Eric Kelly Returns On November 30 At URCC 24 “Uprising”

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After being out for 8 months, Eric “The Natural” Kelly, is hundred percent ready and healthy to return inside the URCC ring on November 30, 2013, at URCC 24 “Uprising” as he takes on a yet to be named undefeated Chinese fighter who according to some sources, has a 6-0 record.

The news was confirmed by Eric Kelly’s manager, Chef Ro.

Chef also told us that Kelly will fly to Macau to train for his up coming fight

Kelly has long been considered as the first homegrown Filipino fighter to be signed by the UFC. But all the high hopes for Kelly were smashed when Honorio “The Rock” Banario stopped him in the 4th round of their world champioship fight at ONE FC 7 – Return of Warriors.

“The biggest mistake I made in my career was when I accepted to fight him (Banario) even though my eye injury is not completely healed”, said Kelly in a conversation with MMA Orient staff, Zike.

Now that his injury is all healed up, Kelly is pumped to redeem himself from his last fight when takes on an undefeated Chinese fighter as a main event bout of URCC 24 “Uprising”.

URCC 24 is set to go down on November 30, 2013, at the SMX Convention Center.

A heavyweight contest has been confirmed by URCC as Igor Subora, the current heavyweight champion, will defend his title for the first time against a former champion and a two-time SEA Games Wrestling Gold Medalist, Marcus Valda. This heavyweight contest is going to be interesting. A very accomplished grappler takes on a mammoth Ukranian fighter, who is on a roll.

Also, a rumored bantamweight championship match is said to take place as Team Lakay’s Dave “The Scarecrow” Galera will make his first title defense versus Submission Sport Philippines’ Reysaldo “Onyok” Transmonte.

*Update – Reliable sources confirmed that the Galera vs. Transmonte bout is off.

URCC 24 will also showcase the return of the former URCC featherweight king, Ali Khatibi. The DEFTAC standout aims to impress URCC fans after four years of not fighting inside the ring. Though his opponent is yet to be determined, Khatibi is preparing very well for his comeback fight and looks to reclaim his URCC title soon.

Pinoy Pride 22 Results: Genesis Servania Scored 1st Round K.O, “King” Arthur Demolished Martinez In The Opening Round

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Genesis “Azukal” Servania rocked the Cebu Grand Hotel last night when he sent his Panamanian foe, Rafael Conception, to dreamland in the second round and became the new WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Champion.

The pride of Bohol, Philippines, started the opening round aggressive, pounding Conception with some heavy hooks and uppercuts; but Conception stayed tough and connected his own overhands to the chin of the Filipino.

The second round was more of the same. Both fighters exchanged punches but Servania is getting the best of it. At the 2:40 mark of the second round, Servania caught Conception with a perfectly timed uppercut that put the Panamanian on the canvass out cold.

Servania kept his record unblemished and improved his record to 23 2ins, 0 loss and 9 KO’s, while Conception drops to 18 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw, and 8 KO’s.

In the co-headliner of the night, the former chess player, “King” Arthur Villanueva captured the WBO International Super Flyweight Title by stopping Mexican fighter Edgar “Chololo” Martinez in the very first round.

Aside from winning the belt, “King” Arthur, enhanced his perfect boxing record to 23 wins with 13 KO’s.

Pinoy Pride 22 Results:

Genesis Servania def. Rafael Concepcion via 2nd Rd. KO

Arthur Villanueva def. Edgar Martienez via 1st Rd. TKO

Roli Gasca def. Lande Olin via 2nd Rd. TKO

Mark Bernaldez def. Khunkiri Wor Wisaruth via 5th round TKO (Doctor stoppage)

Mark Magsayo def. Hagibis Quinones via 1st Rd. TKO

Richard Barrios def. Rocky Incepido via UD

Elmo Traya def. Gabby Siempo via UD

Kazuma Ejiri def. Dodong Catigan via 1st Rd. TKO

 

PXC 40 Results:Tanaka Retains Hist Title, Chope stopped Takumi in the 3rd, Reyes Scored A Stunning Flying Knee K.O

(PXC Champ Poses After His PXC 37 Win over Pitpitunge) Photo by PXC

(PXC Champ Poses After His PXC 37 Win over Pitpitunge) Photo by PXC

Undefeated Japanese PXC bantamweight champion Michinori Tanaka has successfully defended his title last night against Guam’s Kyle Aguon by way of Unanimous Decision win at PXC 40.

UOG Field House in Guam was packed last night as PXC 40 showcased a very explosive night of fights.

The PXC World Bantamweight Champion, Tanaka, once again, showed why he is the champion by displaying his much-improved MMA game against Aguon.

Both fighters were very cautious in the first couple of minutes of the opening round. Both warriors are waiting for each other to make a mistake. Few exchanges were initiated by both men in the later minutes, but it was the Japanese fighter who showed his speed against the Guamanian fighter. Tanaka scored an incredible throw and controlled Aguon until the end of the first round.

Tanaka and Aguon's very looks cautious in the second round of their PXC 40 fight - Photo by 671mma.com

Tanaka and Aguon’s very looks cautious in the second round of their PXC 40 fight – Photo by 671mma.com

Tanaka also exhibited his much-improved standu-up game last night. He threw several lethal high kicks to distract Aguon. His movement is fantastic. He always circles to the right to avoid Aguon’s power. The champion’s takedown has been his bread and butter ever since and he used it again last night to negate Aguon’s striking.

Aguon scored a couple of takedowns but every time he takes the champion down, Tanaka always gets up quicklt to his knees.

The crowd at UOG Fieldhouse went nuts when Aguon attempted an armbar in the third round. But the champion was so calm and relaxed during the situation and managed to get out of it.

There were a certain moments in third round that Aguon was very aggressive stalking Tanaka with punches and kicks, but then again, Tanaka’s movement and speed has been the biggest factor of the night.  Tanaka was able to get out of Aguon’s range that gave a lof problem to the Guamanian fighter.

Tanaka’s power is undeniable. He stopped a lot of Aguon’s takedown attempts. We all know that Aguon is a very strong wrestler, but he has no answers for Tanaka’s superb grappling abilities.

Tanaka keeps his pace and looks fresher against Aguon heading to the fourth round. Tanaka’s dominance is unbelievable; he almost takes Aguon down at will, but props to Aguon for hanging in there. The champ’s takedown attempts are relentless; he is a bully inside the Terror Dome that’s for sure.

Aguon had his moment in the last minute of the fourth round, taking the champion down and puts himself inside of Tanaka’s half guard and later on to full mount. But the champion was so quick and very explosive that he was able to reverse the situation in the end of the round.

The challenger was aware tha he was behind on points. That is why he was the aggressor in the final round, stalking the champion, throwing deadly body kicks and punches. But just when Aguon got his momentum going, the champion shoots in for a single leg takedown and once again, took Aguon down and stopped his momentum. The fight ended with Tanaka defending Aguon’s takedown attempt. It was a very disappointing round for the challenger.

Tanaka won by way of a Unanimous Victory and successfully defended his title for the first time. Though he got the win, the Japanese champion admitted during the post fight interview that he is not happy with his performance and will train harder to get better.

Tanaka improves his record to 9-0, while Aguon dropped to 6-4.

Meanwhile, the tallest featherweight fighter in the world made a successful PXC debut last night as Will “The Kill” Chope defeated a much experienced fighter in Takumi Nakayama in the third round via 3rd TKO stoppage.

Photo by 671mma.com

Photo by 671mma.com

The Kill wasted no time and came out from his corner guns blazing, using his height and reach advantage over Nakayama, he connected several punches to maintain his range against the Japanese veteran. In the later minutes of the first round, Nakayama took Chope down and caught him in a deep D’arce choke, but Chope escaped.

Nakayama came out aggressive in the second round, tagging Chope with several hard punches. But the American kept his composure and recovered.

In the third round, Chope finally finished his opponent and got him hurt with his ground and pound. Chope stopped Nakayama in the third made his PXC debut a successful and very impressive one.

Kyle “Boom” Reyes scored a mind-boggling flying knee KO against Taekyun Kim of South Korea in the very first round. Reyes redeemed himself from his UD loss in the hands of Rolando Dy at PXC 39 in the Philippines.

