The bout that surprisingly got the most attention from the fans, was the lightweight title bout between Angelito 'The Saint' Manguray, an undefeated, 42-year-old, karate blackbelt, and Badong Domasian, a former pro boxer, who's 15 years his junior. Manguray fought with a wide karate stance, stayed elusive and destroyed... Domasian by using a wide variety of kicks, knees, and punches that dropped his opponent several times in the bout. Every time Manguray floors Badong, he threw vicious axe kicks to the grounded opponent. Domasian curled up at one point after taking an axe kick to the stomach, and Manguray followed up by unleashing another hard kick to the body which would've made PRIDE fans nostalgic.
When asked asked about winning the URCC Lightweight Title on the post-fight interview, 'The Saint" stayed humble and said, "Fighting is my life... I just took my shot and I did well". A doctor by day, and a brutal karate-based fighter by night, Angelito Manguray, at 42-years-young, certainly stole that show that night.
LW (159 lbs): Angelito Manguray def. Badong Domasian by TKO at 6:19 in the 1st, to win the vacant URCC Lightweight Title, at 42 years of age.
by Anton Tabuena on Mar 28, 2010 4:46 AM EDT in News Comment 12
Video of the Title Bout
Any thoughts about the URCC Lightweight Title Champion Dr. Angelito “The Saint” Manguray?
We still have much to improve, we are not closing our minds about it, but at the same time, i'm proud and privileged to have a fighter like the saint. i guess perseverance and hardwork really paid off for us. i think lito should be the role model of all the mma fighters and wannabee's who want to excell in this sport...
Mars Garcia Cenojas
He deserved it. He really did his best. NO DOUBTS. This is such an inspiration to all the MMA enthusiasts. Davao made it to the top. It's not an easy job to achieve such title as the URCC Lightweight Title Champion. Mabuhay Davao! Mabuhay D'Saint.....
Angelito Manguray is undeniably the pride of Davao in the field of Mixed Martial Arts… a true Champion not only in the ring, but also in the heart of his family and friends. LitLit is very amiable & humble, maybe this is the reason why he was tagged as “The Saint”. I haven’t heard of any person with ill thoughts or words against this guy. He is a very responsible husband, father and a loyal friend. I congratulate him for bagging the Lightweight Title in Manila, I was there to witness this event and was so proud to see and cheer for my 42 year old friend kick ass and bring home to Davao the URCC Championship Belt. CONGRATS LIT as always – “you are indeed a true champion!”
Truly Exceptional! Factor in his age, one can easily be amazed at his agility and his strength at 42! Factor in his experience, then you have a fighter who is not about to throw in the towel just yet! Age and experience - a deadly combination in the URCC! As they say, his age is just a number!
Ricardo Morante Sapno III
as one of my co-partner in training, Dr. Manguray is humble fighter.
"he is a very cerebral fighter.saw him back in the full contact days.now i could say he is our "MACHIDA"of davao"
he is an ispiration to all mma fighters here in davao like me.hehe
Joseph Kristoffer B. Postrero
great fight, galing... he really brings honor to davao fighters.....
hail and kill... the oldest champion.. kung mas tigulang sya kay couture, sa ato pa, mas maayo sya kay couture, mapildi nlng na sya kung mudula sya na 90 plus n iyahang edad. respect! harosa ang lightweight div sa urcc ug sa wec ug sa ufc ug sa strikeforce ug kung naa pa man mma event sa laing planeta, pildihon gihapon niya, parehas lng na sila ni son gokou.
Lorde Rey Yamit
yes mindadoa fighters is proud of you sir...congratz sir manguray......
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
An online interview was conducted with the Fighter from Davao who is aiming for a Title come this March 27, URCC Reckoning...
MMA Davao: What are your thoughts on the title fight at URCC XVI?
Angelito B. Manguray: Finally, i got their attention.
MMA Davao: What do you know about your opponent?
Angelito B. Manguray: Not much. I watched one fight video of him but it doesn't exposed his weaknesses.
MMA Davao: How are you preparing for this fight against Domasian?
Angelito B. Manguray: The same way i prepare myself for a fight. Do everything during training and simulate all kinds of awkward situations.
MMA Davao: They say MMA is brutal sport and a sport only for non professionals (non-college grads…etc), Give us your thoughts on this…
Angelito B. Manguray: Why not? I'm into it now. In my point of view,MMA is not brutal. There are a lot of physical sports in this world that you can choose from, choose one that would fit you.
MMA Davao: What can you say about MMA in Davao, are the Davawenos prepared for this?
Angelito B. Manguray: MMA in davao is just doing fine. Yes.
MMA Davao: What’s your inspiration in this event?
Angelito B. Manguray :Contribution. I just want to contribute something to the sport.
MMA Davao: Any plans after the fight?
Angelito B. Manguray: Fight again. hehehe