PXC 40 Results:Tanaka Retains Hist Title, Chope stopped Takumi in the 3rd, Reyes Scored A Stunning Flying Knee K.O

(PXC Champ Poses After His PXC 37 Win over Pitpitunge) Photo by PXC

(PXC Champ Poses After His PXC 37 Win over Pitpitunge) Photo by PXC

Undefeated Japanese PXC bantamweight champion Michinori Tanaka has successfully defended his title last night against Guam’s Kyle Aguon by way of Unanimous Decision win at PXC 40.

UOG Field House in Guam was packed last night as PXC 40 showcased a very explosive night of fights.

The PXC World Bantamweight Champion, Tanaka, once again, showed why he is the champion by displaying his much-improved MMA game against Aguon.

Both fighters were very cautious in the first couple of minutes of the opening round. Both warriors are waiting for each other to make a mistake. Few exchanges were initiated by both men in the later minutes, but it was the Japanese fighter who showed his speed against the Guamanian fighter. Tanaka scored an incredible throw and controlled Aguon until the end of the first round.

Tanaka and Aguon's very looks cautious in the second round of their PXC 40 fight - Photo by 671mma.com

Tanaka and Aguon’s very looks cautious in the second round of their PXC 40 fight – Photo by 671mma.com

Tanaka also exhibited his much-improved standu-up game last night. He threw several lethal high kicks to distract Aguon. His movement is fantastic. He always circles to the right to avoid Aguon’s power. The champion’s takedown has been his bread and butter ever since and he used it again last night to negate Aguon’s striking.

Aguon scored a couple of takedowns but every time he takes the champion down, Tanaka always gets up quicklt to his knees.

The crowd at UOG Fieldhouse went nuts when Aguon attempted an armbar in the third round. But the champion was so calm and relaxed during the situation and managed to get out of it.

There were a certain moments in third round that Aguon was very aggressive stalking Tanaka with punches and kicks, but then again, Tanaka’s movement and speed has been the biggest factor of the night.  Tanaka was able to get out of Aguon’s range that gave a lof problem to the Guamanian fighter.

Tanaka’s power is undeniable. He stopped a lot of Aguon’s takedown attempts. We all know that Aguon is a very strong wrestler, but he has no answers for Tanaka’s superb grappling abilities.

Tanaka keeps his pace and looks fresher against Aguon heading to the fourth round. Tanaka’s dominance is unbelievable; he almost takes Aguon down at will, but props to Aguon for hanging in there. The champ’s takedown attempts are relentless; he is a bully inside the Terror Dome that’s for sure.

Aguon had his moment in the last minute of the fourth round, taking the champion down and puts himself inside of Tanaka’s half guard and later on to full mount. But the champion was so quick and very explosive that he was able to reverse the situation in the end of the round.

The challenger was aware tha he was behind on points. That is why he was the aggressor in the final round, stalking the champion, throwing deadly body kicks and punches. But just when Aguon got his momentum going, the champion shoots in for a single leg takedown and once again, took Aguon down and stopped his momentum. The fight ended with Tanaka defending Aguon’s takedown attempt. It was a very disappointing round for the challenger.

Tanaka won by way of a Unanimous Victory and successfully defended his title for the first time. Though he got the win, the Japanese champion admitted during the post fight interview that he is not happy with his performance and will train harder to get better.

Tanaka improves his record to 9-0, while Aguon dropped to 6-4.

Meanwhile, the tallest featherweight fighter in the world made a successful PXC debut last night as Will “The Kill” Chope defeated a much experienced fighter in Takumi Nakayama in the third round via 3rd TKO stoppage.

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Photo by 671mma.com

The Kill wasted no time and came out from his corner guns blazing, using his height and reach advantage over Nakayama, he connected several punches to maintain his range against the Japanese veteran. In the later minutes of the first round, Nakayama took Chope down and caught him in a deep D’arce choke, but Chope escaped.

Nakayama came out aggressive in the second round, tagging Chope with several hard punches. But the American kept his composure and recovered.

In the third round, Chope finally finished his opponent and got him hurt with his ground and pound. Chope stopped Nakayama in the third made his PXC debut a successful and very impressive one.

Kyle “Boom” Reyes scored a mind-boggling flying knee KO against Taekyun Kim of South Korea in the very first round. Reyes redeemed himself from his UD loss in the hands of Rolando Dy at PXC 39 in the Philippines.

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Here are the results of PXC 40 that went down last night in Guam:

 Michinori Tanaka def. Kyle Aguon via UD

Patricia Vidonic def. Mey Yamaguchi via Split Decision

Kyle Reyes def. Tae Kyun Kim via KO (flying knee)

Will Chope def. Takumi Nakayama via 3rd Rd. TKO (Punches)

Alvin Cacdac def. Trevin Jones via 2nd Rd. Submission (Side choke)

Chuji Kato def. Tyrone Jones via UD

Mklane Alfred def. Josh Duenas by UD

Roman Alvarez def. Jay Taijeron via 1st Rd. K.O (head kick)

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MICHINORI TANAKA TO FACE KYLE AGUON FOR BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

PXC 40

(Press Release)

Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC), the Asia-Pacific’s top MMA organization, returns to Guam for another huge MMA showcase of talent from the US Territory, featuring fighters from Guam, Hawaii, California, Korea, and Japan in a night of professional MMA competition.

Recently crowned PXC Bantamweight Champ, Michinori Tanaka of Japan, will defend his Title for the first time in hostile territory against rising MMA star from Guam, Kyle Aguon, on October 25th at the University of Guam Field House in Mangilao, Guam.

Aguon earned the right to challenge Tanaka for the belt by defeating Hawaii’s Russel Doane at PXC-38 in August in a tight decision, bringing Aguon’s current winning streak to 4 straight. At 24 years old, Aguon has used his sizable frame, reach and strong grappling to establish himself as the top contender at 135 pounds.

Michinori Tanaka, on the other hand, does not intend on giving up his belt t yet. At 23 years old, Tanaka is one of Japan’s top young fighters with an undefeated record of 8 – 0, including impressive performances against Russel Doane, Caleb Vallaton, and former Champ, Crisanto Pitpitunge.

Tanaka (5’5”, 135 lbs) captured the Titel at PXC-36 with a unanimous decision win over former Filipino champion Crisanto Pitpitunge in Manila. This will be his second fight on Guam in his pro career, his first five victories coming in Japan’s Shooto fighting organization.

Tanaka versus Aguon is expected to showcase world-class grappling and submissions attempts, although both fighters throw heavy punches and possess knock-out abilities. This main-event will also be the first PXC title fight in Guam in over a year.

PXC-40 will take place on Friday, October 25th, and will feature a stacked fight card, with professional MMA matchups showcasing some of the best fighters from Guam, Hawaii, California and Japan.

Tickets are on sale now for $30 General Admission at 76 Circle K locations throughout Guam or online via http://www.tpiguam.com. VIP tickets are $50 and available at Cars Plus in Maite.

PXC-40 is presented by Miller Lite, Docomo Pacific, and the stations of KUAM.  PXC-40 is also brought to you by Guam Air Guard, Jeep, Monster Energy, Pacific Islands Club, 76/Circle K, Budget Car and Truck Rental, Pacific Trucking Guam, Gladiator Crew, and Uno Guam Magazine.

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PXC 36 Results: Aguon drawn the score with Jones, Josh Calvo stops Vistante, Tanaka stays unbeaten

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It was a sweet victory for Kyle Aguon as he avenged his 2008 loss by defeating Trevin Jones via unanimous decision last night in PXC 36 at UOG Field House, Guam.

With that win over Jones, Aguon might just put himself as the no. 1 contender for Crisanto Pitpitunge’s title.

