Monday, September 29, 2014

URCC Set to Make Big Time Return This October

Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), the Philippines' first and longest running professional mixed martial arts promotion, is set to make its long anticipated return with a huge card scheduled for October 23rd. URCC: Takeover, the promotion's 25th event, will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and will feature some of the best and brightest in the local and international MMA scene.

URCC: Takeover. October 23rd at the SM-MOA Arena.

The upcoming card will be the big event debut of URCC's new cage. Since its inception, the promotion had opted to utilize a ring similar to that of boxing during their contests. With most international MMA promotions using cages however, the URCC finally decided to have a cage designed for use during their own bouts. This was decided not to merely keep up with the trend however, as the URCC is known to willingly let their world-class fighters compete internationally, and having a cage is aimed to make it easier for them to acclimate when crossing over.

The URCC cage is also intended for the promotion's goals of strengthening its own international presence, and was unveiled last July during a relaunch party at Republiq at the Newport Mall in Pasay City. Giving fans a preview of URCC bouts inside the cage, three fights were held during the said event.

For October's card, the new cage will be the battleground for what is currently listed as 10 bouts, headlined by a contest between Deftac Philippines' Red Romero (7-5) and Malaysia's Jian Kay Chee (4-5), who trains out of T-Rex / Cross Muay Thai. The main event will be for the URCC Featherweight Title, which Romero looks to defend for the first time.

Other names expected to see competition on the card include local favorites Alvin Ramirez, Angelito Marungay, and Calor Baduria,and many others. With the aforementioned Pinoy fighters known to always make contests exiting, it is no surprise they are some of the many who have played a hand in the URCC's longevity.



For more information on URCC's upcoming big event and to know where to purchase tickets, make sure to visit their site, URCC-MMA.com, and liking their official Facebook page, Facebook.com/URCCMMA.ph.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pinoy Fighters Kelly and Donayre Looking to Roar Back in ONE FC's Next Malaysia Event

ONE Fighting Championship, recognized as Asia's largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, is living up to it's billing by once again holding a large fight card in the region. On October 17, the organization returns to Kuala Lumpur's Stadium Putra for ONE FC: Roar of Lions.

The event will be headlined by a featherweight bout between undefeated Marat Gafurov and hard-hitting "Ruthless" Rob Lisita. In the co-main event, Pinoy fighter Edward Kelly squares off against Malaysia's own Ev Ting.

ONE FC: Roar of Tigers
The younger brother of Featherweight contender Eric Kelly, Edward (5-1) made his ONE FC debut last December in an unfortunate loss to Brazilian Herbert Burns. While that bout resulted in the sole defeat of his career, the fighter training out of MuayFit Puchong in Malaysia and Lakay Central Gym in Baguio City, Philippines is approaching his upcoming bout with a great sense of urgency as he'll have his hands full with Ev Ting.

Edward Kelly vs. Ev Ting
The likely home crowd favorite, Ting sports a current record of 7-2, and is riding a wave of momentum. He won his last bout in devastating fashion, earning a TKO victory over Yuji Shimada in the first round of their ONE FC: Era of Champions bout last June.

Vaughn Donayre vs. Peter Davis
Also on the ONE FC: Roar of Lions card, Pinoy fighter Vaughn "The Spawn" Donayre will be looking for a quick turnaround by squaring off against Malaysian MMA star Peter Davis. A Cebu-native currently based in Dubai, Donayre made his debut for the promotion just last August, suffering a submission lose to Mohammed Walid. The former mechanical engineer aims for his first win in ONE FC by taking on Peter Davis.

Sporting a pro record of 8-3, Davis has won his last two bouts. His latest came by way of TKO over Olivier Coste at ONE FC: War of Nations last March. Considered the face of MMA in Malaysia, the Wuji Chuan exponent and part-time actor and model will look to extend his momentum and expand his celebrity by earning a win against "The Spawn." Donayre on the other hand, will look to be true to his reputation by putting up exciting fights and always looking for the finish, and will likely be looking to put away Davis the instant he has the opportunity.



Catch ONE FC: Roar of Tigers live on October 17 at  Kuala Lumpur's Stadium Putra. The  event is also available for purchase and live viewing at www.ONEFC.com.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pinoy Fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy will compete for the PXC's Bantamweight Title

Guam - On October 24th, Guam’s Kyle Aguon and the Philippine’s Rolando Gabriel Dy will compete for the vacant PXC Bantamweight Title. After an unsuccessful attempt at taking the title last year, Kyle Aguon returns to the PXC cage looking to bring the belt home. Rolando Dy will look to continue his great run of form in the PXC cage and further solidify himself as one of the PXC’s top Filipino fighters.


PXC 45 courtesy of the PXC



Here's a look at the official PXC 45 fight card:

Bantamweight Championship: Kyle Aguon vs Rolando Dy (135lbs)

Kyle Reyes vs Alex Volkanovski (145lbs)

Brogan Walker vs Yoojin Jung (125lbs)

Toby Misech vs Trevin Jones (135lbs)

Ricky Camp vs Mark Abelardo (135lbs)

Mike Sanchez vs Scotty Eclavea (125lbs)

Darren Uyenoyama vs Shane Alvarez (125lbs)

Tyrone Jones vs Hong Sung Chan (155lbs)

McKlane Alfred vs Vince Masga (125lbs)

 Check out the PXC's website for more information.