Interim welterweight Champion Will “The Kill” Chope goes for revenge when he takes on Filipino challenger Brian Paule in the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 85: UNDERDOG on June at the DD Night Club on Tomas Morato Avenu, Quezon City.
After capturing the vacant interim URCC belt against the now retired Filipino fighter Arvin Chan last December, the 32-year-old former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter won his three next match in different fight leagues before returning for a fight here in the country.
Paule, an expert in boxing and wrestling, has already defeated the American five years ago via knockout in an MMA bout in Dipolog City — and he’s very much willing to prove to anyone that victory was no fluke.
“It’s a mission on my part to get the title back for the Filipinos, URCC title is for Filipino fighters. And I want to prove to anyone that I can beat him again,” the 33-year-old fighter from Bulacan said. “I know how he fights so my wrestling prowess will take care of him to avoid takedowns.”
Paule is sporting a combined 8-1 win-loss record in MMA pro and amateur bouts.
“I will get the interim title from him for sure,” Paule said.
The URCC fight card organized by founding President Alvin Aguilar and URCC co-owner/ General Manager Aleksandr Sofronov is supported by Crazywin and the DD Night Club.
Among the highlights of URCC 85 are the co-main event bouts featuring Rugbi Boy (2-0) and Allen Wycoco (1-0).
In MMA preliminary fights, Rhyle Lugo meets Richard Lachica in a featherweight bout and Tokartzhy Ushqyn squares off with Dave Morata at lightweight, while a battle takes place in the bare knuckle featherweight division between Gerard Sismundo and Dan Ascano.
For the Philippines Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Jerald Vellarde clashes against John Vallega at lightweight; Jessa Sarabia collides against Catherine Soria in the women’s strawweight category; Tristan De Mena fights Shidjiroh Delantar at light heavyweight; and for Amateur MMA Paolo Cruz faces Gemil Clarinio at bantamweight.