2016: The year Filipino fighters stood tall

The Philippines has produced many notable boxers throughout the years, including Francisco “Pancho Villa” Guilledo, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Although the country has become a breeding ground of world-class boxers, it is quickly carving a niche in other combat sports, particularly in mixed martial arts (MMA). The nation has been…

George Castro to visit PH to teach combat sports training

Former professional mixed martial artist turned fight coach, George Castro, is set to arrive in Manila the first week of January to make good on Brandon Vera’s promise to bring the world-famous Alliance MMA gym to Philippine shores. Castro, who has worked with Vera for the past four years, previously served as the strength and…

Brandon Vera and the legacy he wants to leave

ONE Championship held a press lunch on Tuesday for their upcoming event Age of Domination at the Mall of Asia Arena. One of the fighters present at the event was current ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera, who is set to defend his belt against Hideki Sekine. It will be his third fight with ONE. He…