The Philippines, Switzerland and the United States were 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 main event of the evening, 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.
Hofmann solely represented Switzerland and was one of the 17 hometown heroes who competed at “URCC Global: Raw Fury” while Conteh solely represented the U.S. The other countries represented were China, Japan and South Korea.
As an MMA fighter, Conteh has been competing professionally since 2014. “URCC Global: Raw Fury” marked his second URCC Global bout.
Conteh was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is training out of Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.
Hofmann, who is of Filipino and Swiss descent, made his professional MMA debut in 2013. “URCC Global: Raw Fury” marked his eighth URCC Global bout.
The Filipino-Swiss fighter is currently based in Switzerland and is training out of DEFTAC Philippines in Parañaque City. He is also reigning as the URCC Global Light Heavyweight World Champion.
The match between Hofmann and Conteh was one of the five title bouts at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.” Joey Lepiten served as the referee.
Lepiten put a stop to the middleweight match after 4 minutes and 34 seconds in the second round when Hofmann knocked out Conteh via strikes. The Filipino champion is now riding an eight-bout winning streak.
Winning at “URCC Global: Raw Fury” improved the professional MMA record of Hofmann to 8 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Conteh now has 2 wins, 3 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest.
“URCC Global: Raw Fury” Co-Main Event
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.
Check the complete results of “URCC Global: Raw Fury” on Conan Daily. Watch the bout between Hofmann and Conteh here: