MMA fans and spectators can catch the action-packed fight card PXC 28 this Saturday, November 26, 7pm at the Ynares Sports Arena in Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Headlining the tournament is rising Filipino MMA star Tristan “Titay” Arenal, who will go against Abu Dhabi grappling champ Jon Tuck. UFC star Brandon “The Truth” Vera graces the event as a special guest of honor.
Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC), the Guam-based mixed martial arts organization, made its debut this year in the Philippines with PXC 24 last June and PXC 26 last August.
Its television partnership with AKTV on IBC13 has instantly made it one of the most watched MMA events in the country. The fights are aired live and watched by millions of Filipino viewers as well as an international audience.
“PXC has established itself as a leading martial arts company and we are poised for continued expansion and growth in the Philippines,” said PXC Promoter & General Manager, EJ Calvo, who is also raring to see the first home-grown Filipino fighter go up to the highest level of the sport.
“We want PXC to be the driving force behind raising the bar for mixed martial arts in the Philippines and Asia. PXC is the only event in the Philippines that has actually had fighters come through our ranks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC),” Calvo added.
The PXC head is also excited with the prospect of having an amateur league launched in 2012. The aim is to have other fighters follow in the footsteps of Filipino UFC fighters like Vera and Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz. Vera has frequented PXC as a coach for teammates from the US. He will again attend PXC on November 26 in Manila to show his support for the sport.
“It is extremely important that PXC not only recruits MMA talent; we need to develop the sport as well in the Philippines. This is what makes the level of competition higher than other shows in the region,” Calvo shared.
PXC also recently landed in the pages of FIGHT! magazine, the most respected and influential publication in the mixed martial arts world. The recognition in the September 2011 issue of the magazine establishes PXC as one of the top MMA tournaments in the Asia-Pacific region.
PXC 28 is presented by AKTV and San Mig Strong Ice. Tickets are available at Ticketworld (ticketworld.com.ph ) starting for as low as Php 350 with one free beer.
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