The Philippines was among the six countries represented at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.” It was the first event of the Philippines-based mixed martial arts promotion URCC Global in 2019.
Featuring 10 MMA matches, “URCC Global: Raw Fury” took place at The Cove at Okada Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 27, 2019. In the ninth bout of the evening, Edilberto “Scooby” Coquia Jr., 19, challenged reigning URCC Global Flyweight Champion Ernesto “Iron” Montilla Jr., 26.
Including Montilla and Coquia, 17 hometown heroes competed at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.” China, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States were also represented.
Coquia made his professional MMA debut in 2016. Training out of Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, he made his URCC Global debut at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.”
Training out of Ronin MMA Philippines, Montilla has been competing professionally since 2012. “URCC Global: Raw Fury” marked his fifth URCC Global bout.
The match between Montilla and Coquia was one of the five title bouts at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.” Florence Eusebio served as the referee.
After five five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. Two judges scored it 48-47 while the third judge scored it 50-45 all in favor of the winner.
In the end, Eusebio raised the hand of Montilla. While it was a very close fight, the defending champion was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “URCC Global: Raw Fury” improved the professional MMA record of Montilla to 9 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Coquia now has 7 wins and 6 losses.
“URCC Global: Raw Fury” Main Events
Shunichi “Rolling Star” Shimizu, 34, of Kuchinoerabu, Japan challenged reigning URCC Global Featherweight Champion Mark “Mugen” Striegl, 30, of Baguio City, Philippines in the co-main event. It ended in a No Contest due to an accidental low blow from Striegl, who is still the reigning champion.
Musa Conteh, 32, of Atlanta, Georgia, United States challenged two-division champion Chris Hofmann, 29, of the Philippines and Switzerland for the URCC Global Middleweight Championship title in the main event. The Filipino-Swiss defending champion knocked out his American challenger.
Check the complete results of “URCC Global: Raw Fury” on Conan Daily. Watch the bout between Montilla and Coquia here: