“What is special about Team Lakay?” Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao is asked in the first edition of “The Brave Talk.” It is the latest content segment of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation.
“They have very extreme discipline, positive behavior,” Sangiao said of the Team Lakay fighters in “The Brave Talk,” which gives an inside look into the philosophy and concepts that motivate athletes to strive towards their goals. He added that most the fighters have a college degree.
Sangiao elaborated the social aspects of the impact Team Lakay has created for Philippines and what motivates him and his team to embrace the sport of MMA. Currently representing the team in Brave CF are Crisanto “Slugger” Pitpitunge, 31, Jomar Pa-ac, 21, Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22, and reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23.
Loman is the youngest reigning champion of Brave CF. He has one successful title defense and his Filipino fans have been yearning for his next title defense to take place in the Philippines.
Pacatiw holds the record for most number of appearances at Brave CF with six bouts. In his most recent bout, which was at “Brave 14” in Tangier, Morocco on August 18, 2018, he defeated Keith “Killa” Lee, 21, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Team Lakay is the only Asian team to have scored victory twice against Straight Blast Gym Ireland of Dublin, Ireland and to have a victory against Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts of the U.S. In “The Brave Talk,” Sangiao discussed the ethics Team Lakay fighters follow in their careers.
Moreover, Sangiao talked about the growth of MMA in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the role played by Brave CF in the MMA world and the factors required for the further growth of MMA. Watch the Team Lakay head coach in the first edition of “The Brave Talk” here: