Tabang thumps Indian foe in Balikatan 16

John Joseph Tabang of Hybrid Yaw-Yan CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

John Joseph Tabang of Hybrid Yaw-Yan CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

John Joseph Tabang of Hybrid Yaw-Yan needed only 27 seconds after the opening bell to beat Abhinay Dadwal of India via arm bar in Balikatan 16: Test of Courage late Friday night at the Marikina Sports Center in Marikina City.

“I did not expect it to be a quick match. What I expect was a stand-up game knowing he is a national champion in karate and he showed his judo background during the fight. Tabang told The Manila Times.

In the co-main event, Hybrid Yaw-Yan bet Richard Ayala won over Boss MMA’s Cyrill Malonjao through submission by choke.

“I am really happy since I did not have much time to prepare for this fight but I will also want to congratulate him for giving me a good battle,” said Ayala, who notched his second straight win.

Michael Dulnuan of Herdoza Fitness Gym also won by naked choke with one minute and four seconds left in the first round over Jhong Hurtado of Yaw-Yan Kampilan in the Pro-Am MMA bout.

In the other Pro-Am MMA fights, Jomar Pal-iwen of Omega Fitness Gym defeated Glenn dela Torre of Elorde NAIA via second round knockout, Jun Recillo of Yaw-Yan Kampilan bested Jay-R Bermoy Jr. of Boss MMA via split decision, Ryan Canata of Yaw-Yan MAC trounced Dave Servancia of USA Sikaran through submission via arm bar in the second round, Miguel Samonte of Hybrid Yaw-Yan won over Christopher San Agustin of Lifter’s MMA Gym also won via arm bar in the first round and Kimcyrus Vallejos of Yaw-Yan Kampilan edged Famelo Tabanao of Samson College MMA via unanimous decision.

In the MMA rules matches, Hybrid Yaw-Yan’s Vincent Miraflor won via rear-naked choke against Lemuel Culaste of Samurai Club of Jiu-jitsu, Ariva Boxing Gym’s Jason Bandosa beat Novo Fitness’ Amiel Macatangay via majority decision, Rizal Muay Thai’s Jordan Rosit bested Hybrid Yaw-Yan’s Francis Macasojot via majority decision, Boss MMA’s Ricardo Martinez thumped Hybrid Yaw-Yan’s Melanio Rayanon Jr. via knock out, Giovanio Brasileno Jr. of Herdoza Fitness Gym scored a knockout win over Paolo Mabanglo of Brawler’s Lab in the second round while Dannie Gonzales of Hybrid Yaw-Yan defeated Brian Lasquite of Samson College MMA through submission via americana.

In the women’s MMA rules division, Cristina Conrado of AJJ Gym finished Johnna Daly of Fight Factory Gym in one minute and 14 seconds via technical knockout. Meanwhile, Fredelyn Sayod won via default against Hannah Villanueva.

In the other bouts, 16-year old Stephen Atok of GARA MMA triumphed over 19-year old Ernesto Siwa of Yaw-Yan Kampilan through majority decision.

AJJ Gym’s Charlie Pasiwat also won via unanimous decision over Boss MMA’s Raymond de Guzman in an all-kickboxing rules match.


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