The Universal Reality Combat Championship, URCC for short, is the longest running MMA promotion in Asia today. A staple in for Filipino MMA for just about 10 years, the organization is set to showcase in what has been dubbed ‘its biggest event yet’.
Titled URCC 22: Dekada, the event is set to go down on December 1st at the Mall of Asia Arena situated in Pasay, Philippines. 4 title fights have been confirmed.
Eduard Folayang (11-2), a fan favorite and promotional veteran, is set to face Lowens Tynanes (1-0) in the featured ‘Super Fight Title’ attraction of the night. Folayang recently made it 1-1 in his stint with ONE Fighting Championship with a win over Felipe Enomoto at this past August’s ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation. The Team Lakay native is unbeaten, to date, under the URCC banner and has amassed a total of 6 victories in the Filipino promotion.
Despite being relatively unknown, American-born Tynanes will be heading into enemy territory with all to gain and nothing to lose. Tynanes also boasts a 4-0 record in Amateur competition, and is the reigning Lightweight champion of the Hawaii-based Destiny MMA promotion.
In the co-Main event, reigning Featherweight champion Eric ‘The Natural’ Kelly (8-0) will be putting his strap on the line, against Phuket Top Team’s Brad Terrey (0-1). Kelly recently gained a TKO win over former UFC Lightweight champion Jens Pulver in August, and has since become a hot commodity worldwide. One of the biggest names in Filipino MMA, ‘The Natural’ is one of the best fighters in the Asian region.
In other title bouts, Jessie Rafols (6-3) will be putting his Bantamweight Championship on the line against fellow promotional veteran, Keiff Mangusan (3-1). Froilan Sarenas (3-1), in the meantime, looks set to defend his Middleweight strap too against a yet-to-named opponent.
Here is rest of the fight card:
- Janel Lanusa vs. Rami Crisostomo
- Roy Doliguez vs. Dennis Salazar
- Spartan Sumogat vs. Alvin Ramirez
- Red Romero vs. Sulpiano Laurio
- Sugar Ray Estrada vs. Caloy Baduria
- Froilan Sarenas vs. TBA (For the URCC Middleweight strap)
- Jessie Rafols vs. Keiff Mangusan (For the URCC Bantamweight strap)
- Onyok Transmonte vs. Hideo Morikawa
- Eric Kelly vs. Brad Terrey (For the URCC Featherweight strap)
- Lowens Tynanes vs. Eduard Folayang (For the Super Fight title)