Rodian Menchavez Boxer-Turned-MMA Fighter

Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) bantamweight fighter Rodian Menchavez (4-1) believes he’s getting into a groove, slowly but surely. The boxer-turned-MMA fighter is coming off of a successful effort against Mohd Rizal Ismail at Golden Warriors Fighting Championship: Night of Warriors in Penang, Malaysia last July 22, winning easily via submission (RNC) in the first round. This marked Menchavez’ first cage appearance in the international scene and as the co-main event of the evening.
The 23-year-old Rodian took his first round victory by rear naked choke this 2017 for the second time already. Menchavez with a very fast paced and very aggressive opening. Hard punches and dominant control on the ground after a hard takedown. He defeated Benedicto Alumno at URCC: Casino Filipino Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars I last January 8.
“The Redeemer” fought three times in ten months during 2016.
Menchavez escaped and worked ground-and-pound from the guard when Arjay Bongala looked for an arm triangle. His opponent has no way of getting out. Referee called the fight via TKO at URCC 28: Vindication in November of 2016.
Rodian Menchavez hails from Cataingan, Masbate and started with a love for boxing, He took up Mixed Martial Arts in 2015 and mentioned Ruel Catalan to explain his departure from the former sport.
Coach Ruel Catalan just saw me and asked me to train for MMA. He showed to me his fights from the past. I only know boxing then. I get used to it and now I am here. (Nag influence sakin si Coach Ruel Catalan niyaya niya ako mag MMA. Ipinakita niya sakin yung mga dati niya laban dati kasi boxing lang ang alam ko eh. Nagustuhan ko na rin. Yun, pinagpatuloy ko na ang MMA.)

I competed in a boxing match before in our barangay. (Lumaban na po ako noon sa boxing mga pam barangay nga lang po hehehe.)
Menchavez took his skills to the next level at Catalan Fighting System.
My first amateur fight was in Bacolod at Brawl Revert. I won this fight in the first round with a guillotine choke. (Unang amateur fight ko sa Bacolod. Sa Brawl Revert po yun ma’am.)
Rodian Menchavez made his URCC debut in June 2016 a successful one with a second-round TKO win over Benjie Tabaranza.
Just goes to show that failure in one league does not guarantee failure in another. Menchavez has the bitter taste of defeat by Ahmed Mujtaba which marked the first loss of his professional MMA career at UGB MMA Championship 13: Foreign Invasion in January of last year. He has been one of the most motivated fighters that made him push harder to bounce back.
Rodian revealed who his favorite fighters are. It can be from any combat sports.

I have two in ONE Championship. Eduard Folayang and Angela Lee.  Another two in the UFC. Jose Aldo and Jon Jones. (Idol ko sa ONE Championship si Edward Folayang at Angela Lee. Sa UFC naman si Jose Aldo at Jon Jones.)
He was asked also who he wants to fight next in the URCC.
I will call out no one. I will fight whoever they want me to fight. (Wala pa po ako gusto makalaban. Kung sino lang ipapalaban sakin yun lalabanan ko.)
Let us support Rodian Menchavez and all of the great young talents that are competing! They are the future of Philippine MMA. Find out who will be on our next feature.
If you want to train with Rodian Menchavez. Come down and visit Catalan Fighting System Philippines.

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Drex Zamboanga and John Adajar Triumphant At URCC CF BETS 3

