April 14, 2024

With their dominating win, Team Lakay fighters Jean Claude Saclag and Adonis Sevilleno showed they are ripe for the bigger stage after stopping their opponents in the Benguet Explosion Martial Arts Tournament recently.

Saclag made short work of Ronald Regalado in the main event with a technical knockout in the first round while Sevilleno defeated Reden Manguiat via arm triangle submission also in the opening canto.

VICTORIOUS — Kalinga pride and Team Lakay’s rising mixed martial arts fighter Jean Claude Saclag was triumphant with a technical knockout of Ronald Regalado in the main event of the Benguet Explosion Martial Arts Tournament held in La Trinidad, Benguet recently. — Clint Taynan

Sevilleno finally nailed his first win under Team Lakay after back-to-back losses in his ONE Championship campaign since winning the ONE Warrior Series Philippines in 2022.

“I needed to win badly since I already lost two in a row in ONE,” said Sevilleno in Filipino.

Saclag, a multi-gold medalist in the Southeast Asian Games, also said during a press briefing his victory will pave the way for him to seek possible opportunity in mixed martial arts despite his hectic training schedule with the Philippine Kickboxing Team.      

In other bouts, Argentinian Nahuel Gandolfi took three rounds to score a unanimous decision win against Rone Deliu while Joris Jonker of Netherlands finished Mark Obero in the first round via arm triangle.

Conan Dela Peña secured a hard-earned split decision win against Neptali Ticar of the event presented by Benguet Rep. Eric Yap and the provincial government.

Scoring unanimous decision wins were John Ira Barrientos against Duane Pascua, Ezra Saclag over Wilmer Salpad, and Charlie Rondina edging Firoz Khan.

Daryl Wadasen stopped Jed Sayud in the second round via technical knockout.

Gamebar Ang-caway emerged victorious against Christian Gutierez in a kickboxing match together with Jerlyn Kingad who won over Jhen Bauzon in the event supported by Fairtex, Infinitea, Cowboy Town La Trinidad, Lepatisserie Cafe, Lockdown Bar, Talamas, Kabayan Mayor Junjun Bantales, Ajhi’s Rage Room, Salveo Well, Baguio Country Sounds La Trinidad, Standford Korean Language Center-Cordillera, Sinner or Saint Cafe, Community Diagnostics Center, DarJane’s, Aim Fighter, JDD Roofing Center, Baguio Vacation House, BRIO Caffe Mistro and Jack’s Restaurant.

Toppling their respective rivals in the undercard were Judah Paul Saingan, Fritz Vicente, and Elvester Gaspar. – Press release