Top Hawaiian featherweight prospect Dustin Kimura (9-0) joins Jon “Super Saiyan” Tuck and Hyun Gyu “The Ace” Lim among PXC fighters who inked a deal with the largest MMA organization in the world, the UFC.
Kimura fought in PXC last November 17th in Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines against a veteran, Guy Delumeau.
Everybody expected Kimura to take the fight to the ground because majority of his wins came from submissions, but instead he showed his much improved striking when he trade punches and kicks with Delumeau. In my opinion, that fight was the fight of the night as both warriors gave their all to entertain fans who watched the event. But in the end, the much complete fighter, Kimura, defeated Delumeau in the third round via KO. (Watch the video here.)
Kimura maintains his unbeaten record that night and captured the attention not only the fans but most especially, he caught the attention of the UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva.
Kimura is scheduled to make his UFC debut next month, February 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 156 – ‘Aldo vs. Edgar’ against a guy who defeated Dustin Pague last August via UD, Chico “King” Camus.
Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) continues to produce world-class talents like Kimura, Tuck and Lim to showcase that they have some of the best fighters in the business. We can expect to see more of their fighters getting signed by the UFC as they strive to search more talents not only in Guam, Philippines or Hawaii but also in different parts of the world.
PXC CEO, E.J Calvo said, “We produced 6 very successful PXC events in 2012, and already have plans for 8 this year, with potential for several more. Our talented PXC roster of fighters will consistently be given great opportunities and if they are signed to the UFC, we will not have a problem recruiting the future stars of the sport.”
Here are some of PXC fighters who I think, will be signed by the UFC in the near future:
Mark “Mugen” Striegl – 12-0
Zane Kamaka – 4-0
Joe “The Juggernaut” Taimanglo – 17-4
Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge – 4-1
Eugene Toquero – 4-0