw successfully made his URCC debut last June 25 against his long-time rival, Jericho Tomagan. The Outlaw has been a top contender ever since his days as an amateur, he was the reigning Welterweight fighter at the top Amateur MMA Circuit, Academy Fighting Championship that is headed by the URCC matchmaker, Ronald Catunao. After the fight, Adajar stated this “I just shut Tomagan’s mouth for 1min and 27 secs of the very 1st round”. He also stated in an online interview that this fight is just a warm-up for his title fight in the near future.

Outside the cage, The Outlaw of The Fitness Armory/Hitman Training Camp does part-time modelling and will not make you think that he is indeed a pro-athlete. Don’t let his good looks fool you though, ’cause this guy can whoop ass and look good. Inside or outside the cage. PLUS, he’s also the International Director of Sales of Century Properties. But, will he continue his winning ways or will Hofmann spoil it and hold a title in two different weight classes at the same time? Find out on URCC 28: Vindication, November 6 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Resorts World, Manila.

Chris “ half man ( Hofmann) half amazing”

Majority of Filipino fighters are built for smaller divisions. In fact we have more than enough talented fighters to fill the smaller and lighter division.
Based on my observation, a lot of Filipinos do not even know that we have few good upcoming 
fighters in light and heavy weight divisions.
I am sure that fans and supporters of local MMA scene know or familiar  about Chris Hofmann but it’s time to introduce this guy to the rest of you all who might have not heard about him yet.
Chris Hoffman is a half Filipino, half Swiz pure breed DEFTAC fighter.
 The 6ft light heavy fighter is currently ranked number 4 out of 8 active Pro Light Heavyweights in Southeast Asia.
Currently, he is sporting a record of 2 wins 1 loss. He lost his debut fight in Rebel FC 1, a couple of years ago but came back with 2 consecutive wins in our very own URCC. 
Chris Hoffman had an impressive debut in Asia’s longest running MMA promotion in Oct last year when he won via 1st round stoppage against Nickson Kola.
 Just recently, he had another TKO victory victory against Jeremias Tan ( Elorde Tandang Sore) on July 2015.

Chris Hofmann’s fighting style is a solid combination of Muai -Thai and BJJ, so stand up or ground fighting?  Should not be a problem for him.
With having an impressive 2 consecutive victories and getting better and better at 26yrs of age.
Now the question is who is next for Chris Hofmann? 
Who is ready for this guy? Whoever is next, he better be ready for vicious kicks and better be good enough to defend himself on the ground.
Oh man! The only thing that is certain with having Chris inside the cage is that its goanna be an exciting fight for sure!!

I would love to see Chris Hofmann do really well and succeed and be worthy of this cool moniker Chris “ half man ( Hofmann) half amazing” !  

ABOUT URCC – The Universal Reality Combat Championship is Southeast Asia’s first professional mixed martial arts tournament. We held our first mainstream event in 2002 in front of a sold–out crowd at the Casino Filipino. Ever since 2002, we have always sold out all of our events. The URCC is often referred to as “ASIA’s MOST EXCITING MMA LEAGUE”. This is due to the fact that the league has the highest rates of finishes in the region. Our fighters ALWAYS come to FIGHT!