Mindanao MMA expo set Aug. 1-A A +A
Thursday, July 17, 2014
THE 1st Mindanao Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Expo will get underway on August 10 at the Garden Oases Resort and Convention Center, Davao City.
Organizer Colin Silo bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall B3 Center yesterday.
Silo said, "This is a pioneering event in martial arts in Davao City. We had problems with our schedule so we've made it to a one day event where we feature simultaneous fights in Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, and MMA," Silo said.
Organizers expect a thousand audience for the said event.
He added, "The goals of the event are to help beginners and amateurs to develop their skills and confidence inside the ring so that they will be prepared to go and compete in bigger leagues."
Silo said, "It is also an opportunity to help local fighters in fulfilling their dreams in mixed martial arts."
A total of 22 gyms confirmed to compete in Jiu-Jitsu while crossfight has attracted 60 fighters. Eight MMA fights will also be staged.
"We hope to cater all matches and audiences in our venue," Silo added.
A similar event will be staged in Mati and Surigao.
Tickets are sold at P50 to P100.
Winners will pocket cash prizes and health supplements.
The expo is organized by SmokerFight. (KRP)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 18, 2014.