The Philippines and South Korea 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, which included five title bouts, “URCC Global: Raw Fury” took place at The Cove at Okada Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 27, 2019. The fifth bout of the evening was between former URCC Global Women’s Flyweight World Champion Geli Bulaong of the Philippines and “Samoan Korean” Jang Hyun Ji of South Korea.
While Bulaong was among the 17 hometown heroes who competed at “URCC Global: Raw Fury,” Jang was one of the two fighters who represented South Korea. China, Japan, Switzerland and the United States were also represented.
Fighting out of The Ssejin and Top Gym BF in South Korea, Jang made her professional MMA debut in 2018. She made her URCC Global debut at “URCC Global: Raw Fury.”
Training out of Subsport Philippines, Bulaong has been competing professionally since 2016. “URCC Global: Raw Fury” marked her fourth URCC Global bout.
Jang and Bulaong competed in the women’s flyweight division. Florence Eusebio served as the referee of the only bout between female fighters on the card.
After three five-minute rounds, the flyweight bout was left in the hands of the judges, who scored it 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27. In the end, Eusebio raised the hand of Bulaong, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “URCC Global: Raw Fury” improved the professional MMA record of Bulaong to 3 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Jang now has 3 wins and 2 losses.
“URCC Global: Raw Fury” Main Events
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.
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 in the main event. The Filipino-Swiss defending champion knocked out his American challenger.
Check the complete results of “URCC Global: Raw Fury” on Conan Daily. Meanwhile, watch the bout between Bulaong and Cho here: