PXC-35: Return of the Hitman

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Events
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Harris ‘The Hitman’ Sarmiento made a strong return for the Lightweight belt after beating Ordiz in PXC-35 last Saturday, February 16.


The much anticipated fight between Isaiah Ordiz and Harris Sarmiento ended with just one round after 4 minutes and 27 seconds. Sarmiento dominated and won the first stanza by arm-lock submission.


Isaiah ‘Ice’ Ordiz heading out from the back before the main fight.


Harris ‘The Hitman’ Sarmiento on his way to the cage

‘Fight is always a fight…’ Sarmiento said during his interview after the intense bout. With this statement, it really showed how determine he is to defend the belt.

For the other featured bouts, the 8th match in Flyweight division was also an intense battle bet. Louis Smolka and Alvin Cacdac. During the first round, Smolka received continuous punches from Cacdac causing him to bleed around his head area. Despite of his situation, Smolka did not give up until they reached the third round where he dominated and won by a rear-naked choke submission over the strong opponent Cacdac. Smolka will then face the current Flyweight champion Ale Cali.

On the other hand, the fight between Troy Bantiag and Tony Reyes also ended in round 1 where Bantiag emerged as the winner via TKO with referee stoppage due to continuous strike of punches. Chuji Kato defeated Egon Racz in Lightweight division via rear-naked choke submission in round 1 also. Dario Banario won over Joseph Mercado in Batamweight with a unanimous decision from the judges with scores 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

While Zebastian Kadestam of Welterweight division won the match versus Ronald Jhun in round 1 via TKO due to strong leg kicks. Ernesto Montilla Jr. defeated Ruel Catalan in a Flyweight division match via rear-naked submission in round 2. While under the Featherweight league, Miguel Mosquera also won similar way over Ruel Catalan in round 2. And lastly, Glen Ranillo defeated Mark Billena via armbar submission in one round.


Welterweight fight between Jhun and Kadestam

It was my first time to watch live MMA actions and that night was filled with excitement and screams from the crowd. Every match was so intense and worth watching. Each fighter really showed their best techniques to win. But of course in each battle, only one can win.

Pacific Xtreme Combat’s first show for 2013 was a great start. For sure, more actions will come as mixed martial arts had started to gain more Filipino audience and enthusiasts.

Thanks to PRC Inc., public relations company of PXC,  for giving me the chance to watch this.


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