Although this is a late one but it did not went pass thru a month, in short “dili pa tanto bahaw.” So what was this all about? What else… MMA. Its all about MMA activity here in Mindanao. XFC promotions originally from Butuan in cooperation with their Bukidnon counterparts organized an amateur MMA competition in Malaybalay Bukidnon, it’s the 3rd for XFC but it’s the First for Bukidnon.
And mah participation? Support for the Mindanao event and most of all support for the Davao fighters who did compete in this spectacular event.
The Davao Team Fighters composed of different gyms went ahead. Team Phyton’s Pit was composed of new upcoming and promising fighters, Jhun Del Valle and Fidel Ballestero headed by their coach Mr. Bambi Posadas; CMMA seasoned fighters was represented by Jonathan Sumogat and Jilmar Tangayan with their head Coach Mars Cenojas. Allan Trinidad an independent fighter participated also. The group went in advance for the weigh in and press conference.
We arrived at the Venue on a perfect timing … we were still able to settle down and help out prep the fighters. I was able to orient the judges of the event on MMA scoring and also help wrap some fighters.
had time to hand wrap some of the fighters...aint this fun :)
Fight time and Gladiators were focused and finely tuned to compete and the results were astounding!!!
Allan Trinidad gave his best as he dictates the fight from stand-up down to the ground. However, it was a big upset when the fight was reset. Trinidad pounded his opponent as he was on a very dominant side control then was on the top of his opponents gaurd, and they were pushed to the ropes. The ref reset the fight and they were positioned on the center. HJis opponent did an immidiate recovery by going to Trinidads back and did unexpected RNC ending the fight with a submission.
STONECOLD Tangayan showed his tenaciousness as he dominated his opponent with a barrage of punches and dominant grappling skills. finally tapped his opponent out due to punch bombs, like that of a scud missile.
The SPARTAN who in this photo submitted his opponent with a tight RNC after he gave his opponent a pin point accuracy round house to the chin which startled his opponent and woubled, dropping his opopnent down to the ground.
Jhun AFTERSHOCK, on the other hand showed some showmanship with his flashy tang soo do moves and quickness in evading his opponents aggresiveness. However, Jhun showed his dominance when he pounded his way in to his opponent. His battery of punches did the most damage and ended the fight .
Fidel Ballesteros gave a very impressive fight. he did started out with an amazing stand up but tyrranized and subjogated his opponent with his superb grappling skills. Fight ended up with Ballesteros hammering his opponent on a very dominant position. The ref had to stop the fight.
My congratulations to the Organizers of the event. Mr Alcer Lozada, Sir Atop, Mr. Michael Dennis Lim and the rest of the staff!!!
Congratulations to all the fighters! For me all of you are winners, stepping inside the ring makes you a champion in your own right.
Congratulations to the Winners! Team CMMA; Jilmar Tangayan , Jonathan Sumogat and their Coach Mars Cenojas. Team Phytons Pit; Jhun del Valle, Fidel Ballesteros and Coach Bambi Posadas. To Lorde Yamit and to all who got the big W.
Thanks for the support of our local heroes, Ali Cali, Richie Sapno and Dr. Angelito Maanguray. And also, to the manager of one Mindanao MMA Mr.Otek Durante, thanks.
To those who accompanied and supported the fighters, I don’t remember your names but you are in the fighters hearts. I do remember Sam Babao of CMMA but to the rest my apologies.
Going home was more fun than ever. And the picture speaks a thousand words.