One of the most respected MMA stables in the Philippines, Team Lakay, is to showcase some of its up and coming fighters on its TLC 9 card on the 21st of March 2015 at La Trinidad Municipality Gym.
The said event is part of La Trinidad, Benguet’s Strawberry Festival and it is no doubt, going to give the local fight fans an unforgettable night of fights which will see emerging talents in the region.
Headlining TLC 9 is a Flyweight scrap between Richard Morales of D’elements Gym Manila and Team Lakay’s Stephen Loman, who has recently fought at PXC’s Laban MMA last February 28 in Baguio and scored a second round RNC victory against Jomar Manlangit.
As for the co-main event of the night, another D’elements Gym versus Team Lakay matchup is going down between Ignacio Galindez and Josh Pacio, who alongside Stephen Loman, fought and won at Laban MMA 2 last month in Baguio City.
There are few more exciting fights that will surely put the fans on the edge of their seats come fight night.
Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet have been two of the most active places in the country with regards to hosting grassroots programs for young MMA fighters. It is a positive picture that simply shows the growth of the sport not only in this particular area, but in the whole country as well.
We may not see the immediate results of this amateur program in the country, but we will definitely, sooner or later, witness a huge production of world-class MMA fighthers coming out of the talent-filled archipelago.