Japan’s Shooto champ, Yusuke Yachi (9-3), signs with one of Asia’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions, Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC), and will make his debut on May 18th in the Philippines versus Filipino MMA star, Mark “Mugen” Striegl (12-0) at PXC 37 for the four-man World Championship Featherweight Tournament. Another matchup for the said featherweight tournament is yet to be announced in the coming weeks.
Yachi is one of Japan’s rising MMA stars, who train alongside some of the best Japanese fighters with the very popular Krazy Bee dojo in Tokyo, Japan.
The 22-year-old Yachi is a tactician; he likes to wear his opponent down with his style of fighting. He has a notable wins over Wataru Miki and Yuji Hoshino. He is making his debut in the PXC, carrying with him his impressive 5-fight winning streak and looks to put the first loss on Striegl’s record.
PXC’s featherweight division is one of the deepest divisions any Asian MMA promotions today in terms of talents. PXC CEO and Promoter, E.J Calvo, stated, “We pride ourselves on recruiting young talent and giving them exposure with tough fights against some of the best fighters from California to China.” Calvo also stated, we are happy to welcome Yusuke Yachi to our PXC roster of elite featherwegiths. He is an exciting technical fighter on his feet as well as on the ground.”
PXC 37 will also feature a world bantamweight championship bout between another young Japanese rising star, Michinori Tanaka, who will go up against the champ, Team Lakay’s Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge.
Also, the always exciting PXC flyweight champion, Ale “The Young Gun” Cali defends his title for the second time against an undefeated Hawaiian fighter, Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka.
The first-ever Singaporean fighter to sign with PXC, Syafiq “The Slasher” Abdul Bin Samad will also make his debut against a PXC veteran, Glenn Ranillo in a lightweight matchup.
PXC 37 will take place on May 18, 2013 at The Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig-Manila, Philippines. The event will be broadcast nationwide on AKTV via IBC-13 to millions of viewers in the Philippines, and will stream online via PXC’s Facebook page.