By CALVIN CORDOVA
CEBU CITY— Slam-bang motion marked the return of blended martial arts (MMA) in Dapitan Metropolis with hometown wager Bryl “The Infamous” Osaraga main the march of the winners within the 2022 Mayor Bullet Jaloslos Newbie MMA Match Friday night time, July 22, on the Dapitan Metropolis Cultural and Sports activities Advanced.
Carrying the colours of the Dipolog’s SG Auto Buying and selling MMA Crew, Osaraga scored a second-round technical knockout (TKO) win over Lapu-Lapu’s Mark Gomez within the featured match of the 10-card occasion serving as one of many highlights resulting in the Kinabayo Competition.
It was additionally a part of Revisitamos Dapitan 1892, a much-awaited occasion that commemorates the one hundred and thirtieth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s arrival in Dapitan.
Within the co-main occasion, Jude Jaictin of MCM Ariana MMA stopped Ivan Diputado of Dipolog High Crew on the 1:34 mark of the second spherical.
In different matches, Artwork Marquez of Homeboyz MMA chalked up a second-round stoppage in opposition to Sanny Allan Mabini of CDO’s Equilibrium Muay Thai Fitness center, Eduardo Cadavedo of D Fitness center of D Powers wanted only one spherical to get rid of Archer Aro of Dumaguete’s Burn Room Fitness center;
Mawe Abang nipped Jover Ruiz, Amay Lacre defeated Shepherd Relon, Ban Alparajo beat Johnpaul Lacre, Dumaguete’s Christian Mark Bughaw defeated Rammel Yacapin, LJ Yasay received over Jomari Ladera, Cagayan de Oro’s Johnwen Fernandez stopped Dipolog’s Albert Physician.
It was the primary time after three years that an MMA card was held within the metropolis.
Sporting occasions within the metropolis got here to a halt as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
With the improved Covid-19 scenario, Dapitan’s Tourism Officer Apple Marie Agolong stated the town has began reviving its tourism sports activities exercise, together with the common staging of MMA playing cards.
“We have now stuffed with MMA motion right here. There was even a time that we have now to occasions happening on the similar time in a single venue,” stated Agolong.(Calvin D. Cordova)
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