Universal Reality Combat Championship showed once again why they are the longest and biggest MMA promotion in the Philippines.
Most of the fights at URCC 21: WARPATH ended in either a submission or TKO. The atmosphere at the SMX Convention Center was unbelievable as the crowd once again, played a big role in the very successful URCC 21.
In the main event, Nicholas Mann proved to us that size advantage can really help you get the win. The Australian born fighter looked very sharp against Sarenas, showing his speed, power and accuracy over the smaller Filipino fighter. Erwin Tagle, a close friend and trainer of Sarenas told us that his fighter was quite distracted by a foot injury he sustained during practice, “Sarenas did not pursue to take Mann down because every time Sarenas attempts for a take down, he is feeling the pain in his foot. He can’t change levels that’s why Sarenas rarely shoots in for takedown.”
In my opinion, it was an awesome fight. Kudos to both guys who agreed to take this fight and showed us a very exciting contest.
In the co-main event, Doliguez made a statement that he really deserved a title shot against the current URCC pinweight king, Roy “The Punisher” Docyogen, by beating a very versatile fighter in Alvin Ramirez.
Doliguez displayed his boxing prowess in the first minutes of the fight, throwing heavy body shots and uppercuts to the 22-year-old Ramirez. Doliguez became more dangerous when he started connecting heavy leg kicks to the much younger fighter.
There are few times where Ramirez scored some good take downs, but Doliguez backs up easily. The 27-year-old Doliguez showed that he is really working hard to improve his grappling game.
We had the chance to talk to Doliguez hours before his fight with Ramirez and he told us that he will going to throw not only heavy punches, but also more heavier and stronger kicks, “You will see me throwing a lot of heavy kicks and punces later, I’m very confident that I will win this fight, I am the more stronger and more athletic than Ramirez, after this fight, I am hoping to fight Docyogen for the title. I know I have all the tools to beat him.” added Doliguez.
I am really impressed with Doliguez’ perfomance last Saturday, he looked very sharp, dangerous and extremely huge. I think Doliguez is ready for a title shot. I mean, his fighting style against Docyogen’s is a good recipe for an insane pinweight championship contest. If that fight happens, it will surely be an unforgettable night of fast-paced, bone-breaking, heart-stopping mixed martial arts fight!
Speaking of an unforgettable fight, Will “The Kill” Chope booked his arguably most memorable win to date against the ever-dangerous Angelito “The Saint” Manguray. The Kill improved his mma record to 10-5 (wins-losses) and recorded his 5th straight win in just 4 months.
The 22-year-old Chope came out very aggressive against the 45-year-old Manguray in the early seconds of the first round, utilizing his massive reach advantage to top Manguray.
After finishing Manguray via rear naked choke, Chope calls out the current URCC featherweight champion, Ricardo Sapno. Let’s see if URCC will give him a title shot, which I think he really deserve.
Here are the fight results of URCC 21: WARPATH
Nicholas Mann def. Froilan Sarenas via unanimous decision
Roy Doliguez def. Alvin Ramirez via unanimous decision
Jerson Estoro def. Reysaldo Transmonte via unanimous decision
Will Choe def. Angelito Manguray via 1st round submission (RNC)
Mark Striegl def. Alcer Lozada via 1st round submission (RNC)
Jonathan Sumogat def. Mark Joseph Abrillo via 1st round submission (RNC)
Miguel Alo def. Mario Sismundo via 2nd round submission (Armbar)
Rasel Inion def. Mark Dialogo via 1st round submission (Armbar)
Isaac Tuling def. Charles de Tomas via 2nd round TKO (punches)
Adam Cacay def. Fred Lim via 2nd round submission (Armbar)
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