Mugen, ‘The Undead’ face off at Big Dome

September 27, 2018
Mark Striegl
Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Do “The Undead” Gyeom Lee face off in URCC Global: Colossal at the Big Dome.

THE Undead. Mugen. Bad Boy. The Mammoth. The Iron. The Twister. Cego. The Outlaw. Asintado. Supremo.

Universal Reality Combat Championship’s biggest stars with exciting nom de guerre take centerstage in the URCC Global: Colossal mixed martial arts competition at the Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 29.

The main attraction in the one-day event presented by Filipino-Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Alvin Aguilar and URCC Global chairman Arnold Vegafria will be the featherweight  clash between top Filipino pick  Mark “Mugen” Striegl and  South Korean fighter Do “The Undead”  Gyeom Lee.

Striegl and Lee figured in a nasty staredown that only heightened their growing animosity and vowed to destroy each other on fight night during the media presentation at Annabel’s along Tomas Morato Ave. last Wednesday.

“We’ll  settle everything on the cage on Saturday. It will be a good fight but I predict a first round finish. Bakbakan ito,”  said Striegl, the  30-year-old Filipino-American fighter who has racked up a handsome  win-loss record of 19-2 since 2009.

“He (Lee)  is a tough opponent, but he doesn’t have anything I haven’t seen before,” said Striegl, who is now working with Brandon Vera’s trainer, George Castro  of Alliance MMA

Lee agreed  that it will be worth the money to pay and watch the fight, but disagreed with Striegl’s prediction.

“I will make sure the outcome will be in my favor,” said Lee,  who has been unstoppable since capturing the URCC  featherweight title by stopping  Drex Zamboanga back in 2015.

Both Striegl and Lee agreed to make an MMA movie if offered, but  prefer to focus on Saturday’s fight.

Four other championship fights featuring URCC’s  veterans and rising superstars will spice up the blockbuster presentation aptly titled Colossal.

Caloy “Bad Boy” Baduria of Elorde Promotions and Sugar Ray “The Mammoth” Estroso will collide in the inaugural heavyweight  title fight.

Also in the blockbuster promotions  are the flyweight title fight between  Ernesto “The Iron” Montilla of  D’ Elements MMA and Jiar “The Twister” Castillo of Hitman MMA;  the welterweight title bout between Afonso Celso “Cego”  Dos Silva  of Brazil and John “The Outlaw” Adajar of Hitman MMA;  and the women’s flyweight bout between  Geri Bulaong of th Philippines and  Ji Yeon Seon of South Korea.

Other fights will pit Arvin “Asintado’ Chan of  Warfit/Checkmat against Jess Dan “Supremo” de la Pena of Freestyle MMA in welterweight division; Denice Zamboanga of the Philippines against  Eubin Cho of South Korea; Dave Banguigui against Joe Vincent So in flyweight; and Junryl Cago against  Ariel Oliveros  in strawweight.

An added attraction is the Philippines vs Korea 3x3  fight featuring Brian Paule, Mark Palomar and Patrick Dos Santos against Seung Hae Lee, Bum Suk Jang and  Jun Bae Kim.

Aguilar said URCC’s expansion to a URCC Global format is part of  his continuing dream.

“Now we have already expanded to China and the US. More events in other areas around the world will follow.”

URCC Colossal is presented by   Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCO) and sponsored by Phoenix Petroleum, Bench, Red Horse Beer, Cobra Energy Drink and SEDA Hotel.

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