Bontoc Mountain Province: Local martial arts fighters here and nearby areas showed why the Bontoc warriors of old were known far and wide.
This was again proven during the FullCon Fighting Championship: Warriors’ Collision (FFC3) last September 12 here which form part of the Am-Among Festival of this provincial capital. Joshua Paac who hails from nearby Bauko town and fighting out of Team Lakay won the main event match via a unanimous decision in a Mix Martial Arts match against Jaybe Ban-eg who traced his roots from the municipality of Sabangan and a product of Universal Wushu Team.
With his win, Paac’s record is now 3 win with no loss while Ban-eg is now 3-3 win-loss in his MMA amateur career.
In the boxing category, Leo Bacay of the Universal Boxing Stable easily got the judges nod a he posted a unanimous decision win against Josaphat Navarro of the World Muay Boran Federation in their main event match. Interestingly, Bacay hails from Malegcong Bontoc although is presently based in Baguio City.
The Kickboxing main event saw a well match fight between Rone Deliu of Universal Martial Arts and Concon Chumacog of Scorpion Martial Arts Club. After engaging in a Four-round non-stop striking match, the bout was declared draw by all three judges. Rone Deliu traced his maternal roots from Natonin town of this province while his father is a Romanian. Concon Chumacog on his part is a native of Bontoc.
The FFC 3-Warrior’s collision is a joint undertaking by the FullCon Fighting Championship and the Municipal Government of Bontoc through Mayor Franklin Odsey and also supported by the Provincial Sports Office of the Mountain Province Provincial government.
Atty. Kaisack Gabaen, the Chief Executive Officer FullCon Fighting Championship in his address during the event said that bringing the tournament here is aimed to provide young artists and fighters a motivation to hone their skills and martial arts talents. This is also a means of promoting sports among local populace for health and recreational purposes.
In the supporting events, Aaron Balway of Universal Boxing Stable scored a Technical Knock-out against Johnny Tiyang of Red Lions Martial Arts Club-Nueva Viscaya Chapter in the other boxing match of the Tournament. Balway hails from Besao Montain Province.
Junior Angeleo of Universal Martial Arts who built a name as a kick-boxer won his debut in the MMA via a unanimous decision against Vanbert Tejada of Tribal Submission in their 60 kgs match. Angeleo is born and raised from san Gabriel La Union and currently based in Baguio City traced his roots from Tadian municipality of this province.
In the kickboxing supporting events; Roland Padsingan Jr. of Aikijitsu Federation-Tadian Kickboxing club continued his winning strict with his unanimous win against Noel Walis of the World Muay Boran Federation in their Co-Main Event and at 63 kgs match. Padsingan who is from Tadian town is now 5 wins with no loss in kickboxing.
Six other kickboxing matches were also shown with during the tourney which saw Jay-R Eskit of Scorpion Martial Arts Club winning against Godfray Bodada of the Aikijitsu Federation-Tadian Kickbxing Club in their 58 kgs match. In the 50 kgs weight category, Dave Cabfilan won a split decision against Marlon Lamuas of Red Lions-NV chapter. Peter Ut-utan of Scorpion Martial Arts and Ariane Mhel Sumensin evenly matched in their 54kgs match getting a draw verdict from the judges.
Joshua Navarro of World Muay Boran Federation scored a second round knockout against Rojan Padsingan of Aikijitsu Federation-Tadian kickboxing Club in another 54 kgs match.
The tourney also included three junior matches that saw Mike Dawigue (Universal Martial Arts Boxing Team) winning against Ernesto Estoesta (Aikijitsu Federation-Taidan
Kickboxing Club) via a second round knockout. Mitsel Chumawar of Scorpion Martial Arts Club, won a split decision against Vs. Vincent Alladin of the Cordillera Martial Arts Club, and Aaron Fumucao of Scorpion Martial Arts Club and Jerico Namasca of the Cordillera Martial Arts Club, scored a draw in the very first bout of the evening.