THE Universal Reality Combat Championship-Colt 45 XXII on December 1 will not just be about Eduard Folayang and Eric Kelly – two established mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who will be pitted against dangerous foreign rivals.
The event dubbed `Dekada’ will also highlight the 10th year anniversary of the country’s most prominent MMA promotion that will see URCC founder and president Alvin Aguilar present some of his top dogs who are all confident of winning in style at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
“It’s going to a big night for MMA fans since we’re going to entertain them not only with two explosive fights but 10,” said Aguilar. “It’s a must-see event.”
Among the rising stars who will see action in the event presented by Colt 45 are Alvin 'The Phenom' Ramirez, Red 'Filipino Bolo Punch' Romero and Froilan Sarenas.
Sarenas will be defending his URCC middleweight title against Rodrigo Praxedes of Phuket Top Team in the event also sponsored by Xplay, Anzahl, Solar Sports, Chris Sports, and VRP Medical Center.
Ramirez, on the other hand, battles Spartan Sumogat in a pinweight tussle, while Romero takes on Sulpiano Laurio of Sprawl MMA in the featherweight division.
In other matches, flyweight Janel Lanusa goes up against Rami Crisostomo, flyweight Roy Doliguez goes up against Dennis Salazar, Caloy Baduria takes on Sugar Ray Estrada (catweight), and bantamweight Onyok Transmonte battles Hideo Morikawa.
The showdown between Jessie Rafols and Keiff Mangusan will be for the URCC bantamweight crown.
Highlighting the event will be the matches of Folayang and Kelly, who will up against American Lowen Tynanes and Brad Terrey of Thailand’s Phuket Top Team, respectively.