YOUNG local mixed martial arts fighters take center stage this weekend with the staging of Forza Underground II.
Billed as the biggest student MMA battle in the Philippines, Forza Underground II is to happen on Dec. 22 at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
The event will feature some of the top collegiate fighters in the country, divided into two groups — Black Team and Red Team.
Headlining Forza Underground II is the light heavyweight championship match between Kashmir Yap from Ateneo de Manila University (Black Team) and Kevin Guevara from Philippine Women’s University (Red Team).
Also part of the card is the welterweight title match between Kit Santos and Jovymel Villanueva and the flyweight title clash of Mark Itaas of the Technological Institute of the Philippines and Gabriel Tolentino of Informatics College Manila.
The three headlining fights are part of the 19-fight card set for the event.
Forza Underground II is organized by athletic wear brand Forza, part of the Kamiseta Group of Companies, and follows up on the first edition of the event last October, which was attended by some 3,000 spectators.
Tickets for the event are available for P350 and P850 and can be purchased over — Michael Angelo S. Murillo