Chris Hofmann, 29, of the Philippines and Switzerland is still the URCC Global Bantamweight Championship. He successfully defended his belt at “URCC Global: Raw Fury,” the first event of the Philippines-based mixed martial arts promotion URCC Global in 2019.
Featuring 10 MMA matches, “URCC Global: Raw Fury” took place at The Cove at Okada Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 27, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Musa Conteh, 32, of Atlanta, Georgia, United States challenged Hofmann for the URCC Global Middleweight Championship title.
Joey Lepiten served as the referee. He put stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 34 seconds in the second round when Hofmann knocked out Conteh.
While also reigning as the URCC Global Light Heavyweight World Champion, Hofmann solely represented Switzerland and was one of the 17 hometown heroes who competed at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.” Conteh solely represented the U.S.
Including the Philippines, Switzerland and the U.S., six countries were represented at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.” China, Japan and South Korea were also represented.
As an MMA fighter, Conteh has been competing professionally since 2014. “URCC Global: Raw Fury” marked his second URCC Global bout.
Competing professionally since 2013, Hofmann is now riding an eight-bout winning streak and he knocked out all of his eight opponents in the promotion. “URCC Global: Raw Fury” marked his eighth URCC Global bout.
On April 23, 2016, Hofmann became the URCC Light Heavyweight Champion by defeating Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria of the Philippines at “URCC 27: Rebellion.” On November 6, 2016, Hofmann became a two-division champion by defeating John “The Outlaw” Adajar, 22, of the Philippines at “URCC 28: Vindication” for the then vacant URCC Middleweight Championship title.
Hofmann knocked out Nickson Kola of Papua New Guinea at “URCC 25: Takeover” on December 21, 2014, Jeremias Tan of the Philippines at “URCC 26: Domination” on July 25, 2015 and Arvin “Asintado” Chan of the Philippines at “URCC Fight Night 3.” In 2017, Hofmann knocked out David “Tarzan” Douglas, 36, of the United States at “URCC 29: Conquest” and Robert Sothmann of Canada at “URCC 30.”
The Swiss-Filipino two-division champion now has 8 wins and 1 loss. Conteh has 2 wins, 3 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest.
More photos from Hofmann and Conteh’s bout are on Top Sports Asia. Watch their bout at “URCC Global: Raw Fury” here: