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Pinoy MMA bets on ABS S+A

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THE  Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) scene is off to a hot start in 2017 with Filipino fighters set to show  their combat skills in the ONE Championship event airing this weekend on ABS-CBN’s S+A channel.

The country’s leading sports channel on free TV is airing the“ONE Championship: Quest for Power” on Saturday (January 14), 9:30 p.m.  live  from the Jakarta Convention Center, featuring homegrown cage  warriors Vaughn Donayre  and Rene Catalan for One Championship.
   
The largest sports media property in Asia, welcomes 2017 with “ONE Championship: Quest for Power,” headlined by ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash (8-0-0), who will defend his title against Burmese fighter Aung La “The Burmese Python” Nsang (19-9-0).
   
The fight will be aired from the Jakarta Convention Center  live  on S+A on Saturday (January 14) starting at 9:30 p.m.  with a replay on Jan.17 at 11 p.m. on S+A HD.
   
Donayre and Catalan will try to make their mark inside the cage and follow the footsteps of Filipino Lightweight division champion Eduard Folayang and heavyweight division champion Brandon Vera in the undercard.
   
Donayre seeks to improve his 8-6-0 record against Vince Latoel (16-18-2) in a Lightweight division bout, while Flyweight Rene Catalan (1-2-0) takes on Adrian Matheis (2-0-0), who  won both his fights via knockout.
   
Philippine mixed martial arts (MMA) just got off a banner year in 2016, when it continued to gain popularity with extensive coverage of MMA events on S+A and the unstoppable rise of Filipino MMA combatants in the international arena.
   
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