Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fight Card Update: One FC Rise of Heroes

FIGHT CARD UPDATE for the ONE FC

 Filipina boxing sensation Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton vs Egyptian kickboxing champion Aya Saeid Saber has been added to the stacked card of ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES on 2 May in Manila!

 The 10-bout card is headlined by the highly anticipated clash for the ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship title bout as reigning and defending world champion Bibiano Fernandes answers the challenge of Masakatsu Ueda. There are also 4 other Pinoy Figthers on the card. See the updated card below:

TUF Brazil: Sonnen and Wanderlei get it on!

Check out this clip of Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva as they get into a scuffle during their stint on TUF Brazil.



What do you think? Will we seen more explosive moments throughout the season?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ONE FC: Rise of Heroes Support our Pinoy Fighters


Four Pinoy Fighters will be gracing the cage on May 2, 2014 at the MOA Arena for ONE FC: Rise of Heroes. Will you be there to support our fighters?

Get you tickets now at SM Tickets now and show your full support to our countrymen and women.

You can check out the full fight card here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

ONE FC: Rise of Heroes Fight Card

Pinoy Fighters! Here is the fight card for the upcoming ONE FC Rise of Heroes.

We've got a handful of Pinoy Fighters on the card so grab your tickets and let's give our support to our local heroes as they fight for Pinoy Pride.


ONE FC: Rise of Heroes takes place on May 2, 2014 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. Visit SM Tickets for your tickets and more information.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Heroes will Rise: ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP - RISE OF HEROES

One Fighting Championship, the world's most exciting mixed martial arts promotion makes it's way back to Manila with ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP - RISE OF HEROES.



On May 2, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena, MMA warriors collide as BIBIANO "The Flash" FERNANDES defends his ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship against top contender Japanese mixed martial arts sensation Masakatsu Ueda.

Also, catch pinoy favorites Eduard Folayang, Rey Docyogen and Eugene Toquero as they grace the cage and show what Pinoy MMA is all about.


So come on down to the Mall of Asia Arena on May 2, 2014 to support our local fighters and enjoy on helluva MMA show.

Catch the action by reserving you tickets here. Also, visit the ONE FC website for more of the World's most exciting MMA events.

I'm Back: Uriah Faber Visits Manila

It's been a while since I wrote something on my blog, but hello there pinoy fighters and I'm back to bring you news, updates, my insights and experiences in MMA.

Recently, I've attended the the iBlog 10 and it once again inspired me to write on my blog and also gave me the thought that there's still not a lot of MMA bloggers in the Philippines.

With that , thanks to MMA Philippines I recently attend an MMA seminar with UFC Bantamweight "The California Kid" Uriah Faber last March 30, 2014 at the Ultimate Fitness Gym at Metrowalk, Pasig.



A true ambassador of the sport, Uriah Faber visited the Philippines in what he said was a way to experience the country as well as look at the future of MMA. He mentioned that he is excited that MMA is growing as a global sport and much more excited that Filipinos are part of the next generation of MMA fighters.

During his MMA seminar, Uriah taught us most of the basic things he did in training, from setting up offense after faints and fakes, to basic positions on the ground and best of all the Team Alpha Male special of various chokes.

It was a wonderful experience and as a big fan of Uriah Faber all I can say is more power and hope you get that UFC strap you've been training and fighting so hard for.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

There is no charge for Awesomeness: The UFC Macau Experience

As most people viewing Balls Channel here in the Philippines know, I was one of the winners selected for the UFC Macau Ultimate Fan Experience. It was an online contest where on just had to answer a simple question and get a chance to fly to Macau and watch a UFC event live. The news itself that I won was overwhelming, but it would not compare to what was in-store for  me and my brother when we finally arrived in Macau.

Balls Channel Ultimate Fan Experience Macau

At the NAIA terminal 2 we met up with the representatives from Balls Channel and Boom Gonzales the host of Game Day. (Side note, hanging out with Boom was awesome, it was really great hanging with a guy who you could talk about any sport with).


Arrived at Cotai Central where the Holiday Inn was located.


Bumped into Chuck "The Iceman" Liddel at the food court. 

Upon arriving at the Macau Airport at around 10 in the morning, we we're greeted by our tour guide and brought to the Holiday Inn at the Cotai Central. We weren't able to do an early check-in so we decided to get some lunch instead. Then, when we were looking for some grub at the foodcourt we bump into the legendary "Iceman" Chuck Lidell.

After lunch, we went back to the hotel to check-in and freshen up a bit before attending the autograph signing and the weigh-ins for the fights.



Chuck signing my UFC Encyclopedia
  

With the "California Kid".

Kenny "Kenflo" Florian at the weigh-ins.

Me and my bro with Uriah Faber.
At the weigh-ins, we were treated not only to the entire weigh-in program, but also we were brought backstage to check out the OCTAGON and take more pictures.

  


With Chuck inside the Octagon

It was a great first day in Macau, and even though we were a bit sleepy due to the trip the "MMA High" kept us strong and awake as we really wanted to take the entire experience in and make the most of our time there.


Stuff I got signed the first day

On the second day we went on a tour of Macau. We were brought to the well know tourist spots in Macau, like the Macau tower, the Golden Lotus Square, St. Paul Ruins, and the Ama Temple among other places. It was also, our chance to buy "pasalubong" at our tour guide led us to the place where we could buy such items. We even bumped into Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres during our visit to the St. Paul Ruins.




  
With the group at the Golden Lotus Square


  


Checking out the Macau Tower

  
With Bruce Leeroy

 Me and my bro at the Ama Temple


 After the tour, we once again retreated to our hotel rooms to rest and relax so we can be ready to watch the fight later that evening. Then finally, it was time to catch the fights.
It's Time!!!




Fight time has arrived and all I can say is it was just how I imaged it plus more. From hearing Bruce Buffer live to hearing the roar of the crowd and the thunderous leg kicks, it was overwhelming and at time is still could not believe I was there. My brother and I were both rooting for Rich Franklin as he has been one of our favorite fighters ever since we started watching the UFC and MMA, so you would have seen our behest when he was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round.



With my bro at the fight.

With Game Day host Boom Gonzales


With the Balls channel pips and the other winners.

The winner Jon Tuck, been watching him in the PXC.

After the fights, there was an after party, we went by and checked it out but there wasn't much going on during that time, so instead my brother and I headed to the Cotai Arena entrance where the fights took place and saw if we could by chance meet some of the fighters, which we actually did as we got some pictures with the fighters and I was also able to get Dong Jung Kim, Tiago Silva and Alex Caceres to sign my UFC Encyclopedia. We also saw the ring girls and Bruce Buffer but unfortunately the were in too much of a hurry to indulge us. We waited until 3am in what might be a chance to see Rich Franklin but concluded that he must have been brought to the hospital due to the devistating knock out he suffered in the main event.



The Stun Gun


With Jon Tuck

The next day we had a free day and spent most of the day at the Venecian hoping to still bump into some fighters, (still hoping to bump into Rich Franklin and possbily Jon Fitch as he cornered Riki Fukuda) but to no avail.


Just making the most out of our trip.


The entire experience was amazing and I cannot begin to express how much it means to me that I was one of the ultimate fans that Balls Channel to go to through this journey. I really soaked it all up and wouldn't have traded anything for it. So again, thank you Balls Channel, you've made an impression in me in a very big way, more power to you and you've not only brought the UFC to the Philippines but continue to bring much more.