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Delos Reyes averts early disaster to force Sangcha-an to submission

Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Guam-based Filipino fighter Jon Delos Reyes bounced back from an early barrage by homegrown talent Roldan Sangcha-an to get a submission win in their UFC Fight Night Philippines match at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday night.

In the all-Filipino contest, Sangcha-an put on a show in the opening round, almost scoring a submission on Delos Reyes while inflicting the latter a cut.

Early in the second round, Sangcha-an appeared to be dominating Delos Reyes as blood began to flow heavily on the latter's cut.

But after play was stopped to clean Delos Reyes' cut, he got a momentum swing and knocked down Sangcha-an and got him with a rear naked choke that forced him to tap at the 3:13 mark of the round.

Delos Reyes moved up to 8-4, dropping Sangcha-an to a 4-2 record.