The Universal Reality Combat Championship is bringing the Philippines-Korea MMA war for the first time in Mindanao.
Mayor Seth Frederick “Bullet” Jalosjos of Dapitan City in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, will host the the biggest mixed martial arts event in the city for a cause on March 4, 2023 at the Zamboanga del Norte Cultural Sports Complex.
Jalosjos said the historic sports event, billed as ‘Bloodline: URCC 83 Heritage Fight’ will continue the legacy of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, a martial arts teacher during his four-year exile in Dapitan.
“Aside from the preservation and promotion of the life and works of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, we pay importance to the benefits of martial arts in promoting a healthy lifestyle and self-defense. Our city and the provincial government will host the Bloodline: URCC 83, the first and only professional mixed martial arts event to be witnessed by our people,” said Jalosjos, an MMA enthusiast during his prime training alongside URCC founder and Philippine wrestling chief Alvin Aguilar.
“This event also aims to encourage the youth to get involved into sports and stay away from vices, such as illegal drugs. Furthermore, this event is expected to invite more tourist arrivals and would help in improving the livelihood and tourism sectors in Dapitan and the whole Zamboanga del Norte,” he added.
Highlight of the Bloodline fight night, supported by Team Play, Crazy Win and Nuebe, is the grudge war, main event between welterweight fighters Chris Hofmann of the Philippines versus Kim Min Seok of South Korea.
“Chris (Hofmann), regarded as our Manny Pacquiao in MMA, is facing a very tough opponent, who is raring to fight our two-division champion. The Korean challenge was called even before pandemic. Now, it will come to reality. The moment of truth will be on March 4 in Dapitan City. Bakbakan na!,”URCC top brass Aguilar said.