URCC 25 Photos and recap: Benibe settles score with Transmonte, Baduria stops Palomar

_urcc 25_54

URCC 25 went down last Thursday, November 23, 2014 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The main feature of the night delivered a spectacular scrap for URCC fight fans as Andrew Benibe won the rematch against Onyok Transmonte.


Benibe has tremendously improved since their first meeting last year at URCC 24. He showed it off, especially his striking, which did a lot of damage to Transmonte’s face. Benibe almost made Transmonte tap in the opening round via RNC but fortunately for the Submission Sport fighter, he survived the early scare as time expired. At the end fifth and final round, Benibe settled the score with ground and pound.

In the co-main feature of the night, former URCC light heavyweight king, Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria proved that he’s still got it and secured his spot in the URCC as the baddest man in the Philippines by coming back strong after being tagged in the early minutes of the first round. He stopped promotional newcomer Mark Palomar with punches in the opening frame.

Light Heavywheight up and comer Chris Hofmann made huge statement to the rest of the URCC LHWs as he put Nickson Kola to sleep in the first with a whopping right hook to his jaw. The crowd went nuts after the electrifying KO.

Miguel Mosquera of Submission Sport Philippines scored a huge win over th former lightweight champ in Angelito Manguray. Mosquera used his superb wrestling game in denying Manguray’s deadly striking skills en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Top pinweight contender Alvin Ramirez is back in the winning column as he stopped URCC newcomer JP Del Valle. Ramirez used his signature power kicks to spoil the Davao native’s promotional debut and got himself back into his winning ways in the second by way of TKO.

Japanese URCC vet Hideo Morikawa scored his third-consecutive stoppage victory by stunning highly decorated Muay Thai fighter Ryan Jakiri in the second round via vicious ground and pound. Jakiri’s sharp punches and elbows tagged Morikawa several times in the first and gave him a nasty cut, but Morikawa used his experience and survived Jakiri’s onslaught. In the second, Morikawa took wasted no time and threw heavy leather from the top until the referee stopped it.

Also, PXC vet Joseph Mercado was outhustled by Drex Zamboanga in three rounds losing via UD, and exciting flyweight prospect Carlo Laurel made quick work of Ric Empil as he made him tap by way of triangle choke in the opening round.

Main event title fight Red Romero versus Jian Kai Chee was said to be off due to a last-minute injury.


Photos by Raul Gasmeña Landingin


urcc 25_81.jpg
urcc 25_82.jpg
urcc 25_83.jpg
urcc 25_84.jpg
urcc 25_85.jpg
urcc 25.jpg
urcc 25_4.jpg
urcc 25_3.jpg
urcc 25_2.jpg
urcc 25_1.jpg
urcc 25_5.jpg
urcc 25_6.jpg
urcc 25_7.jpg
urcc 25_8.jpg
urcc 25_9.jpg
urcc 25_10.jpg
urcc 25_11.jpg
urcc 25_12.jpg
urcc 25_13.jpg
urcc 25_14.jpg
urcc 25_15.jpg
urcc 25_16.jpg
urcc 25_17.jpg
urcc 25_18.jpg
urcc 25_19.jpg
urcc 25_20.jpg
urcc 25_21.jpg
urcc 25_22.jpg
urcc 25_23.jpg
urcc 25_24.jpg
urcc 25_25.jpg
urcc 25_26.jpg
urcc 25_27.jpg
urcc 25_28.jpg
urcc 25_29.jpg
urcc 25_30.jpg
urcc 25_31.jpg
urcc 25_32.jpg
urcc 25_33.jpg
urcc 25_34.jpg
urcc 25_35.jpg
urcc 25_36.jpg
urcc 25_37.jpg
urcc 25_38.jpg
urcc 25_39.jpg
urcc 25_40.jpg
urcc 25_41.jpg
urcc 25_42.jpg
urcc 25_43.jpg
urcc 25_44.jpg
urcc 25_45.jpg
urcc 25_46.jpg
urcc 25_47.jpg
urcc 25_48.jpg
urcc 25_49.jpg
urcc 25_50.jpg
urcc 25_51.jpg
urcc 25_52.jpg
urcc 25_53.jpg
urcc 25_54.jpg
urcc 25_55.jpg
urcc 25_56.jpg
urcc 25_57.jpg
urcc 25_58.jpg
urcc 25_59.jpg
urcc 25_60.jpg
urcc 25_61.jpg
urcc 25_62.jpg
urcc 25_63.jpg
urcc 25_64.jpg
urcc 25_65.jpg
urcc 25_66.jpg
urcc 25_67.jpg
urcc 25_68.jpg
urcc 25_69.jpg
urcc 25_70.jpg
urcc 25_71.jpg
urcc 25_72.jpg
urcc 25_73.jpg
urcc 25_74.jpg
urcc 25_75.jpg
urcc 25_76.jpg
urcc 25_77.jpg
urcc 25_78.jpg
urcc 25_79.jpg
urcc 25_80.jpg
urcc 25_81.jpg
urcc 25_82.jpg
urcc 25_83.jpg
urcc 25_84.jpg
urcc 25_85.jpg
urcc 25.jpg
urcc 25_4.jpg
urcc 25_3.jpg
urcc 25_2.jpg
urcc 25_1.jpg
urcc 25_5.jpg
urcc 25_6.jpg


October 23, 2014
MOA Arena
Manila, Philippines

Andrew Benibe defeats Onyok Transmonte by TKO, rd 5, 4:36

Caloy Baduria defeats Mark Palomar by TKO, rd 1, 3:59

Chris Hofmann defeats Nickson Kola by KO, rd 1, 1:00

Miguel Mosquera defeats Angelito Manguray by UD, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

Alvin Ramirez defeats Jessie Paul Del Valle by TKO, rd 2, 1:36

Hideo Morikawa defeats Ryan Jakiri by TKO, rd 2, 1:24

Drex Zamboanga defeats Joseph Mercado BY UD

Alvin Solinap defeats Arnel Lomibao by Submission, rd 2, 1:48

Carlo Laurel defeats Myler Empil by Submission, triangle, rd 1, :48