One of Asia's longest running promotions hosted another event this past weekend with the Universal Reality Combat Championship having the first installment their 'URCC: Fight Night' series.
Separate from their numbered major events or provincial shows, last Friday's card was a bit more low-key, and had 4 fights on the line up. It was considered as a pilot event for what is targeted to be a regular series which would run multiple times a month. Designed to get prospects and mid-level fighters more experience and ring time, these events could be a good way to get the local Filipino fighters much needed seasoning in preparation for bigger challenges.
After battling through adversity early, Meshaal Al-Khuzeem (3-0) and Hideo Morikawa (6-3) both picked up quality stoppage wins on the featured bouts of the evening. Jay-R Bermoy also stood out as he started the night out with a brutal one-punch knockout within the opening seconds of his preliminary bout.
BloodyElbow.com was on deck at the BAMF MMA Center in Paranaque, Philippines, and seen above are photos from the event.
URCC Fight Night 1
January 31, 2014 -- BAMF MMA Center, Philippines
Meshaal Al-Khuzeem def. Arvin Chan by TKO (Punches), R1
Hideo Morikawa def. Genil Francisco by TKO (Punches), R2
Drex Zamboanga def. Ramonito Pabroa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1
Jay-R Bermoy def. Carlo Laurel by KO (Punch), R1
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