Philippine Powerhouse URCC


URCC Bacolod Brawl was held on Sunday October 16th. Being outside of the Philippines, I couldn’t watch it streamed or on broadcast, so I followed URCC and Deftac Team Founder Alvin Aguilar’s twitter and URCC’s Facebook page. I felt like I was there! Almost. The results aren’t up on the URCC website yet, but you can read the Facebook page and find out the winners. In the first main event, Rex “T-Rex” Delara dictated the pace of the match to defeat Leonard Delarmino and became the new Visayas Bantamweight Champion. In last bout, what seemed to be a quick match with challenger Ruel Catalan dominating, Visayas Pinweight Champion Victor Torre got a tap out and kept his title.

If you attended the show and are pumped up to get your own MMA action, remember that the URCC also has an amateur division.  The deadline for the latest tryout is less than a week away, so make sure you act quickly.

Tribal Grassroots Amateur MMA Tryouts Manila. Oct. 29, 2011

Registration for the Manila Tribal Grassroots Amateur MMA try-outs is now open. Open to all Amateur MMA fighters ages 18-32 years old. Pro-boxers and Pro-Mua Thai fighters are not allowed to join the tournament. Weight classes fro 110-159 pounds only. E-mail entries will only be entertained. E-mail your Name, Age, weight, Height, Team and contact number to Deadline of entries is on Oct. 21, 2011

The next event for the promotion is on November 5th: Colt 45 URCC XX. The card was shaping up to be epic, when URCC match maker Willy Carlos informed Anton Tabuena on Bloodyelbow that Kevin Belingon suffered a shoulder injury that would prevent him from taking on the URCC interim bantamweight champion Jessie Rafols. Then Zike Sugawara of MMA Orient reported that Sabah Fadai also suffered an injury in his previous MFC fight and will be unable to challenge Lightweight Champion Honorio Banario for the belt. We wish both fighters a quick and complete recovery. And we eagerly await the URCC’s replacements or new card announcements!


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