PXC returns to the Philippines on the 1st of September (somewhat of an interesting date) not sure if it was PXC or ONE FC who put the events so close together or if indeed it was an unintentional fluke… either way PXC and ONE FC will go down with only 24 hours in between there events.
Fairly bold move given that ONE FC have risen to the top of Asian MMA with a fast and influential pace.
I guess we must give PXC credit for not being deterred about the date clash with ONE FC.
This event is set to feature a nice showing of talent and fights. With 2 title fights and 2 huge super fights – we can expect an exciting and entertaining card.
The main event Lightweight title fight between Harris Sarmiento and Jon Tuck.
Jon Tuck may well be the favorite in this fight despite being the contender for the title. Jon has been hugely impressive on his 6-0 streak, with an incredible 6 wins no losses and all 6 wins via first round finished.
More impressive is that Jon tuck has beaten some very VERY good talent during his 6 first round finishes (3 via RNC and 3 via Knockout) Jon’s last two victories were; Tristan Arenal (then 5-1) and the very talented Eduard Folayang (11-2).
Check out a short clip from Jon Tuck’s brutal 8 second KO over Eduard Folyang
His opponent is one hell of an experienced fighter, Harris Sarmiento is an incredible 34 and 23 in his career. This guy has fought so many talented fighters (Kj Noons, Nick Diaz,Rob McCullough, Huerta, Malendez, Josh Thompson, etc. etc) We can expect experience but never know exactly what Sarmiento is going to bring. One thing for sure – if Jon Tuck does take this win and with it the lightweight PXC title…. we can expect a UFC call shouldn’t be far away. That would make him 7-0 with very legitimate wins.
The next fight title fight is Ali Cali (4-1) currently on a 4 fight win streak Vs Erwin Tagle (1-1 with 2 draws)
The favorite going into this fight will likely be Ali Cali – but we can expect a fun and explosive fight. Cali most likely looking to keep it standing while Tagle may opt to take it to the floor.
These 2 title fights are then followed by 2 fantastic super fights.
The first of which will pit the impressive 10-0 Mark Striegl Vs the 4-5 Robert Wusstig
I think it is fair to say Mark will go into this as a favorite, however this fight is no pushover – and will really test Mark and give a true understanding of where Mark Striegl is in his career. 11-0 sure would make him worth looking at for the big promotions such as One, Bellator, UFC etc.
The second super-fight is set to be one hell of a fun fight.
Anthony Leone (current Bellator fighter) and 11-5 no.75 ranked Bantamweight Vs Satoshi Inaba (8-7) no.69 ranked Bantamweight.
With both fighters looking for big wins and both holding plenty of experience on the big stage.
Leone can wrestle and we can be assured that his time now training & living in Thailand with Phuket Top Team, has deff. improved his stand up ever more so. Satoshi is a man that enjoys to stand and trade – so this will be a fun fight no-doubt.
Anthony is likely the short favorite – but this is a great match up and we can expect a fun fight.
The under-card is listed below with the full fight layout.
We are looking forward to a busy time in Asian MMA with PXC, ONE FC, Legend FC, Super Fight League, UFC China and of course the smaller shows like Pro FC, Dare, URCC, MFC and many more – Asian MMA has a big future and the future is bright.
Bring on the action!