Philippines vs Indonesia: Rey Caitom Jr., Elias Nggenggo fight at ‘SFC 8: Renegades of Fight’ in Singapore

Rey Caitom Jr. (©David Ash)
Rey Caitom Jr. (©David Ash)

Two World Boxing Council titles on the line with “SFC 8: Renegades of Fight,” the eight event of Singapore Fighting Championship. The combat sports event will take place at the Singapore Foochow Association in Singapore on September 28, 2019.

One of the WBC belts will be contested in the co-main event. Undefeated boxer Rey “The Future” Caitom, 33, of the Philippines will face Elias Nggenggo, 30, of Indonesia for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Minimum title in a 10-round contest.

The undefeated Filipino boxer, who since returned to professional boxing after a 12-year retirement, has had two victories. One was from a unanimous decision and the other was from a TKO against tough and experienced opposition.

Holding a professional boxing record of 8 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw, Caitom has high aims to remain undefeated throughout his boxing career. In order to do that, he will have to overcome his Indonesian opposition who is hungry for a win after consecutive losses.

On the other hand, Nggenggo is deemed as a very fortunate man to many with the opportunity to be given a chance to compete for the prestigious title with the record of 10 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws. However, he cannot be counted out.

This fight could be the biggest upset if the highly motivated Indonesian boxer manages to pull off a victory over the undefeated Filipino boxer. The former is set to prove that a fighter should not be judged by his record.

In the main event of the evening, Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie, 31, of Singapore will go head to head with undefeated boxer, Fan Yin, 22, of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, which is known by many to be the home to China’s cute giant pandas. They will compete for the vacant WBC Silver Female Super Bantamweight title.

Early bird tickets are at $45 at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore and other partnering gyms from August 23, 2019 to September 28, 2019 and tickets will be sold at $50 at the door during fight night. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Caitom:

Singapore vs China: Nurshahidah Roslie, Fan Yin fight at ‘SFC 8: Renegades of Fight’ in Singapore

NurshNurshahidah Roslie, Fan Yinahidah Roslie, Fan Yin
Nurshahidah Roslie, Fan Yin

Two World Boxing Council titles on the line with “SFC 8: Renegades of Fight,” the eight event of Singapore Fighting Championship. The combat sports event will take place at the Singapore Foochow Association in Singapore on September 28, 2019.

In the main event of the evening, Nurshahidah “The Sniper” Roslie, 31, of Singapore will go head to head with undefeated boxer, Fan Yin, 22, of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, which is known by many to be the home to China’s cute giant pandas. They will compete for the vacant WBC Silver Female Super Bantamweight title.

Fan holds a perfect professional boxing record of 8 wins and 0 loss. Two of her victories came from technical knockouts and one from a split decision in a bout for the vacant World Boxing Organisation Asia Pacific Female Bantamweight Title against more experienced boxer Yuko Henzan, 21, of Okinawa, Japan.

To keep a perfect record, Fan may face her biggest obstacle yet in Roslie, the first female professional boxer in Singapore. The latter comes off a technical knockout victory over Thailand’s number one female boxer Siriphon Chanbuala, 26, in what was a very one-sided performance with the Singaporean boxer dominating the bout.

Holding a professional boxing record of 14 wins and 2 losses, with 11 of the wins coming from stoppages, Roslie is the number one ranked female boxer in Asia. She aims to be the most dominant force in the boxing scene so a win against an up and coming talent such as Fan would be vital to cement her legacy to be one of the best female boxers.

Whatever the result, fans can be sure to expect fireworks in the 10-round bout between Roslie and Fan “SFC 8: Renegades of Fight.” Early bird tickets are at $45 at Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore and other partnering gyms from August 23, 2019 to September 28, 2019 and tickets will be sold at $50 at the door during fight night.

Meanwhile, watch one of Roslie’s previous bouts here:

ONE Championship, GAMMA to host 1st GAMMA World Championship in Singapore

GAMMA World Championship

With ONE Championship, the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts will host the inaugural GAMMA World Championship in Singapore from November 18-23, 2019. Teams from over 60 countries have been invited to participate in the tournament.

