If you’re talking on who are the “real deal” in Asian MMA, I think Mark “Mugen” Striegl is one of those talents in Asia who can make big things happen in his career. Striegl is currently signed by Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) and recently made his successful debut against the Guamanian, Robert Wusstig.
The Filipino-American Striegl is undefeated with 11-0 record in his pro MMA career. He is considered as the next “big thing” in Asian MMA by many as he always dominates his opponents and never fails to give fans a good show.
Striegl’s goal is to impress the fans and the PXC officials to hand him a shot at Joe Taimanglao’s belt, who sustained an injury after his recent title defense at PXC 32 against Jang Yong Kim. “Mugen” is slowly climbing his way up to title contention, he doesn’t rush things, but if the PXC officials will give him a shot at the title, he will definitely take it.
Striegl’s aim is to become the greatest in his division. Everyone thinks that Striegl was just all about hype, but he proved some haters wrong when he beat Robert Wusstig at PXC 33 and made a statement that he is a force to be reckoned with in the featherweight division.
PXC 33: Striegl vs. Wusstig HL
Some say Striegl has not been tested yet, but I don’t agree with them. Striegl has already beaten some of the best featherweights in Asia, to name a few; Bae Young Kwon, Alcer Lozada, Yusuke Kawanago and the current PXC bantamweight champion, Crisanto Pitpitunge.
URCC 21: Striegl vs. Lozada Fight Video
So I don’t think Striegl’s skill has not been tried yet. He is a solid mixed martial arts fighter; he is so good on defense on the ground. He is a type of fighter that when he is on his back, he will not wait for the referee to stand them up; he is always on offense when on the ground and can submit guys in moment’s notice.
Striegl will be making his biggest fight of his pro MMA career against a fellow Filipino fighter, Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento on November 17th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines.
Do watch out for this physical specimen because in a few more years, you will surely see him fighting in the biggest MMA promotion in the world.