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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Igorot Loman now holds the record as the youngest MMA champion in the Middle East and Europe.

MMA World Champ Stephen “The Sniper” Loman with MP. Governer Lacwasan. Photo Courtesy: MP-PIO FB Page
Cordillera - Stephen Loman has just made another name for himself in the world of Mixed Martial Arts sport after he successfully defended his world championship belt last June, 9 2018. 

Not only that Loman was the reigning Brave Combat Federation Bantam Weight Champion in the World, he now holds the record as the youngest MMA champion in Europe and in the Middle East. 

22-year-old Loman is a proud Cordilleran who traces his roots from Bauko and Barlig of Mountain Province and Banaue, Ifugao. He is part of famed Team Lakay that trains many of the Igorots MMA champions like Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario and many more.

Last Tuesday, the MMA champion, together with his parents, visited Mountain Province and paid a courtesy call to Governer Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. at the Provincial Capitol in the Capital town. 

Lacwasan was elated to meet the champion while thanking him for displaying the heart and courage of an Igorot to the rest of the world during this fights. 

"Your victories are good news, we, especially your parents are very proud of your accomplishments. You are now among the elite who came from the highlands to hold a world championship title," Lacwasan said. 

In an interview conducted by PIO Mountain Province, Loman informed he is a Criminology graduate at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City and has already passed the board examination. 

He was introduced to MMA by his older brother and since then fell in love with the sport. He became a wushu scholar in college and lated joined Team Lakay. 

Loman advises those who are aspiring to become MMA fighter to focus on their training and avoid vices. 

"One must hone their skills through hard work, dedication and discipline and most importantly, training," he remarked. 

Loman wanted to become a policeman or become an entrepreneur when retires from MMA sports. 

source || MP-PIO FB Page

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