URCC 32: Preview

From one edge of the Pacific Ocean to the other, Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) will, once again, deliver a sport ‘as real as it gets’ with mixed martial artists prepared to showcase skill sets that are out of this world.

URCC’s initial visit to the Bay Area, URCC 29 on January 7, 2017, crowned a pair of Northern California’s combatants as champions of the Philippines-based promotion, and history may repeat itself, as a triad of titles seek their rightful owners, on September 30, 2017 at URCC 32.

Main Event: Nohelin ‘Suave’ Hernandez vs. Ryan Dela Cruz for the vacant URCC Featherweight Title

Nohelin ‘Suave’ Hernandez (4-1) can even make the ugly side of the game look pretty. Suffering the first blemish of his career in his last outing, Hernandez hopped at the chance to hoist URCC gold above his head. Flip-flopping between bantamweight and featherweight, a constant throughout Hernandez’s career is the clan of killer comrades helping hone his craft at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, California.

Tattooed from head-to-toe, Ryan Dela Cruz (7-3) was eager to ink a contract to contend for a belt. Ditching the tropical, easy-going island life in Hawaii, Dela Cruz, who trains out of 808 Fight Factory, plans to crash along the Bay Area’s shoreline with the power of a tsunami.

Co-Main Event: Fabricio Guerrero vs. Thomas Diagne for the URCC Lightweight Title

After earning the URCC championship at 155-pounds, Fabricio Guerrero (21-5), unfortunately, wasn’t able to continue his winning ways at Conquer Fighting Championships 3 against Efrain Escudero, a savvy veteran in the sport. Scanning Guerrero’s resume, he has suffered a checkered record, splitting wins and losses, since 2013; therefore, a return to the win column should coincide with his narrative.

Thomas ‘No Mas’ Diagne (6-7-1) anticipates no more defeats, and the URCC Lightweight Title would shine a ray of sunshine on his warrior spirit, which has battled with finding momentum in MMA’s unforgiving game. With his hand held high over Guerrero, Diagne’s record will move to .500 over an opponent with nearly twice the experience.

Feature Bout: Brady ‘The Kung Fu Warrior’ Huang vs. Ian Dela Cuesta for the vacant URCC Bantamweight Title

Since his last visit inside URCC’s cage, URCC 29, Brady ‘The Kung Fu Warrior’ Huang (5-0) has cycled through three other opponents, each of which was a first-round stoppage. As the hometown hero, Huang, a product of Dragon House MMA, intends on wearing the zero in his loss column around his waist with the URCC Bantamweight belt at the end of his bout.

Ian Dela Cuesta (9-8), along with his teammate in the main event, hails from Hawaii and hopes to pack a twelve pound strap in his luggage for the return flight home. Though Dela Cuesta may enter URCC 32 with an air of confidence, having submitted his last opponent in the first frame, he hasn’t strung together a pair of victories since 2012.

URCC 32 also includes:

Kailan Hill vs. Ahmed White in the middleweight division

Daniel McWilliams vs. Jumoke Hunter in the welterweight division

Bren O’Neal vs. Salaiman Ahmadyar in the lightweight division

Victor Tirado vs. Brandon Faumui in the lightweight division

Luis Vargas vs. Justin McClain in the featherweight division

Tom Cook vs. CJ Hagerty in the middleweight division

David Wright vs. Ladale Noa in the featherweight division

David Douglas vs. Angelo Trevino in the welterweight division

If you’re alien to the realm of regional MMA, URCC 32 will offer invaluable insight to its onlookers: the level of athletes on the local circuit is unbelievable. For tickets to URCC 32, go to urccmma.eventbrite.com or order the online pay-per-view at urcc-usa.cleeng.com.

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