Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) featherweight contender Mark ‘Mugen’ Striegl added to his impressive credentials after winning the gold medal in the under 70-kg. division of the Freestyle Wrestling event of the PSC-POC Philippine National Games last Monday at the Riverbanks Center in Marikina City.
The Filipino-American MMA fighter, who owns a 12-1 professional record (2-1 in the PXC), won all three of his matches in the tournament, the field of which included some current and former national team members, en route to the gold.
“I’m happy to have participated in the Philippine National Games. It was a great experience and if given the opportunity, I would love to represent the Philippines in international competitions,” Striegl told Interaksyon.com.
The 26-year-old, who fights out of the Fight Corps MMA team in Baguio City, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist with 10 of his 12 wins coming by way of submission.
But it was the wrestling aspect of his mixed martial arts game that was put on full display in this tournament. He defeated his first two opponents via first round pins before winning by technical fall in the finals.
His last MMA fight was in PXC 39 last September, where he lost for only the first time in his five-year professional career.