MMA Santa is Back at the World Bazaar Festival!
MMA Philippines, in partnership with Hayabusa and Venum Philippines, joins the feivities at the World Bazaar Festival for our third year. This time around, our sale coincides with the two leading MMA brands’ online sale, which means MMA fighters, enthusiasts, and fans outside of the Greater Manila Area could still make their MMA Christmas wishes come true!
That said, people have been flocking to the bazaar since Day 1 to grab their MMA gear at unbelievably low prices. So let’s get into our Christmas tradition of listing what we think are the top 5 steals in this year’s Christmas bazaar!
#1 Hayabusa Ikusa Charged Boxing Gloves (PHP 4,500 from PHP 5,400)
How sulit is this!? Hayabusa Ikusa Charged was introduced late last year, reached our shores just this year, and they’re already on sale for you guys to have the latest Hayabusa gloves in the Philippine market to hit the pads before the year ends.
Hayabusa is all about performance, and the Ikusa is their traditional boxing glove series that uses superior engineered leather for long-lasting performance that doesn’t crack under pressure. Perfect for hitting the bags, mitt work, or sparring, the third iteration of this Hayabusa classic gets it right with a design that doesn’t scream “NOTICE ME!” but makes those who appreciate fight fashion take a second glance.
UFC 200 was an EPIC Weekend for Smart Bro Fight Fans
Since the UFC partnered up with Cignal TV and Smart Bro to carry the promotion’s exclusive content in the Philippines at the start of the year, Skinny Mike’s BGC has been a staple venue partner for live viewing events of the UFC’s best PPV events. July 10’s UFC 200, touted as the biggest fight card in MMA history, was no exception.
To give you a sense of just how crowded Skinny Mike’s got during the UFC 200 BROkada Live Viewing Party last Sunday, here’s a 360-degree image at the start of the co-main event between “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar and Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt.
Anyone Bought a Reebok Fight Kit Yet?
As if seeing Urijah Faber’s butt chin on a regular basis is not enough, “The California Kid” mooned everyone when he fought Dominick Cruz at UFC 199. Valerie Letourneau’s fight-altering wardrobe malfunction didn’t help either. To say that Reebok is failing to outfit UFC fighters with the best technical clothing inside the Octagon is an understatement – especially when other technical clothing brands have been in the business long before the UFC shoo’ed them away altogether to cater to Reebok.
Enter last Saturday’s URCC Fight Night, infamously dubbed “Bigwasan Sa Palace”. Let’s be honest: Baron Geisler was not in the best shape of his life. He trained for two, maybe three weeks. Before that, probably nothing. Yet everyone cheered as he entered the cage, extra padded gloves akin to Bruce Lee’s in “Enter the Dragon” for his hands, and a pair of Hayabusa Spirit of the Fighter shorts for everything else.
Those shorts held up very well. Baron was on the ground in the first, then he was on top in the second. Kiko Matos and him were running across the cage as they exchanged punches, some knees, and even a spinning back kick that totally missed. But those shorts held up very well.