UGB 20: A night of finishes, fighter failed to show up and more

The Municipality of Puerto Galera and Ferdinand Munsayac’s ‘UGB 20: Rambulan sa Galera Beach Battle II’ event at the White Beach Resort was a huge success. Many people still lined up but unfortunately tickets sold out in just minutes after the fight has started. UGB 20 became a different type of toursim for the Summer Capital of Southern Luzon, making history last night, April 29, 2017.

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The 14 fights including the weaponized cage competition called Juego Todo was a sure-fire way that grabbed the Mindorenos and visitors’ attention. The supposed 15th fight was cancelled though due to Marco Heft pulling out on the day of fight. Back spasm was the reason Heft gave why he didn’t show up. So many Germans waiting to see him in action aren’t the only ones disappointed that he was unable to represent Puerto Galera. His opponent Lester Nacion was announced as the winner.

Almost all the fights ended in finishes. Only one fight went to three rounds. Mario Sismundo came out quickly against Jimboy Panlita, throwing powerful punches. Panlita was also landing a heavy right and sending Sismundo to the canvas. Follow-up punches brought the fight to a close at the third round. Their fight may go down as one the legendary battle in Puerto Galera last night.

Reginald Cruz wasted no time putting Jun JiHoon on the ground in the first round of their grudge match. When the fight hit the floor, it was immediately over! The “Mail Man” put his opponent to sleep with gogoplata in just 25 seconds.

Dale Cataquis was very aggressive in taking Jason Vergara down. After Cataquis battling for a little bit of control on the mat, Jason Vergara transitioned between his hold into the armlock.

Jovanie Bualan was also in action as he controlling much of the opening round. Bualan transitioned to a fight ending reverse triangle choke which forced Arnel Ylanan to tap out at 1:50 of the first round.

Last night was a fantastic sweep win as well for Team Succuri. Thrilling finishes by Hurryl Gino, Rome Trinidad, Willie John Ee, Jason Vergara, Micuni Munsayac and Yugo Daruzano.

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Here’s the official UGB 20: Rambulan sa Galera results:

Jovanir Bualan def. Arnel Ylanan via submission (reverse triangle choke), Rd 2
Yugo Daruzano def. Alejo Corpuz via submission (triangle choke), Rd 2
Juego Todo: Jozel Fajardo def Roxanne Latosa via KO, Rd 3
Jimboy Panlita def. Mario Sismundo via UD
Jorlan Formentera vs Jayson Bandosa was declared as No Contest (due to illegal elbow)
Micuni Munsayac def. Ricky Adig at 0:27 of rd 1 via TKO (punches)
Reginald Cruz def. Jun JiHoon at 0:25 of Rd 1 via submission (gogoplata)
Jason Vergara def. Dale Cataquis at 02:00 of Rd 2 via submission (armlock)
Willie John Ee def. Aries Tan via submission (armbar), Rd 2
Rome Trinidad def. Maan Havillagon at 02:00 of rd 3 via TKO (punches)
Lester Nacion wins. Marco Heft was disqualified. He didn’t show up due to injury (back spasm)
Jomar Gallaza def. Joco Mabute via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:39 of rd 1
Rommel Lugo def. Ranier Gervacio via TKO (ref stoppage), Rd 1
Eddie Amora def. Scooby Coquia via UD
Hurryl Gino def. Mike Paez at 0:53 of rd 2 via submission (triangle choke)

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UGB 20: Rambulan sa Galera Weigh-in Results

Powcast was on scene live from last night’s UGB 20: Rambulan sa Galera fighter weigh-ins. The event was a combination of  entertainment and fighting. All the fighters made weight for the card and the search for UGB Round Girl spice things up more. One of the contestants rap onstage and absolutely owned it.

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The weigh-ins took place at the White Beach Resort, Puerto Galera. The big cage lights the island with excitement and beauty. Many tourists and people of Mindoro came to experience MMA on the beach. It is believed that with the Sucuri MMA’s collaboration with Municipality of Puerto Galera, the Philippine island of Mindoro can attract visitors from going to the beach and make more people aware of Mixed Martial Arts and how interesting it really is.

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The UGB 20 weigh-in results included:

Arnel Ylanan (124.8) vs Jovanir Bualan (124)
Yugo Daruzano (118) vs Alejo Corpuz (120)
Reginald Cruz (133.4) vs Jun JiHoon (137.6)
Micuni Munsayac (153.6) vs. Ricky Andig (157.4)
Rommel Lugo (133.6) vs. Ranier Gervacio (133)
Scooby Coquia (117) vs Eddie Amora (116)
Dale Cataquiz (120) vs Jason Vergara (118.4)
Jimboy Panlita (156.4) vs Mars Sismundo (154.4)
Marco Heft (136.6) vs Lester Nacion (133)
Maan Javilagon (104.8) vs Rome Trinidad (105.8)
Jozel Fajardo (123.4) vs Roxane Lantosa (116.2)

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Cage Rage on the beach at UGB 20: Rambulan sa Galera

Come and get a taste of the fight life in one of the most beautiful and developed beach resort community in the country. Hosted in a town on the Philippine island of Mindoro- White Beach, Puerto Galera. Under Ground Battle (UGB) 20: Rambulan sa Galera Beach Battle II produced by the Municipality of Puerto Galera in cooperation with Sucuri MMA (formerly known as The Goat Locker Boxing Gym) will be on Friday and Saturday April 28-29.

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Mayor Rockey D. Ilagan works hard to bring sport tourism content to Puerto Galera. Listed one of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World, Puerto Galera is rich with coral reef diving spots. UGB 20 is a different type of active tourism for Puerto Galera to ramain as the Summer Capital of Southern Luzon in the Philippines.

UGB owner and founder Ferdinand Abadilla Munsayac is also aiming to deliver another spectacle which not only showcases fighting talents but gives the fans a show and relaxed atmosphere, a different atmosphere, to the usual MMA shows. The retired US Navy chief’s primary goal is ‭ ‬to help the young, poverty-stricken but skilled boxers/Muay Thai/Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighters develop their craft so that they would be able to provide a brighter future anchored on the advocacy – “Beating Up Poverty” which in itself is a commendable goal. His deep sense of his Filipino heritage which he has reflected alongside with his fundamental mission, is not just to grow the UGB MMA brand but to reinforce his commitment to the Filipino fighters, come from the fringes of poverty-stricken family backgrounds.

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The Rambulan sa Galera card has 15 fights featuring a mixture of named fighters against local unranked fighters showcasing experience as well as the future and local fighters for the crowd to get behind, plus Weaponized Cage Events called Juego Todo.

Two fighters Dale Marvin Cataquiz and Marco Heft came from Puerto Galera. The 22-year old Cataquiz makes his amateur debut at strawweight fighting out of Balatero Soteria Jiu Jitsu. Marco Heft, 33, is a German Muay Thai practitioner and boxer since 8. He will make his Pro debut at 135 lbs.

The UGB 20 will be headlined by flyweights Arnel Ylanan and Jovanie Bualan. Yugo Daruzano and Alejo Corpus will collide in a strawweight battle in the co-main event.

Here’s the official UGB 20 fight card:

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