Watch PXC 40 Replay Here:

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Here are the results of PXC 40 that went down last night in Guam:

 Michinori Tanaka def. Kyle Aguon via UD

Patricia Vidonic def. Mey Yamaguchi via Split Decision

Kyle Reyes def. Tae Kyun Kim via KO (flying knee)

Will Chope def. Takumi Nakayama via 3rd Rd. TKO (Punches)

Alvin Cacdac def. Trevin Jones via 2nd Rd. Submission (Side choke)

Chuji Kato def. Tyrone Jones via UD

Mklane Alfred def. Josh Duenas by UD

Roman Alvarez def. Jay Taijeron via 1st Rd. K.O (head kick)

Three More Bouts Added To PXC 41 Including Ting vs. Striegl 2

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PXC adds three very interesting match ups for their November 9 event in the Philippines as Mark “Mugen” Striegl, one of Philippines’ best MMA fighters will try to bounce back from a devastating 3rd round submission defeat in the hands of the current PXC World Featherweight Champion, Jangyong Kim at PXC 39 as he takes on fast rising prospect from New Zealand Ev Ting in PXC 41 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines.

Team Lakay’s Troy Bantiag and top Hawaiian prospect Johnny Pecyna will try to put themselves back into the winning column as the two intimidating bantamweights lock horns at PXC 41.

PXC CEO/Promoter, EJ Calvo, confirmed the bouts on Saturday morning.

Striegl and Ting already faced each other last year at Legend FC 7. The superb grappling ability of Striegl was the biggest factor in their first meeting as the Filipino puts the Kiwi fighter into deep sleep in the very first round by way of rear-naked-choke.

Since he lost to Mark Striegl, Ting went 2-1 including his K.O victory over Dustin Terill and a Unanimous Decision win against Rolando Dy. Ting’s two-fight win streak was snapped when he lost to the South Korean fighter, Yeong Gwang Choi at Legend FC 11.

Meanwhile, Striegl is coming off a shocking defeat against Korean Top Team’s Jangyong Kim last September. Everyone, except for the South Koreans, at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig was stunned when they saw their hometown hero tapped for the first time in his career. Kim silenced and proved the people wrong that he can beat the heavy favorite Striegl and became the newest PXC World Featherweight champion.

The fight with Kim exposed a lot of holes on Striegl’s game. Some said he lost because he got no striking, his cardio sucked, and he seemed small compared to Kim. But if you are a Striegl fan, you must know and believe that he is a warrior and he will be back stronger, because that is what he do – training hard to get better in every aspect of his game.

Another explosive fight is set to go down between two of the fastest and powerful flyweights in the region as Jinel Lausa of Team Insider battles heavy-handed Ernesto Montilla Jr. of Fightworks MMA.

The bout was confirmed by Montilla Jr.’s coach, Christopher Brandy Quicho.

Jinel Lausa showed how talented of a fighter he is when he dismantled Adam Cacay in the 3rd round of their PXC 39 fight. Lausa comes from a Boxing and Muaythai background. He has an incredible handspeed and a very strong takedown defense.

In the other hand, Montilla Jr. has been a force in the PXC flyweight division, defeating some of the best guys in his division. His TKO victory against Jerome Wanawan and submission win over Ruel Catalan simply showed that he is a threat to anyone in the division.

Montilla Jr.’s last outing did not went well for him as he lost to an incredibly talented fighter from Baguio, Team Lakay’s, Roldan Sangcha-an.

But despite of the roller coaster ride of his MMA career, Montilla Jr.’s enthusiasm in training and his attitude of a champion will surely bring him into the title contention in the future. For now, he just needs to win one fight at a time.

PXC 41 features a World Flyweight Championship fight between the alway-exciting champion Ale Cali and the no. 1 contender Louis Smolka.

Also, “The Slugger” Crisanto Pitpitunge, after he lost the bantamweight title against Michinori Tanaka at PXC 37, is going to make his return and looks to start his climb up the title contention when he takes on a very dangerous Hawaiian fighter in Russel Doane.

PXC 41 Confirmed Bouts:

Ale Cali Vs. Louis Smolka (Flyweight World Title Fight)

Crisanto Pitpitunge – Russel Doane (Bantamweights)

Mark Striegl Vs. Ev Ting (Featherweights)

Keita Nakamura – Shane Nelson (Lightweights)

Troy Bantiag – Johnny Pecyna (Bantamweights)

Jinel Lausa Vs. Ernesto Montilla Jr. (Flyweights)

Female Bout TBD

Visit www.pxc.com.ph for the latest updates

Genki Sudo’s World Order Releases Newest Music Video

World Order is a Japanese band formed by Genki Sudo following his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts. The band is best known for their song “Machine Civilization” , “Change your life”, “World Order”, and their newest song, “Welcome to Tokyo”.

