LAKAY MMA, home of Team Lakay, is organizing another Wushu-Xanda and Mixed Martial Arts Elimination on December 15, 2012 at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym.
Some of the up-and-coming fighters from the Mountain Province are set to compete in the said event. There are also speculations that several officials from local and international mixed martial arts promotions are expected to show up to scout possible prospects.
The amateur mixed martial arts and Xanda card is stacked with great talents not only from Team Lakay but also from several local gyms in the Philippines.
Headlining the said event is one of the most exciting flyweight fighters in the Philippines, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio will go up against Rabin Catalan from Tricks MMA , who is coming off from a submission victory over former URCC pinweight challenger, Geronimo “Daredevil” Etac in the very first round RNC at Mindanao Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts’ (MUMMA) “The Proving Ground” last August.
This will be a tough match for “Gravity” as he faces a dangerous fighter who has very decent striking as well as ground game in his arsenal.
Last time we saw Eustaquio in action was against Evolve MMA’s Alex Silva at ONE FC 2 – Battle of Champions 10 months ago, which he won via unanimous decision. Since then, we heard nothing about this talented kid from Baguio City, Philippines.
“Gravity” is now back to show his fans and to MMA promoters that he is back and he will surely give his hundred and ten percent to prove that he belongs to the elite flyweight fighters in the country.
Co-headlining the WXME 6 card is a scrap between Team Lakay’s Troy “The Hunter” Bantiag (3-1) and Francis “Rod” Romero.
Some of you may know Bantiag as he is fighting under the Pacific Xtreme Combat banner and compiles a 2-1 record inside the Guam-based MMA organization.
The 19-year-old Bantiag started learning Wushu at the age of 14, joined the prestigious Asian Wushu championship at the age of 16 and won several gold medals some of the local grappling tournaments at the age of 17.
Bantiag’s a very skilled fighter who loves to throw bombs out of his hands and shins. He also got some good take down defense, wicked ground and pound and he works real hard to improve his ground game to become a more complete MMA fighter.
Although Bantiag is coming off a submission loss against Jon Delos Reyes at PXC 33 last September, he is fired up to get back inside the ring to make a statement that he learned from his recent stumble and wants to get back in the winning column by beating a very durable fighter in Francis Romero.
Roldan “The Executioner” Sangchaan will also be on this fight card as he will fight a veteran fighter in Ereneo “Toro” Galindez.
Sangcha-an is probably one of the best young fighters Team Lakay has ever had. He has won several gold medals in Wushu Sanshou both in Regional and National level. This kid from Baguio is definitely a hard worker, a very fervent to get to the top and is working his butt off to improve his grappling skills. Roldan has all the qualities to become a future mixed martial arts champion. Roldan is ready to face the veteran fighter, Ereneo Galindez.
Galindez began his combat sports career in Boxing before being discovered by the coach for the Philippines National Wushu Team. Primarily known for his aggressive, crisp striking, Galindez has adapted his stand-up to MMA, and has developed an impressive array of grappling skills. His motivation is simple: he fights for his family. He wants to provide a better future for his children, and he also seeks to inspire the next generation of young Filipino athletes to pursue a career in MMA.
WXME 6 Full Fight Card
Geje Eustaquio vs. Rabin Catalan – 129 lbs.
Troy Bantiag vs. Francis Romero – 139 lbs.
Roldan Sancha-an vs. Ereneo Galindez – 130 lbs.
Harold Banario vs. Alvin Velasco – 130 lbs.
Jonathan Corton vs. Carls John De Tomas – 129 lbs.
Dave Galera vs. Gerald Carreon – 139 lbs.
Delfin Nawen vs. Franklin Dunglay – 129 lbs.
Stephen Loman vs. Raffy Lim – 129 lbs.
Joshua Pacio vs. Felixander Bagayao – 54 kg
Patrick Rilloraza vs. Allan Rivera – 75 kg
Connery Algen vs. Romero Sinakay – 56 kg
Gina Inion vs. Shirley Yeh – 54 kg
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