PXC-37: FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE CONTENDERS SIDELINED DUE TO INJURIES

Yusuke Yachi and Mark Striegl suffer injuries and are forced to pull out of PXC-37!

09 MAY 2013, PHILIPPINES
Summary
One of the region's sought-after Featherweight MMA match-ups is postponed due to injury.

Earlier today, Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC), announced that the match between top PXC Featherweight Contenders, Yusuke Yachi and Mark Striegl, is cancelled due to injuries. Yusuke Yachi is the current Shooto Champion at 145 pounds in Japan, while Mark Striegl is arguably the best MMA fighter in the Philippines today, undefeated with 12 wins, and on a mission for the PXC Featherweight Belt this year!

“It is very unfortunate that 1/2 of the much-anticipated Featherweight match beween Yachi and Striegl is postponed. While training, both Yachi and Striegl recently reported minor injuries that will not allow them to compete on May 18. These injuries are definitely unexpected but it happens in this game. We wish both men speedy recoveries. We will continue to move forward and give PXC fans great matchups," said E.J. Calvo, PXC CEO and Promoter.

Calvo further exclaimed, "We are confident that PXC-37 will not dissapoint. The fight card is full of high-level MMA bouts! PXC-37 will showcase a huge battle for the Bantamweight Belt featuring the best young fighters at that weight from the Philippines and Japan. We have MMA stars from Hawaii, Guam, Singapore, South Korea, and the Philippines ready to go!”

PXC-37 Fight Card

  • Bantamweight Title Fight: Crisanto Pitpitunge (4-1) vs Michinori Tanaka (7-0)
  • Featherweight Semi-Final Fight: Jang Yong Kim (5-5) vs Nate Thorell (4-1)
  • Featherweight Fight: Ricardo Sapno (6-1) vs Takumi Nakayama (17-13)
  • Bantamweight Fight: Troy Bantiag (5-1) vs Trevin Jones (2-2)
  • Lightweight Fight: Reno Remigio (1-1) vs Hong Seung Chan (2-0)
  • Lightweight Fight: Wesley Machado (3-0) vs Syafiq Abdul Samad (1-0)
  • Flyweight Fight: Jerome Wanawan (3-1) vs Ernesto Montilla, Jr. (1-1)
  • Featherweight Fight: Arex Montalban (2-0) vs Rolando Dy (2-2)

PXC-37 is expected to once again improve on their momemtum as the fastest growing professional sports league in the Philippines and #1 MMA organization. PXC attracts over 700,000 LIVE TV viewers and thousands of LIVE event spectators each show! This stacked card will once again give fans a taste of The Best MMA Action in the Philippines!

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, Spin.ph, Ultimate Fitness in Metro Walk, Hayabusa, Republiq Club, Resorts World Manila, Remington Hotel, SM Tickets, TicketWorld and TicketNet.

For more information on PXC, check out www.pxc.com.ph or www.facebook.com/pxcmma. Tickets now available at SM Tickets, TicketWorld and TicketNet!

Quotes
"We are confident that PXC-37 will not dissapoint. The fight card is full of high-level MMA bouts! PXC-37 will showcase a huge battle for the Bantamweight Belt featuring the best young fighters at that weight from the Philippines and Japan. We have MMA stars from Hawaii, Guam, Singapore, South Korea, and the Philippines ready to go!" EJ Calvo, PXC Promoter & CEO
Spokespeople
About Pacific X-treme Combat

Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) was established in 2004 in the US island territory of Guam, and since then, has set the region on fire showcasing the highest level of MMA action on a consistent basis. Owned and operated by the Calvo family, PXC has produced over 40 professional events and 50 amateur shows in Guam and the Philippines, where PXC events consistency records over 700,000 viewers during live broadcasts, and thousands more during online stream.