Check out World Order’s official website here!

Lightweights Camacho vs. Bang has been postponed to PXC-41.

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(Press Release) PXC-40 was prepared for Saipan’s Frank “The Crank” Camacho to battle Korea’s Seung Hwan Bang on October 25, 2013 at the UOG Fieldhouse on Guam, but the fight was cancelled because of Bang’s VISA problems. Their bout has been postponed to November 9, 2013 at PXC-41.

PXC-40 will still be an explosive night of MMA action as recently crowned PXC Bantamweight Champ, Michinori Tanaka of Japan, will defend his Title for the first time in hostile territory against rising MMA star from Guam, Kyle Aguon, on October 25th at the University of Guam Field House in Mangilao, Guam.

The other bouts on the fight card are:

Will Chope vs. Takumi Nakayama (145 lbs)

Patricia Vidonic vs. Mei Yamaguchi (Female – 115lbs)

Mklane Alfred vs. Josh Duenas (125 lbs)

Tyrone Jones vs. Chuji Kato (155 lbs)

Kyle Reyes vs. Tae Kyun Kim (145 lbs)

Shane Alvarez vs. Han Bin Park (135 lbs)

Trevin Jones vs. Alvin Cacdac (135 lbs)

One of the anticipated fights for the night, Saipan’s Frank “The Crank” Camacho vs. Korea’s Seung Hwan Bang, has been postponed until November 9th at PXC-41 in Manila because of VISA issues from Bang. Joey Calvo, President of PXC, says “Camacho and Bang is a big lightweight fight with championship implications and that’s why we just didn’t cancel the fight. We wanted the fight to happen on Guam but it is just too big of a fight to cancel and schedule another fighter for Frank.”

PXC-40 will take place on Friday, October 25th, and will feature a stacked fight card, with professional MMA matchups showcasing some of the best fighters from Guam, Hawaii, California and Japan.

Tickets are on sale now for $30 General Admission at 76 Circle K locations throughout Guam or online via http://www.tpiguam.com. VIP tickets are $50 and available at Cars Plus in Maite.

PXC-40 is presented by Miller Lite, Docomo Pacific, and the stations of KUAM. PXC-40 is also brought to you by Guam Air Guard, Jeep, Monster Energy, Pacific Islands Club, 76/Circle K, Budget Car and Truck Rental, Pacific Trucking Guam, Gladiator Crew, and Uno Guam Magazine.

For more information on PXC-40, check out www.pxc.com.ph or visit us on Facebook.

DARE – Rebels of MMA Full Fight Card!

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The wait is finally over, as Thailand’s largest Mixed Martial Arts organization, Dare Fight Sports is back with Asia’s most anticipated fight event of 2013 – DARE – Rebels of MMA. Dare Fight Sports presents their first event since their official endorsement from The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) to mark the return of MMA to one of the original homes of Mixed Martial Arts.

Since their launch in 2011, DARE quickly established themselves as The Rockstars of MMA, with the most original and stylish production, coming out of a nightclub in the heart of Bangkok, the Coolest City on the Planet. The October event will see the continuation of DARE’s Million Dollar Tournament, with fighters in 8 weight divisions competing in 8 simultaneous knock-out tournaments, the winners of which will collect their share of the Million Dollar Prize. The DARE – Million Dollar Tournament is broadcasted to over 700 million households worldwide on TRUE Sports in Thailand, CCTV5 in China and NBC Sports in USA.

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IRON FIST (Ole Baguio Laursen, 6-3) VS THE JOE RAY (Joe Ray, 10-3)

Opening Round / Welterweight Division

 

SWAMP (Moise Rimbon, 19-9) VS LOKOMOTIV (Alexander Gladkov, 4-0)

Opening Round / Heavyweight Division

 

STRANGLER (Murad Machaev, 12-1) VS TURK (Gokhan Turkyilmaz, 9-8)

Opening Round / Lightweight Division

 

NOSTROVIA! (Rasul Mirzaev, 6-0) VS SCRAPS (James Saville, 11-6)

Opening Round / Featherweight Division

 

RONIN (Shane Wiggand, 6-8) VS KREEPY KRIS (Kristoffer Persson, 1-3)

Quarterfinals / Lightweight Division

 

BIG BAD (Brad Terrey, 2-3) VS BABBIE (Rachanon Ngaongam, 4-0)

Opening Round / Lightweight Division

 

SNIPER (Stephen Loman, 3-0) VS THE ASKER (Asker Baragunov, 1-4)

Opening Round / Flyweight Division

 

 October 12, 2013 – Club Insanity, Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok, Thailand.

 Warm-up party starts at 4PM, Doors Open at 5PM – Fights start at 6PM.

 

Click here to book your tickets

 

Live text, photos and results available during the event:

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GAME ON.

ROAD Fighting Championship Announces Full Fight Card for ROAD FC 013 in Gumi, South Korea and Live Streaming via UStream

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October 8, 2013 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the full thrilling line up of twelve fights for another action-packed MMA event. ROAD FC 013 and Young Guns 9 will take place this coming Saturday, October 12th, 2013 in the J.H. Park Stadium in Gumi, South Korea.  The Main Event will be Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul’s first title defense against Kume Takasuke.  Both fighters were the Finalists in the ROAD FC Lightweight Tournament.  At ROAD FC 011, Nam won the title after going into a fourth overtime round in a very close and hard-fought battle with Kume.  The future of the ROAD FC Lightweight Champion will be determined in this highly anticipated rematch between two of the best and most exciting lightweight fighters.

The first of four Superfights will be a lightweight challenge between Korea’s icon Kwon A-Sol, who is returning to MMA after two years of military service, against Japan’s KO artist Koji Nakamura.  The second Superfight will be a bantamweight contest between Issei Tamura, a recent UFC veteran, and Song Min-Jong, the recent Championship Contender.  An exciting and historic middleweight Superfight features Japanese super star Ikuhisa Minowa in the 100th fight of his career against the very tough Kim Hoon.  The final Superfight of the Main Card will be a welterweight clash between heavy hitting Karate Champion Andrews Nakahara and grappling ace Cha Jung-Hwan.

The Young Guns 9 Undercard will be the Semifinal matches for the Featherweight tournament, Kwon Bae-Yong versus Kosuke Umeda and Kil Yong-Bok versus Choi Moo-Gyum.  All four fighters have the capability of winning the entire tournament, so the Semifinals will be hotly contested bouts with a lot riding on the outcome.  Future featherweight contenders meet in two more matches: Yoon Heo versus Jo Byoung-Oak and Yoon Jae-Oon versus Jeon Uh-Jin.  A Bantamweight Superfight sees the ongoing rivalry between ROAD FC and DEEP FC continue as “Little Korean Zombie” Lee Yun-Jun returns to take on the “Korean Killer”, Makoto Kamaya from DEEP.  Rounding out the Young Guns 9 Card is 2-time “Crying Fist” competitor Han Ee-Moon taking on wild horse Kim Hyoo-Ryong, and bantamweight kickboxing pro Kim Seong-Jae dropping to flyweight to face ROAD FC Into League top four finalist Kim Gyu-Hwa.

On October 12th, the Young Guns 9 Undercard will begin at 4:30 KST and the ROAD FC 013 Main Card will begin at 7:30.  ROAD FC 013 will be broadcast on SuperAction Live in South Korea, and live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/roadfc.  Tickets for the event can still be purchased at Interpark online at http://ticket.interpark.com/search/ticket.asp?kind=othersite&search=%B7%CE%B5%E5FC&sc.shopNo=0000100000&sch=t_catebox&sbn=ticket.

For updates please visit the ROAD FC website at www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship.
ROAD Fighting Championship 013 in Gumi, South Korea
12th October, 2013 – J.H. Park Stadium

MAIN FIGHT CARD

5 – Lightweight Championship Challenge
Nam Yui-Chul vs Kume Takasuke

4 – Welterweight Superfight
Andrews Nakahara vs Cha Jung-Hwan

3 – Middleweight Superfight
Ikuhisa Minowa vs Kim Hoon

2 – Bantamweight Superfight
Song Min-Jong vs Issei Tamura

1 – Lightweight Superfight
Kwon A-Sol vs Koji Nakamura

Young Guns 9 Card

7 – Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Match #2
Kwon Bae-Yong vs Kosuke Umeda

6 – Featherweight Tournament Semifinal Match #1

Kil Young-Bok vs Choi Moo-Gyum

5 – Bantamweight Superfight
Makoto Kamaya vs Lee Yun-Jun

4 – Featherweight
Yoon Heo vs Jo Byoung-Oak

3 – Featherweight
Yoon Jae-Oon vs Jeon Uh-Jin

2 – Middleweight
Kim Hyoo-Ryong vs Han Ee-Moon

1 – Flyweight
Kim Seong-Jae vs Kim Gyu-Hwa

Ale Cali versus Louis Smolka Headlines PXC 41

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On November 9th, 2013, Philippines’ premiere MMA promotion will stage their final fight card of the year at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City for PXC 41.