Photo by Taro Irei

Photo by Taro Irei

Although the PXC officials are still on the process of choosing who will be Crisanto’s next foe, we will likely see either Aguon or Michinori Tanaka challenge Pitpitunge in May at PXC 37 in the Philippines as Tanaka, once again, impressed the PXC fans when he defeated top prospect from Reign Training Center, Caleb Vallotton via second round submission (triangle choke).

Also, Josh Calvo lived up to the hype as he demolished Johnavan Vistante by way of first round submission (RNC). With that impressive win over Vistante, Calvo just sent out a message to all fighters in his division that he is a force to be reckoned with. I would love to see him fight Zebaztian Kadestam or Bellator fighter, Ryan Ford, who has been showing his interest on fighting inside the PXC cage and said that he wants to make his debut in May at PXC 37 against Ryan Bigler.

Here’s the complete results for PXC 36:

Kyle Aguon def. Trevin Jones via UD

Kailin Curran def. Kaiyana Rain via UD

Josh Calvo def. Jhonavan Vistante via 1st rd. Submission (RNC)

Roque Martinez def. Mylo Lassiter via UD

Michinori Tanaka def. Caleb Vallotton via 2nd rd. Submission (Triangle choke)

Toby Misech def. Sung Hwan Cho via 3rd rd. KO (kick to the body)

Nate Thorell def. Robert Wusstig via UD

Koshi Matsumoto def. Tyrone Jones via 1st rd. Submission (RNC)

Ian Dela Cuesta def. Ricky Camp via 2nd round Submission (Triangle choke)

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Renewed MMA Rivalry In PXC 36

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Trevin Jones has been one of Guam’s top Bantamweights for the last 2 years, with only 1 loss by decision to PXC’s former Champ, Justin Cruz, over that span. In PXC-36’s Main Event, Jones will be tested by another up and coming Spike-22 fighter, Kyle Aguon, who many feel has the potential to become Guam’s top contender for the Bantamweight Title. Jones versus Aguon shouldn’t dissapoint, as both fighters are well-rounded and have what it takes to go the distance.

The Pacific Xtreme Combat-36 fight card is stacked with fighters from around the world gathering under one roof to throw down. Guam has been hosting the best Mixed Martial Arts events in the region for over a decade, and for a Main Event bout, PXC didn’t have to go scouring the world to find two fighters who will put on an exciting show. PXC found what they were looking for at the island’s 2 top MMA gyms, as Spike-22’s Kyle Agoun takes on Trevin Jones from Underworld X-treme in the Rivalry Match. Spike 22 and Underworld Xtreme have the reputations of producing some of the best fighters in the region and have had a strong rivalry for years. Jones and Agoun are training partners with former rivals, Joe Taimanglo and Alex Castro, who put on great fights for PXC fans throughout their careers. Any time these two gyms match up in the PXC cage, it is sure to bring fireworks.

Fighting out of Spike 22, Kyle Agoun is mentored by Melchor Manibusan and has a professional record of 4-3. Manibusan is one of Guam’s pioneering mixed martial artists and now veteran coach. Wrestling being the strongest part of his game Kyle is sure to display some great takedowns. According to Agoun, “I took off from work for my last hard weeks of training to focus more on the fight. Training two a days six times a week. Strength and conditioning mornings and MMA in the evenings. As a freestyle striker and fighter, I am focusing on every aspect of the game sharpening up all my skills for the fight.” Although Agoun has not changed any aspects of his fighting in preparation for the fight he also recently took his training camp to Washington to get a feel of different sparring partners. Aguon trained with new PXC fighter and cousin Josh Calvo, training at combat sport and fitness with Jeff Houghland and Foster in Brazillian Jui Jitsu.

This will be Agoun’s second time challenging Jones. The last time Agoun faced off against Jones the fight did not go in his favor and Jones took home the win. Wanting to redeem his loss Agoun says, “I feel motivated and I get to get to show the fans what was suppose to happen the first time.” Already having a feel of his opponent Agoun says, “Trevin is tough but I feel that he lacks a lot of technique, and toughness can only take too far.” Eager for the win, Kyle has these last word for his opponent, “This fight is not going to end up in the judges hands because I am going to be looking for the finish.”