Competing for national pride, the teams will battle it out in the discipline of mixed martial arts across 16 weight divisions, both male and female. The top male and female athletes will earn a contract with ONE Championship worth US$100,000 each and the winner of each weight division will earn a one-year training scholarship at Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts.

The GAMMA World Championship finals will be streamed live worldwide from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The venue is the home of ONE Championship’s live events in Singapore.

With continued support and partnership with ONE Championship, GAMMA is excited to hold this landmark event and is proud to have chosen Singapore as its host city. The GAMMA World Championship provides a safe and competitive platform to build and develop the amateur MMA scene, carving a path of success for athletes who one day aspire to become professional mixed martial artists.

“ONE Championship is excited to be working with GAMMA, the world’s independent governing body of the sport of mixed martial arts, in holding the first ever GAMMA World Championship in Singapore this November,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “As a lifelong martial artist, I know what it feels like to be an athlete trying to find his way through the business of a very tough sport. I am personally invested in ensuring that all athletes have the right foundation and support to pursue a professional career in mixed martial arts. The initiatives we have planned with GAMMA aim to give all amateur athletes a clear cut path to success.”

GAMMA president Alexander Engelhardt thanked ONE Championship for its continued support and commitment to the sport of MMA and their cause of preparing it for entry into the Olympics. He said, “The GAMMA World Championship is held with the aim of developing a sustainable career for all mixed martial artists.”

“We look forward to a display of the world’s biggest and brightest young mixed martial arts talent here in Singapore,” Engelhardt continued. “More importantly, we are excited to celebrate the authentic martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion in the same spirit of the Olympics on a global stage.”

Based in Amsterdam, GAMMA is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 made up of thought leaders and pioneers in mixed martial arts across five continents with decades of experience in the sport. Headed by Engelhardt, the GAMMA team is made up of national federations across over 60 countries.

GAMMA’s objective is to obtain international recognition for mixed martial arts as an Olympic sport in order to give all amateur mixed martial artists the platform and opportunity to fulfill their dream of competing on the Olympic stage. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the nonprofit organization:

Philippines’ Lito Adiwang earns 3rd ONE Warrior Series win in Singapore

Lito Adiwang, Isaac Yap, Anthony Do (©ONE Championship)
Lito Adiwang, Isaac Yap, Anthony Do (©ONE Championship)

Fighting out of the Philippines, Lito Adiwang, 26, was one of the winners at “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warriors Series” Season 7. It was his third bout in the ONE Championship subsidiary headed by mixed martial arts veteran Rich “Ace” Franklin, 44, of the United States.

ONE Championship held “ONE Warrior Series 7” in Singapore on August 6, 2019 featuring one Muay Thai contest and 14 professional MMA matches. In the 15th bout of the evening, Adiwang competed in an MMA match in the strawweight division against Anthony “The Antidote” Do, 26, of Vietnam with Isaac Yap as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Yap raised the hand of Adiwang, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 7” improved the professional MMA record of Adiwang to 9 wins and 2 losses. He is training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.

On the other hand, Do now has 7 wins and 3 losses. He is training out of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, USA.

“ONE Warrior Series 7” marked Adiwang’s third win in ONE Warrior Series. When he made his debut at “ONE Warrior Series 3” on October 11, 2018, he knocked out Jose “Tick” Huerta, 27, of the U.S. via punches.

Lito Adiwang, Isaac Yap, Anthony Do (©ONE Championship)
Lito Adiwang, Isaac Yap, Anthony Do (©ONE Championship)

On February 28, 2019, Adiwang earned his second ONE Warrior Series win. He knocked out Alber “War Machine” Correia, 22, of Brazil via punches at “ONE Warrior Series 4.”

Including the Philippines and Vietnam, 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” The others are Australia, Brazil, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the U.S.

The Philippines had five representatives namely Adiwang, Ismael Bandiwan, 23, Jenelyn Olsim, 22, Dave “Kintas” Bangguigui, 23, and Allan Albindo, 22. Vietnam had two representatives namely Do and Uyen Ha, 22.

Check all the official results of “ONE Warrior Series 7” on Conan Daily. Watch all the 15 bouts here: