URCC Global Welterweight Champion John Adajar is all set to return to his pageant beginnings. In a presscon held earlier at Annabel’s in Quezon City, an official announcement was made by National Director Arnold Vegafria. This 30 year-old 5’11” strongman from Laguna – a cyclist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner – will conquer Poland as the appointed representative and Mister Supranational Philippines in Mister Supranational 2021. This stint will be his one final hurrah to capture the big glory in international pageantry and hopefully make the entire country proud.
As a Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Champion with the moniker “Outlaw”, it’s not hard to either like or hate John. Owning a 5W-1L pro-MMA record, he has garnered fans with his deft skills in the ring and irritated a lot of people with his arrogant persona that he uses to promote fights or regaled them with his looks.But if you look deeper, Adajar is one of those fighters who had to climb their way up the food chain. While being born into a privileged life, “Outlaw” embraced the grind of combat sports where there are more fans than practitioners in his social segment. He wasn’t one of those fighters who just showed up into a pro league even if they haven’t even fought one amateur fight. He was cutting his teeth in the amateur circuit, namely the Academy Fighting Championship being handled by Ron and Aaron Catunao. He was the welterweight champion in the AFC and it was obvious to anyone who saw him fight that he was going to end up in the URCC sooner or later.
Pageant-wise, John was Ginoong Laguna 2014 and competed as a 24 year-old during Misters of Filipinas 2015. He made it to the Top 15 that year, and locked in the learning experience as a life chapter that he would look back to with fondness. After all, he is going to Mister Supranational 2021 armed with the good looks, the grit & guts of a true Filipino and the fighting spirit that made him shine in the worldwide caged fighting arena.
Give it your best shot. Go for it, John!