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American goes for submission victory vs Fil-Kiwi Abelardo

American goes for submission victory vs Fil-Kiwi Abelardo

By CARLO ANOLIN American fighter Emilio Urrutia is banking on his ground game against the striking prowess of Filipino-Kiwi Mark Abelardo on Friday.Urrutia and Abelardo are set to meet in the Circle in their bantamweight clash in ONE: Fists of Fury II at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.As much as possible, Urrutia said he is planning […]

Fil-Am MMA star Brandon Vera honored to join ‘The Apprentice’

By CARLO ANOLIN Filipino-American fighter Brandon Vera felt honored to appear as a guest athlete in ONE Championship’s edition of “The Apprentice.” Vera joined a long list of legendary mixed martial artists who showed up as guest athletes in the hit reality television series, namely two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre, former ONE and Bellator welterweight […]

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Pinay joins ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix

By CARLO ANOLIN It’s all systems go for the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix. ONE Championship announced Wednesday night, the complete cast of fighters in the atomweight division who will vie for a title shot soon against current champion Angela Lee. Filipino pride and No. 1 contender Denice Zamboanga is among the eight […]

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‘The Apprentice’ participation unexpected for former URCC champion

By CARLO ANOLIN Former URCC featherweight champion Louie Sangalang wasn’t expecting to make it in the final 16 candidates in ONE Championship’s edition of “The Apprentice.” Despite his background as an athlete, Sangalang, who now runs his own procurement consulting firm, stressed the importance of not being too confident and self-absorbed, especially in front of […]

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Pinay single mother dedicates ‘The Apprentice’ participation to son

By CARLO ANOLIN Lara Pearl Alvarez is one of the two Filipino bets who participated in ONE Championship’s edition of the hit reality television series “The Apprentice.” Alvarez, a former wushu practitioner from Baguio City and a freelance tax accountant, dedicated her participation in “The Apprentice” to her one-year-old son Marcuz David. Just like the […]

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Pinoy MMA fighter suffers crushing defeat to Japanese foe

By CARLO ANOLIN Filipino Robin Catalan suffered a first-round submission defeat at the hands of Japanese Ryuto Sawada in their strawweight clash in ONE: Unbreakable III at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.Sawada restricted Catalan with his impressive grappling skills before finishing off the Filipino with a deep rear-naked choke, prompting referee Mohamad Sulaiman to stop the […]

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