Fight Con Recap: Heavy Rains Don’t Stop Fights


Fight Con 2016 is the First of Many Fight Cons to Come

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Heavy rains were no match against Fight Con last July 2, 2016. The Amoranto Theatre was packed with fight fans who witnessed the first fight and conditioning convention in the Philippines. It was a day full of activities geared towards making a change in the full-contact sport scene and MMA Philippines was there to be part of the action.

Coach Erwin Tagle of Ultimate Fitness talked about FightForm – a fitness program incorporating moves from boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and MMA. Fight fans were eager to learn about the program as they took on the fitness challenge held after his talk. Legendary Coach Mark Sangiao of Team Lakay also graced the event with the story of how a humble gym from the mountains of Benguet became the breeding ground for UFC-calibre fighters.


Coach Mark Sangiao

It was a star-studded night as local legends, celebrities, and fighters, including Team Lakay’s Eduard Folayang, URCC light heavyweight champ Chris Hofmann, and former URCC champion Hideo Morikawa, were present to be part of this historic event. Presidential son Baste Duterte also showed his support leaving a very basic message to everyone: “Yes to sports. Yes to music. No to drugs!”

Of course, fans were treated to a good lot of matches throughout the night with 8 striking bouts, 3 MMA brawls, and 8 Rollapalooza matches. Full fight results after the jump.

Gabby Alipe (Deftac/Urbandub), Skychurch, Intolerant, Queso and Japanical Parade entertained fight fans with their music in between matches.


Gabby Alipe

This definitely won’t be the last for Fight Con pioneers Vince Ramos and Paul Gaw. They are gearing up for more events like this soon so keep posted on their Facebook page for future events.

Full Fight Results

Striking/Muay Thai


Ezikiel Estomago (Kratos Gym) def. Matk Itaas (Spartacus Gym)

Dionisio Guerrero (Camp Vallega Muay Thai) def. Alvin Capistrano (Fitness Camp Bulacan)

Lance Penzon (Fitness Camp Bulacan) def. Lorenzo Teodoro (Team GoldenBoy MMA)

Bryan Salando (Team Real Men Fighter) def. Domingo Tapar (Team Pandemic Muay Thai)


Amiel Macatangay (Novo Fitness) def. Dik Lopez (Spartacus Gym)

Benjo Penzon (Fitness Camp Bulacan) def. Bullet Labordo (Team Vallega Muay Thai)

Jason Oranda (Team Real Men Fighter) def. Dino Gelio (Spartacus Gym)

Gilbert Donasales (Elorde Fight Factory Maginhawa) def. Vicente Gelio (Spartacus Gym)



Edrion Macatangay (Brawler’s Lab) def. Ian Napolitano (Kratos Gym)

Jovan Galarosa (FIST Gym) def. Paulo REyes (Subsport PH)

Estrada Donga-as (Team Lakay) def. Jomar Bislig (Spartacus Gym)



Rizalino Olivar (Team Lakay) def. Godwin Langbayan (Clube de JiuJitsu Filipinas)

John David Rejano (Atos Philippines) def. Kenneth Napolis (Checkmat Philippines)

Kaila Napolis (Checkmat Philippines) def Carol Pajaron (FIST-Fabricio)

Carlo Laurel (Checkmat Philippines) def. Aldrin Tiu (Origins BJJ)


It’s “Douche Boy” – I mean “Samurai” – Carlo Laurel!

Vince Ortiz (DEFTAC-Ribeiro) def. Enzo de Guia (Atos Philippines)

Nestor Ponce (Atos Philippines) def. Stephen Salazarr (Fabricio)

Bryan Lim (Atos Philippines) def Gilbert Ombao (Fabricio)

Franco Rulloda (DEFTAC-Ribeiro) def. Francis Yu (Atos Philippines)


Migs Gutierrez is an Art Director who wishes he can fight at 135, but has no MMA training whatsoever. Instead, he lurks MMA events with his girlfriend: the photographer.

Yin Quintin is a full-time nurse who saves people by day and watches people beat up other people at night. She’d rather shoot ringside than be a ring girl.



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