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Cantores brothers win in Da’jat Sablan martial arts showdown

SABLAN, Benguet – Brothers Emmanuel and Felex Dave made their townsmates proud after eking contrasting wins in the Da’Jat Sablan – Fruit Mixed Martial Arts showdown at the municipal gym here last Friday.

The older Emmanuel decided Tabuk City native Arvin Sabado of Tribu Banwar in the 63.5 kilogram kickboxing main event.

The older Cantores won via points after three rounds of action as he adds this latest win to his treasure trove after a silver in kickboxing last May in the Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Phen, Cambodia.
The win came after younger brother Felex Dave knocked out Spencer Mamenta of Cauayan Phoenix Club/ Cauayan, Isabela in just 90 seconds of action of their 65 kg showdown.

Felex Dave won a bronze medal kon boktur in the Phnom Phen SEAG.

It was a Sablan dominated event where a former national muay Thai member fell on the way side and another SEAG medalist proved successful.

Aldrich Toralba, formerly of Team Bagsik or the Philippine miuay Thai team, suffered a defeat from Ed Liwan of Fight Corps in the 57 kg. bout. Liwan won vcia technical knockout in the 1:42 frame of the second round with a body shot on the muay Thai medalist.

SEAG bronze kickboxing medalist Jerlyn Kingad, younger sister of Team Lakay Danny, made successful debut as she won via points in her 54 kg bout against Uunga Combat Sports’ Krizan Faith Collado.
In other kickboxing fights, Whinny Bayawon of the Kickboxing National Team and Team West PlyGrnd who hails from Ifugao won via points in his 51 kg. bout against John Mark :Lizo of Boot Camp Kickboxing from Olongapo City; and, Christian Padawil of MAX Fusion Team – Warriors of the Mountain decided Jereed Lou Tido of Builder’s Gym/ La Trinidad, Benguet in the 67 kg bout.

Local Ellerson Langaoen improved to two wins and zero loss as he defeated the visiting Zeric Matic of Team Brave Mountaineers of Mt. Province in a referee stopped contest via ground and pound in the first round in the their 51 kg fight.

Ivan Bryle Bestre of Pappa, Sablan/ Kafagway MMA/ BSU Combative Club) and John Paul Sarte of Olongapo City, Bootcamp MMA fought to a split draw.

In the undercards, it was Aaron Posawen of Eduard Folayang’s Lions Nation MMA winning over Ariel Jules Langaon of Fight Corps MMA via KO in round two in the 61 kg fight.

Team Torogi’s Kurt Patting, the Little Shark failed to make an impression as he fell to Tribu Banwar’s Alested Tagure via unanimous decision in the 57 kg bout as the latter earned to his third straight win.
Kafagway MMA’s Roldan Lingbanan of Banngbeng here submitted Daniel Dave Egsaen of Builders Gym via ground and pound in the second round of their 61 kg bout.

Daryle Wadasen of Team Quads, La Trinidad improved to 3-1-0 after submitting Bootcamp’s Bryan Alviar via ground and pound in the first round.

Rodel Mat-an of Sablan’s Kafagway Boxing Team improved to 7-3-0 after recording a second round TKO in his 51 kg bout against Renden Oppas of Fight Corps in the main event of the boxing matches. The Fight Corps warrior fell to a similar record.

In the 54 kg fight, Melver Paran won his second fight, against nil loss when he unanimously decided Kurt Nievera of Stephen Loman’s Sniper Gym.

Meanwhile, in the 56 kg fight, Ricky Batio-an of Mabikas Gym improved to 3-0-0 after beating Prince Emmanuel Lagat of Cauayan Phoenix Club, Isabela via TKO in the first round.

The one day event saw also young muay Thai fighters show their wares. The martial arts showdown is part of Sablan’s celebration of its Fruit Festival. Pigeon Lobien

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