Filipinos have long been fond of basketball and boxing, but one of the sports also that Filipinos are excelling: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
The six years of hardwork or more and an undefeated professional boxing record gets this Filipino warrior earn his way into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The former Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) flyweight champion will be back in the Octagon for his second UFC fight on April 8 in Buffalo, New York. Jenel "The Demolition Man" Lausa (7-2-0) vs. Magomed "Gladiator" Bibulatov (13-0) is set for UFC 210. It will be headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson for a championship rematch at light heavyweight.
Jenel is in for what could be the toughest test of his rising career so far. Magomed Bibulatov is Russia's former flyweight champion at World Series of Fighting (WSOF). He will make his octagon debut with 13 wins pro MMA record. Bibulatov will put his unbeaten record on the line.
Lausa is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Yao Zhikui on his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson back in November of last year. The Pinoy UFC fighter was scheduled to make his promotional debut on October 15, 2016 in front of his hometown crowd. However, due to the cancellation of the event, Lausa's match with Zhikui was moved in Melbourne, Australia's fight card.
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The 28-year old pride of Concepcion, Iloilo has won 5 of his last bouts in his pro MMA record of 7 wins. He is a very accomplished striker. He has footwork and effortless forward movements as well which struck fight fans the most.
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Jenel Lausa has established himself as the next big thing! The future looks very bright for this talented martial artist.
There aren't many Filipino fighters in the UFC. He represents in this sports. Another Pinoy athlete we should be proud of. Jenel Lausa will be the one to look out for at UFC Buffalo.