Baylon braces for Balikatan 17


Jerwheel Baylon of Hybrid Yaw Yan will try to score another win when he faces Ricardo Martinez of Boss MMA in the Balikatan 17 Rival War on October 29 at the Marikina Sports Center in Marikina City.

The rivalry between the two MMA gym continues after Hybrid Yaw Yan bet Richard Ayala defeated Cyrille Malonjao during the Balikatan 16 in August.

“It will be a battle between these two gyms. Boss MMA has defeated us twice while we have defeated them only once. So, we will try to score another win this time,” Balikatan promoter Sir Henry Kobayashi told The Manila Times on Wednesday.

The veteran fighter and owner of Hybrid Yaw Yan said the battle between the two MMA stalwarts is a not-to-be-missed event since Martinez’ camp hire coaches to strengthen and condition him for the fight night.

Over 18 matches will treat fight fans in the 17th edition of Balikatan.

For the pro-am matches, Duane Lucas Pascua of Sprawl MMA Quezon City fights Michael Dulnuan of Herdoza Fitness Gym Baliwag Bulacan; Ricardo Martinez of Boss MMA takes on Jerwheel Baylon of Hybrid Yaw-Yan Quezon City; John Kenrick Tabora of Sprawl MMA meets Jomar Pal-iwen of Omega Fitness Gym.

Japanese fighter Shigeki Shinoya will pit his skills over Strike and Shoot’s bet Elias Evan Inocencio in their kickboxing match.

Other MMA matches are Victor Renante Canton of Zamboanga MMA versus Conrad Chester Borbon of Hybrid Yaw-Yan; Jeloird Alvarez of Hyper MMA Gym versus Carlo Entor of Yaw-Yan Kampilan; Christopher Roumel San Agustin versus Marc Manat of Muay Thai Rizal; Jandy Magabo of Muay Thai Rizal versus Nathan Jacob Jesuitas of Deftac Antipolo; Jomar Bonaobra of Seigan Aikido Dojo Philippines versus Jeoffran Anorico of Yaw-Yan Fervilleon; Mark Jared Sollestre of D’ Armory Gym versus Dannie Gonzales of Hybrid Yaw-Yan; and Ernesto Dizon of Freestyle MMA versus Jonas Sunico of Yaw Yan Kampilan.


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