Pacific X-treme Combat, the region’s premier MMA organization, amazed MMA fans with another remarkable event in the Philippines! Last November 17, 2012, PXC 34 rocked Manila with 12 BIG bouts in the country’s BIGGEST venue, the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The show was also streamed LIVE in SHERDOG.COM (https://new.livestream.com/accounts/1594039/events/1590169) and broadcasted via the Philippines’ #1 free-to-air sports channel, AKTV on IBC13. PXC 34 set a record-breaking 667,218 LIVE TV viewers!
Co Main Event
Filipino-American Mark “The Mugen” Striegl pulled off one of the MAJOR upsets in PXC history as he submitted PXC Lightweight Champion, Harris Sarmiento.
Striegl and Sarmiento threw kicks and punches at the start of the 1st round. However, Striegl again made quick work by taking down the “The Hitman” and submitted him with his patented “Fil-Americana” aka the Key lock Submission. Big John McCarthy stopped the fight as soon as he saw Sarmiento getting badly hurt. “Mugen’s” win catapults him to the top 5 fighters vying for the coveted PXC featherweight title, currently held by Baby Joe “The Juggernaut” Taimanglo.
The much-anticipated title match between PXC Flyweight Champ, Ale Cali and one of the building blocks of Philippine MMA, Erwin Tagle, finally happened.
As soon as the bell rang, Tagle, a submission and stand up specialist, immediately ran after Cali with punches and kicks. Even with the barrage of punches and leg kicks, Cali stayed calm. With every punch and kick, the PXC Flyweight Champ, would counter with hard-hitting and fast punches. These shook Erwin and went on his knees several times.
In round 2, the challenger obviously looked exhausted and was at the verge of gassing out. “The Young Gun” still maintained his energy and escaped several take down attempts and ground elbows from Tagle.
Round 3 was all but the same as Ale dominated Erwin. The latter gassed out and could barely get up with every punch that he received from Ale.
Tagle’s title hunt finally ended before the 4th round as he couldn’t continue with the match. Big John McCarthy stopped the fight and Cali retained his Flyweight belt! Cali’s win cemented his position as the country’s BEST 125-pound champion!
According to EJ Calvo, PXC CEO and Promoter, "PXC 34 was the company’s largest event to-date! More and more fight fans tuned in and went to the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to watch our stacked card. Next year, Filipinos and fans around the world will expect more and we will be ready to pull off another GREAT show!"
PXC 34 was presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special thanks to e-Games, Big John McCarthy’s MMA FIGHT CLUB APP, Brilliance Auto, WMMAC, Seven Start, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Real Sports Radio, Loqal.ph, Eden Night Club, Ticketnet and Araneta Center.