The said event will be headlined by PXC world flyweight champ Ale Cali, and the undefeated Hawaiian, Louis Smolka. This is going to be Cali’s second title defense and will be his comeback fight after being sidelined by a shoulder injury.

The news was confirmed by PXC CEO/Promoter, EJ Calvo on Saturday.

Smolka earned his ticket to face the champ last February when he defeated the much experienced fighter, Alvin Cacdac, via RNC in the third round. It was a very impressive come-from-behind win by Smolka as he managed to survive two brutal rounds of assault by Cacdac, who pounded him with vicious haymakers before submitting the veteran fighter in the third round.

“Da Last Samurai” was pumped to face Cali after his PXC 35 win, but the champion sustained a shoulder injury delaying Smolka for his title shot.

As Cali recuperates, Smolka is itching to get back inside the cage to keep away from ring rust. That is why when he was given the offer to fight the former URCC bantamweight champion Jessie Rafols at PXC 39, even though it was a bantamweight contest, he agreed to fight him without any single doubts in his mind.

Smolka overcame an adversity before his fight against Rafols as he was badly sick the day before PXC 39 which gave him a little doubt if he can win over his Filipino foe. But his team mate, the PXC lightweight champion Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento was there and gave Smolka some serious boost and convinced him that he should win the fight no matter what.

Sarmiento’s encouragement of Smolka paid off as Smolka did a quick work of Rafols, making the Filipino tap by way of rear-naked-choke in the very first round.

On November 9th, Smolka looks to stay unbeaten in his career and aims to dethrone the champ and bring the belt home in Hawaii.

In the other hand, no fighter in the PXC has the eagerness and hunger to get back in the cage than the current flyweight world champion, Ale “The Young” Gun Cali.

It has been a year since Cali made his first title defense against the crafty veteran, Erwin Tagle at PXC 34. That is why the Davao native Cali started his camp early to shrug off little cobwebs in his game.

At PXC 39, during Smolka’s post fight interview, Cali went inside the cage and shook hands with his next challenger and congratulates him with a smile for winning that night. Smolka, then told Cali to stay healthy and train hard for their fight.

Cali is known for his slick boxing skills, footwork, and speed. When he faced the seasoned fighter, Jessie Taitano at PXC 29, he didn’t only show his striking prowess; he impressed a lot of fight fans that night when he showcased his much-improved wrestling and BJJ skills by avoiding takedowns and submission attempts by Taitano. Cali dismantled Taitano in the third round and claimed the title and made as the first-ever homegrown PXC flyweight champion.

Cali vs. Smolka is probably one of the most anticipated fights in the region as two of the most talented and toughest fighters collides inside the Philippines’ largest MMA promotion.

It is a very intriguing match-up as the submission specialist Smolka is hungry to verify that he is the baddest man in his division. But no mistake about the champ, he is the flyweight king for a reason. Though he has been sidelined for quite some time; let us not forget how dangerous this fighter is. Cali can end the fight whenever he wants, but the big question for the champion right now is can he take Smolka’s world-class grappling expertise?

PXC 41 will also feature an explosive bantamweight scrap between the former PXC bantamweight champion, Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge and the always dangerous Hawaiian warrior, Russel Doane.

Mark Striegl will also be back in action after a devastating 3rd round submission loss against Jang Yong Kim at PXC 39. Though his opponent is yet to be determined, Mugen’s back in the gym in training and is very fired up to get back into the mix.

Also, a lightweight fight is set between two UFC vets as Keita “K Taro” Nakamura lock horns with Shane “Suga” Nelson.

Here’s the incomplete fight card for PXC 41:

Ale Cali – Louis Smolka (Flyweight World Title)

Crisanto Pitpitunge – Russel Doane (Bantamweights)

Mark Striegl – TBD

Keita Nakamura – Shane Nelson (Lightweights)

Troy Bantiag – TBD

Jinel Lausa – TBD

Female Bout TBD