Five Filipino MMA Fighters Face Contenders in World Series of Fighting Global Championship


World Series of Fighting – Global Championship announced five exciting matches featuring Filipino mixed martial arts fighters in its fight card for the upcoming event WSOF-GC3 on July 30, 2016, at the Araneta Coliseum.

Filipino MMA fighters will take on the world in the inaugural WSOF event in the Philippines as they face their respective opponents from China, Brazil, Pakistan and two from Malaysia.

Mario Sismundo (3-1) will be in the spotlight as the co-main event, when he takes on China’s Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (5-3). Mario’s charisma and charm has captivated the Philippines’ fan base. The relationship between Philippines and China has been toxic due to disputes over territories in West Philippines Sea and South China Sea.  This fight will have national pride on the line.

The feature female bout of the night showcases Jujeath Nagaowa (2-0), a former professional boxer who won the WBC Asian Boxing Council Female Atomweight Title and WIBA International Light Flyweight Title.  The “Bad Girl” will be taking on Malaysia’s Audreylaura Boniface (1-1), who is a doctor in her daily profession. 

The lead fight on the undercard features undefeated rising MMA prospect, Neil Larano (2-0). He will be taking on Pakistan’s Ahmed “Wolverine” Mujtaba (6-0).  With neither of these fighters having tasted defeat before, this is sure to be a spectacular match.

Jenelyn Olsim (2-0) is coming off an impressive win against Australia’s Claire Fryer.  Her undefeated record will face a whole new test against Brazil’s Nayara Hemily (3-3).

Rounding out the action is local Underground Battle MMA (UGB-MMA) matchmaker, Jessdan Dela Pena, who will welcome the pro debut of Malaysia’s Kelvin Ong.

“I have goosebumps!” Jason Lilly, Vice President of Operations and Matchmaker for WSOF-GC. “This is such an exciting concept – Philippines Versus the World.  We used a similar concept in Japan with the international fighters winning 5-3. The fans are the real winners here. This is an opportunity for them to see other international combatants against some of their local heroes. It also gives Filipino fighters a chance to measure themselves against their counterparts. I can say with certainty that there has never been an event like this here in Philippines.”

World Series of Fighting Global Philippine x The World Filipino MMA fighters with WSOF executives during the press launch at Novotel, Araneta Center.

World Series of Fighting Global Philippine x The World Filipino MMA fighters with WSOF executives during the press launch at Novotel, Araneta Center.

“WSOF-GC Owner, Dunesa Hesser, adds, “If that wasn’t exciting enough, one lucky fan is going to win one million pesos the night of the fight. We have been working with TicketNet and DTI to make this event extra special for one lucky fan. We will announce the winning ticket number during the fight. Someone other than the winning fighters is going to be walking away with a big smile that night.”

The main event features the WSOF-GC Heavyweight Championship title. Evgeny Erokhin (14-14) will defend his title against the number contender Richard Odoms (11-2).

Two matches will feature Flyweight Tournament, where the winners will fight for the WSOF Flyweight Championship Title in the future. The fight card includes Yusaku Nakamura (12-4) vs. Tim Moore (10-5), and Lawrence DiGuilio (17-8-1) vx. Marcel Adur (11-4).

WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at Php300.00 with ringside seats available for Php4,000.00. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketnet.com.ph/WSOF-GC3-PHxWorld.

Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III “The Thrilla in Manila”.

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