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Mariano Jones sends Caloy Baduria to retirement in URCC 86

Mariano Jones hugs soon-to-retire Caloy Banduria after their match. URCC
By Dugout Philippines

MANILA—Costa Rican Mariano “The Hitman” Jones, as expected, gave veteran Caloy Baduria a respectful farewell bout, but beat him in just 42 seconds via submission on Tuesday in Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 86 at the Palace in Xylo BGC in Taguig.

Jones, who will be turning 27 on Friday, plunged into action immediately by deflecting the punches of the 43-year-old veteran and taking him down on the canvass before applying the Americana or the keylock submission to finish the fight in the first round.

“I wish Caloy the best in retirement and I like the guy, but they call me 'The Hitman' for a reason. I have no emotion in the cage. Feels good very thankful for the opportunity given to me by URCC and I hope to get a title shot for my next fight,” Jones said.

The undefeated fighter known for his wrestling and great striking moves has now improved to a 3-0 win-loss slate—where he also retired one of the best Filipino strikers Arvin Chan in the previous URCC 84 last April also via submission.

URCC President Alvin Aguilar and co-owner vice-president/general manager Aleks Sofronov praised all the fighters and the grapplers who participated in the promotion’s 86th fight edition sponsored by online casino Atlantis.

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

In the grappling matches, Gregorio Abalos beat Gabriel del Rosario in the open weight category and Joaquin Dy whipped Neil Larano via submission move in the first round of their welterweight category clash.

In the other MMA bouts, Alex Bigander defeated Guiller Lopez via triangle arm submission choke in the first round of their pro-am middleweight bout, while Marwin Quirante beat Mcleary Onido via unanimous decision in their flyweight battle.

Mark Gatmaitan scored a technical knockout win in the first round over Tristan De Mena during their light heavyweight MMA clash, while Edemel Catalan survived Bryl Osaraga via rear naked choke in the first round of their strawweight class.

In bareknuckle bouts, Juanito Mabanan crushed Rolando Plaza via unanimous decision in their strawweight clash, and Aries Lasar clobbered Bonifacio Caangay in a bantamweight bout via unanimous decision.

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