Newly crowned URCC Bantamweight Champion Drex Zamboanga is surely living it up right now!
The third excellent night of Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) at Casino Filipino Battle Extreme Tournament of Stars (CF BETS) featured a bout between the two “T-Rex” in the promotion Drex “The T-Rex” Zamboanga and Rex “T-Rex” De Lara as the main event on September 15 at Casino Filipino Pavilion, Manila Bay.
The young and hungry stalwart of Tough Guys International came out on top! The matchup went to be a chess match both on stand up and the ground during the first round. But Zamboanga has momentum going in his favor come second round as he was able to secure big takedowns, gaining top control. Punches were delivered and a heavy elbow inflicted a damage on the former champion’s nose deemed serious enough to stop the match giving Drex a TKO victory.
The busiest fighter of Hitman MMA John Adajar indeed showcased his much improving ways to Lee Min Hyeok. Last night was Adajar’s third fight for 2017. “The Outlaw is now riding a three fight win streak.
Adajar and Hyeok were exchanging by closing the distance and controlling the actions with their wrestling, leading to wild series of scrambles as two fished for submissions. Adajar came out to maintain the positions in round one. Hyeok was turning his opponent’s right leg to red with lowkicks, driving him into the fence. John Adajar’s big weapon for me last night was his knees which landed several times to the body and chin of Hyeok. His spinning back fist was pretty amazing, too. On the third round, some fast left and right combinations thrown by these welterweights making the crowd go wild and loud. Adajar made the korean’s URCC debut unsuccessful by pulling off the split decision victory.
A minute of the first round was all it took for Arvin Chan to have his opponent verbally tap out. “Asintado” had his six fight losing streak snapped in a big way.  Paulo Mendralla got taken down but never back up.
Pepito Masangkay Jr. unleashed his fury on Oyo Cruz near the end of the third round. He was constantly looking for the finish all two rounds, but Cruz’ toughness and defense made it not so easy for “Du30”. Masangkay landed a hard shot that put Cruz on the canvas, giving him a TKO victory inside round three.
Michael Fangki mix hard punches and dominant control on the ground after a hard takedown. Arjay Bongala’s left eye has some swelling over it after the first round. The fighter from Baguio rocked his opponent multiple times on the feet and managed to get down on the mat. Bongala worked his way back to his feet, but not for long. Fangki outpointed Bongala in a competetive bantamweight fight.
Yours truly was amazed and was not expecting that Ariel Oliveros will finish the fight against Eddie Estrada quickly. “The Lady Boxer” took the perfect opportunity to ground and hit Estrada’s face with hammer fists. He made a statement with this first round TKO win in his URCC debut. Same with Jhunnie Kimmayong.
After a dominant first round, he survived  a leglock attempt by EF Sevilla before the bell rang.  He came back with another dominant round in the 3rd to win the fight by way of unanimous decision. He displayed superior grappling and conditioning in this battle.
Here are the URCC CF BETS results:
Main Event
Bantamweight: Rex De Lara def. Drex Zamboanga by TKO in round 2
Co-main Event
Welterweight: John Adajar def. Lee Min Hyeok by split decision
Featherweight: Moon Seung Gyu def. Roel Rio by TKO in round 1
Welterweight: Arvin Chan def. Paulo Mandrela by verbal submission in round 1
Bantamweight: Pepito Masangkay Jr def. Oyo Cruz by TKO in round 3
Bantamweight: Michael Fangki def. Arjay Bongala via unanimous decision
Flyweight:  Lucky Mateo def. Chris Aplicador by unanimous decision
Strawweight: Ariel Oliveros def. Eddie Estrada via TKO in round 1
Strawweight: Jhunie Kimmayong def. EF Sevilla by unanimous decision

Adajar, De Lara, Zamboanga and Chan! CF BETS Line Up And Bout Order Is Set

URCC Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars III:

De Lara vs Zamboanga 

We are all excited for yet another excellent night of Universal Reality Combat Championship at Casino Filipino Battle Extreme Tournament of Stars and in this, the 3rd series of CF BETS, cast includes former champion Rex De Lara who looks to kick off once gain for the top against contender Drex Zamboanga for the bantamweight title.
Who will come out on top, the veteran and talented former URCC bantamweight champion of MUMMA/Deftac/Fight Factory or the young and hungry stalwart of Tough Guys International? Find out on September 15 at Casino Filipino Pavillon, Manila.
Drex Zamboanga is currently riding a 3 fight win streak. On his most recent fight, it was a first round submission win over Sem Bicaldo at URCC 28: Vindication in November of last year. All 3 of his victories come by way of submission and 2 knockouts.
Rex De Lara comes into this bout riding a 3 fight win streak also. He last fought at PXC 53 where he scored a unanimous decision win over Darwin Sagurit in April 2016. De Lara returns to URCC cage to grab the bantamweight strap back.
John Adajar was seen last April battling it out with Dunlee Stewart at the 2nd CF BETS. The “Outlaw” is back, but this time Adajar is up against Lee Min Hyeok.
This is going to be Adajar’s third fight for 2017. “The Outlaw” is the busiest fighter of of Hitman MMA. He made Jet Hermida verbally taps out at URCC XXX just last month. His ground game was on point! In every of his fight, he do improve. Adajar will continue to showcase his improving ways to Lee Min Hyeok from South Korea. Teammates Oyo Cruz and Chris Aplicador will step into the cage as well to grace the big night of fights.
Lee Min Hyeok will look to pick up his second straight win as a pro when he makes his URCC debut on Friday.
Arvin Chan seeks to pull this one out and secure a victory. He is coming off a loss and insatiably hungry to get in the win column. Azkhar Mozharov choked him in the first round of the very first CF BETS nine months ago. Chan and Joseph Alulod are squared to match up on Friday for a welterweight bout.
The weigh in will take place at Casino Filipino Pavillon which is also the fight venue on September 14 day before the fight night. The coverage will start at 10:00 AM and will also include the fighters’ last interview along with weigh ins.
Are we going to see another heated face off between these fighters? Find out!

Here’s the official fight card:

Main Event
Bantamweight: Rex De Lara vs. Drex Zamboanga

Co-main Event
Welterweight: John Adajar vs. Lee Min Hyeok

Featherweight: Moon Seung Gyu vs. Roel Rio
Welterweight: Joseph Alulod vs. Arvin Chan
Bantamweight: Oyo Cruz vs. Pepito Masangkay Jr
Bantamweight: Michael Fangki vs. Arjay Bongala
Flyweight: Chris Aplicador vs. Lucky Mateo
Strawweight: Ariel Oliveros vs. Eddie Estrada
Strawweight: EF Sevilla vs. Jhunie Kimmayong

Spend your weekend with URCC at Casino Filipino Battle Extreme Tournament of Stars III! Tickets are still available through Casino Filipino branches and PAGCOR Entertainment Dept.

