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Rolando Dy announces retirement from MMA after BRAVE CF 62

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Calendar Icon02 October 2022

Filipino MMA star Rolando Dy has announced retirement from MMA after his loss at BRAVE CF 62. Rolando went up against Olzhas Eskaraev in the main event of BRAVE CF 62 which was held in Kazakhstan.

The fight ended in favour of Eskaraev via a second-round knockout and after the match, Rolando took the microphone and announced that it was time for him to hang up his gloves. The Filipino noted that he will be continuing his association with the sport and revealed plans for continuing as a coach.

He also thanked Eskaraev in his post-fight speech.

“This is my retirement, thank you to God, thank you to my fans and thank you to my haters. I just want to tell my family that I love you so much. This sport is my life, but we know when we can’t do it anymore, and tonight I realized that it is my time. As a coach, I will do this till the day I die, but as a fighter, my time has come. I am an old lion. I officially announce my retirement. Olzhas (Eskaraev), thank you for giving me my retirement,” Rolando noted.

Rolando will be retiring with a professional record of 14-13 to his name. He started his career back in 2011 at Nemesis MMA and fought in Pacific Xtreme Combat and Legend FC before making his BRAVE Combat Federation debut at BRAVE CF 5 in India.

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He then had a run in the UFC where he fought four times. Rolando was 1-3 in the UFC with his win coming against Lijiburen Wu at UFC Fight Night 122 back in 2017. After his run in the UFC, Rolando fought in UAE Warriors and Abu Dhabi Warriors. His last seven fights came under the BRAVE Combat Federation banner. He secured wins over John Brewin and Maciej Gierszekski in 2020 and was also crowned the BRAVE Combat Federation Fighter of the year.

He suffered four back-to-back losses after this with his losses coming against top-ranked names in the promotion.

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