Homegrown Filipino MMA fighters are slowly making waves in international scene. Most of them has this one ultimate dream, and that is to fight in the UFC. But before reaching that dream, they must first make huge and impressive wins to make themselves visible in Dana White and Joe Silva’s radar.
There are few top homegrown Filipino MMA icons who I think has a big chance of getting into the UFC; Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, a very well known MMA fighter in the Philippines, his teammates Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon and Honorio “The Rock” Banario and Eric “The Natural” Kelly.
While the attention of the media focuses on these guys, there are still a lot of homegrown talents in the Philippines who also wants to make their country proud.
Full Contact International (FCI) fighters, Ruel Catalan, Leonard Delarmino and Rolando Gabriel Dy are set to make their country proud on August 24th in Hong Kong in Legend FC 10. They are also ready to prove that they belong to the elite class of Filipino MMA fighters in Asia-Pacific.
Ruel Catalan is an accomplished Sanshou fighter locally and internationally. He trains alongside his brother, a well-known Sanshou world champion, Rene Catalan. The Ilo-Ilo native will be making his Legend FC debut on August 24th in Hong Kong against Chinese submission ace, Ji Xian.
Leonard Delarmino looks to cement his first Legend FC win against South Korea’s Choi Yeong Gwang. Leonard and his brother Augustin are known for their vicious striking game. Leonard’s ground game has been the reason of his recent stumbles; but I guarantee you that he is training like a mad man in the gym to hone his grappling skills and we’ll probably see a more well-rounded Leonard Delarmino on August 24th.
Rolando Gabriel Dy Navarette is slowly making his name Asian MMA. Rolando is the son of former boxing world champion, Roland Navarette. Rolando will be making his first-ever Legend FC appearance on August 24th against the Kiwi, Ev Ting.
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