MMA stars reimagined as superheroes on this cake customized cake
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Team Lakay was honored through a customized cake. (Photo from Mark Sangiao Facebook Page)

Mixed martial artists usually get inside the ring with their gloves, customized shorts and mouthguards on.

Now, imagine the Team Lakay stars sporting some superhero costumes, but on a special cake.

In celebration of National Heroes Day last month, the Igorot warriors were presented with the cake during a fellowship session.

“Natutuwa tayo at kino-consider talaga na mga heroes din ‘yung mga athletes natin,” Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao told Manila Bulletin in a recent interview. “Considering na hindi rin ganun kadali ‘yung mga ginagawa ng mga athlete natin.”

ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio sported the Iron Man suit while two-time lightweight king Eduard Folayang stood tall as the mighty Superman.

Honorio Banario geared up as Captain America, Kevin Belingon represented the Black Panther and Geje Eustaquio was Spiderman.

“Hindi madali during competitions but also in the preparations sa araw-araw. Twice a day [training], the 42-year-old Sangiao added. “Napakahirap ng mga ginagawa nila kaya masaya tayo.”

Photo from Mark Sangiao Facebook page

Last week, no less than ONE CEO and founder Chatri Sityodtong announced the return of Team Lakay in the circle.

Folayang, Belingon and Eustaquio are among the fighters that were lineup up  but the final fight card has yet to be announced.

Source: Manila Bulletin (