WHO IS MARK EDDIVA? (Feature)
Mark Eddiva (born February 16, 1986) is a Filipino mixed martial artist and wushu Champion who competes in the Featherweight division. Eddiva is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Eddiva made his professional debut in 2006 competing as a featherweight in regional promotions primarily in The Philippines. He compiled a record of 5-0, finishing all of his opponents before signing with the UFC in early 2014.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Eddiva made his promotional debut against Jumabieke Tuerxun on March 1, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale. Eddiva controlled Tuerxun on the feet and on the ground en route to a unanimous decision.
Eddiva later faced Kevin Souza on May 31, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. Souza won the fight via TKO due to punches near the end of the second round. The back and forth action earned by participants Fight of the Night honors.
Eddiva was linked to a fight with Mike De La Torre on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. However, the pairing was cancelled after both fighters suffered injuries leading up to the event.
Eddiva was expected to face Alex White on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66. However on April 26, it was announced that White suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced out of the bout. White was replaced by promotional newcomer Levan Makashvili. Eddiva lost the fight via split decision.
Eddiva is expected to face Dan Hooker on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.
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Team Lakay, is a martial arts group based in Baguio, Philippines.Officially named Lakay MMA Tap Team, it is also known as Lakay Wushu or Lakay MMA.The group was founded in 2003 by MMA fighter Marquez Sangiao. Sangiao was also head coach of the Cordillera chapter in Baguio for Wushu, and a seasoned martial artist with past experience in kickboxing, taekwondo, and Jiu-Jitsu as well as a martial arts instructor at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and a coach for Wushu at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City.
Team Lakay fighters use a distinctive style which has its roots in Wushu Sanshou. The success of fighters such as Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Kevin Belingon, Crisanto Pitpitunge, Dave Galera and Rey Docyogen has helped the Team establish a reputation as being the top MMA team in the Philippines.
On October 26, 2011 it was announced that Team Lakay Wushu was a part of the One FC Network.
Team Lakay is the most decorated MMA Team in the Philippines!
La Trinidad,Benguet with branches in Baguio City and La Union
Team Lakay's vision is to help create a vibrant environment in the Cordilleras where martial arts can flourish. In the future, the team envisions to help establish their region THE center for martial arts up North of the Philippines.
Their code: Courage, Discipline, Respect.
Their motto : Champions are not born, they are made.
Sources : WikiPedia, Facebook /Team Lakay