Category Archives: MMA

Robin Catalan unfazed of Thai opponent’s caliber, vows to pick up second-straight win

Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan may not have gotten the best start under the ONE Championship banner, but after snagging his first promotional win last April, he is hungry for more. However, a tough test awaits Catalan as he is slated … Continue reading

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ONE Championship announces full bout card for inaugural event in Shanghai; ONE welterweight world champion Ben Askren to defend title against Zebaztian Kadestam in main event

17 August 2017 – Shanghai, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its inaugural event in Shanghai, China, which is set to take place on 2 September, at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. … Continue reading

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Why Drew Arellano, Iya Villania can’t forget Baguio City’s Café by the Ruins

As a mixed martial arts fan, I was happy to learn that TV host Drew Arellano was into sports. He is a triathlete who owns an online store called Vamos, which sells sports attire and paraphernalia. Along with his friends, … Continue reading

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Despite shouldering double duty, Rene Catalan keeps himself laser-focused for upcoming bout

Filipino martial artist Rene “The Challenger” Catalan has a unique predicament on Friday, 18 August as he will be dividing his time between being a cage competitor and acting as a chief cornerman. Catalan will be sharing the ONE Championship … Continue reading

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‘URCC: XXX’ photos: Mark ‘Mugen’ Striegl vs Andrew Benibe

“URCC: XXX” took place on Aug. 12, Saturday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Among the winners of the MMA event was Filipino-American fighter Mark “Mugen” Striegl, who defeated Andrew Benibe via Kimura submission. Here are … Continue reading

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‘URCC: XXX’ photos: Kiko Matos vs Billy Jack Sanchez

“URCC: XXX” took place on Aug. 12, Saturday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Among the winners of the MMA event was Filipino-Portuguese fighter Kiko “Badass” Matos, who defeated Billy Jack “The Ruler” Sanchez via rear-naked … Continue reading

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Australia-born Reece McLaren aims to personify Filipino warrior’s heart in cage return

“Who is Reece McLaren?” That was the question of the night during the ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS fight week in December 2015 when he surfaced as Jordan Lucas’s late replacement to face Filipino-American sensation Mark “Mugen” Striegl. Striegl was supposed … Continue reading

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