February 16 was one for the books as PXC-35 captivated PXC Fight Fans with the Best MMA Action in the region to start 2013!
The show was once agained streamed LIVE in SHERDOG.COM (http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1594039/events/1813345
) and broadcasted via the Philippines’ #1 free-to-air sports channel, AKTV on IBC13.Main Event
In a battle for the PXC Lightweight Division Title, Harris "The Hitman" Sarmiento once again showed why he's the undisputed Lightweight Champion. In the first round, Sarmiento immediately exposed Ordiz weakness with a vicious take down, followed by a barrage of punches that left the challenger defenseless. It was only a matter of minutes until Ordiz gave up and tapped out to a Kimura lock.
Now with 60 total professional MMA fights, Sarmiento cemented his position as one of PXC's greatest fighters of all time. During his post fight interview, the Champ immediately called out the only Filipino Fighter to beat him inside the PXC cage, Mark Striegl. The venue erupted when he called out "Mugen"! Now, only time will tell if Sarmiento/Striegl-II will happen.Co Main Event
In the Flyweight Division, for the #1 Contender for Ale "The Young Gun" Cali's belt, Louis Smolka shocked PXC fans from a come-from-behind win over the heavy-handed Alvin Cacdac. Round I was clearly Cacdac's round as he left Smolka bloodied and bruised. Barely surviving the doctor's decision at the end of the first round, Smolka, nick-named "Da Last Samurai", didn't back down the in the second and third rounds as he continuously pushed the pace and took down Cacdac - eventually landing a Rear Naked Choke Submission, earning "Fight of the Night" honors.
The win landed Smolka the opportunity to challenge for the PXC Flyweight Title against Davao-native, Ale Cali. The fight is set to happen on May 18, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Other Matches
- Troy Bantiag defeated Tony Reyes via TKO;Punches (Round 1)
- Chuji Kato defeated Egon Racz via Submission Rear-Naked Choke (Round 1)
- Dario Banario defeated Joseph Mercado via Unanimous Decision
- Zebaztian Kadestam defeated Ronald Jhun via TKO;Leg Kicks (Round 1)
- Ernesto Montilla Jr. defeated Ruel Catalan via a Rear Naked Choke (Round 2)
- Miguel Mosquera defeated Steve Grandeza via a Rear Naked Choke (Round 2)
- Glen Ranillo defeated Mark Billena via an Armbar (Round 1)
According to EJ Calvo, PXC CEO and Promoter, "PXC-35 was another outstanding collection of MMA battles that definately lived up to expectations! We promise our fans that we will continue to produce high quality MMA events and showcase rising MMA fighters in the region!"
PXC-35 was presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special thanks to PLDT MY DSL, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Real Sports Radio, Loqal.ph, Filquet Media Concepts, Eden Night Club, SM Tickets and TicketWorld.
For more information on PXC, check out www.pxc.com.ph or www.facebook.com/pxcmma.