Allen Wycoco survived an exhausting bout before stopping Dondon “Rugbiboy” Serrano, while Will Chope retained his belt against a former foe in the Universal Reality Combat Championship 85: UNDERDOG last week at the DD Night Club in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Wycoco, an former amateur boxer based in New Zealand before joining the Dyincredible Fighting and Fitness Center, banked on his superb boxing experience to exploit Dondon “Rugbyboy” Serrano’s lack of stamina to score a fourth-round technical knockout win and keep the bareknuckle boxing welterweight belt.
“My coach instructed me to use my boxing skills, use my footwork and clinch wisely. I’m tired, but he felt more exhausted than me so I continued fighting,” Wycoco, 32, said. “I salute Serrano for fighting with a lot of heart. I know he’s tired, but he still wanted to fight. I caught him though.”
The unbeaten Wycoco, coached by active mixed martial artist Rolando Dy, caught Serrano with various combinations, also in the third and fourth rounds, before the referee halted the fight with 2:44 left to improve his win-loss record to 2-0.
Chope, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, got his revenge quick in the first few seconds of the first round by submitting Brian Paule with a rear-naked choke to keep the URCC welterweight interim title.
“I’m a man of my word and this is my 136th MMA professional fight. I did everything in the URCC for 12 years and I am thankful to Alvin [Aguilar],” the 32-year-old Chope said after the fight as he improved his win-loss record to 42-19.
The URCC fight card, organized by founding president Alvin Aguilar and URCC co-owner/ General Manager Aleksandr Sofronov, is supported by Crazywin and the DD Night Club.
In the preliminary fights, Rhyle Lugo blasted Richard Lachica in the second round via technical knockout in their featherweight fight, while Tokartzhy Ushqyn beat Dave Morata during their lightweight encounter in the second round via a technical knockout win.
In a bareknuckle featherweight match, Dan Ascano knocked out Gerardo Sismundo in the first round.
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In Philippine Mixed Martial Arts Federation bouts, lightweight Jerald Vellarde bested John Vallega via unanimous decision, while strawweight Catherine Soria crushed Jessa Sarabia in the third round via technical knockout.
Tristan De Mena beat Shidjiroh Delantar in the second round via technical knockout in a light heavyweight bout and Paolo Cruz whipped Gemil Clarinio with a rear-naked choke in the first round of an amateur bantamweight bout.
In a slap battle, Boy Kagang Jeffrey Castos beat Alex Tuazon Boy Tattoo via unanimous decision, while Makahighlord Gerald Gabonada defeated Milarde Hugo Pongde via the same route.