Filipino Caloy Baduria tried to put a fitting end to his mixer martial arts (MMA) career, but Costa Rican Mariano “The Hitman” Jones proved too classy for him in their fight Tuesday, July 4, in Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 86 at the Palace in Xylo BGC in Taguig.
So the result was very quick.
The 42-year-old Baduria lost via submission in just 42 seconds to his disappointment.
Still, he got the respect of Jones who comforted after their match.
For Jones, the win was an early birthday present for himself as he turns 27 this Friday.
Jones baffled Baduria with his quickness and strength as he succeeded in taking down the veteran Filipino fighter before applying the Americana or the keylock submission to finish the fight in the first round.
“I wish Caloy the best in his retirement and I like the guy, but they call me the Hitman for a reason. I have no emotion in the cage. Feels good very thankful for the opportunity given to me by URCC and I hope to get a title shot for my next fight,” said Jones who raised record to 3-0.
URCC President Alvin Aguilar and co-owner vice-president/general manager Aleks Sofronov praised all the fighters and the grapplers who participated in the promotion’s 86th fight edition sponsored by online casino Atlantis. The fight card is also supported by Angkas, and Lucas Lepri BJJ.
In the grappling matches, Gregorio Abalos bested Gabriel del Rosario in the open weight category and Joaquin Dy won over Neil Larano via submission move in the first round of their welterweight category clash.
In the MMA bouts, Alex Bigander defeated Guiller Lopez via triangle arm submission choke in the first round of their pro-am middleweight bout, while Marwin Quirante won by via unanimous decision over Mcleary Onido in their flyweight battle.
Mark Gatmaitan scored a technical knockout win in the first round over Tristan De Mena during their light heavyweight MMA clash. While Edemel Catalan survived Bryl Osaraga via rear naked choke in the first round of their strawweight class.
In bareknuckle bouts, Juanito Mabanan beat Rolando Plaza via unanimous decision in their strawweight clash, and Aries Lasar triumphed over Bonifacio Caangay in a bantamweight bout via unanimous decision.