3 Filipino fighters will headline PXC's 3rd event in 2013, and 37th installment overall. Ale Cali (reigning PXC Flyweight Champion), Crisanto Pitpitunge (reigning PXC Bantamweight Champion) and Mark Striegl (Top PXC Featherweight Contender) will all be tested once more inside the PXC cage!
After a stellar card in February 2013, Pacific X-treme Combat returns to Philippine soil to showcase some of the best fighters the promotion has to offer. Other exciting, up-and-coming PXC talent will also be featured on the event's undercard.
Hailing from Davao, Ale Cali, has been making waves in the Philippine MMA scene with his fast hands and incredible take down defense. He will be facing one of Hawaii's top Flyweights in Louis "Da Last Samurai" Smolka. Smolka recently cemented his spot to be the #1 contender for Cali's title when he beat the heavy-handed Alvin Cacdac, a Filipino-American MMA figher and who has not lost in the PXC since 2011. Cali and Smolka will slug it out in a battle of striking versus wrestling styles in the PXC cage!
PXC Bantamweight Champ, Crisanto Pitpitunge, and Featherweight Contender, Mark Striegl, are also two of the best MMA fighters in the Philippines today, hands down. Training in Baguio City, Philippines, Pitpitungue and Striegl are set to return to battle their respective opponents - still to be named by PXC.
"The Slugger" has not lost since 2011, making this his first Title Defense, and a handful of PXC Bantamweight contenders are being considered for the May Title Fight, including Japan's Michinori Tanaka, Guam's Trevin Jones & Kyle Aguon, and Hawaii's Russel Doane.
"Mugen" has yet to be defeated in his pro MMA career at 12-0, and discussions are ongoing to determine if PXC Featherweight Champ, Joe Taimanglo of Guam, is available to put his belt on the line against Striegl after suffering an injury late last year in a Featherweight Title Defense. An announcement is expected to come soon.
"We're very pleased how PXC has grown in the Asia Pacific region, especially in the Philippines. More and more MMA Fight Fans are loving the sport and we're humbled that PXC is trending as one of the top regional promotions in the world of Mixed Martial Arts," said EJ Calvo, PXC CEO and Promoter.
PXC-37 is presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special thanks to Axe Apollo, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Real Sports Radio, Loqal.ph, Filquest Media Concepts, Eden Night Club, Ultimate Fitness in Metro Walk, Spin.ph, SM Tickets and TicketWorld.