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Caloy Baduria announces retirement ahead of URCC 86 headliner vs. Mariano Jones

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA—Win or lose, Caloy “The Bad Boy” Baduria will definitely retire for good whatever happens in their main event middleweight bout against unbeaten Mariano “The Hitman” Jones in Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 86 on Tuesday at the Palace in Xylo in BGC.

But the 43-year-old fighter from Northern Samar has promised to make his last fight a memorable farewell retirement bout from the sport he loves since 2003, and hoping to give the Costa Rican warrior a great fight.

“This will be my last fight and I want a good experience out of it. It’s another challenge for me. But win or lose, I will be retiring for good,” Baduria said during the URCC 86 fight news conference recently in BGC. 

“My opponent is young and hungry, but I will give my best to give him a good fight.”

Baduria is holding an 11-6-1 win-loss-draw record highlighted with nine knockout win due to his great striking ability. But he’ll be facing a notorious undefeated opponent known for his wrestling and striking skills that retired Arvin Chan last April 25 via keylock submission. 

“I will treat my rival with full respect by training hard and giving him the best fight. Whatever happens, I prepared myself, I worked on my wrestling, grappling and striking,” Jones, who will be turning 27 on July 7, said. 

Jones is undefeated in two fights with one knockout and one by submission. 

URCC founding President Alvin Aguilar and Vice-President Co-Owner/ General Manager Aleks Sofronov announced that the addition of the first ever grappling bouts in URCC history will boost the action in the tournament majorly backed by online casino Atlantis.

The fight card is also supported by Angkas, and Lucas Lepri BJJ. 

In other scheduled bouts, Neil Larano and Joaquin Dy will clash in a welterweight grappling bout, while Gabriel Del Rosario and Gregorio Abalos face each other in an open weight grappling fight both bouts being the first ever grappling bouts in URCC history, and Marwin Quirante battles McCleary Ornido in flyweight MMA bout.

In other MMA fights, Bryl Osaraga meets Edemel Catalan in strawweight bout, Mark Gatmaitan squares off with Tristan De Mena in a light heavyweight match, while a bareknuckle strawweight bout between Juanito Mabanan and Rolando Plaza.  

Aries Lasar clashes against Bonifacio Caangay in bantamweight bareknuckle bout, while Alex Bigander meets Guiller Lopez in an MMA 200 lbs catchweight bout.

Roben “Boy Hangin” Clores squared off Roldan Maslog “Bhen TV” Licame in a slap bout battle.

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