Thursday, July 30, 2015

Igorot Fighter Crowned As The New URCC Bantamweight Champion

If you are a fan of the local mixed martial arts scene,then Jerson Estoro is a name you will be hearing of more often in the coming months or years. Estoro, a fighter who hails from Atok and Kibungan in Benguet captured the URCC bantamweight title from Andrew Benibe last July 25 in an action-packed bout at the Fontana Convention Hall in Clark, Pampanga.

Benibe got the better of Estoro with his takedowns in the early rounds but the latter took control of the fight from the third round until the referee stoppage in the fourth stanza. Estoro utilized his Muay Thai background to pick and land his shots while using footwork to stay away from Benibe's attacks.

Estoro knocked down Benibe in the fourth round. Having seen enough, the referee called a halt to the bout. With the win, Estoro improves his record to 6 wins and three losses. Estoro trains out of Fight Republic, a gym based in China.
Estoro (left) is crowned the new URCC bantamweight champion. Image credit: The Food Grappler.
Estoro vs. Benibe served as the co-main event for URCC Domination which was headlined by a featherweight showdown between Red Romero and Jian Kai Chee. Romero successfully defended his belt against the Malaysian.