Ten exciting bouts featuring fighters from 11 countries will be showcased in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) – Global Championship at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
In the main event, WSOF Global heavyweight champion Evgeny Erokhin of Russia will face WSOF No. 1 global contender Richard “The Black Eagle” Odoms of the United States.
Erokhin holds a 14-4 win-loss record while Odoms has an 11-2 card.
Erokhin is coming off a victory over former Bellator contender Brandon Cash in the inaugural WSOF Global World Heavyweight Championship in February while Odoms made his debut with WSOF Global in Japan and was a witness to Erokhin’s victory.
In the other bouts, Lawrence DiGuillo (17-7-1) of the US will take on Marcel Adur (11-4) of Brazil while Yusaku Nakamura (12-4-1) of Japan battles Tim Moore (10-5) of Australia.
A Filipino fighter, Mario Sismundo (3-1), popularly known as a look-alike of Manny Pacquiao, will clash against Chinese Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (5-3).
In the women’s division, former WBC Asian Boxing Council female atomweight champion Jujeath Nagaowa (2-0), will be facing Japan’s Yuko “The Bad Girl” Kiryu (2-2).
Filipino UGB-MMA matchmaker Jessdan Dela Peña will fight Malaysia’s Kelvin Ong who’s making his debut in the league.
“It is a good decision to bring the WSOF here in Manila because Filipinos love mixed martial arts (MMA). They know the fighters and are avid fans,” said Vince Hesser, owner of WSOF, on Tuesday during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at Shakey’s Malate.
“We promise world class MMA fights this coming Saturday. The main bout between Erokhin and Odoms is big because they are cops in their respective countries,” Hesser concluded.
Hesser also said that one lucky member of the audience will win P1 million cash prize during fight night.