PXC 33 featured some of the most exciting fighters in Asia, as well as in Guam. Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig was packed with shouting fans who are very entertained by electrifying fights.
Despite PXC 33’s two main event fights being whacked by injuries, still, they managed to deliver scrap that the fights wanted to see. Fans was also thrilled to see some of the biggest names in the sports like the legendary MMA referee, Big John Mccarthy who took care some of the fights last Saturday. UFC welterweight contender Mike “Quick” Swick, Bellator fighter Bellator fighter JJ Ambrose and the newly signed UFC welterweight fighter, Lim Hyun Gyu.
There are many fighters who impressed the crowd by showing their skills and will to win, but one stood out from them and that’s the 5 feet 3 inches tall, 119 pounder warrior from Baguio City, Philippines, Jerome Wanawan.
The rookie fighter from Team Lakay is known for his boxing prowess and forceful take downs. No one knows about Wanawan when he entered the cage last Saturday, but right after he beat Victor Torre by an impressive fashion, everyone in the arena wants to get a hold of Wanawan to get a picture with him. Watching this kid fight inside the cage brings some electricty in the crowd.
Wanawan showcased his superb judo throws and foot sweeps to his opponent and followed it by some vicious ground and pound. The Baguio native Wanawan stopped Torre via 2nd rd. TKO and improved his undefeated record to 3-0 all by way of stoppages while Torre dropped his record to 6-2.
I cannot wait to see Wanawan get back inside the PXC cage against someone as good as him. Team Lakay head coach, Mark “The Machine” Sangiao has been one of the reasons why the Baguio based fight team is very successful and well respected in Asia right now. Sangiao committed himself on helping younger fighters from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) financially and emotionally. We can surely expect more young and skillful fighters coming out of Team Lakay in the near future.