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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) is set to showcase a total of 9 action-packed fights on February 16 at Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City.

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For people who can’t get enough of action, come this Saturday at the arena as PXC, Asia Pacific’s biggest and best mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, once again rolls into the country with PXC-35.

PXC has already established a name throughout Asia Pacific and its arrival in the Philippines last June 2011 cemented their reign as the premiere MMA organization by attracting the best fighters from all over the world. With its most recent installment, PXC again makes its way to the country to put a show in front of thousands of MMA fanatics.“We are very excited to kick off the year with great matchups at PXC-35 in the Philippines,” says EJ Calvo, PXC CEO.

Featuring some of the best rising stars of MMA from different regions, the event will also highlight the title fight between Filipino talents Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento (35-24) and Isaiah Ordiz (2-0). Coming off a disappointing loss to fellow Filipino-American Mark “Mugen” Striegl in PXC-34 last November, the veteran Sarmiento is set to bounce back and defend his belt against the young blood, Ordiz. This is surely a battle between a veteran and future star of the sport.

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Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento in red shirt.

In addition, the match between American Alvin Cacdac (11-9) and undefeated Hawaiian Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka also draws attention primarily because the winner will most likely be the next contender for the Flyweight title currently held by Filipino fighter Ale “The Young Gun” Cali.

The PXC-35 fight card also includes Team Lakay’s Troy Bantiag (4-1) vs. Guam’s Tony Reyes (5-5), Japanese Chuji Kato (3-1) vs. Korean Top Team’s Hong Seung Chan (2-0), and Hawaiian Ronald Jhun (24-24) vs. Swede Zebastian Kadestam (3-0).

Other homegrown Filipino talents featured on the night are Dario Banario (2-0) vs. Joseph Mercado (1-1), Ruel Catalan (1-2) vs. Ernesto Montilla Jr. (0-1), Adrian Hillana (1-0) vs. Steve Grandeza (0-1), and Glenn Ranillo (1-2) vs. Mark Billena.

PXC-35 expects nothing but fireworks all night as fighters punch, kick and sprawl their way all for the glory of being crowned PXC victors. “We hope to see everyone at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on the 16th of February and we promise you that it is going to be an exciting night of fights,” Calvo says.

Pacific X-treme Combat will also hold the following events at the Holiday Inn Manila Hotel in Pasig City:

PRESS CONFERENCE
Date: February 14, 2013
Venue: Fab Restaurant
Call time: 10:30am
Time: 11am-1pm

WEIGH IN
Date: February 15, 2013
Venue: Bar One, Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City
Call time: 10:30am
Time: 11am-1pm

Main event on February 16 will officially begin at 7PM and doors will open around 6PM.

For more information on PXC, check out http://www.pxc.com.ph or http://www.facebook.com/pxcmma.
You may also follow @PXCPhilippines twitter account and see videos at http://www.youtube.com/pacificxtremecombat.

Event banner source: www.facebook.com/pxcmma

PXC-35 is presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special thanks to E-Games, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Eden NightClub, Real Sports Radio, and Loqal.ph.