KOTC hosted their first event in the Philippines this past weekend, with undefeated middleweight champion, Sean Strickland headlining the card, and 20 local Filipino fighters filling up the undercard. For full results, a recap, and a photo gallery of all the fights, you can check it out here: KOTC: Philippines Results and Photo Gallery: Sean Strickland defends title, improves to 12-0
BloodyElbow.com was on deck at the SM Mall of Asia Arena for all the action, and seen above is Part 2 of our exclusive photo gallery.
This edition features former UFC champion Quinton Jackson and popular referee Herb Dean, who were both flown in the country as special guests for the event, along with Joe Stevenson, who was there to coach one of his Cobra Kai pupils. All three personalities have fought for KOTC in the past.
Filipinos are crazy about MMA and the UFC, which naturally made these popular figures a hit with the fans in the arena, who kept approaching them for pictures and autographs. As seen on our gallery above, Rampage addressed the crowd and even practiced a bit of pro-wrestling to the delight of the audience.
It is also interesting to note that Herb Dean logged a hefty amount of flying time in one weekend, acting as a guest referee in Manila for KOTC, and also officiating for UFC 162 and the bout between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.
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