ABS CBN : URCC, ABS-CBN forge partnership

MANILA, Philippines The Universal Reality Combat Championship, the first mixed martial arts promotion in Southeast Asia, and ABS-CBN recently forged a partnership to bring fights straight to Filipinos' households through free channel.URCC founder Alvin Aguilar and ABS-CBN head for integrated sports Dino Laurena formalized their partnership in a press briefing Friday, making the latter the official TV carrier of the URCC fights."We're excited to having partnered with a leading television station like ABS-CBN and we hope this will be the start of something bigger not just for URCC but Philippine MMA as a whole," said Aguilar.As an official broadcast partner, ABS-CBN Sports and Action and ABS-CBN Sportsand Action HD Ch166 will air URCC events starting with the URCC 27: Rebellion on April 23 at the Marriot Grand Ballroom in Pasay.A total of four championship belts will be up for grabs in the URCC 27 "Rebellion."Deftac fighter Reydon "Red" Romero will headline the blockbuster card as he seeks his second featherweight title defense against South Korean Do Gyum Lee since the former defeated Malaysian Jian Kai Chee in July last year.element-invisibleSportshub ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1CJ de Tomas also tries to stretch his unbeaten mixed martial arts run to six and wrest the flyweight crown from Japanese Hideo "Death from Tokyo" Morikawa, who will be defending his title for the first time.The lightweight championship, on the other hand, will pit American Will Chope of Fight Corps and Fil-Am Richie Redman of Legacy Gym Boracay.© Pakistan Press International, source Asianet-Pakistan

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