RIP, Lance Osalla.
UGB MMA stands for Underground Battle Mixed Martial Arts Championship. The brainchild of Team Goat Locker founder Ferdie ‘Jefe’ Munsayac, 13 events later UGB is far from being an underground MMA promotion. They’ve recently partnered with World Series of Fighting-Global to host the Foreign Invasion series, pitting Filipino MMA fighters against international competition. Moreover, they entered an agreement with Hybrid Yaw-Yan to co-promote Balikatan MMA.
On March 18, UGB mounts their 14th event with mixed emotions. On the one hand, it marks the second UGB event under the WSOF-Global partnership. On the other, it is dedicated to one of Team Goat Locker’s scholars in Lance Osalla. One of UGB’s most fervent supporters, Osalla passed away due to kidney failure. He was just 31 years old.
We would like to extend our condolences to Lance’s kin and his larger Goat Locker family. This certainly puts into perspective how fleeting life is, and how much we should treasure the relationships we establish along the way.
Stay tuned for more details regarding UGB 14.
John Hudson Go is the Editor-in-Chief of MMA Philippines.