WUSHU artist Joel Amurao flaunted his superb fighting
skills to the hilt and dominated Jovan Presbeterio to score a first
round victory and capture the featherweight crown in the Fearless
Fighting Championship before a huge crowd at the Metrowalk complex
in Ortigas, Pasig, recently.
Amurao seized control of the
former top amateur boxer early then went on to fashion out a Rear
Naked Choke triumph right in the opening round of the scheduled
five-round bout, the featured match in the blockbuster fight card
presented by Ace Techonologies.
Mark Sangiao also pulled off a
victory over Eric Cepeda with the Universal Reality Combat
Championship) champion and a former SEA Games gold medallist
essaying a second round Referees Stoppage (Strikes) victory over the
Guam-based knockout artist in their lightweight clash.
Also hurdling their rivals in the
event organized by FFC, headed by president Alex Lopez, were top
contender Bernard Dumar, who scored a unanimous decision (second
round) win over Celso Gunda; and Edward Kelly, another No. 1
contender, who stopped
Arie Zarco in a Referee Stoppage
(due to cut) contest.
The event, backed by Bingo
Bonanza Corp., FHM, Metrowalk, Superb Security Agency,
Mahjong88.com, Blueridge Carhaus Inc., NTS Trading Corp. and
Futurebet Asia Gaming Systems, was staged to generate public
awareness and at the same time promote mixed martial arts as a sport
where Filipino fighters can excel in the international arena.
In other results, Vicente Pajaro
of Hybrid Yawyan toppled Ernesto Yraita in their heavyweight clash
via decision; Angelo Lazarrito of Fight Club prevailed over Angelo
Cristy of Hybrid Yawyan (Referee Stoppage Strikes); Antonio Esteban
of Para�aque MMA won over Melchor Villasan of Freestyle (Referee
Stoppage); Jesus Rabadon of Para�aque MMA beat Sulpiano Laurio of
Sprawl (Referee Stoppage); Freestyle�s Dennis Cari�o downed Ariel
Samadio of Sprawl; Miguel Flame�o of Submission Report bested
Martin Lastimosa of Fight Club (Tap out/Triangle choke); and Adrian
Hillana of Submission Sport-Bacolod stopped Razi Jabbari of
Freestyle (knockout 1st round).