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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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Kiko Matos calls out Polo Ravales after beating Billy Jack Sanchez at ‘URCC: XXX’

Kiko “Badass” Matos defeated Billy Jack “The Ruler” Sanchez via rear-naked choke at 2:50 of Round 1 at “URCC: XXX” on Aug. 12, Saturday, at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila. This marks Matos’s first URCC win and … Continue reading

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Baguio-based MMA star Mark ‘Mugen’ Striegl gets third URCC win

Mark “Mugen” Striegl, 29, fought his third URCC bout on Aug. 12, Saturday, at “URCC: XXX” at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila. He defeated Andrew Benibe, 41, via scarf hold armlock submission at 0:53 of Round 1. … Continue reading

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Mark Striegl’s ‘URCC: XXX’ opponent Andrew Benibe: I’ve prepared for him

MMA fighter Andrew Benibe has been fighting professionally for almost 12 years. Three years ago, he was supposed to battle it out with Mark Striegl but the bout did not materialize. This is why Benibe was happy when he was … Continue reading

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