Universal Reality Combat Championship 27: Rebellion Press Conference took place in Passion Restaurant, Maxims Hotel. The press conference was hosted by Douglas “Elvis Presley of Japan” Masuda. During the press-conference that took place in Maxim’s Resort. President and Founder, Alvin Aguilar and Executive Vice President Operations of Resort’s World Manila, Stephen Reilly announced then signed Universal Reality Combat Championship’spartnership with Resort’s World Manila then Mr. Aguilar gave some parting words, “The sky’s the limit for the URCC”. Then, Mr. Masuda introduced the ring girls for the said card, which are Angela Chua and Athena Baetiong.
After that announcement was made, was the revelation of the complete fight card of the said event that will take place on April 23, 2016 on Marriot Grand Ballroom. Alvin Aguilar also talked about the vision of the what’s to come for the year 2016. URCC aims to make 10 more events this year, but kept details under the radar for now. Then, during the Q&A portion, Carlo “The Samurai” Laurel took no breaks from talking mad trash about his opponent, Alvin “Sindikato” Ramirez. He even peeled a picture of Ramirez infront of the crowd when asked about what was his plan when he faces Sindikato.
On the said event, five title fights will be highlighting the card URCC 27: Rebellion. It will be for the Featherweight, Lightweight, Flyweight, Pinweight and Light Heavyweight Championship. Headlining the card will be DEFTAC standout, Red “The Filipino Bolo Punch” Romero who will be going up against Korea’s Do Gyum Lee. This fight will be his second URCC Featherweight title defense(first successful defense was against Malaysia’s Jian Kai Chee).
Meanwhile, the Co-Main Event will be for the lightweight strap and will be fought by two warriors, namely Will Chope of Fight Corps MMA, a former UFC Fighter and Richie Redman of Legacy Gym Boracay, a former PXC Fighter.
Then, three highly anticipated match-ups will finally come intro fruition starting from one of the youngest up and coming fighter with an unblemished MMA record of 5-0, CJ “Goldbenboy” De Tomas will be fighting to take the flyweight title from flyweight kingpin, Hideo “Death From Tokyo” Morikawa, who will be defending his title for the very first time and previously defeated Goldenboy’s father, Charles De Tomas. Also, pinweight standouts Fritz “Kid Tornado” Biagtan of Biagtan MMA and Eddie Estrada of Yaw-Yan Buhawi will go all-out for the vacant pinweight title.
Lastly, URCC Veteran Caloy Baduria of Elorde MMA finally gets another shot at the light heavyweight title. But, will have to fight it out against DEFTAC’s standout, Chris Hofman.
Here is the complete URCC 27: “Rebellion” card:
Red Romero vs Do Gyun Lee
Will Chope vs Richie Redman
Hideo Morikawa vs CJ De Tomas
Light Heavyweight Championship
Chris Hoffman vs Caloy Baduria
Eddie Estrada vs Fritz Biagtan
Andrew Benibe vs Drex Zamboanga
Carlo Laurel vs Alvin Ramirez
Jericho Tomagan vs Jet Hermida
Solomon Dultra vs Jojo Tabang