Mark Striegl, Kiko Matos exchange messages before ‘URCC: XXX’

Kiko Matos, Mark Striegl

Kiko Matos, Mark Striegl

Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Kiko “The Badass” Matos are two of the most anticipated fighters in the fight card of “URCC: XXX.” Striegl will fight former URCC bantamweight champion Andrew Benibe while Matos’s opponent is social media sensation Billy Jack Sanchez.

Striegl, Matos, Benibe and Sanchez were among the fighters present during the “URCC: XXX” press conference on July 25 at Winford Hotel and Casino in Manila. After the conference, I caught up with Striegl and Matos and asked them to give messages to each other.

Matos told Striegl that he has been watching his fights and picked up techniques from them. “I look up to you,” the former told the latter.

Moreover, Matos wished Striegl luck in his upcoming fight and asked him to beat Benibe up. In response, Striegl told Matos, “And for you, Man, seriously, big balls, Bro.”

Kiko Matos, Mark Striegl

Kiko Matos, Mark Striegl

Before meeting Matos personally, Striegl was with ONE Championship. On the other hand, Matos made his debut in Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) and in MMA in general through a fight with fellow actor Baron Geisler in 2016, which ended in a draw.

“Take it on Baron, take it on this guy,” Striegl added referring to Geisler and Sanchez. “You’re training at a latter age than most people, Man, but that’s what’s in your heart, Man.”

Also, Striegl said he liked the fact that Matos was taking MMA seriously and actually training properly and professionally. Matos responded by saying, “See you on the winning side.”

Kiko Matos, Mark Striegl

Kiko Matos, Mark Striegl

While Matos has yet to win a professional MMA fight, Striegl has fought 17 professional fights, winning 15. “URCC: XXX” will be Striegl’s third fight under URCC.

Set to be aired live at ABS-CBN Sports and Action, “URCC: XXX” will take place on Aug. 12, Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Meanwhile, watch Striegl and Matos’s exchange of messages here:

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About Conan Altatis

I am a journalist, scriptwriter, filmmaker and actor who loves to tell stories about show business and mixed martial arts and anything in between.
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