Mangilao, Guam – PXC 44 on June 27th, feature a welterweight title bout and 9 other international bouts. The 10-fight event showcases international talent from around the region.
Welterweight Title up for grabs
The welterweight title, once held by Lim Hyun Gyu, will be on the line. Josh Calvo and Zebaztian Kadestam will put their undefeated PXC records on the line at PXC 44. Calvo is coming off a victory versus Anthony Torres and Kadestam looks to continue his streak of finishing his opponents.
Top MMA fighters from Philippines make Guam debut
Former PXC Bantamweight champion Crisanto Pitpitunge and fellow Lakay team member Troy Bantiag will compete for the first time outside of their native Philippines. Team Lakay is widely regarded as the strongest and most decorated MMA camp in all of the Philippines. Pitpitunge will face Josh Duenas of Saipan in a flyweight bout (125.) Bantiag has been a formidable opponent for many in the PXC bantamweight division. He faces Guam’s Kyle Aguon in a bantamweight bout (135) with future title implications. Also, highly regarded Phil-Am wrestler Josh Sapinoso will be making his pro MMA debut against Kyle Reyes at featherweight (145). Sapinoso boasts strong wrestling credentials and an undefeated amateur MMA record. Reyes is coming off of a decision loss to Yusuke Yachi at PXC 42.
3 fighters to represent Saipan at PXC 44
Three PXC veterans from Trench Tech in Saipan, will return to the cage on June 27th. Mark Nuique returns after an 18 month hiatus and faces Guam’s McKlane Alfred in a flyweight bout (125). Crowd favorite and top lightweight contender Frank Camacho takes on Japanese submission ace Chuji Kato. Camacho has claimed victories in his last 3 appearances over high level competition while Kato has never tasted defeat. As mentioned earlier, Saipan’s Josh Duenas makes his return to the Terrordome against the highly touted Lakay fighter Crisanto Pitpitunge.
Top fighters from Asia eager to showcase their skills
Korean Top Team’s Han Seul Kim looks to entertain fans when he faces Eric Michael Fought of Japan at welterweight (170). Kim, known as “Baby Lim”, fights very similar to his KTT training partner and UFC veteran, and former PXC welterweight champion Lim Hyun Gyu. Eric Michael Fought boasts a very impressive record after years of fighting in the Japanese pro circuit, and looks to bring that success to the PXC.
Two female fighters look to develop women’s strawweight division
Cortney Casey and Tomo Maesawa will face off at 115 pounds in the women’s division. A victory should set the winner up with a future showdown against fan favorite Kailin Curran. Casey has a pro record of 1-1 but is well respected due to her amateur experience. Maesawa is coming off a victory last month in Jewels.
The official PXC 44 fight card:
Josh Calvo vs Zebaztian Kadestam (Welterweight Championship)
Ryan Mulvihill vs Yusuke Yachi (Featherweight)
Josh Duenas vs Crisanto Pitpitunge (Flyweight)
Kyle Aguon vs Troy Bantiag (Bantamweight)
Kyle Reyes vs Josh Sapinoso (Featherweight)
Frank Camacho vs Chuji Kato (Lightweight)
Han Seul Kim vs Eric Michael Fought (Welterweight)
Tomo Maesawa vs Cortney Casey (Female Strawweight)
McKlane Alfred vs Mark Nuique (Flyweight)
Robin Eclavea vs Jeff Mesa (Amateur Featherweight)
PXC 44 will take place on Friday, June 27th, and will feature a stacked fight card, with professional MMA matchups showcasing some of the best fighters from Guam, Saipan, Philippines, Korea and Japan.
Tickets are on sale now for $30 General Admission at 76 Circle K locations throughout Guam, MWR and Andersen ITT or online via www.tpiguam.com. VIP tickets are $50 and available at Cars Plus in Maite and also online at www.tpiguam.com
PXC 44 is presented by Miller Lite, Docomo Pacific, and the stations of KUAM. PXC 44 is also brought to you by Cars Plus Dodge, Monster Energy, Pacific Islands Club, 76/Circle K, Budget Car and Truck Rental, Guam Harley Davidson, and Uno Magazine.
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For more information, contact:
Ken San Nicolas
Pacific Xtreme Combat
600 Harmon Loop Rd Suite 102
Dededo, Guam 96929