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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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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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Mark Striegl, Kiko Matos exchange messages before ‘URCC: XXX’

Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Kiko “The Badass” Matos are two of the most anticipated fighters in the fight card of “URCC: XXX.” Striegl will fight former URCC bantamweight champion Andrew Benibe while Matos’s opponent is social media sensation Billy Jack … Continue reading

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URCC fighter Kiko Matos looks up to Royce Gracie, Conor McGregor

Kiko Matos is someone who is always up for a new challenge. After taking on a wide range of roles in various independent films, he is now taking mixed martial arts seriously. On July 6, I had a sit-down interview … Continue reading

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How Kiko Matos wants URCC fight with Baron Geisler to be remembered by Filipinos

Filipinos have been avid fans of boxing long before Manny Pacquiao became an eight-division boxing champion. Before the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) fight between Kiko Matos and Baron Geisler became controversial in the Philippines in 2016, many Filipinos were … Continue reading

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Kiko Matos, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Shaina Magdayao and their teenage memories

Kiko Matos and Pia Wurtzbach have several things in common. They are both half-Filipino and they were both once teenage stars trying to forge a career as a TV actor on ABS-CBN. During my interview with Matos on July 6 … Continue reading

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Kiko Matos recalls career before URCC fight with Baron Geisler

Kiko Matos became a household name in the Philippines in 2016 after his controversial mixed martial arts bout against fellow actor Baron Geisler under Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC). But years before this, Matos has forged a career as an … Continue reading

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