WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING – GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP
WSOF-GC 3: PHILIPPINES FREE AT WSOFGC.COM, MMA WEEKLY & OTHER MMA NEWS PARTNERS
Event Scheduled for July 30 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
WEIGH-IN RESULTS & VIDEO REPLAY
QUEZON CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES July 29, 2016 — World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) will air LIVE and FREE in its entirety this weekend, starting at 6am EST this Saturday, July 30 in United States. Fans can access the entire 10-fight event at wsofgc.com, including a Heavyweight Championship Main Event featuring WSOF Global Champion, Russia’s Evgeny Erokhin (14-4), against #1 contender, USA’s Richard Odoms (11-2). The main card also features the first round of a 4-man flyweight tournament, with the winners competing later this year for the inaugural WSOF Global Flyweight Title. Fight fans can also access the event free through fightbookmma.com, mmaweekly.com, globalcombatnetwork.com, and fightnewsaustralia.com.
Another unique element that WSOF-GC is bringing to their fans is a 360-degree perspective of the fights courtesy of their new partner, Livit. Fans can use this technology by downloading the LivitNow app to watch the event from a perspective like no other. Fans will have the capability to control how they see the action and the crowd that night.
In addition to the live, free event, wsofgc.com is hosting a FREE weekend of its Global Fight Library. Fans can log on to the website and see not only this weekend’s bouts, but previous events including previous fights from WSOF-GC affiliates (United Kingdom’s ICE FC, Argentina’s ULLAMP, Italy’s SLAM FC, Costa Rica’s Calvo Promotions, Puerto Rico’s Royalty Combat, and Philippines’ Underground Battle MMA).
Evgeny Erokhin won the WSOF Global World Heavyweight Championship back on February 7 in Tokyo, Japan, with a first round TKO victory over former Bellator contender, Brandon Cash. Evgeny brings an impressive win streak into the decagon with nine straight wins via knockout, including wins over Brett Rogers, Mike Kyle, Jeff Monson, and Tim Hague.
Richard Odoms made his WSOF Global debut in Tokyo in February and was on hand to witness Evgeny win his championship. Odoms had a very powerful first round KO stoppage, flattening Japan’s Yusuke Kawaguchi in the first round with a knee to the head. Odoms has won three straight fights, with two of those wins coming by first round KO/TKO.
An interesting fact about each of these warriors is that when they aren’t training, they protect and serve with their respective police forces at home. Evgeny is a police officer in Khabarovsk, Russia; while Richard wears the badge in San Antonio, Texas.
The 4-man tournament features some of the best flyweight fighters in the world. The first matchup features USA’s Lawrence DiGuilio (17-7-1 and winner of 9 of his last 10 bouts) against Brazil’s Marcel Adur (11-4 and winner of 5 of his last 6 bouts, all by KO/TKO). The second contest pits Japan’s Yusaku Nakamura (12-4-1 and winner of his last 7 bouts) against Australia’s Tim Moore (Australia’s #1 flyweight and WSOF-GC affiliate Eternal MMA Flyweight Champion; 10-5 and winner of 5 of 6 matches since dropping to 125lbs).
“This is about giving back to our fans,” stated Dunesa Hesser, owner of WSOF Global. “I want to not only showcase the amazing feature fights, but also bring some of the local Philippines talent to an audience that may be unfamiliar with the true combat spirit in this proud country.”
World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) weigh ins are done and all fights are a go. All main card fighters made weight without incident, including the Heavyweight Title Main Event, Russia’s Evgeny Erokhin (230) vs United States’ Richard Odoms (262).
WSOF-GC 3: Philippines Weigh-Ins:
Official Weights Below:
- Evgeny Erokhin (230) vs Richard Odoms (262)
- Mario Sismundo (145) vs Maimaitituoheti (140)
- Yusaku Nakamura (125) vs Tim Moore (125)
- Jujeath Nagaowa (106) vs Yuko Kiryu (105)
- Lawrence DiGiulio (125) vs Marcel Adur (126)
- Ahmed Mujtaba (143) vs Neil Larano (143)
- Jenelyn Olsim (115) vs Nayara Hemily (113)
- *Jessdan Dela Pena (162) vs Kelvin Ong (156)
- **Yadwinder Singh (125) vs Uloomi Karim (125)
- May Ooi (116) vs Katherine Roy (115)
* Jessdan Dela Pena failed to reach his contracted weight of 155, coming in at 162. His opponent, Kelvin Ong, came in at 150, so he was given two hours to cut to 160 in order for both fighters to be within 10 pounds, but failed to do so. His opponent weighed back in at 156 and the fight was declared official. Jessdan and Kelvin agreed to a 50% of Jessdan’s total fight purse, which will be given to Kelvin.
** Yadwinder Singh failed to make weight on his first attempt (127.5) but managed to make the 125-lb mark within an hour.
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