Miguel Alo: Team Sprawl’s Prodigal Son Could Be Philippine MMA’s Comeback Kid

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Regaining Glory Starts at FightCon

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After defeating heavy hitter Mario Sismundo in 2012, Team Sprawl’s Miguel Alo went on hiatus to focus on life outside of MMA. This came as a shock to rabid fans as the wrestling hotshot had a promising career, having also beaten former URCC featherweight champion Red Romero and shared the ring with Will Chope.

“This is the first time I’ll be fighting while having an 8-to-5 job. I can say that training after office hours is very difficult as compared to doing only MMA. But it makes you a tougher person, and that quality carries over inside the cage and other aspects of life.”

On May 13 at FightCon, he will be up against Submission Sport’s Benjo Penzon, who despite not having as much professional MMA experience than Alo, has remained active in the grappling scene during his time off. Alo, however, maintains that he is in shape 365 days a year even if he’s not competing.

In his words, “I hibernated for five years, but I’m always fighting in my dreams when I’m asleep.”
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MMA Philippines’ FightCon Survival Guide

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FightCon 2017 is Upon Us

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With less than a week away from the biggest fighting and conditioning convention in the country, we are here to give you some tips so you can enjoy FightCon 2017 to the fullest. We had fun last year, so here are some key things to remember for the full FightCon experience on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

BE EARLY

This year’s FightCon promises to be an action-packed day for fight fans with a lot of activities lined up throughout the day. As early as 10 AM, fight fans can take their chance at conquering the conditioning challenge — an event that proves to be a FightCon favorite. There will also be demos from different combat sports, Rollapalooza, MMA and Muay Thai matches, and live music from the country’s finest rock acts.

BRING EXTRA CASH

P300 gets you in the event. But the organizers of FightCon are offering ticket packs with loads of freebies. Raise your FightCon experience with the VIP pack that includes a VIP ticket, FightCon 2017 shirt, tumbler, and drink stub so you can just sit back and relax the whole day. Also, you might want to check out the booths for your fight gear fix. For tickets/event packs, you may contact +63917 513 4877 or visit their Facebook store.

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Gegard Mousasi: This is the Real Me

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“It’s business nowadays. If you don’t talk, you don’t get anywhere.”

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Ever since his famous/infamous mic drop during UFC London’s post-fight press conference, interest in Gegard Mousasi has steadily increased among news sites and fight fans. For someone who has perpetually been described as quiet, calm, and stoic, this version of Mousasi caught everyone off guard, surprising even the current middleweight champion Michael Bisping, at that time sharing the card with him and having just defeated the great Anderson Silva. “I’ve never seen so much personality out of Gegard,” said Bisping during the said presser. “I like this Gegard. Look at this guy. You’ve got a snappy shirt on.”

What came after was a string of victories – all four coming by way of KO/TKO – that catapulted the former Strikeforce, Dream, and Cage Warriors champion into the Top 5 of the middleweight division and very much into title contention.
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