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Casino Filipino ‘BETS’ IV slated in Mactan

Heart-pounding mixed martial arts (MMA) action will be witnessed once again on December 13 as the much-awaited Casino Filipino (CF) Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars (BETS) series takes center stage at CF Mactan in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

CF BETS IV features an explosive line-up of ring gladiators in an eight-fight card bannered by the featherweight bout between Mark “Mugen” Striegl of FIST Gym and Kim Ki-Sung of BK Wang Ho/TOP Gym BF.

Serving as co-main event is the welterweight combat pitting The Den MNL’s Arvin Chan against Joel Jabonero of CALMA-MMA.

Striegl, who carries a professional fight record of 16 wins and two losses, looks to score a fitting follow-up to his huge first-round victory over former Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) bantamweight king Andrew Benibe at the URCC XXX last August. Meanwhile, Sung, who is the current training partner of URCC featherweight champion Do Gyeom Lee will be making his URCC debut.

For the co-main event, Chan seeks to register his only second win in eight outings as he sets his sight on several big-time fight cards to boost his stock as a fighter. He hammered out the first victory of his ring career in an overwhelming fashion by forcing Paulo Almendrala into verbal tap out during their match at the CF BETS III last September. Jabonero, for his part, is eyeing no less than a triumphant campaign as he embarks on his first professional fight.

The CF BETS series, which the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) holds in partnership with the URCC, has been transforming CF venues into world-class MMA sites where casino patrons and guests enjoy nail-biting ring wars.

“After the first three CF BETS events this year, a lot of people were asking if we will continue holding MMA fights in our casinos. The answer is yes, and this time, it will be our Cebuano brothers and sisters who will be treated to explosive combat actions top-billed by some of the country’s up-and-coming warriors,” said PAGCOR Assistant Vice President for Entertainment Bong Quintana.

Other featured matches in the CF BETS IV pit Dave Banguingui (Fight Corp) against Ariel Oliveros (Brown House Fitness), Roque Mana-ay (Catalan Fighting System) vs. Do Gun Son, Lucky Mateo (Fight Corp) vs. Charles Sayson (Oryx MMA Qatar), Ariel Lampacan (Subsports PH) vs. Giovanie Macasling (CALMA-MMA), Roel Rosauro (Yaw-Yan Ardigma Cebu) vs. Alexander Aballe (Yawchedelic MMA) and Adonis Sevillano vs. Arnel Ylanan (Deftac Vagabong MMA).

Tickets for the event are priced at P3,000 (which comes with P1,500 worth of Free Bet Coupons and P1,500 worth of Slot Machine Loyalty Credits); and P2,000 (which comes with P1,000 worth of Free Bet Coupons and P1,000 worth of Slot Machine Loyalty Credits).

Gaming is for 21 years old and above only. Keep it fun. Game responsibly.

For more details, please call the PAGCOR Entertainment Department at (02) 708-20-46 or (02) 526-0337 local 2401 to 2403 or the PAGCOR Marketing Department at 254-6266 or visit www.facebook.com/casinofilipino, www.facebook.com/pagcor.artists or www.twitter.com/casinofilipino.

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