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

Results of UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett

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UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett aka UFC Hamburg took place at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on September 3, 2016.

The maint event fighters Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett exchanged shots with them as heavy as during the first round with some knockdowns. Barnett’s eye was poked and I think that’s what turned the ‘Warmaster’ wild. He took Arlovski down to the mat where he submitted him with a rear naked choke. Arlovski was forced to tapped out.

I saw too much wrestling in the co-main event as well. Alexander Gustafsson Jan Blachowicz punished alot on the mat. The ground and pound game resulted to a unanimous decision by the ‘Mauler’. Could’ve been better if the fight was stand up though.

Ryan Bader’s knee to the face on Ilir Latifi was the knockout of the night for me! Darth pulls off a Mark Hunt KO’s walk off there. There were moments they exchange. Latifi also took Bader down but could not keep for long. Latifi was put to sleep.

Here’s the official fight card:

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett by submission (RNC)

Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Błachowicz by UD

Heavyweight: Jessin Ayari def. Jim Wallhead by SD

Heavyweight: Peter Sobotta def. Nicolas Dalby by UD

Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi by KO
Welterweight: Nick Hein def. Tae Hyun Bang by UD
Women’s Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Veronica Macedo by TKO
Bantamweight: Lapilus Taylor def. Leandro Issa by UD
Heavyweight: Jarjis Step-Christian Colombo major draw
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. Scott Askham by UD
Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov def. Leandro Silva by uD

UFC Fight Night 93: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett

UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett aka UFC Hamburg will be held on September 3, 2016 at Barclaycard Arena  in Hamburg, Germany.

The fight card will be headlined by Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett in a heavyweight bout. The two will face each other for the first time. 

We will see the only man for me who beat Jon Jones! Alexander Gustafsson is back inside the UFC octagon against Jan Blachowicz after the last fights with Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier which he both losses in 2015. 

Another light heavyweight who have lost to Anthony Johnson on his last fight was Ryan Bader. ‘Darth’ Bader faces off against Ilir Latifi. This fight is going to be a big test for the Swedish as he look to win his third this year (four overall). 

Here’s the official fight card:

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Błachowicz

Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi

Lightweight: Nick Hein vs. Tae Hyun Bang

Welterweight: Jessin Ayari vs. Jim Wallhead

Welterweight: Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby

Women’s Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Veronica Macedo

Bantamweight: Taylor Lapilus vs. Leandro Issa

Heavyweight: Jarjis Danho vs. Christian Colombo

Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson

Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov  vs. Leandro Silva

Results UFC Salt Lake City: Yair Rodriguez vs Alex Caceres

Featherweight prospects Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres headlined UFC Fight Night 92 in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Pantera clearly won in my scorecard. His spun with kicks were very entertaining to watch. Bruce Leeroy has better hands, took the last minute of the third round though. Their fight was an excellent exhibition of two skilled new talents. Great fight and probably one of the best I have ever seen! Your thoughts people about the decision?

Everybody thought Rony Jason had Dennis Bermudez for a choke for a second but the defense was good. Dennis Bermudez won over jiu-jitsu skilled Rony Jason in a bloody fight by unanimous decision. The ‘manace’ called out to challenge Frankie Edgar at UFC 205 in MSG. The first UFC event to be hosted in New York City.

Not many heavyweights can do what Marcin Tybura devastatingly did to Viktor Pesta. In 53 seconds of round 2, he knocked out his opponent with a walkoff head kick. And not many first-timers can make their UFC debut a victorious one. Danielle Taylor lost to Maryna Moroz in Strawweight bout.

The No. 5 Cub Swanson is about to move on up as he won and the fight was his 30th in his pro MMA career. Congratulations to the ‘Killer Cub’. 2nd most in UFC Featherweight history. His fight was also relentless that it should have been in the main card.

Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres took the Fight of the Night bonus, while the Performance (s) of the Night bonus went to Marcin Tybura and Teruto Ishihara.

The results of UFC Fight Night 92 line up are:

Featherweight: Yair Rodríguez def Alex Caceres by SD

Featherweight Dennis Bermudez def Rony Jason by UD

Middleweight: Thales Leites def Chris Camozzi by submission (RNC)

Middleweight: James def Ponzinibbio Zak Cummings by UD

Middleweight: Trevor Smith def Joe Gigliotti by UD

Strawweight: Maryna Moroz def Danielle Taylor by SD

Heavyweight: Court McGee vs. Dominique Steele by UD

Lightweight Marcin Tybura def Viktor Pešta in round 2 by KO

Middleweight: David Teymur def Jason Novelli in the second round by TKO

Featherweight: Teruto Ishihara def Horacio Gutiérrez in the first round by TKO

Featherweight: Cub Swanson def Tatsuya Kawajiri by UD

Heavyweight: Justin Ledet def Chase Sherman by UD

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her belt against Claudia Gadelha in a rematch tonight Fri., July 8, 2016.

Andrew Sanchez vs. Khalil Rountree and Amanda Cooper vs. Tatiana Suarez are the light heavyweight and strawweight competitors on the show.

The TUF 23 Finale is also headlining the fight card below:

Ross Pearson vs. Will Brooks
Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Joaquim Silva vs. Andrew Holbrook
Gray Maynard vs. Fernando Bruno
John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau
Josh Stansbury vs. Cory Hendricks
Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith
Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee
Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir

Again, Happy UFC Fight Week MMA fans! Remember it is a three-night event and this is just second of the three fight cards in three nights!

It’s That Time Again

Seems like UFC Fight Night 66 was just yesterday I was at the MOA Arena watching Philippe Nover working on the ground against Yui Chul Nam, Retiring Mark Munoz dominating Luke Barnatt to land takedowns, Neil Magny pounding Hyun Gyu Lim on the ground with hammer, Gegard Mousasi outgrappling Costas Phillipou and Frankie Edgar outscoring Uriah Faber.

Photo was taken by me from Genl Adm 504 Coral section

I supposed UFC to hold the fight night event on its 1-year anniversary on May 2016. No news came out so I thought there would be no UFC coming back to Manila. This October, the wait is finally over for me and the rest of MMA fans!

Hopefully Brian Ortega-Yair Rodriguez, Neil Magny-Carlos Condit, Thiago Santos-Dan Hendo and Jon Jones-Anthony Johnson (main event) will be in the card. As a MMA fan that’s a dream match. Would be great also for Team Lakay’s world class fighters Mark Eddiva and Roland Sangcha-an to bounce back and still represent the Philippines inside the Octagon.

Meanwhile, I want to hear MMA fans’ dream fight they would like to see since the full card is not yet announced.

Exclusive Video: URCC Fight Night Co-Main Event John Adajar vs Jericho Tomagan: Brewing Conflict About to Get Served

Exclusive URCC Fight Night Co-Main Event John Adajar vs Jericho Tomagan

Everyone’s talking about the URCC main event and the Baron Geisler fight but we absolutely believe that the co-main event between John Adajar vs Jericho Tomagan can potentially be the fight of the night, not to mention their colored characters and interesting back story. Check out what they have to say to each other. #powcast