Quantcast
Latest Stories

Folayang headlines URCC tourney

By

MANILA, Philippines – Expect all-out war as the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) celebrates its 10th year Saturday at the SM Mall-of-Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The country’s top Filipino mixed martial artists Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang and Eric “The Natural” Kelly will headline a 10-fight card as they face separate foes.

“People are saying since it’s going to be our 10th year, we’ll be giving our fighters easy fights but we gave them their hardest opponents,” said URCC founder and promoter Alvin Aguilar.

Folayang, an Asian Games and SEA Games medalist in Wushu, will defend his Super Fight title against American Lowen Tynanes, a King of the Cage champion, who specializes on the ground.

Kelly on the other hand, will put his featherweight title on the line against Brad Terrey of Phuket Top Team in the penultimate fight.

“URCC has been well around the province as well. We have produced the best Filipino fighters. If you’re not in the URCC you’re not one of the best fighters,” added Aguilar, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. “I brought MMA to mainstream. Our goal was always to showcase Filipino mixed martial artists to the world.”

In other fights, Janel Lanusa of Bacolod Muay Thai battles Rami Crisostomo of Red Boxing in the flyweight division.

Roy Doliguez of Elorde MMA faces Dennis Salazar of World MMA also in a flyweight clash.

In a featherweight fight, Red Romero of DEFTAC battles Sulpiano Laurio of Sprawl MMA.

“This is going to be our biggest and best show,” Aguilar vowed.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Mixed Martial Arts , News , Sports , Universal Reality Combat Championship



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Obama due in Seoul as North Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Hold departure order out vs Corona, Singson
  • Malaysia to release MH370 report–PM
  • Man found dead in Quezon City, alleged victim of summary execution–report
  • Aquino to lead Air Force turnover rites
  • Sports

  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for
  • Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  • Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  • HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  • Marketplace