Allen Wycoco stopped Dondon “Rugbiboy” Serrano while Will Chope retained his title in the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 85: UNDERDOG over the weekend at the DD Night Club in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
An ex-amateur boxer based in the New Zealand before joining the Dyincredible Fighting and Fitness Center, Wycoco banked on his boxing experience to exploit Serrano’s lack of stamina to score a fourth round technical knockout win and keep the bareknuckle boxing welterweight belt.
“My coach instructed me to use my boxing skills, use my footwork and clinch wisely. I’m tired but he felt more exhausted than me so I continue fighting,” said Wycoc. “I salute Serrano for fighting with a lot of heart. I know he’s tired but he still wanted to fight. I caught him though.”
Unbeaten Wycoco, coached by active mixed martial artist Rolando Dy, caught Serrano with various combinations also in the third and fourth round before the referee halted the fight with 2:44 left for his second win in as many matches.
Chope, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, exacted sweet revenge, scoring a rear naked choke over submitting Brian Paule early in the first round.
Alvin Aguilar and URCC co-owner/ General Manager Aleksandr Sofronov is supported by Crazywin and the DD Night Club.
In preliminary fights, Rhyle Lugo blasted Richard Lachica in the second round via technical knockout in their featherweight fight, while Tokartzhy Ushqyn beat Dave Morata during their lightweight encounter in the second round through technical knockout win.
In a bareknuckle featherweight fight, Dan Ascano knocked out Gerardo Sismundo in the first round.
In the slap battle, Boy Kagang Jeffrey Castos beat Alex Tuazon Boy Tattoo via unanimous decision win and Makahighlord Gerald Gabonada overpowered Milarde Hugo Pongde via third round technical knockout victory.