Roxas City – The first Universal Fighting Exhibition or Waswasanay Capiz was held last December 8, 2008 at Capiz Gym, Villareal Stadium, Roxas City as part of the Sinadya sa Halaran 2008 activity. The event was organized by Save Olotayan Foundation, Inc. headed by Board Member Rommel Lastimoso and Powel Del Rosario.
Waswasanay sa Capiz, Sinadya sa Halaran 2008 Video
The match highlighted the 10-fight card featuring mixed martial arts athletes and 2 amateur boxing matches from different mixed martial arts athletes from the different clubs in Roxas City, Iloilo, Dumanguete and Manila. Team Shadow Box – Mixed Martial Arts of Roxas City dominated the event.
The main bout was between and Iranian national based in Manila Raz “The Persian Stallone” Jabarri and T-Rex Declara of Shadow Box Gym. Declara started the match strong by throwing strong punches to Jabarri. On the 2nd Round, Jabarri was able to manage the fight by delivering knee strikes towards Declara, forcing the referee to stop the fight in favour of Javarri.
In the ninth match, Leonardo Delarmino of the Shadow Box / MMA Gym won against DefTac Gary “Bad Boy” Garay in the second round. Delarmino dominated the match against Garay with several body slams. The fight had to be paused several times when the fighters grappled toward the ropes. Delarmino completely dominated the game with a flurry of strikes that became the highlight of the fight.
In the eight match, it was a close battle between fighters Romnical Carbellido of DefTac and Augustine Delarmino of Shadow Box – MMA Gym. Both fighters traded good blows but in the end, Carbellido was being pummelled the entire second round, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
In other matches, Greg “The Small Boy” of Shadow Box Gym stopped Jessy James Acevaga (Wushu) of the Team Tigers-Rossi; Arnel Sultan (Free Style) of Shadow Box Gym toppled Russel Gie Palec (Kung Fu) of Team Tigers-Rossi; Denmar “The Mebtech” Romey (Free Style) of Shadow Box Gym beat Argie F. Mandalawi (Free Style) of RR Gym; Jay “Barong” Delfin of Shadow Box downed Peter “Flat Top” Camacho (Boxer) of Defenders – Roxas City.
A draw fight between Ernie Braca of Shadow Box Gym and Arvin Baldelovar (Muay Thai) of Team Tiger-Rossi because of referee stoppage due to accidental injury; Equall “Jack the Reaper” Arnaldo (Boxer/Free Style) of Shadow Box Gym defeated Jordan “Urang” Viscala (Muay Thai) of Tiger-Rossi Team and Philip Delarmino (Muay Thai/Wrestling/Bixing) of Shadow Box Gym won over Stephen Tumale (Muay Thai) of DEFTAC Dumanguete through submission.
The event was sponsored by the following: Board Member Boy Advincula, Board Member Neneng Marcelino, Board Member Clemente Firmalino, Board Member Ardivilla, Board member Bettina bayot, Gen. Bobby Lastimoso, Crowtech by Jennifer Arabia, Danielles Water, K-1 Extreme, Sumikotomo Corp., Sen. Mar, Roxas, Gov. Victor Tanco, Vice Gov. Felipe Barredo, Cong. Tony Del Rosario, Board Member Raymund Locsin, Board Member Ricky Martin, Board Member Bo Bediones, Board Member Nonoy Contreras, Board Member David Bauson, Board Member Frits Cruz-am and Board member Baden Cantiller.
• Shadow Boxing Gym, Roxas City
• Defenders, Roxas City
• Team Tigers-Rossi
• DefTac, Dumanguete