Global Fighters took over the decagon in the Araneta Coliseum we popularly know in the Philippines as the Big Dome located at Cubao, Quezon City. This is the venue where most big events are held in the country and we are proud to have been a part of another main event that happened on July 30, 2016.
The WSOF Global Championshi3: Philippines has been a highly anticipated event with 5 rising Filipino stars, namely Jujeath Nagaowa, Mario Sismundo, Jennifer Olsim, Neil Larano and Jessdan Dela Pena, ready to battle for the "Philippines VS The World" theme, along with other fantastic bouts from our talented global fighters and 2 Heavyweight Cops Erokhin and Odoms for the main event!
The official decagon ring girl Michelle Jeanpierre was awesome to look at the event where her beauty shine out very vibrantly as always. Seeing such a lovely creature between fights is a welcomed respite. Though I would love to see more of her, the night is meant for the fighters who are all eager to show the world what they are made of.
MMA fans were thrilled with two highlight-reel knockouts and three superb submissions.
Surprisingly, at the very first round, the policeman from Russia, Evgeny Erokhin, knocked out the policeman from the United States, Richard " "The Black Eagle" Odoms, to retain the WSOF Global Heavyweight Championship of the World. The victory marks Erokhin’s first title defense and an unprecedented 10th straight knockout victory. The Black Eagle was not able to fly high ad soar above the clouds this time as his wings were pinned down by Erokhin.
During the weigh-in, I thought that Odoms would be the one to rise above Erokhin for being strikingly bigger and meaner. But it seems you really should not judge a book by its cover, or a fighter by his physique, since Erokhin was obviously the better fighter, for that night specifically.
Though we wanted a longer fight for the main event, it's beyond our control that these giants are that powerful and speedy enough to end the fight just at the first round. Just as the livestream was not successfully established that night due to technical problems, the disappointment for fans who could not be there personally was something equally out of the control of teh organizers. You should blame our telcos for that. Since the venue is also called Smart Araneta Coliseum, I believe you know who the culprit was. Lol!
"Due to reasons beyond our control, WSOF-GC was unable to stream its 3rd event live from Manila. Tests of the streaming system had worked without fail, and unfortunately, the day of the event, there was a system error for the streaming feed.
Due to the time difference with the US company that houses the stream, WSOF-GC was unable to rectify the problem in an expedited fashion.
We recognize this news is no solace to the fans and casual fans who wanted to see the event. We can assure all of you that there is no group more disappointed than ourselves.
We will look to rectify these problems in the future, and will do all we can to assure this problem never occurs again." -WSOFGC Technical Team
|China's Mai Mai Tuo Heti defeats Philippines' Mario Sismundo|
|Jujeath "Bad Girl" Nagaowa defeats Japan's Yuko Kiryu|
Here are some of the results of the fights as reported by their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wsofglobal
Philippines' Jujeath "Bad Girl" Nagaowa defeats Japan's Yuko Kiryu by unanimous decision 30-27 / 30-27 / 30-27
Pakistan's Ahmed "The Wolverine" Mujtaba defeats Philippines' Neil Larano by 1st round triangle choke.
Malaysia's Kelvin Ong defeats Philippines Jessdan Dela Pena by 2nd round TKO!
China's Mai Mai Tuo Heti defeats Philippines' Mario Sismundo by rear naked choke in the 2nd round. It was an intense see-saw battle, with Maimai capturing and keeping the upper hand in the second round with a rear-naked choke.
By unanimous decision 30-27 / 30-27 / 30-27, Japan's Yusaku Nakamura defeats Australia's Tim Moore.
United States' Lawrence Digiulio defeats Brazil's Marcel Adur by split decision 29-28 / 28-29 / 30-27
Pakistan's Uloomi Karim defeats India's Yadwinder Singh by unanimous decision 30-27 / 30-27 / 29-28. In a very emotional, and well-deserved sign of respect for one another’s countries, the two warriors posed together with their country flags to show a unity between the two nations. It was an emotional moment and both fighters represented their countries with honor and pride. It was truly “Fight of the Night” in more ways than one.
Katherine Roy defeats May Ooi by unanimous decision 30-27 / 30-27 / 30-27
Pakistan's Uloomi Karim defeats India's Yadwinder Singh by unanimous decision 30-27 / 30-27 / 29-28
In the swing bout of the night, Brazil's Nayara Hemily defeats Philippines' Jennifer Olsim round 3 tap out by rear naked choke.
Congratulations to all the winners though we preferred to have more Filipino fighters winning, the night offered really outstanding fights that will be remembered.
Perhaps our very own kababayan fighters should train more so when WSOF Global returns to the Philippines, they would be more than ready to defeat their opponents that time.
You may check out https://www.wsofgc.com/ for more information about the fights.