Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Benibe’

This is the picture posted by Andrew Benibe on his Facebook page showing where he got cut during training.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Andrew Benibe of Maic’s Gym/Benibe MMA suffered a nasty cut in training that inevitably ended his chances of facing Alcer Lozada and hitting two birds with one stone which was to avenge Mike Banayad’s loss and gain a #1 contender slot for a championship. This isn’t really news to those who are friends of Andrew in Facebook who’ve known about the bad cut for more than a week, but the question is, who will replace him?

I was hanging out with my very good friend Willy Carlos, the URCC’s one and only

Mark Striegl is undefeated in 9 fights with 7 wins by submission.

matchmaker and he mentioned a name that definitely would be an exciting  fighter to replace Andrew Benibe with and match-up against Alcer Lozada. With URCC 21 being the promotion’s 10th anniversary event, they couldn’t just throw anyone in. It has to be someone legitimate, and at 9 wins and 0 losses, Mark “Mugen” Striegl of Team Buffet is someone you could definitely consider “legit”. Winning 7 out 9 fights by submission, Striegl is bound to give everyone an exciting fight when he goes against Lozada who is also a fighter who favors the ground. Although Alcer has good kicks, he has recently fallen in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (he’s been collecting medals) and it shows in his fights. Even if this fight is on short notice, if you’ve been following the movements of Team Buffet, then you’d know that they fight almost every other week so they’re always in shape.

This is definitely good news for the fight fans. As for Andrew Benibe, get well soon bro and we can’t wait to see you back in the ring!

Mark Striegl is ½ of Team Buffet with the other half being Will “The Kill” Chope who’ll also be on the URCC 21 card facing off against Angelito Manguray. Congratulations guys with the success of GODs FC!

The above article isn’t official yet. For a formal statement, check out http://urccmma.com and further updates and breaking news!

Special thanks to the very hardworking http://mmaorient.com and Andrew Benibe for the pictures!

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