Underworld Xtreme’s Trevin Jones has trained under veteran PXC fighters Alex Castro and Chris Brub, and alongside Featherweight Kyle Reyes. Jones has a professional record of 4-1, his only loss was to Justin “Shocker” Cruz in what he says was a win he was cheated out of. Jones says, “At first I wasn’t going to take the fight my team mate was suppose to fight him but he got hurt. I think Kyle is pretty tough, so I said why not fight him again and get some payback against Spike-22.” Jones wants to make sure there is no shadow of a doubt that his win against Agoun in their last bout was the right decision. Jones has been working hard as well, training six days a week and focusing on all aspects of his training, switching it up between sparring, vale tudo, grappling, muy thai, and judo. Jones says, “ I still have a good amount of weight to cut but my gas is good and I’ll be ready. I am feeling really good and strong.” Jones has been studying his previous match up against Agoun very closely. Jones says of this fight, “ I am planning on taking it to the ground. We will stand up at first, but I want to see how he handles me while on his back.”

The winner of this bout will determine who is Guam’s top contender for the PXC Bantamweight title shot, featuring two of Guam’s best young up and coming fighters. Both fighters have dreams of holding the title. According to Agoun, “A shot at the title is great it would be awesome to be the PXC 135 champ. A win over Trevin would be a big step in that direction for me.” Trevin Jones added, “I am gunning for the title, and Kyle is in my way.”

PXC CEO and Promoter, Ej Calvo said, “As PXC’s first show of the year in Guam, we didn’t hold back by bringing in high quality fighters to battle in front of thousands of loyal PXC fans. We will also be upgrading production of the show and expect to sell out. It should be a historic night at the UOG Fieldhouse!

This card features the best up and coming MMA fighters in Guam, Saipan, Hawaii, Japan and Korea. Look out for new PXC fighters making their debut, including Josh Calvo and Toby Misech from BJ Penn’s camp in Hawaii.” Said Eli Monge, PXC VP & Head-Matchmaker.
PXC 36 Fight Card:
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Main Event: Trevin Jones (Guam) versus Kyle Aguon (Guam) – Bantamweights

Kaiyana Rain (California) versus Kailin Curran (Hawaii) – Strawweights (Female Bout)

Roque Martinez (Guam) versus Mylo Lassiter (Saipan) – Heavyweights

Josh Calvo (Guam/Washington) versus Chris Cisneros (Hawaii) – Welterweights

Michinori Tanaka (Japan) versus Caleb Vallotton (California) – Bantamweights

Toby Misech (Hawaii) versus Seung Hwan Jo (South Korea) – Featherweights

Ricky Camp (Guam) versus Ian Dela Cuesta (Hawaii) – Bantamweights

Tyrone Jones (Guam) versus Koshi Matsumoto (Japan) – Lightweights

Robert Wustigg (Guam) versus Nate Quiniola (Hawaii) – Featherweights

PXC 36 Full Fight Card – Kyle Aguon Battles Trevin Jones For Main Event Fight

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Event: PXC 36

Date: March 8, 2013

Venue: UOG Field House, Mangilao, Guam

After a very successful PXC 35 last Saturday, PXC returns to their home turf for PXC 36, scheduled on March 8th, as massive bantamweight fighter, Kyle Aguon (4-3) takes on heavy-handed Trevin Jones (2-1) for the second time and looks to put themselves closer into the bantamweight title picture.

Aguon and Jones are some of those fighters which PXC gave an opportunity establish themselves as one of the region’s best fighters, who both started their career inside the PXC cage. Their first encounter with each other was in April of 2011, where Jones defeated Aguon via UD. It is very interesting fight to see because Kyle Aguon has tremendously improved his game since losing to Jones. On the flip side, Jones only fought once in 2012, when he submitted Josh Duenas. Now, a year since his last win, he will once again fight a guy who he already beaten couple of years ago. Will Trevin Jones score another W against Aguon or can Kyle Aguon even the score against the always dangerous Jones at PXC 36? Stoked for this fight!

Two exciting female MMA fighters will try to get their first pro career win at PXC 37 as Kailin Curran from Gracie Techniques, takes on Kings MMA’s Kaiyana Rain.

Both Curran and Rain has a solid amateur MMA records. Kailin Curran, who trains alongside UFC fighters, Max Holloway and Dustin Kimura, has an amateur record of 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, while Kaiyana Rain is 5-1-1 and 0-1 as a pro, who lost to Tecia Torres in October at Invicta FC 3. Rain who trains with the legendary Rafael Cordeiro in L.A, has an incredible endurance and her approach in every game is very technical, which made her a threat to anyone in her division, while Kailin Curran loves to finish fights early and will not hesitate to trade punches with her foes. I’m really excited to see this one!

Josh “Killa” Calvo (6-2) and Chris “The Maverick” Cisnero (13-5) are both going to make their PXC debut in PXC 37.

Calvo, is a brown belt BJJ specialist from Guam and he is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jerome Jones in November. This kid is a gifted fighter. He is physically and mentally strong and he is arguably one of the deadliest submission artist in the PXC lightweight division. For sure he is aiming for an impressive win for his PXC debut but he knows that he is going to face a tough fighter in Cisnero.

“From what I’ve seen, he (Cisnero) looks tough. Fought some tough guys and is a Bellator veteran. It’s going to be a fun night. I cannot wait.” Calvo said.

Calvo’s opponent, Christ Cisnero is a Bellator veteran who is currently on a two-fight losing kid. Cisnero got some decent submission game in his arsenal, but what makes him more dangerous is his ability to punch with tremendous force behind it. This is going to be an explosive scrap for sure as one of Guam’s top lightweight fighter battles a very durable Hawaiian fighter.

Rising star, Michinori Tanaka from Reversal Gym Yokohama in Japan (6-0) is back and looks to stay unbeaten against an outstanding wrestler from Reign Training Center, “The Original” Caleb Vollotton (3-1).

Tanaka is no doubt, the most dangerous and submission specialist in the PXC today, and the scarier part of it is that he is only 22 years old. He is first scheduled to fight Joe Taimanglo at PXC 35 in Manila but Taimanglo got injured during practice that left Tanaka without an opponent. You already know what happened next; PXC interim fighter was cancelled. But good news came when PXC CEO, EJ Calvo announced that Tanaka will not wait for his next fight to happen as he is scheduled to fight in March 8th against a fellow young fighter in Vollotton. Fresh from his 3rd round RNC win over Russell Doane at PXC 34, Tanaka aims to extend his impressive mma record to 8-0 and looks to add another submission win in his resume when he takes on Vollotton.

“The Original” is not intimidated with Tanaka’s ground game as he is very confident on his wrestling, who trains with UFC middleweight fighter, Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz at Reign MMA alongside “The Juggernaut” Jake Ellenberger, “The Sandman” James Irvin and a lot more monsters in that gym.

Tanaka vs. Vollotton is going to be the most technical fight of the fight card because a submission wizard from Japan battles a very talented wrestler who has a very good submission defense.

Here are the complete fight card for PXC 36 in Guam:

Kyle Aguon vs. Trevin Jones

Kailin Curran vs. Kaiyana Rain

Josh Calvo vs. Chris Cisnero

Michinori Tanaka vs. Caleb Vollotton

Mylo Lassiter vs. Roque Martinez

Kihyun Him vs. Toby Misech

Koshi Matsumoto vs. Tyrone Jones

Robbert Wusstig vs. Nate Quiniola

Ian Dela Cuesta vs. Jung Hoon Koh 

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