One of the inspiring storylines fans can look forward to when Cage Gladiators and Hitman MMA hold their Fight Night III: Philippines vs Korea event on Sunday, April 14 at the SM Skydome North EDSA in Quezon City is the participation of deaf and mute fighter Dennis Domingo of JMC MMA.
The 35-year-old Las Pinas native Domingo will be in a tough battle against Korean local MMA champion Kim Jae Woong of Extreme Combat/Top Gym BF.
Coming in as a late replacement to Miguel Biron, Domingo relayed to his coach Prince Lloyd Soledad his excitement as he has looked forward to taking his MMA career to the next level.
“Dennis has waited for this opportunity long enough. He was supposed to fight an Indian MMA artist before, but it did not push through. So he is really delighted to have this chance to go up against a foreign opponent,” said Soledad.
Domingo’s combat sports career started in 2008, when he was teammates with Soledad for amateur Muay Thai events. Eventually, Domingo’s head mentor jumpstarted a gym and Domingo requested to train under him.
The partnership begun and grew from there. Since then, Domingo has established himself as one of the premier local MMA talents in his more than a decade foray in the local Philippine MMA scene.
A local entrepreneur for his day job, Domingo as fought the likes of Drex Zamboanga and Myron Mangubat.
Now, the Muay Thai specialist wants to claim the keystone moment of his career as he faces a tough challenge from the visiting Kim Jae Woong.
Both fighters made weight for their lightweight co-main headliner with Kim Jae Woong registering 153.5 pounds while the hometown bet Domingo coming in at 151 pounds.