Rolando Dy faces Australian newcomer Aydin Mrouki at PXC 55 in Guam

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One of Philippines’ top 145 pounders , Rolando Gabriel “Dy Incredible” Dy, meets Aussie fighter Aydin Mrouki in a non-title scrap in Guam as part of the main card fights of PXC 55, which will be headlined by a Flyweight Championship showdown between Riley Dutro and Darren Uyenoyama for the vacant 125 pound title.

“Dy Incredible” told MMAOrient Thursday afternoon that he is no longer fighting for the featherweight title, but is set to face Mrouki in a non-title bout in Guam.

Dy was originally set to challenge Alex Volkanovski for his PXC Featherweight title at PXC 55 until a call from the UFC came for the heavy-handed Australian and offered him to face fellow former PXC champ Jon Tuck in Manila for UFC Fight Night 97.

Volkanovski immediately vacated his title and grabbed that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase his talent inside the Octagon, leaving the Filipino pugilist doubting if he is still going to fight for the PXC featherweight title or if he is still going to fight at all in Guam,

“When they first told me that I am going to fight Alex for the title, I was very happy. I was challenged when I knew I’m going to fight Alex. I knew it will be tough to get the belt because I’m going against him. Then they told me that Alex was signed by the UFC and I will no longer fight for the title. I was disappointed.” Dy said.

It was a tough news to take for Dy, but instead of thinking too much about his cancelled title fight, he moved on and focused himself to the task at hand which is to get the “W” against  the up and comer by a spectacular fashion.

Although Mrouki has only fought once inside the “Terror Dome”, Dy does not underestimate him. He will respect him and will prepare for the fight as though it is for the title, “Aydin is confident, smart, long and patient fighter. He got some good boxing and BJJ as well.” Dy stated.

Mrouki fought Jaypee Espinosa at PXC 53 earlier this year and got the win by way of unanimous decision, the same night where Dy knocked out Matsushima in the very first round, “He is good but he hasn’t fought any caliber fighter so I really can’t tell if he has something to bring to the table against me. But I don’t underestimate him.” Dy said. “I will show him high-level MMA; high level striking.” He added.

Dy’s striking is accuracy and power is undeniable. He is light on his feet, moves his head well and very composed fighter. He showed  why he is one of the best strikers in the PXC when he knocked out the then undefeated Matsushima last April 2016.

The 25-year-old Dy was tagged by a heavy left hook after throwing a kick to Matsushima’s body. He stayed calm and composed despite getting hurt and connected his own left hook that sent the Japanese fighter falling down face first on the canvas. It was the knockout every fans was waiting for that night and Dy gave it to them in just 23 seconds of the very first round,

“Matsushima connected but I recovered right away. Then he came in with his hands down, so I threw my own left hook. I am more of a counter puncher than attacker.” Said Dy who registered his first-ever KO victory of his MMA career. “So if you are an aggressive fighter like Matsushima, be careful.” he added.

When asked if he has something to say to Mrouki, “You cannot strike with me.” Dy confidently answered.

Aoki vs. Folayang, Gafurov vs.Jadamba 2 are set on November 11 at One Championship – Defending Honor!


Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization is set to feature two intriguing championship fights on November 11, 2016 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui, stated: “2016 has been an amazing year for ONE Championship. After meeting with the biggest names in the industry at the Asia MMA Summit, we are proud to announce a spectacular fight card set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium this November. We are going in with two world title fights that will set the ONE Championship cage ablaze with world-class MMA action and excitement, along with a series of really solid supporting bouts.”

Headlining the said card is a duel between Japanese MMA superstar, the current One Championship Lightweight king, Shinya Aoki, and top Filipino 155 pounder in Eduard Folayang.

Aoki is no stranger to MMA fans around the world. The Shizuoka native is known for his grappling prowess and colorful character inside and outside the cage.

“Tobikan Judan” has not been beaten since October of 2012 and has only gone the distance twice in his One Championship career. He is riding a nine-fight winning streak including his first-round RNC win against former UFC fighter Kamal Shalorus and a unanimous decision victory over former Legend Fighting Championship’s Lightweight champion Koji Ando.

After defeating Ando to become the One Championship lightweight champion last May 2015, Aoki then submitted the legendary Japanese MMA icon Kazushi Sakuraba at Rizin Fighting Federation last December 2015.

On November 11, Aoki will defend his title for the first time against the highly-talented Filipino fighter in Eduard Folayang.

Team Lakay’s Folayang has been in the business for nine years and it seems like he is not done yet; not until he becomes the One Championship 155 lbs. title holder.

The Baguio-based Wushu Sanshou champion and the former URCC Welterweight king has been through ups and downs on his One Championship career.  He is 6-3 inside the One Championship cage with remarkable wins over Felipe Enomoto, Vincent Latoel, Kotetsu Boku, and Adrian Pang.

The former high school teacher is preparing himself for the biggest fight of his career so far in Aoki.

Folayang’s striking abilities has been the key for his recent wins, but he is that type of fighter who works hard every day to improve other aspects of his game. He does not slow down and he makes sure that fans will see a much-improved fighter every time he steps inside the cage.

“The Landslide” proved in his recent fights that he has upgraded his game, especially when it comes to the wrestling department which in the past years has been the biggest hole in his game.

Can Folayang stop Aoki’s win streak? Or will the Japanese continues to dominate everyone in his division?  Questions will be answered on November 11 when these two great athletes lock horns inside the One Championship cage.

Another championship fight is going down in Singapore on November 11 as Russian submission phenom Marat “Cobra” Gafurov takes on a familiar foe in Jadamba Narantungalag for the second time around.

Gafurov and Narantungalag first meeting was in November of 2015 when the Russian was the challenger. It was a back-and-forth action between the two warriors until Gafurov saw an opportunity to make the Mongolian tap in the fourth round by way of rear-naked-choke.

Since losing his title to Gafurov in November 2015, Narantungalag piled up two impressive wins against Kotetsu Boku and Eric Kelly which gave him the ticket to face the current champion next month in Singapore.

Two fighters will try to get back on the winning track as Adrian “The Hunter” Pang meets Eddie “The Magician” Ng in a fireworks-guaranteed lightweight fight.

Here is the partial fight card for One Championship: Defending Honor

Lightweight Championship: Shinya Aoki vs. Eduard Folayang

Featherweight Championship: Marat Gafurov vs. Jadamba Narantungalag

Eddie Ng vs. Adrian Pang

Timofey Natsyukhin vs. Kotetsu Boku

Samir Mrabet vs. Amir Khan

Mona Samir vs. Michelle Nicolini

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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


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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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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 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.

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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.


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.


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