Royal Beatdown: Team Estroso Smashed Team Gatmaitan and Remained the Kings of URCC’s 3 vs 3

Triple Threat in MMA: Sugar Ray Estroso, Iyoy Espinosa, and Patrick Dos Santos are the Kings of  3 VS 3

August 12, in it’s very last match at the Araneta Coliseum, URCC XXX held it’s second 3 vs 3 rumble match that turned heads last year when they first did it at the Marriott Hotel Manila.
They brought in the winner of the first ever 3 vs 3 clash headed by Sugar Ray Estroso and his crew, this time facing a new challenge in Team Gatmaitan led by Mark Gatmaitan and his teammates Brian Paule and Jovit Laxamana.
Team Gatmaitan may have looked like the bigger men but as soon as the bell rang Team Estroso bulldozed Team Gatmaitan on the spot  and easily disposed of its members one by one.
KO after KOs, Team Estroso proved to be the better team as they once again reigned supreme in what could be just a regular match in the URCC.

Hofmann, Baduria, Lee, Biagtan and Easterling: Victorious at URCC XXX

URCC XXX did not disappoint! The night and its trip to the Big Dome, Araneta Coliseum on August 12 was great as expected! Talk about being on the edge of my seat!
The stacked event was headlined by Caloy Baduria and Mark Palomar. Both fighters looked dominant all the while the matchup was standing. Fierce rivals were exchanging blows. Soon the elusiveness and flurry of punches were having affect and Palomar was sent down to the canvas. Baduria came close to submitting Palomar with a rear-naked choke and the fight was over.
Robert Sothmann suffered a first round TKO loss to Chris Hofmann in a fight that crowned the two-division Champion for the third time with the URCC middleweight title. The man is making record like it’s nothing! Hofmann’s punches in bunches on Sothmann down the floor made referee Eusebio stopped the fight and it resulted in fireworks.
I will say it again, Chris Hofmann has amazing confidence. And he pours his heart and soul into every fight making him 100% prepared and always completely ready for battle. His great work ethic and attitude will take him places.
Who else thinks that Baduria’s win now solidify his spot again as the no. 1 contender for the light heavyweight championship? Are we going to see the Hofmann-Baduria part 2 as well? We will see.
The strawweight championship is a No Mercy battle between two elite talents that need to shine. We witnessed incredible chins from this matchup. Fritz Biagtan landed mean strikes peppered with elbows and knees on Solomon Dultra. So he remained the ruler of his division. He took shots and superman punches from Dultra but refused to get outworked. What an insane start to the under card! The Fight of the Night for me!
And Do Gyeom Lee did it again! “The Undead” stopped Jeorey Orao in the opening round to successfully defend his featherweight belt for the second time. The Korean’s back was on point, reversed and escaped the choke from behind. The tansition was awesome from side control to a beautiful ground and pound and rare-naked choke to win the match via submission!
Kiko Matos and Billy Sanchez faced off in a fight that hopefully end their war of words. Kiko Matos appeared to be ready for anything that came tonight. He looked good with that round one submission win.
John Adajar and Jet Hermida have shown a desire to take the fight to the ground. There were many submission attempts but “The Outlaw couldn’t quite finish. He eventually made his opponent verbally tap out before the third round.
Second time’s a charm for Team Estroso after triumphing over Team Gatmaitan to win the three-on-three matches. All six of the competitors nearly set off a brawl inside the cage.
What would a marquee names up and down the card be without a few upsets?
The short-lived excited MMA fans thought the fight will last until three rounds. It’s unfortunate that former bantamweight champion Andrew Benibe got caught. He dropped after getting submitted by Mark Striegl via well executed Kimura in quick fashion.
Derrick Easterling and Jiar Castillo squared off in a standup and ground battle that pits two of the promotion’s best flyweights against one another. The flyweight champion spoiled Castillo’s hopes of bigger crowning achievement to his career in the second round. Easterling’s walk out music was an absolute gold already! He walked the stage and proudly representing with the Philippine flag waving.
Results:
Main Card
Chris Hofmann def. Robert Sothmann, TKO (referee stoppage), Rd 1
Derrick Easterling def. Jiar Castillo, TKO (referee stoppage), Rd 2
Do Gyeom Lee def. Jeorey Orao, submission (RNC), Rd 1
Fritz Biagtan def. Solomon Dultra, TKO (referee stoppage), Rd 3
Mark Striegl def. Andrew Benibe, submission (Kimura), Rd 1
3 vs. 3
Sugar Ray Estroso, Iyoy Espinosa, Patrick Dos Santos (Team Estroso) def. Mark Gatmaitan, Brian Paule, Jovit Laxamana (Team Gatmaitan), Rd 1
Undercard
Caloy Baduria def. Mark Palomar, submission (RNC), Rd 1
John Adajar def. Jet Hermida, submission (verbal tap out), Rd 2
Ernesto Montilla Jr., def Nilo Vidal, submission (RNC), Rd 2
Kiko Matos def. Billy Jack Sanchez, submission (RNC), Rd 1

URCC XXX: 4 Action-Packed Title Bouts, 5 Impressive Undercard Matchups and 3 vs 3!

Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) at the Big Dome is going to be the biggest fight night! If you want to spend your weekend tough the URCC XXX takes place on August 12, 2017. Don’t miss! It will feature four action-packed title bouts plus six impressive undercard matchups as well including the mixed martial artists who will step into the cage by three for the second time!
Mark Striegl, former bantamweight king Andrew Benibe, Caloy Baduria, Mark Palomar, John Adajar, Jet Hermida, Ernesto Montilla Jr., Nilo Vidal, Sugar Ray Estroso, Iyoy Espinosa, Patrick Dos Santos, Mark Gatmaitan, Brian Paule, Jovit Laxamana. Marquee names up and down the card URCC has put together to compete!

Billy Jack “The Ruler” Sanchez and Kiko “Badass” Matos will settle their things once and for all inside the cage. Sanchez again told Powcaster Lorenz Huang in an interview that he feels the sport of MMA is ruined by Kiko Matos and Baron Geisler.
Kaya ko po sila hinamon eh nung nasa Qatar po ako nagpapaka pagod po ako araw araw nag eensayo, mapalakas lang po katawan ko. Tapos bigla ko pong nakita sa isang presscon na gusto pa po nila mag part 2 na lalo ko pong kinainis. Kasi hindi po biro ang training ng mga fighter dagdag pa po doon na araw araw pako nag eensayo kahit sobrang pagod galing trabaho nakuha ko na po magka sakit tuloy parin. Isa pa pong dahilan e pangarap ko rin po maging fighter at di ko po alam kung pano po mapunta sa industriya. Hanggang sa naisipan ko po gumawa ng video ko na hinahamon sila, pero di ko po akalaing kakalat po iyon ng mabilis. Kasi po pinag tripan lang po ako ng mga friends ko at nag share po sila hanggang sa nagviral sa social media.
May height/reach advantage si Kiko, anong weight class yung fight ninyo?
Super fight po laban namin do wala pong division na pag lalabanan, kung ang laki lang ang pag babasihan eh bigay na natin sa kanya yun. Pero it doesn’t mean you’re big at the same time you’re strong. Malalabanan ko po yun by my faith and skills.
If ever manalo ka sa laban mo at mabigyan ka ng chance lumaban ulit sa isang celebrity, sino, bakit at mensahe mo?
Si Baron Geisler ang gusto ko pong makalaban para at least maipakita niya rin sa mga tao na hindi lang negosyo ang ginawa nila at kahit papano po e maipakita po ni Mr. Baron Geisler ang kanyang tapang. At mag iba rin po ang tingin ng tao sa kanya, dahil alam ko po na mabuting tao tong si Mr. Baron Geisler nagkataon lang po hinusgahan ko rin po siya. Naway mapag bigyan niya po sana ako pagkatapos po ng laban namin ni Kiko Matos. At maipamalas po namin ang aming angking galing sa pakikipaglaban.
Sino ang inspirasyon mo sa laban mo?
Unang una dahil po sa Diyos Ama natin, na nakalimutan na ng tao na may tunay na pangalan po ang ating Panginoon at handa ko po ipaglaban yun na nakasaad po sa paborito kung bible verse psalms 83:18. Yahweh po pangalan niya sa hebrew or YHWH na pinipilit pong tanggalin at palitan ang kanyang tunay na pangalan, lalong lalo na po sa mga bagong bersyon na mga bibliya. Sa aking pangarap naman po, napili ko pong pasukin ang pakikipag laban ng kadahilanan narin po sa kahirapan, at nakita ko po na magiging susi to sa aking tunay na pangarap ang maging isa pong karerista sa motorsiklo, na napaka mahal na sports kaya naisipan ko pong pasukin ang MMA dahil dito puhunan po ang puso at tapang at kalaunan e magbubunga po ng pinansyal na sa tingin ko pong makakatulong sa tunay kung talento ang kumarera sa motorsiklo, dahil andito narin po ako sa mundo ng pakikipaglaban pag susumikapan ko na rin po maging world champion dito sa larangan na ito at isusunod ko po ang pakikipag karera sa motor, kapag kaya ko na po sustentuhan sarili ko at kung may mga tao rin pong handang tumulong sa akin. Inspirasyon ko rin po ang aking pamilya, dahil sa kanila po kaya po ako natutong mangarap. Pinaka huli po pala gusto ko rin po sanang makatulong balang araw sa mga kapwa kung mahirap at ma inspire din po sila na mag pursige at humanap ng paraan para sa kanilang pangarap. At sana sila ay makatulong din sa karamihan balang araw.
Who’s arm going to be raised? We will find out! URCC XXX is stacked from top to bottom but here are four you really can’t afford not to see. Four champions will cement and defend their place. Featherweight title holder Do Gyeom Lee will go in a war with Jeorey “El Matador” Orao. Fritz “Kid Tornado” Biagtan and Solomon “The Prodigy” Dultra will compete in a strawweight championship bout. Jiar “The Twister” Castillo will be fighting Derrick Easterling in hopes for obtaining the flyweight championship strap on the co-main event. The two division Champion Chris Hofmann and Robert Sothmann will face off against each other as the headliner for middleweight strap.
So don’t miss the fights everyone’s talking about either you’re at the Smart Araneta Coliseum or at home.