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.

URCC XXX: Successful Return of Mark Stiegl to URCC, Easily Submits Andrew Benibe

Mark “Mugen” Striegl Announces his Return with a quick work over Andre Benibe

With support of celebrity friends shouting his name, Mark Striegl enters the cage all toned and ready for a new chapter of his MMA career in the URCC. Faced against URCC veteran Andrew Benibe, Streigl proved that he is still in tiptop shape as he outclassed Benibe and submits him early via Kimura.
Mark Striegl’s presence in the URCC put depth in the current pool of fighters banner by the longest running MMA promotion in the Philippines.

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Are you impressed with Mark Striegl?

He will be a champion in the URCC
Yes, He looks Strong
Not Really, It was a mismatch
He is okay with me
No

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URCC XXX: The Bad Boy Who Choked the Wolf, Baduria Finished Palomar via Submission and not by Punches!

Caloy Baduria Continues to be the Bad Boy, Surprised the Fans with a Submission Win

CAloy Baduria Celebrates

August 12, 2017 at the Araneta Coliseum, the very last fight of the night and what seemed to be the real main event, Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria stepped into the cage with his entrance song, The Game of AC/DC in what is expected to be a fiery brawl between two nemesis.  Muscled Mark Palomar waited inside the cage as he stretched his biceps in preparation for Armageddon.

Fight Fans Did Not See the Real Main Event of URCC XXX

Because the event started late and ABS-CBN is on strict schedule, fight fans watching at home was not able to witness at least three fights, including the fight between Baduria and Palomar.
From the start, both fighters were swinging like there is no tomorrow in what looked like a fight between two alpha males who are trying to prove who the biggest hitter is and who had the strongest chin. Palomar caught Baduria early and appeared to hurt him after a couple of hard punches that momentarily folded Baduria. Palomar recognized that Baduria got hurt and aggressively pursued the Bad Boy.

Caloy Baduria vs MArk Palomar fight

Bad Boy being a Bad boy

With his eyes appearing to have been injured and instead of stepping backward, Baduria acknowledged the damage inflicted by Palomar and used it as fuel to counter an offense of his own. He allowed himself to get hit so he can strike back and while in most cases it may not be a good plan, for Baduria it worked out well as Palomar appeared to be getting the brunt of harder punishment that forced him to back and down.
The tables have suddenly turned as the big bellied Bad Boy looks to like he has more air in his lungs against the six packed Wolf. Baduria pursued Palomar as he unleashed heavy rounds of punches to the head and body that hurt Palomar to the ground.

Punches are not enough to put down the Wolf

After all those punches from Baduria, Palomar still managed to fight back and seemed to be willing to exchange as the two men scrambled to the ground and into unfamiliar territory. After exhausting and pouring down punches, Baduria still wasn’t able to put down the resilient Palomar as he tried to escape from the ground and pound attacks.
In a surprising move, instead of allowing Palomar to stand up and restart the punching battle, Baduria grabbed the back and the neck of Palomar and attempted a rear naked choke. A submission move coming from a knockout artist and a brawler.
It was like a dream as Baduria had to dig deep from his pocket of skills to execute the submission move that spelled the difference between the two fighters and ended the fight via tapout.

Caloy Baduria vs MArk Palomar fight submission move

Caloy Baduria is a bad boy as he put down Mark Palomar for the second time

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Caloy Baduria: What did you think about his win?

Caloy is a Bad Boy
Caloy was impressive
Caloy surprised me with a submission move
Impressive win, he should get a rematch with Chris Hofmann
Caloy Should train more submission moves

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URCC XXX: Rising Star Fritz Biagtan’s Post Fight Interview, Ready for Anyone

Biagtan Outworked Dultra for the Win at URCC XXX

URCC XXX: Fritz Biagtan Post Fight Interview, Ready for Anyone
URCC XXX: Frtiz Biagtan vs Solomon Dultra was a hell of a fight and like what our colleague Apple said, we think this was the true fight of the night. Fritz did not get out of this win easily although his face looked unblemished. Though Solomon Dultra gave Frits Biagtan a run for his belt as the two exchanged blows against each other, Fritz who appeared relaxed and more composed however was getting the upper hand as the slimmer Dultra tried to retaliate and survive against the quick hands and relentless attack of Biagtan.
After the fight, we briefly spoke with Fritz Biagtan and he simply said that he was ready for whatever URCC put on top on the table and will train for it.
Fritz, in our eyes, has a big potential to be a real MMA star. He got the skills, the looks and the attitude and if he continues to focus and work hard, we have no doubt that he can be in line for a big break!
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Will Fritz Biagtan be a Filipino MMA Superstar?

Yes
No
Maybe
Need More Practice

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URCC XXX: Chris Hofmann Outclassed Robert Sothmann, Proved he is the Better Mann!

