ROEL Rosauro landed a well-timed roundhouse kick to the ribs to end the night of veteran Urtcych Alarin in the third round of an action-packed main event of Cebu Extreme Fight League (CEFL) - “No Way Out” last Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.
Rosauro threw the left roundhouse and dropped Alarin on his knee near the cage, forcing the referee to intervene in the 42-second mark of the last round.
“I saw that he was open on his side so I threw the kick,” said the 28-year-old Rosauro of Yaw-Yan Ardigma “That was the plan, to strike him.”
The 35-year-old Alarin of XFC MMA of Butuan City stayed with Rosauro the whole duration of the fight before the devastating kick hit its target. Rosauro improved to 8-1, while Alarin dropped to 6-5.
Arnel Ylanan (6-2) showcased his impressive submission game after forcing Romel Lugo (5-4) to tap out in the 1:24 mark of the opening round with a rear-naked choke in the show’s co-main event.
Ivan Rodley Victorio (2-0) walked away with an unbeaten record intact following a unanimous decision victory over Niño Rio Saoy (2-3) in one of the featured fights.
In the undercard, Joemar Bayang (10-1) got the split decision nod over Jomar Manlangit (6-1). Peter Paul Sonido (7-3) beat Kim Vallejos (4-1-1) by unanimous decision; pro pug Rufino Mante (8-1) showed that he’s not just a striker with a second round kimura submission win over Romel Deita (8-2). Sportswriter Lemuel Maglinte (3-0) ended his brief career on a winning note with a first round rear-naked choke over Rodel Calbog (0-2).
Frederick Lim Jr. (11-4) submitted Dane Caezar Dawal in the first round with an armbar. Rhyle Lugo (2-0) just needed 43 seconds to stop Ariane Fantilanan (4-4-1). Tonix Borres (1-0) had a successful ring debut with a unanimous decision win over veteran Erving Mosico (6-3). Luther Trigo (1-0) stopped Mark Tapales (0-1) in the first round and Charlo Baga-an (1-0) defeated Romar Villudres (0-1) by split decision.
Despite limited support, CEFL organizer Master Benigno “Ekin” Caniga, considered the father of Cebu MMA, will continue to promote MMA here in Cebu.
“It was a good turnout despite the lack of sponsors. Our next event this year is Ground and Pound,” said Caniga.