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[Gameplan] What does it take to be an MMA champion?

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Geli Bulaong fights to reach her dreams more literally than most of us. Find out how she overcomes the day-to-day pain she experiences as an MMA fighter in order to reach her goals

Kiko Matos talks working with Sharon Cuneta, rematch vs Baron Geisler

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Kiko stars with Sharon in the Cinemalaya film Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha

WATCH: Unfinished 'Beastmode' trailer starring Kiko Matos, Baron Geisler released

Dec 02, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Yes certain actions were planned and enacted says the production company behind the documentary about Baron and Kiko s mixed martial arts showdown

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CJ De Tomas outwrestles Alvin Ramirez to keep URCC flyweight crown

Nov 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Find out the results of URCC s Vindication fight card here

TRIUMPHANT. (L-R) Do Gyeom Lee, CJ De Tomas, Chris Hofmann, Geli Bulaong are triumphant at URCC 28. Photos from the fighters' respective Facebook accounts

WATCH: URCC holds first-ever 3-on-3 MMA match

Nov 07, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The intriguing match used an elimination format where a fighter would get eliminated via knockout or submission The last standing team would be considered the winner

3-ON-3. URCC holds the first-ever 3-on-3 MMA match. Photo from Nissi Icasiano/Rappler

Geisler vs Matos rematch unlikely after fighting to a draw

Jun 26, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The verdict may have been a draw but Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos have settled their score

KISS AND MAKEUP. Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos have resolved their differences, even if their fight ended in an inconclusive draw. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: What Kiko Matos told Baron Geisler right after their MMA fight

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Plus more of what they said after the big fight Kiko: Mas maraming importanteng bagay kaysa sa walang kwentang laban na to

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kiko Matos says 'pee spray' was beer, not urine

Jun 26, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Right after the pee spraying incident both actors said it was urine But after the fight Kiko clarifies that it was beer: Maa annoy din ako Beer lang tapos all for show

A moment from the Baron Geisler-Kiko Matos fight Saturday night, June 25. All photos by Alecs Ongcal

WATCH: Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos full fight video

Jun 26, 2016 - 1:35 AM

Watch full video of the Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos fight and judge for yourself who deserved the victory

Actors Baron Geisler Kiko Matos let it all hang out for two rounds in the mixed martial arts cage. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Baron Geisler admits Kiko Matos deserved victory in URCC fight

Jun 26, 2016 - 1:17 AM

The fight may have been scored a draw but Baron Geisler concedes that Kiko Matos got the better of him in their two round MMA fight

DRAW. The verdict may have been a draw but Baron Geisler gave credit to Kiko Matos for inflicting more damage. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After fight, Baron Geisler, Kiko Matos make up: Okay na kami

Jun 26, 2016 - 1:15 AM

After hugging it out after their MMA fight Baron and Kiko answer questions Wala na tanggal na [ang init namin] tanggal na yung pride tanggal na yung yabang says Baron

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Baron Geisler, Kiko Matos fight to two-round draw

Jun 25, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos meet in the MMA cage to settle their feud which ends in a draw

BAR FIGHT. The two-round URCC match between Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos ends in a draw.

LIVE COVERAGE: Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos at URCC Fight Night

Jun 25, 2016 - 5:33 PM

As Baron would say Bigwasan na

IN PHOTOS: Baron Geisler, Kiko Matos weigh-in before URCC Fight Night

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:08 PM

UPDATED See photos of Kiko spraying pee at Baron the two trash talking and shots of them before and after the weigh in

[WATCH] Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos: 'Pee'-spraying, taunts, tension at fight weigh-in

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED The two face off a day before they settle their beef in an MMA cage

KIKO MATOS SPRAYS PISS. The indie actor sprays pee at Baron Geisler at their URCC MMA weigh-in, a day before their fight. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

URCC finalizes rules for Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos MMA bout

Jun 23, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The URCC settles on the regulations for the Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos fight which takes place this Saturday

IT'S ON. Baron Geisler (L) and Kiko Matos (R) will settle their beef inside the MMA cage. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Baron Geisler, Kiko Matos gear up for URCC fight

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:18 PM

After an altercation at a Quezon City bar in May the two men will square off under pro am MMA rules on June 25

FACE-OFF. Baron Geisler (L) and Kiko Matos (R) see eye-to-eye before their URCC fight. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Baron Geisler kisses Kiko Matos during faceoff

Jun 18, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Baron Geisler plays mind games with Kiko Matos ahead of their URCC showdown

