Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge knocked Justin “The Shocker” Cruz in violent fashion to annex the Pacific X-treme Combat bantamweight title in PXC 31 Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Pitpitunge caught Cruz with a right straight that knocked the living daylights out of the Guamanian champion. The Team Lakay Wushu stalwart became the second homegrown Filipino PXC champion after Ale “The Young Gun” Cali defeated Jesse Taitano for the flyweight title.
In the co-main event Tristan Arenal came from behind to defeat fellow Richie Redman in a battle of Filipino-American fighters. Redman dominated the bout with his striking, before Arenal caught him in an armbar to seal the victory before time ran out.
Full results of PXC 31:
Crisanto Pitpitunge def. Justin Cruz
1st round, knockout (punch)
Pitpitunge new PXC bantamweight champion
Tristan Arenal def. Richie Redman
3rd round, submission (armbar)
Trevin Jones def. Guzman Pia-yas
1st round, submission (rear-naked choke)
Troy Bantiag def. Joseph Mercado
Alvin Cacdac def. Rex Wa-O
1st round, submission
Eugene Toquero def. Victor Torre
1st round, TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
Rolando Gabriel Dy def. Alde Alonzo De Soza
2nd round, submission (rear-naked choke)
Micky Favis def. Glen Ranillo
Arex Montalban def. Jerry Legaspi
1st round, knockout
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