At the onset of 2017, Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) crossed the Pacific Ocean and parked the Philippines based fight promotion in San Fransisco’s harbor. During this event, entitled URCC 29: Conquest, Derrick Easterling (6-3) claimed ownership of the vacant URCC Flyweight Championship with a second-round submission. At URCC 30, Easterling will travel west to defend his prizefighting keepsake.
On August 12, 2017, the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon, Philippines will fill to capacity to capture the clash of URCC’s Champion opposite the number one contender, Jiar ‘The Twister’ Castillo (2-3).
Since the bumpy start to Castillo’s career, he has reeled off a pair of successive victories. The shine of URCC gold caught Castillo’s eye, and he, along with his team at Xtreme Boxing Club, would prefer the 125-pound belt to remain on familiar soil.
Easterling will enter as the champ, but the audience may perceive him as a glorified enemy. Regardless of the cheers before the bell, the goal for Easterling in his debut to the tropical island, as is the case every time the cage door locks behind him, resides in action speaking louder than words, thereby hypnotizing the audience to sway in his favor. By implementing the game plan crafted in Easterling’s headquarters, Performance Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts, he will continue to dot the Pacific Rim with a rabid fanbase.