I know for a fact that upon reading the title of this article millions of fan boys ran to their phones to call their friends, some cried, some screamed, some felt uplifted and for the select few, the probably bled through their noses. If you thought that Eric “The Natural” Kelly was going to face Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang were going to fight each other then HA! I fooled you there, blind sided like a lazy man who doesn’t keep his hands up in a fight. It was my way of giving you an April Fool’s joke early, or late, depending on how you see life. Well, if you’re pretty pissed right now because you just realize that that shit ain’t going to happen, we still got good news for you.
While Folayang and Kelly will not be facing each other, they will be on the card and facing Lowen Tynanes and Brad Terrey respectively. Lowen Tynanes is a hot prospect stepping out of Hawaii to face the Philippine’s favorite son while Brad Terry, who trains out of Phuket Top Team, will be stepping up his game while stepping down in weight class when he meets “The Natural”.
Folayang, the current URCC Welterweight Champion, has thus far competed 6 times in the URCC and has yet to lose any one of those matches. His last appearance in the promotion saw him completely destroy Brazilian Watson Teixeira. Kelly, also a URCC Champion, has already fought for the company 5 times. It would be interesting to note that both man are no.1 contenders for the Lightweight and Featherweight ONE FC titles respectively.
URCC Dekada will mark the 10th successful year of the Philippine’s and Southeast Asia’s longest running MMA promotion. Fans can expect a stacked card with all the most popular URCC stars. The event will be taking place at the brand new SM Mall of Asia Arena on December 1st.