Chris Hofmann Continues his dominance in the URCC with Another Win

hris Hofmann Outclassed Robert Sothmann, Proved he is the Mann!
Not even a Canadian Jujitsu Blackbelter can derail the rise of the Hoff as Chris continues the streak and the dominance in two MMA divisions.
Although a little older, Robert Sothmann looks to be in very good shape and was having an early success with heavy kicks that appeared to put the champion out of balance. Sothmann exchanged blows and appeared to be having the advantage after attempting a number of submission moves against Hoffmann. Sothmann grabbed Hofmann’s ankle the first time and attempted a standing guillotine choke but was unsuccessful of finishing.
Both fighters ended up in a striking battle again that bloodied the nose of a game Sothmann. Sothmann continued to deliver his strikes and kicks until Hofmann found the mark and wobbled the Canadian to his back and from that point, it was all Hoff! Chris never let up as he punched Robert to the ground and released a rain on punishment to the face of his Canadian foe.
Was is it a tapout or a knockout?
It was unclear, too if the referee has stopped the bout because Robert could not fight anymore or was it because of  he was tapping out?  What was clear however is that Chris was the Mann!  
Chris Hofmann successfully defended his URCC Middleweight title belt.
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What should Chris Hofmann do next?

Just continue to fight whoever and get wins
Get a harder and better opponents to test his skills
How about a 3rd championship belt in his 3rd weight
He still need to improve, Train harder
Fight Caloy Baduria next?

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Wisdom Tooth and Practice: Funny Post Fight Conversation Between Opponents Kiko Matos and Billy Jack Sanchez

Kiko Matos Shuts Billy Jack Sanchez by choking him 

Billy Jack Sanchez was victorious in a way as he successfully invaded the MMA after being included in a fight card shown on national television in the most iconic arena in the Philippines.
Billy Jack Sanchez is actually now more popular than some of the real MMA fighters who, frankly, had better skills and those who deserve more attention. Billy Jack, however, have a different set of skills that landed him a fight against film actor and MMA enthusiast Kiko Matos.

Verbal Skill is not transferable to Fighting Skill. 

Last night, Billy Jack Sanchez found out in a hard way that fighting isn’t all about bravado as Kiko Matos took him to school after a dominating win that would probably shut down Billy Jack Sanchez’ mouth for the time being. Matos finished Sanchez via a rear naked choke.

Funny Post Fight Conversation between Kiko Matos and Billy Jack Sanchez

We caught up with the two action stars after the fight as they were casually talking about their fight and it looks like the two have finally settled their differences. Kiko Matos even shared a few bits of advice to his former opponent.  Billy Jack, in the end, said that he will continue to fight, meanwhile, he needs to get that wisdom tooth extracted.  
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What can you say about Billy Jack Sanchez?

He has potential
He should train some more
He is a joke
Stop this nonsense

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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

It’s Crazy! 3 on 3 Fight and Celebrity Matches: Is URCC Becoming WWE or is it Just Innovating?

URCC Stronghold, continues to be the most exciting MMA promotion in the Philippines

URCC Still the most Exciting MMA Promotion in Asia

URCC is Evolving, innovating and adapting to market demands and trends

I have no reservations when I say URCC is the best and the most exciting local MMA promotion in the Philippines today. 
I have personally watched other MMA promotions and while they all have unique selling points, URCC seems to hold the most unique distinction among others. It’s the promotion that has been the most appealing to wider local fans and has kept its culture and its intimate relationship with its followers.
URCC seemed to always have an interesting and great story lines each event which makes the fight more personal not just for the fighters and teams but also for the fans.  It engages everyone in a discussion and makes it more fun to watch.

Stronghold 

Alvin Aguilar has mentioned in the past that one of the reasons why the promotion was created is to be an avenue for people to settle their differences, instead of brawling in public. That vision has grown up from that concept to now creating one of the best professional MMA events and developing world class fighters. Today, Alvin Aguilar’s URCC has stayed and has survived all challenges internally and externally and has become the only standing professional MMA promotion based in the Philippines.
On August 12, 2017, URCC will continue its dominance as it returns on one of the most legendary arenas of all-time, the Araneta Coliseum, along with our PARTNER, Red Horse Beer (San Miguel Corporation ).
URCC has put together a very interesting and somewhat controversial fight card as it once again features a celebrity fight with Actor Kiko Matos taking on Bill Jack Sanchez who was recently discovered on social media and another 3 on 3 fights.

Kiko Matos vs Bill Jack Sanchez will engage fans but don’t expect anything else.

We know both fighters have been training for awhile now but we also know that they probably won’t give us too much of a good fight, rather they will become an appetizer of the night to engage fans and keep the atmosphere alive throughout the night. We have no doubts that the two have some fight left in them, like everyone else, and this is especially when they have a personal beef with each other. Remember what happened when Kiko Matos fought Baron Geisler? This will pretty much turn out the same.

URCC 3 on 3 Match, a step back in the evolution of fighting or is it an innovation on fight entertainment?

