Philippines’ Rolando Dy announces retirement after ‘BRAVE CF 62’ in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Rolando Gabriel “Dy Incredible” Dy, 31, of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines has hung up his gloves. On September 30, 2022, he solely represented his home country at “BRAVE CF 62” at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

In association with Octagon LeagueBRAVE Combat Federation held “BRAVE CF 62” simultaneously with “Octagon 35.” In the co-main event of the evening, Dy fought Olzhas “Kypshak” Eskaraev, 31, of Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan in the lightweight division.

Referee Dec Larkin stopped the fight after 3 minutes and 40 seconds in the second round. Eskaraev knocked out Dy via ground and pound.

Rolando Gabriel Dy (©BRAVE Combat Federation)
Rolando Gabriel Dy (©BRAVE Combat Federation)

After Eskaraev’s victory speech inside the cage, Dy took the opportunity to announce his retirement. The Filipino MMA fighter said, “Before I entered (the cage tonight), I prayed to God ‘If this is the last time I enter the octagon (as a fighter), so be it’ and I think I have the answer.”

“I announce my retirement,” Dy continued. “Thank you so much for the support in 12 years, my haters, my fans, I believe this is the time for me to rest and I just wanna tell my family I love you so much. I did my best but, you know, I’m an old lion. I’m an old lion now and I think I don’t belong to this level anymore. I announce my retirement from the game.”

“Thank you, Eskaraev, for this retirement (fight),” the Filipino MMA fighter added. “Thank you, BRAVE CF, for giving me two contracts and I think this will be the last time I will enter the octagon (as a fighter). Thank you so much. I love this sport more than my life but we know when to end. We know when we can’t do it anymore. I’ll still coach. I love this sport. I will stay in this sport forever till I die but my fighting career ends today. Thank you so much.”


Dy made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2011 and his BRAVE CF debut in 2017. He competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 2017 to 2018, returned to BRAVE CF in 2019 and was named BRAVE CF’s Fighter of the Year in 2020.

After earning two BRAVE CF wins in 2020, Dy suffered four consecutive loses included his loss to Eskaraev. He now holds a professional MMA record of 14 wins, 13 losses and 1 No Contest.

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