PXC 35: Harris Sarmiento To Defend His Lightweight Belt Against Isaiah Ordiz, Taimanglo versus Tanaka for the Interim Bantamweight Title

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Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) is back to showcase another hard-hitting, adrenaline-filled MMA event on February 16, 2013 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines for PXC 35.

The said event will feature some of the most exciting fighters in the business.

According to PXC officials, PXC 35 will feature two title fights as Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento (35-24) will defend his belt against the surging Filipino fighter, Isaiah Ordiz (2-0).

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Both Ordiz and Sarmiento loves to give the fans a fight that they will never forget. Both warriors has the power and speed on both hands; they are known for their powerful striking and aggressive fighting style, so fight fans shouldn’t expect this contest to go the distance.

The other title fight is for the Interim Bantamweight title between the current PXC featherweight champion Joe “The Juggernaut” Taimanglo (17-4-1) and undefeated Japanese submission expert, Michinori Tanaka (6-0).

Michinori Tanaka stares at Russel Doane during their fight at PXC 34

Michinori Tanaka stares at Russel Doane during their fight at PXC 34

Taimanglo is best pound-for-pound fighter from Guam. According to PXC officials, he will have to defend Featherweight belt soon. Meanwhile, Tanaka impressed a lot of people when he handed Russel Doane his first career loss in November at PXC 34.Tanaka outclassed his Hawaiian opponent and beat him via 3rd round submission which made him a serious threat to Crisanto’s title. See Tanaka vs. Doane fight video here.

Standing in Tanaka’s way is the current PXC 145 lbs. champion, Joe Taimanglo, a very dangerous fighter both feet and on the ground.

Taimanglo captured the featherweight belt last year when he defeated Jang Young Kim via 3rd round TKO. Moving down to bantamweight is not a problem for the “Juggernaut” as his body structure is fit for the bantamweight division.His explosiveness and power versus Tanaka’s superb grappling game are some of the ingredients of an exciting and bloody fight.

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The fight between Taimanglo and Tanaka for the interim bantamweight belt was made because the bantamweight champion from Team Lakay, Crisanto Pitpitunge is currently accomplishing his six-month Police Training commitments. According to Crisanto’s coach, Mark Sangiao, Pitpitunge will be back in the gym on January 10 as his Police training comes to a close.

Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz will also be in attendance as he will corner his student, Raphael Davis, a Bellator heavyweight veteran with an impressive MMA record of 12-2. Raphael’s opponent is to be announced in the coming days.

Alvin Cacdac (11-9) will make his second PXC appearance in PXC 35 as he takes on an undefeated Hawaiian prospect Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka for the no.1 contender spot for Ale Cali’s flyweight title.

Also on the card, Team Lakay’s Troy “The Hunter” Bantiag (4-1) will try to get back to the winning column as he takes on a fellow up and coming prospect, Tony Reyes (5-5) of Spike 22 Guam.

Hawaiian vet Rhon “Machine Gun” Jhun (24-24-2) will make his comeback fight since his loss to A Sol Kwon in 2010 against an undefeated fighter from Legacy Gym, Zebaztian Kadestam (3-0).

Stay tuned for few more match-ups for PXC 35 on February 16th!

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