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Manila, Philippines – Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) is back and in-partnership with Resorts World Manila and Marriott Hotel, the longest Philipines based MMA promotion in Asia announced it’s first event for this year called “Rebellion” on April 23rd the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
The Featheweight championship bout between defending champion Red Romero (9-5) of Deftac from the Philippines against Do Gyun Lee (1-1) of Korea will headline the fight card.
“Pahihirapan ko muna siya bago niya makuha ang belt sa akin” Romero said when asked about defending his belt.
Another highlight in the card is the Flyweight championship bout between Japanese fighter Hideo “Death from Tokyo” Morikawa (8-3) who will be defending his belt for the first time against 19-year-old Filipino CJ “Golden Boy” De Tomas (5-0).
The vacant Lightweight Championship belt will be on the line between American fighter Will Chope (29-9) and Fil-Am fighter Richie Redman (2-4).
Caloy Baduria (9-4-1) of Elorde MMA will battle Swiss Chris Hofmann from Deftac (2-1) for the vacant Lightweight belt.
The much awaited fight between Alvin “Sindikato” Ramirez (7-7) of Yaw Yan Buhawi and Carlo “The Samurai” Laurel (3-3) will finally take place this April.
Former Bantamweight champion Andrew Benibe (6-8) will fight Drez Zamboanga (4-2) and Jericho Tomagan, Jojo Tabang and Solomon will make their debut in the URCC with the Pros.