No matter how we look at it, the fight business is an entertainment business and a business that cannot attract fans or buyers will be out of business. Why do you think Floyd Mayweather is fighting Conor McGregor? Isn’t it all about the fans and the money?
While hardcore fans would always have something negative to say, we know that they too would be watching the fight anyway. The same is the case with the 3 on 3 matches of URCC. I have heard a lot of negative feedbacks but let me guarantee you that these same people are the ones who have kept  and will keep on watching.
Personally, the first time I saw one, it was a shock and my blood started to rush as the fight became more heated. I can still remember that lethal back fist that Palomar delivered to his opponent. I can still feel the intensity of  Sugar Ray “The Mammoth” Estroso as he savagely engaged his opponent. His team prevailed that night.
This Saturday, Sugar Ray Estroso is once again back inside the cage together with his team and they will tackle Team Gatmaitan. This one is set to be another rumble inside the cage. Expect blood, expect knockouts and don’t blink because this will be another epic showdown.

The Main Card 

URCC XXX will feature the second title defense of URCC’s two-division Champion, Chris Hofmann of DEFTAC Philippines who will go up against Dragon Warrior MMA’s, Robert Sothmann.
Then, on the Co-Main event, URCC Flyweight World Champion, Derrick Easterling will clash with URCC’s #1 contender and Hitman MMA’s, Jiar “The Twister” Castillo!
Including, the much-awaited return of Asian MMA Star, Mark “Mugen” Striegl inside the URCC cage, URCC Strawweight Champion, Fritz “Kid Tornado” Biagtan, URCC Featherweight Champion, Do Gyeom Lee and the 3 vs 3 Team Championship… PLUS, MANY MORE!!!

BAKBAKAN NA!!!!

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What do you think of URCC XXX Event?

URCC is the best
I am Excited
3 vs 3 is a good idea
3 vs 3 is a bad Idea
Kiko Matos vs Bill Jack will be a good fight
Kiko Matos vs Bill Jack Sucks
Lame Event
Not Watching
Not Interested
I don’t care
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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.

URCC 30 on August 12 Featuring Mark Striegl, Chris Hofmann, Jiar Castillo and Kiko Matos

The longest running MMA promotion in the Philippines is back for another night of action packed MMA.  On August 12 the Universal Reality Combat Championship will have a grand event that will feature some of the best homegrown fighters including four title fights.
Mark Stiegl who had stints with PXC and One Championship is now back again with URCC and will co-main event the card as he battles against former URCC Bantamweight champion Andrew Benibe. Striegl is a well known name in the MMA industry and was a top prospect in MMA and he is looking to comeback on top. His opponent, a veteran URCC fighter is also at the crossroad of his career having more losses than wins in his record. A win against Striegl could propel him back to continue to fight.
Also on the card is the hungry one eyed beast by the name of Twister! Jiar Castillo last fought April 21, 2017 when he disposed of Alvin Ramirez while showcasing his striking and his strength and conditioning. His opponent Derrick Easterling is coming from stateside and is a 9-fight veteran fighter who won the title by defeating replacement fighter Monterosso. Both Fighters are eager to make a name for themselves and they got the perfect situation doing it in the iconic Araneta Coliseum.
Last notable fight on the card is the Two-Division URCC World Champion, Chris Hofmann of DEFTAC as he puts his middleweight championship title on the line against Canadian Robert Sothmann of Dragon Warrior MMA. Chris Hofmann is riding on 5 game winning streak while Sothmann on the other hand just had a successful return bout last April and is looking to continue his resurgence inside the cage.

Side note: There could potentially be a special attraction on the fight card between actor Kiko Matos and local boy Billy Jack Sanchez.

AFC XIII on July 21, 2017 at Pacita Astrodome

The URCC’s Academy Fighting Championship will be back to where it all started… Witness as amateur fighters from different regions try out for a spot for the URCC…
Plus a Car Show and Food Bazaar that will surely spice up your craving for adrenaline…
Watch it Live on July 21, 2017, 4pm at the Pacita Astrodome in San Pedro, Laguna…
Ticket Price: 200Php only… Free Seating…
Bakbakan na!
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Look Mark Streigl is back with the URCC and will Headline August 12 Event

One of the Philippine MMA prospects is back with the URCC and will headline an event that is set to take place in Araneta Coliseum. 
Mark Streigl is a 28 year old fighter who had fought in 17 battles among different fight promotion. His recent being in One Championship were he acquired a win against Sotir Kichukov.
Mark’s record currently stand at 15 wins and 2 losses (sherdog)
Mark Streigl posted this photo on his social media. 
Press con day with @alvinaguilar111 👊💯 I’m happy to announce my next fight on August 12th at Araneta Coliseum. The best is yet to come 🇵🇭 #ThrillainManila

URCC Unleashes FURY in California this September!

