MANILA, Philippines — Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos settled for a draw after locking horns for two rounds in a highly anticipated MMA exhibition bout Saturday at the Valkyrie Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The three judges scored the bout 19-19, resulting in a unanimous draw.
Matos dominated the opening round, positioning himself to a full mount and pummeling Geisler for majority of the canto.
But Geisler stormed back in the second and final round as he pounded his rival. Both men looked gassed by the final bell.
As the decision was announced, the crowd demanded for an additional round to settle the score. But an obviously gassed out Geisler appeared to decline, and the draw decision stuck.
The fight was promoted to settle the score between the two actors.
Matos and Geisler figured in an altercation at a bar in Quezon City last month. URCC's Alvin Aguilar sent out an invitation to the two, offering the promotions’ very own cage as a venue to iron out their differences.
“We are offering you both a chance to finally settle your score inside the URCC cage and not in the streets,” Aguilar said during a presser in May.
The Matos-Geisler card is one of the many fights featured in the Fight Night that spotlights Chris Hofmann versus Arvin Chan in the top billing. Other cards feature John Adajar against Jericho Tomagan, and Eddie Estrada opposite MJ Abrillo.
Geisler leans on a bit of tae kwon do experience. Matos, on the other hand, said he is familiar with jiu-jitsu.
The fight generated buzz off ridiculous taunt- and tension-laden pressers caught on camera. During the weigh-in, Matos even sprayed his urine onto Geisler.