SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – With its growing success and popularity following its first mainstream event in 2002 the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) is now ready to bring the action to the United States.
In a recent press conference in the Bay Area, the URCC announced that their U.S. debut will be titled URCC Conquest 29 and will take place in San Francisco at the Kezar Pavilion on Saturday, January 7th, 2017.
The event will present four fights which will feature three current champions and one contender, according to the URCC.
“You can expect to see only the best mixed martial arts action,” said URCC founder Alvin Aguilar. “Why do we say that? If you watch the way Filipinos fight they always go for the finish. You’re not going to see a judge’s decision, nothing. They’re going to go in and go for the knock out, go for the submission. They’re not going to sit around and just lay it prayer or just stay there and hope for the decision. It’s the heart of the Pinoy. When they go out there, it’s always complete action right away. Let the fight begin!”
Filipino-American Derrick Easterling of the Bay Area will be facing the youngest flyweight champ in URCC history 20-year-old CJ “the Goldenboy” De Tomas in the main event.
Easterling who currently holds a five and three record says he is ready to face De Tomas who is undefeated in seven fights.
“I’m ready,” said Easterling. “I’m actually right where I need to be in terms of training, my nutrition, my conditioning. I’m kind of ahead of schedule. My last fight was in August so I had a couple months off but I don’t really take that much time off away from the gym. I still stayed active, still stayed busy, and stuck with my problem. I think that helped out a lot just staying active between fights.”
Another Bay Area based fighter Anthony Do says he is ready for his Filipino counterpart Carlo Laurel.
“Preparing for Carlo Laurel, I know he’s a jujitsu stand out so his grappling is good,” said Do. “I’ve seen tape of him. He talks a lot I guess that’s what he’s known for more than his fighting, it seems like, but it’s nothing I haven’t been around before. Big talkers are all over the Bay. My training is the same. I focus more on me.”
The URCC is encouraging the public to buy the online discounted tickets rather than being fully charged at the door on January 7th.
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The URCC says that following the San Francisco event they look to hold more matches in Los Angeles, Arizona, and possibly Amsterdam.