URCC has been gaining momentum and a lull in the activities may be the last thing that URCC needs.
URCC Matchmaker Ronald Catunao recently announced on his facebook page that URCC will be hosting another international event in California. The event which will feature performers like Fiji, Wakane and Drew Deezy will headline the event that will be in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary Luau that will be held at the San Mateo Events Center on September 30, 2017.
URCC last held its US event on January 7, 2017 in San Francisco that feature the current URCC two division champion, Chris Hoffman. The event was still a success however it did not go smoothly as fighters including two other champions that was supposed to fight on the card were not able to join due to a variety of reasons.
With approximately four months to prepare for URCC 32 Fury in San Mateo, California, we hope that all of the fighters and officials can secure all necessary documents to ensure fans in San Mateo get the full experience and excitement of having local homegrown fighters fight in a foreign land.
URCC has not announced the official fight card but we will keep you posted on the development anything could still happen.
Ronald Catunao post on facebook:
URCC is back for another event! URCC 32-FURY will be hosting a Back to back event at the San Mateo Event Center September 30! FIGHT CARD coming soon! More details soon to follow! Please DM me or @dragon_house_mma if you want to get on the card!

URCC BETS 2: Who Else are Taking Action on These Battle of Superstars?

URCC is set to return once again. 
Casino Filipino and URCC is bringing back the Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars Part 2
There is no backing out as Caloy Baduria has been aching to go inside the cage since last month. This April we hope that his opponent won’t back out. 
The main event is set, but who else are taking action on April 21 at the Manila Pavillion hotel?

Why is URCC the Number One MMA Show in the Philippines?

Alvin Aguilar, founder of URCC has been very straight forward and outspoken about his thoughts. 
He earned the right to do so being one of the pillars of Philippine MMA. He knows his martial arts. 
We recently talked to him about why URCC has been successful  and what makes it different from the rest.

 

Alvin Aguilar Explains why URCC is different and the number 1 rated MMA show in PH

7 Reasons Why CJ De Tomas will be the Manny Pacquiao of MMA

URCC founder Alvin Aguilar, the long-time promoter of CJ De Tomas once said: Our goal is to develop and look for the next Manny Pacquiao and I have a gut feeling that we could be staring at him right now.
There are a lot of ways to be popular. CJ De Tomas has done it perfectly the right way.  CJ is famous to Pinoy MMA fans and now that he has officially signed with the UFC, you can expect more following.
It’s true that there are other Pinoys that has made a name in the MMA. The likes of Brandon Vera, Mark Munoz and most recently, Jenel Lausa who is another prospect to watch out for.
I do, however, strongly feel that CJ De Tomas might be the guy to carry the banner of the Philippines to MMA stardom.
A local boy from Quezon City, the story of CJ De Tomas would have not started without his father who came all the way from Zamboanga Del Sur in search for an opportunity and found himself fighting on the MMA ring. CJ’s father, Charles De Tomas, was a fighter himself, the instigator and was the first coach of CJ.
CJ De Tomas who started competing at a very young age had already amassed a number of winnings collecting gold trophies and medals after another earning him the nickname, Golden Boy.
Only at 20 years old, CJ DeTomas is battle tested with a lot of amateur fights under his wing and 8 professional fights under URCC promotion. Currently undefeated, he will bring his unblemished record to the UFC and continue his journey as an MMA fighter.
Before he starts his quest in the UFC, let’s talk about why we see a lot of likeness between Manny Pacquiao and CJ De Tomas.
7 Reasons why we think CJ De Tomas would be the next Manny Pacquiao of MMA


Event Announcer Pow Salud and Referee CJ De Tomas at Centennial MMA Event


Rags to hopefully, Riches Although nicknamed Golden boy, he does not have the golden spoon to start with. He had to work multiple jobs and had to support himself through his journey.  I remember vividly on one of my conversations with CJ, he said that a lot of fighters would have given up on fighting because of lack of support and fighting locally isn’t exactly that lucrative yet. Fighters who are single could not even support themselves let alone if you have a family.
CJ De Tomas after winning a fight at URCC event

Humility – While other fighters would brag and show off, CJ De Tomas has stayed quiet and humble. I am a firsthand witness to how down to earn this guy is. Regardless who he is fighting, he has maintained professionalism and respect to his opponent. A true attitude of a real champion.
CJ De Tomas Knocking out an opponent at MFC Fight Night

A skilled fighter –  A coach himself,  he has proven that he has the skill to defeat fighters standing up and on the ground. His arsenal is continuously evolving and his dedication and focus are second to none. Currently at 8 wins with 0 loss professionally, his skills is ready for the big league.

CJ De Tomas with his opponent and team at URCC Event

Great teammate/coach – A supporter of the sport and his teammates, CJ De Tomas is often seen coaching in his gym, cornering his teammates and fighters and refereeing local MMA events. These gives him an overall and different perspective of the fight game.

