MMA returns via Trench Warz 21: Civil War!


Brothers Shane, left, and Alverick Alvarez are locked in a stare down before they train for next month’s Trench Warz 21: Civil War! (Contributed Photo)

It will be a “family feud” next month, as Trench Tech has announced that mixed martial arts will return to the island sports scene to kick off the summer of 2021.

According to Trench Tech president Cuki Alvarez, when Trench Warz 21: Civil War! goes down next month, you can expect excitement and hard-hitting action with the main event bringing its share of soap opera-like drama. In a featherweight matchup headlining the card, it will be former featherweight champion Shane “Pikaboo” Alvarez taking on his older brother Alverick “Pretty Boy” Alvarez, who will put his undefeated record (5-0) in a classic Cain and Abel matchup.

And if that’s not enough, their father Cuki announced that he will be the special guest referee when his sons step inside the eight sides, while her daughter, Sheniah, will be the ring girl.

In interviews held separately out of fear they would beat each other up before they do battle, the younger Alvarez stated that on top of his brother constantly picking on them growing up, he wants to show his sibling who is the better fighter.

“Alverick may be the only one in the family who’s never lost a fight, but I’ve been the one carrying the family name in the ring the last several years both on and off-island,” Shane said. “Facing my brother will not only be one of the toughest fights I’ve ever been in, but beating him in the middle of the cage, will show him, our family, and the Marianas who truly is the better Alvarez,” he added.

Although Alverick is comfortable being away from the fight spotlight, he feels that he needs to put baby brother in his place.

“I love my brother and I will do what I can to back him up and be there for him. “But when that cage door closes, and the bell rings, he’s just going to be another cocky fighter I need to set straight.”

When asked whether he would be impartial in his officiating, Cuki mentioned that he would, but added that “Whoever loses, I will disown. They won’t be worthy of carrying the family name, it’s going to be tough to do, but sorry parri that’s what’s gonna happen to one of my boys.”

On top of the Alvarez vs. Alvarez colossal collision, the undercard is equally impressive. Truth will battle justice as Trench Tech elder statesman Jason “Rush” Tarkong will take on MMA legend Brandon “The Truth” Vera in a five-round matchup Cuki calls “The Battle of the Boyus.” Also part of the undercard is the Japan meets Korea duel between “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung and original Trench Tech warrior Tetsuji Kato.

Meanwhile, as a special attraction, Marianas warrior and UFC star Frank “The Crank” Camacho will sign an open contract to face whoever is brave enough to challenge him. Cuki said that if the challenger knocks Camacho out in two rounds, he will win $25,000 in cash, which will definitely be a stimulus fund everyone will want to win.

Trench Warz 21 is scheduled to take place on May 32, with the venue to be determined later as organizers are still working on COVID-19 safety protocols. Weigh-ins will take place after off-island fighters complete their mandatory quarantine. Social distancing will be enforced and according to Cuki, anyone who does not wear a mask will be charged double admission at the door.

Excited for the return of MMA action? Buy your tickets now, April Fool’s Day.

Dirk Diggler

Dirk Diggler

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