Wanawan eyes needed win in TLC 8

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Friday, December 13, 2013


PACIFIC Xtreme Combat fighter Jerome Wanawan is set to headline the eight staging of Team Lakay Championship this December 14 at the Baguio Convention Center.

After winning three fights, Wanawan is on a two fight skid and hopes to bounce back as he battles Muay Thai specialist Dindo Camansa of Reamico-Biagtan Cavite in the main event of the eight mix martial arts fight and three sanda bouts.

Coach Mark Sangiao said the 8th Team Lakay Championships is envisioned to form a pool of local athletes and inspire others to be the pride of their communities and promote the practice of wushu, the base martial arts sport of Team Lakay.

“It is also a way of scouting for exceptional athletes. In fact, we’ve expedited the awarding of college scholarship through the Wushu Federation of the Philippines to talented but underprivileged athletes,” he said.

Tristan Rebuyaco, who is undefeated in four fights, will stake his clean record against a Bicolano mix martial arts fighter Jun Gallano fighting out of Lion's Den Biagtan Cavite.

Also in the undercard of the Team Lakay event is Delfin Nawen who will be up against BSU Muay Thia's Johnny Bitaga while Joshua Pacio takes on Denver Sungaban of Tribal Submission gym.

Gerard Gamwasen is set to square off in the 65 kg division against Sonny Buclay of Tribal Submission as Jon Olivar and Neil Jansson of Camp Jansonn battles in the 135 lbs division.

Allan Rivera of Lakay San Fernando meanwhile takes on Jake Gayog of Altitude Gym with Martin Nuesca squaring off against rocky Lawagan of Tribal Submission.

In the Sanda competitions, headlining the event is Lemer Maximino as he takes on Jessie Bitaga of BVS Muya Boran.

Konner Algen on the other hand battles Rex Castro of BSU Muay Boran while Jackson Gulayan and Josphat Navarro will raise the curtain for the event which starts at 7:30 in the evening of the event in parnership with Amazing Promotions in cooperation with Dr. Dave Taclobao, Dr. John Harold Hiyadan in cooperation with Tatak Maharlikano, 50s Diner, DM Bagsan, Potato Grill and Resto, Total, Tiongsan, Malcom, Winaca Eco Cultural Village, and Fitness Haven.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on December 14, 2013.

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