From left: Mark Palomar, Sugar Ray Estroso, Patrick Dos Santos
History was made on November 6, 2016 and FIST Gym’s pro-MMA fighter Patrick Dos Santos was part of it. URCC 28 hosted the first ever 3-on-3 MMA bout in Asia in Marriott Grand Ballroom.
The event featured Team Estroso versus Team Chan. Dos Santos was part of Team Estroso, who eventually won the match. Alongside Dos Santos were team captain Sugar Ray Estroso and Mark Palomar. Team Chan was spearheaded by Arvin Chan, with teammates Iyoy Espinosa and John Rey Larena.
Highlights of the bout included Dos Santos being knocked down the canvass on the minute after the match started, that made the match 3 vs 2. It was then evened out to 2 vs 2 by Palomar’s brutal spinning back fist against John Rey Larena, knocking him out cold. The second round had the remaining fighters exchanging punches and kicks with Estroso eliminating Espinosa. It was at this point that team captain Chan decided to call it quits.
Team Estroso was awarded the win via resignation and gained the honor of being the first team to win the historic 3-on-3 MMA bout.
Posted by: Paco Francisco
Date Posted: November 7, 2016