Friday, February 28, 2014

Team Lakay's Mark Eddiva Makes Weight For Tonight's Fight With China's Jumabieke Tuerxun

Mark Eddiva and his opponent, Jumabieke Tuerxun of China both weighed in at 145 pounds at the official weigh-in held yesterday. The two mixed martial artists will be facing each other in the opening bout for tonight's The Ultimate Fighter China Finale which will be held at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Wearing a Team Lakay shirt and the now ubiquitous Team Lakay red shorts, Eddiva got on the weighing scales first. He was accompanied by his trainer and coach Mark "The Machine" Sangiao. Eddiva and Teurxun will be fighting in the UFC's featherweight division, the stacked division where Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendez, and Cub Swanson fight.

Eddiva is the second homegrown fighter from the Philippines to enter the UFC's arena. The first one is Dave Galera (also a Team Lakay fighter) who fought just last month albeit in a losing effort against Malaysia's Royston Wee. Eddiva is also the first Igorot to fight in the UFC.

From the weigh-in:

Here's the weigh-in video: