PXC 28 Propels MMA forward in Philippines

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Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) continues its remarkable growth as the premier mixed martial arts promotion in the Pacific Rim Region with PXC 28 Saturday, November 26 in Manila.

PXC has established itself as a leading martial arts company and we are poised for continued expansion and growth in the Philippines,”

Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) continues to develop the fast growing market for mixed martial arts in the Philippines with the presentation of 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 will appear at 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 are broadcast to 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.
“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 about the planned amateur league due to be 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.

“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.

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