Filipino fighter Mark Greg Valerio continued his winning trajectory, delivering a knockout punch to Jaures Dea of Cameroon in the featherweight category.
The event, hosted at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, solidified Valerio’s record at 9-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw), extending his winning streak to two. This victory follows his remarkable 11-second knockout against the top contender from Iraq several months prior, further establishing his prowess in the ring.
Mark Climaco, another Filipino talent, clinched victory in the flyweight division against Tumelo Manyamala, improving his professional MMA record to 10-2-0 and marking a current streak of one win. Climaco’s performance underscored the strength and skill prevalent among Filipino fighters in international competitions.
The event also featured CJ De Tomas, a third Filipino contender at the UAE Warriors 46, who faced a formidable opponent in Dylan Salvador, a renowned French mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kickboxer. Despite a brave showing, De Tomas was defeated, adjusting his professional MMA record to 10-5-0, with a streak of three losses.