Fight Con Recap: Heavy Rains Don’t Stop Fights

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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.

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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!”
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Jiu-Jitsu and Rock N’ Roll: Urbandub’s Gabby Alipe Talks About His Other Love

Gabby Alipe

This is why JIU-JITSU ROCKS!

 

HOLY SHIT! Gabby Alipe is a two-stripe blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Apparently Gabby Alipe doesn’t only kick ass as lead guitarist for Urbandub and Franco, he can literally KICK ASS as a blue belt in BJJ! And don’t let the tattoos fool you. Gabby confesses that aside from playing music, his only other passion is to train BJJ. How’s that for healthy living?
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