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

MANILA, Philippines – Film actor Baron Geisler met Kiko Matos for the last time before their much-ballyhooed exhibition match inside a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage on Saturday, June 25. 

Geisler and Matos attended the Universal Reality Combat Championship’s press conference at the Shakey's Malate branch in Manila on Tuesday, June 21. (WATCH: Kiko Matos hits Baron Geisler with another cheap shot)

The two men will square off under pro-am MMA rules, which prohibit elbow strikes and knees to the head. 

PLAY NICE. The two actors, in a moment of nicety, shake hands during the press conference.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

According to URCC referee Franco Rulloda, the bout will have one 5-minute round, with both participants not being required to make weight for a particular division. 

Geisler and Matos will wear amateur MMA gloves, which has more padding and weighs 6 ounces for increased protection.

FIGHT. Geisler and Matos will face each other on June 25 inside the URCC cage.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Since pro-am MMA rules will govern the match, competitors are not obliged to wear headgears and shin pads. 

The rift between Geisler and Matos stemmed from an altercation at a local bar in Quezon City in May. (WATCH: Baron Geisler kisses Kiko Matos during faceoff)

URCC founder Alvin Aguilar made a formal invitation to Geisler and Matos on May 30 during the press conference of the organization’s upcoming event, which takes place at Valkyrie in Taguig City this weekend. 

Geisler and Matos accepted the promotion's offer to resolve their beef inside the URCC cage as a co-featured attraction on its "Fight Night" card.

IT'S ON. An MMA match will settle the beef between Geisler and Matos that started with an altercation at a Quezon City bar.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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