Baguio may be famous for its cool temperature, but when it comes to passion for mixed martial arts, it’s sizzling hot. MMA talents abound in the City of Pines that several gyms/associations have cropped up in the area, producing talents who have made it to the big leagues with a lot more just waiting to be discovered.
It’s no surprise then that Pacific X-Treme Combat (PXC), the Asia-Pacific region’s premier MMA company, has made Baguio it’s unofficial second home for its regional developmental league, Laban MMA. Since its inception last year, PXC Laban MMA has held two amateur and semi-pro events in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, getting tremendous support from the city’s MMA fans and discovering fresh talents that could very well go on to conquer the pro ranks. Two more events are coming, this December and then in February of next year.
On December 18, PXC Laban MMA goes back to Baguio for the third time, bringing to the cool city another hot MMA event that is guaranteed to give fans of the sport such a rousingly good time. Ten matches are on offer, bannered by a couple of main events featuring fighters from the popular Team Lakay gym. Baguio’s very own Danny Kingad stakes his unblemished record of 6 wins against an equally talented opponent from the Catalan Fighting System Philippines gym, Robin Catalan, while Sagada’s Keiff Mangusan will try to improve his record when he goes up against a very experienced foe in Rex De Lara from the Mumma/Fight Factory gym.
Eight other matches serve as appetizers, but they are sure to give fans their fill of MMA action right from the opening bell. Team Torogi’s Darwin Camusol clashes with Neil Larano of Fist Gym, Rizalino “Jon” Olivar roughs it up with Hitman Training Camp’s Johnson Alde, Danilo Dilag of Safehouse MMA Support battles Cris Aplicador of Biagtan Muay Thai, Team Torogi-BFC’s’s Franklin Donglay brawls with Jiar Castillo of Xtreme Boxing gym.
Delfin Nawen of Lakay Training Center gets the measure of Team UGB MMA/Tribal Submission Baguio gym’s Jayson Margallo, Joseph Pasiwat of Tribal Submission locks horns with Francis Romero of Safehouse MMA, Subsports, while PXC Laban MMA regulars Jeremy Pacatiw of Lakay Training Center and Joshua Pacio of Team Lakay trade kicks and blows with their respective rivals, Jeff Biron of D’Elements MMA gym and Ric Myler Empil of Amazing Kafagway MMA.
PXC Laban MMA Baguio 3 is presented by Red Horse Extra Strong, the #1 Beer, “Ito ang tama!” and by Sports 5, in cooperation with the City of Baguio. Sponsors are Premiere Condoms, Hayabusa, and Beer Below Zero—the COLDEST beer ever.
Official presscon and weigh-in venue is Ampersand Event Center, while official media partners are Sunstar Baguio, Z Radio 98.7, DZWX Basta Radyo Bombo!, and DZWT 540 Radyo Totoo. Ticketing partner is SM Tickets and local gym partner is Team Lakay.
PXC Laban MMA Baguio 3 tickets are available at any SM Tickets outlet. You can also get them online at www.smtickets.com.
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