Bloodied CJ De Tomas continue to fight under difficult circumstances

Room for improvement – CJ DeTomas isn’t done at 20 years old.  His body is young and muscles still developing, he has not reached his peak yet. With his drive and persistence to learn more and his focus to improve himself, I do not think we have seen the best of CJ De Tomas yet.
The Champion walking out 

Charisma – Just a smile from CJ after winning a fight is what all it takes. He is the kind of guy who does not necessarily have to promote himself and is never arrogant. He is a man that lets his fighting do the talking. We hope that CJ will stay that way.
CJ De Tomas pregnant wife watches his hard fought battle inside the cage

Support system – Local fans, friends and family. CJ De Tomas has already created a following in the local MMA scene and these people like ourselves would continue to support him. It is not always peaches and cream, there would be highs and lows. A dedicated support system plays a big role into helping a fighter get through the hard times. I want to especially mention his wife Rina who has been on the sideline most of his fights, his number one fan.  
Our interview with CJ De Tomas when he won his URCC Flyweight Champion against Hideo Morikawa. Truly a  humble guy.


Carls John “The Golden Boy” De Tomas first fight in the UFC will be at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17.

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Filipino Champion CJ De Tomas added to UFC Fight Night 111

19 year old Carls John “The Golden Boy” De Tomas, has been rewarded with a UFC contract and a fight for the Singapore card taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17.

Currently riding an unblemished eight fight winning streak, the Filipino URCC flyweight champion will be making his UFC debut against Deep MMA competitor Naoki Inoue. The Japanese fighter with a professional fight record of 10 wins, 0 losses will also be stepping into the octagon for the first time, in what is sure to be an explosive battle between two decorated mat prospects.

De Tomas is the eighteenth Filipino to be added to the UFC roster if I’m not mistaken.

Related link: Preview: CJ “The Golden Boy” de Tomas

Former UFC heavyweight Champion and current No.8 ranked Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (25-14-0, 1NC, fighting out of Chicago Illinois) has claimed his spot on the Singapore fight card. Arlovski, a product of the famed Jackson-Wink MMA Academy and a veteran of the heavyweight division, has met and defeated almost every name of note on the heavyweight roster. He will now face off against the surging Polish prodigy Marcin “Tybur” Tybura” (15-2-0, fighting out of Warszawa, Poland) who is coming off back to back knock out wins in his last two UFC outings.

Japanese MMA legend, Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi, ( 35-12-0,1NC, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan) will fight for the first time in Singapore. A fan favorite from his stint in Japan’s PRIDE FC, Gomi is known for his heavy punches and endurance. He will be taking on the well rounded American, Jon “Super Saiyan” Tuck (9-4-0, fighting out of Hagatna Guam, USA), who won his first Performance of the Night bonus in the Philippines when he submitted Korea’s Tae Hyun Bang.

A flyweight scrap will see Japan’s talented “Ulka” Sasaki (19-4-2, fighting out of Shizuoka, Japan), an unusually long and tall flyweight, clash with UFC veteran Justin Scoggins (11-3-0, fighting out of Spartanburg South Carolina, USA) in what will be an exciting technical matchup.

A former Korean regional Champion and UFC prospect “Handsome” Kwan Ho Kwak (9-1-0, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) looks to win glory for his home country with a win over Hawaiian striker Russell Doane (14-7-0, fighting out of Honolulu Hawaii, USA).

Heavyweight standouts Cyril “Silverback” Asker (8-2-0, fighting out of Avignon, France) and Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (9-5-0, fighting out of Birmingham Alabama, USA) will also throw down in what will surely be a heavy hitting war as the two vie to make their debut in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® SINGAPORE will go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10am and are priced at S$378, S$248, S$128, S$98, and S$58 (prices do not include applicable service charges and fees).  Tickets will be available for purchase online at http://www.sportshubtix.sg, the Sports Hub Tix Box Office, Sports Hub Tix Outlets at all SingPost locations, and by calling Sports Hub Tix Hotline at +65 3158 7888.  Early bird promotions will be available from April 7 – 21.

Please continue to check UFC.com for more information or current fight news. All bouts are live and subject to change. Other bouts will be confirmed as they become available.

UFC Fight Night 111 unofficial fight card:

Heavyweight:Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura
Bantamweight: Kwan Ho Kwak vs. Russell Doane
Lightweight: Jon Tuck vs. Takanori Gomi Flyweight: Justin Scoggins vs. Ulka Sasaki
Heavyweight: Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris
Welterweight bout: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Flyweight bout: Naoki Inoue vs. Carls John de Tomas

