The most dominant MMA team in the Philippines is staging another exciting Wushu Sanda and MMA show for the 7th time happening on April 27th at Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City, Philippines.
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This event, which started three years ago by none other than Team Lakay head coach, Mark “The Machine” Sangiao, has produced some world-class talents who are making huge waves in some of the biggest MMA promotions in Asia today like, Jerome Wanawan, Dario Banario, Troy Bantiag, PXC World Bantamweight Champion, Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge, Geje “The Gravity” Eustaquio and Dave “The Scarecrow” Galera.
The production of top talents from the highlands continues as Team Lakay hosts another championship, who will be headlined by Team Lakay’s own, Stephen “Sniper” Loman (2-0) and Fight Works MMA’s, Carlo Laurel. The said match-up will be at 129 lbs.
At 18 years of age, Loman is Team Lakay’s youngest rising prospect. This kid is physically and mentally strong. I’ve personally seen his past fights and I would say that this young lion is going to be the future MMA icon of the Philippines. Next Saturday, April 27th, he will be facing a very tough challenge when he exchange blows with Carlo Laurel.
We got no clue about Laurel, but one thing’s for sure, Fight Works MMA is proven to be the producer of some of the best MMA fighters in Laguna. FWMMA is the home of PXC lightweight contender, Isaiah “Ice” Ordiz, Ernesto Montilla Jr. and Rolando Gabriel Dy. So whenever a fighter comes out of that gym, expect that fighter to be as tough as nails.
Another Team Lakay versus Fight Works MMA match-up is set on April 27th at TLC 7 as Baguio’s own, John Cris Corton takes on San Pedro’s pride, Venson Delopere in a fight where I think, one fighter will get knocked or choked out.
Corton is a world-class Shotokan Karate fighter who has a very good timing and speed behind his strikers. Now that he trains with some of the best fighters at Team Lakay, we can expect a deadly fighter in this kid come fight night. Corton will face a tough challenge as he takes on an uber-talented Delopere.
The youngest of the Banario brothers will also be in action as Harold Banario goes up to face Muay Boran’s Johny Bitaga in a Wushu Sanda rules.
Here’s the complete fight card for Team Lakay Championship 7:
Stephen “Sniper” Loman (Team Lakay) vs. Carlo Laurel (Fight Works MMA) – l29 lbs.
John Cris Corton (Team Lakay) vs. Venson Delopere (Fight Works MMA) – 129 lbs.
Harold Banario (Team Lakay) vs. Johny Bitaga (Muay Boran) – 62 kg.
Rizalino Olivar (Team Lakay) vs. Roy Dumar (UB Sanshou Team) – 60 kg.
Danny Kingad (Team Lakay, La Trinidad Gym) vs. Glen Fawagan (UB Sanshou Team) – 54 kg.
Jaime Langwawey (Team Lakay) vs. Miguel Amyao (UB Sanshou Team) – 56 kg.
Lemer Maximino (Team Lakay) vs. Eleazar “Pretty Boy” Mi-ing (Mongoose Team, Bontoc) – 52 kg.
Joshua Pacio (Team Lakay, San Fernando Gym) vs. Wilner “Tafungao” Lizardo (Mongoose Team, Bontoc) – 56 kg.
Ronel Capan (Team Lakay, San Fernando Gym) vs. John Erick Anyab (BSU Muay Boran) – 58 kg.
Edison Dangla (Team Lakay) vs. Steward Osting (UB Sanshou Team) – 63 kg.
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