WATCH: Kiko Matos hits Baron Geisler with another cheap shot

Jun 17, 2016 - 4:21 PM

The two actors are set to settle their dispute in the URCC cage

INSIDE THE CAGE. Actor Baron Geisler (R) agrees to a fight against Kiko Matos inside the URCC MMA cage. Photos from Facebook/ Kiko Matos and Paolo Abad/Rappler

Geisler vs Matos to be one round openweight bout, says URCC official

Jun 10, 2016 - 4:22 PM

We have to keenly regulate this match because it involves two actors who don’t have the experience in fighting professionally says a URCC official

It's official: Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos set for MMA fight

Jun 10, 2016 - 5:10 AM

The brawling actors will settle their feud at URCC s June 25 event in a special exhibition at Valkyrie in Taguig City

DEBATE: Should Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos duke it out in the cage?

Jun 04, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Are Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos sending the wrong message by taking their dispute to the cage or are they settling their dispute with honor?

PH MMA community looks forward to Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos bout

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Who doesn t want to see two celebrities who think that they are tough fight each other inside that cage? says PXC fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy

Baron Geisler accepts URCC’s invitation to fight Kiko Matos inside MMA cage

May 31, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Geisler had an altercation with Matos at a local bar in Quezon City which was captured in a viral video circulating online

INSIDE THE CAGE. Actor Baron Geisler (R) agrees to a fight against Kiko Matos inside the URCC MMA cage. Photos from Facebook/ Kiko Matos and Paolo Abad/Rappler

URCC signs exclusive broadcast deal with ABS-CBN

Apr 07, 2016 - 11:28 AM

URCC president Alvin Aguilar and ABS CBN head for integrated sports Dino Laurena have formalized the joint venture

April 2016: A scorching month for MMA in the Philippines

Mar 25, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Three MMA organizations are set to hold stacked fight cards in April

Biagtan father-and-son tandem works together to take home URCC title

Mar 16, 2016 - 11:35 PM

As Fritz Biagtan faces a much stiffer task in his young career he does not hesitate to call on his father to prepare him for his upcoming title tilt

A FATHER'S LOVE. Raysaldo Biagtan helps his son Fritz (in photo) in his preparation for his URCC title fight on April 23. Photo by Biagtan MMA

Alvin Aguilar looks forward to Will Chope's URCC title fight

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Chope is booked to face Richie Redman for the vacant URCC lightweight belt

CJ De Tomas out to avenge dad's loss vs URCC Japanese champ

Feb 18, 2016 - 3:32 PM

The 19 year old from Zamboanga City seeks to defeat the same fighter who beat his father over 5 years ago

Knockout king Caloy Baduria promises fireworks at URCC 27

Feb 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

It s going to be exciting Let the best man win and let the strongest man stand tall says Baduria

URCC partners with Resorts World, plans 10 events in 2016

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Southeast Asia s longest running MMA promotion will hold at least two fight cards at Marriott Hotel this year

URCC offers 4 MMA title fights at 'Rebellion' event in April

Feb 17, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Reydon Romero will defend his URCC featherweight title for a second time against South Korea’s Do Gyeom Lee

Reydon Romero will headline URCC's next event in April. Photo from Romero's Facebook

Pinoy MMA bet Eric Kelly still wants another ONE FC title shot

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:15 AM

I am not getting any younger I want to be a world champion It’s every fighter’s goal in this sport says Eric Kelly

MMA: Folayang faces Boku in Manila on May 2

Apr 02, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Filipino MMA fighter Eduard Folayang will take his next step towards winning a title in his second promotion when he faces Kotetsu Boku at ONE FC Rise of Heroes

TEST OF WILLS. Lightweights Eduard Folayang (L) and Kotetsu Boku (R) will bolster ONE FC's upcoming event in Manila. Photos from Wikipedia

MMA: Pinoy battles Thai in Malaysia

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Filipino Edward Kelly battles Thailand s Tanaphong Khunhankaew in Malaysia on Saturday

BACK IN HARNESS. Kelly goes for a 2nd straight win. Photo by MIMMA.

Blood and ink at Dutdutan XII

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:54 AM

Two days and thousands strong the annual Philippine Tattoo Expo presented by Tribal Gear is a feast of fringe culture

RICKY STA. ANA OF Skinworkz and PhilTAG does magic on a client. All photos by Shaira Luna

Tom Woodfin: The ultimate warrior

Apr 18, 2012 - 10:36 PM

He is a fighter turned spiritual teacher Hard to believe? Watch and read his story

THE BATTLE INSIDE. Tom gave URCC fans the fights they wanted to see. But instead of winning, something inside told him he was losing.