The First Inter DEFTAC Jiu-jitsu Tournament Set on March 25 #DEFTACNATION

2017 DEFTAC RIBEIRO-JIU-JITSU NATIONALS PHILIPPINES 
POWCAST WILL BE THERE AS DEFTAC HOLD IT’S FIRST EVER INTER DEFTAC JIU-JITSU TOURNAMENT IN MANILA!
DEFTAC: the team that started the Jiu-jitsu and MMA movement in in the Philippines, Southeast Asia’s first Brazilian Jiu-jitsu team and concurrently Asia’s largest and most successful Jiu-jitsu organization, will be holding its first inter DEFTAC Jiu-jitsu tournament this Saturday, March 25th at The Palace Pool Club. The said event is entitled the 2017 DEFTAC RIBEIRO-JIU-JITSU NATIONALS and will be held in cooperation with Wrestling Association of the Philippines, IkiroFightwear, A-Game Sport Philippines, Gatorade Philippines, Lifeline Ambulance, Healthy Foodie Manila, and BAMF Mixed Martial Arts Center.
DEFTAC was established in 1996, and for more than two decades, we have successfully dominated as overall champions at every competition held in the region. Every year for the last 7 years, Team DEFTAC has reigned as Pan Asian International Overall Champions and just last year, Dumau International Open Overall Champions. DEFTAC has the distinction of producing the most National and international Champions in MMA and Jiujitsu/ Grappling in the region.
Our team is founded and home to the first home-grown Filipino black belt, our head coach Professor Alvin Aguilar, as well as 6 other home grown black belts and 20 brown belts – making us the only team in the Philippines with the over 25 highest ranking jiu-jitsu practicioners. We are also home to hundreds of National and International Jiu-jitsu champions, including Asian Open Champions our founder Alvin Aguilar and Kat Siozon; first Filipino Jiu-jitsu World Champion Maybelline Masuda and Worlds Silver Medalist, Kimberly Custodio. In the last 2 years, we have focused all efforts to ensure that our growth is sustained through spreading out our sphere of influence; bringing our jiu-jitsu, our team and our family around the whole country. – We embarked on a mission we call, #DEFTACNATION, which turned to creating leaders out of our hundreds of members, and sending them to cover and teach in all areas and regions throughout Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Much to the success of this mission, we’ve managed to create 45 chapters across the nation, making us legitimately and the largest affiliation and most successful team in Asia. –  Now that we have the numbers, we’ve grown large enough to hold our very own in-house tournament, which we have dubbed the 2017 Deftac-Ribeiro Jiu-jitsu Nationals. It will be featuring competition between the best of our team and family from all 45 chapters in all 5 jiu-jitsu belt ranks; it’s never been done before, and we’re looking at making this historical event huge!
The DEFTAC Jiu-jitsu program, is headed by Prof. Alvin Aguilar who is also the founder of the URCC and the current WAP President. The team’s international Jiu-jitsu affiliation is under one of the most dominating brothers ever in the history of Jiu-jitsu, the Ribeiro brothers. Both Saulo and XandeRibeiro are multiple times world champions. Alvin says he feels he never knew Jiu-jitsu until he trained with Saulo and Xande.
The team has been dubbed as the factory of champions but what sets them apart from other teams is “that we all treat each other as family, our goal is to make ourselves and everyone around us better” To date they have more 45 chapters and they have an ever increasing student base. Every chapter treats and helps each other. Everyone moves and acts in one direction. All chapters help one another especially when others visit in all areas around the Philippines. They have the distinction also of winning the largest tournament in the region (Pan-Asians) for the last six years. They decided to skip this year to prepare and mold each other better for other international competitions given they keep winning the Pan-Asians despite the adverse calls against them in the tournament.
DEFTAC will continue to grow and improve because like its founder says “if you arent constantly improving then you are going down” stay tuned for more great things from DEFTAC as we will make this a DEFTAC nation
There are 265 registered competitors for the 2017 DeftacRibeiro Jiu-jitsu Nationals hailing from different regions in the Philippines; all from One Team, One Family: DEFTAC.

Jenel Lausa future Pinoy UFC star if path continues to go the way it has

Filipinos have long been fond of basketball and boxing, but one of the sports also that Filipinos are excelling: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

The six years of hardwork or more and an undefeated professional boxing record gets this Filipino warrior earn his way into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The former Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) flyweight champion will be back in the Octagon for his second UFC fight on April 8 in Buffalo, New York. Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa (7-2-0) vs. Magomed “Gladiator” Bibulatov (13-0) is set for UFC 210. It will be headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for a championship rematch at light heavyweight.

Jenel is in for what could be the toughest test of his rising career so far. Magomed Bibulatov is Russia’s former flyweight champion at World Series of Fighting (WSOF). He will make his octagon debut with 13 wins pro MMA record. Bibulatov will put his unbeaten record on the line.

Lausa is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Yao Zhikui on his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson back in November of last year. The Pinoy UFC fighter was scheduled to make his promotional debut on October 15, 2016 in front of his hometown crowd. However, due to the cancellation of the event, Lausa’s match with Zhikui was moved in Melbourne, Australia’s fight card.

Related link: Homegrown Fighter Jenel Lausa at UFC Melbourne: Whittaker vs. Brunson Ready to Make His Debut Successful

The 28-year old pride of Concepcion, Iloilo has won 5 of his last bouts in his pro MMA record of 7 wins. He is a very accomplished striker. He has footwork and effortless forward movements as well which struck fight fans the most.

Related link: Pinoy Jenel Lausa and other Fighters Score Victories at UFC Melbourne: Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson

Jenel Lausa has established himself as the next big thing! The future looks very bright for this talented martial artist.

There aren’t many Filipino fighters in the UFC. He represents in this sports. Another Pinoy athlete we should be proud of. Jenel Lausa will be the one to look out for at UFC Buffalo.