Balikatan, the most active tournament promoting the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) at grassroots level will present its 10th edition Proving Ground on Saturday 5 p.m. at the Hybrid Yaw-Yan Mixed Martial Arts Training Center, 5th floor Karen Building no. 9 Annapolis Street, Cubao, Quezon City. The event’s organizer is veteran fighter and trainer Henry Yap Kobayashi.
Twelve teams are joining the tournament namely Romero Fitness Gym (Novaliches), Hybrid Yaw-Yan MMA Training Center (Quezon City), Team Biagtan MMA (Dasmariñas, Cavite), Titans MMA (San Fernando, Pampanga), Samson College MMA (Quezon City), Combat Power (Mandaluyong City), Gara MMA (Marikina City), De Tomas Fabricio MMA (Quezon City), PAMAA (Manila), Hybrid Yaw-Yan (Lucena City), Star Valley Fitness Gym (Cainta, Rizal) and Yaw-Yan Fervilleon (San Pablo, Laguna).
The main event of the evening is the fight between Raul Luba of Combat Power Mandaluyong and Jovanie Bualan of Yaw-Yan Fervilleon, San Pablo, Laguna.The other featured matches are the following: Raydes Tuquero Jr. vs. Reggie Escosora, Tammy Cruz vs. Ezekiel Sanchez, John Kharlo Restoles vs. Alfred Christian Eusebio, Jonas Sunico vs. Famelo Tabanao, Ervin Elumba vs. Ariel Oliveros, Jefferson Grulla vs. Willie Benedicto, Cristina Saing vs. Denese Cabanag, Jomar Pal-iwen vs. Francis Legaspi, and Taniboy Belches vs. Jerwheel Baylon.
The official referees of the tournament are Joey Lepiten and Joamar Parungao.
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