November 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Fokai International, GlobalGuamMMA

Cruz, Taimanglo victorious in PXC 27

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Guam – In the first amateur fight of the night Ryan Toves and James James took to the cage in a 155-pound match up. Toves shot it for the takedown midway through the first round. James looked to sink in the guillotine choke but couldn’t get Toves to tap. Ryan Toves would work position and get the back of James and force him to tap in the first round.
Carlos Lopez made quick work of Martin Pablo in the heavyweight division. Lopez looked to keep the fight standing and use his reach to land some shots. Pablo would get caught with a knee and go down. After a brief timeout with what looked to be a low blow Lopez initiated the clinch and sunk in the standing guillotine choke to earn the win by submission in the first round.
Jay Tenorio and Mklane Alfred took to the cage next in another lightweight match up. Alfred threw a couple of leg kicks to feel out Tenorio. Jay Tenorio threw a flying knee that landed flush and dropped Mklane Alfred. Tenorio jumped on his opponent and landed several unanswered knees that connected, forcing referee Tony DeAngelo to call the fight minutes into the round awarding Jay Tenorio the win in his PXC debut.
Dylan Pablo stays unbeaten in his MMA career after picking the first round win against Matt Quenga. Pablo used his wrestling background to close the distance and get in for the takedown. Once the fight was on the ground Dylan was able to control Quenga and work the ground and pound with some staples to get the win by referee stoppage.
In the first professional fight of the night Korean Top Team Fighter Kim Doo Hwan squared off against Trench Tech Saipan Fighter Mylo Lassiter. Lassiter tried to pin Hwan against the cage and secure the takedown but the Korean showed excellent takedown defense. The first round was an exchange between the two heavyweights with both fighters landing their fare share of punches. With the 2nd round getting underway Kim Doo Hwan landed a solid knee that hurt Lassiter. The Korean Top Team Fighter jumped on Lassiter and got it the rear naked choke for his first win in PXC.
Fellow Korean Top Team Fighter Lim Hyun Gu met up with France Fighter Ferrid Kheder. Lim Hyun Gu came out throwing everything he had looking for the early knockout. The Korean fighter towered over the Judo practitioner making it hard for Kheder to land any shots. Lim Hyun Gu landed a flurry of punches that backed Ferrid into the cage and finished him off with more solid shots that ended the fight by stoppage.
California’s JJ Ambrose secured a unanimous decision win over France Fighter Sebastian Garguier after 3 rounds. JJ looked good with his stand up after training in Thailand for the fight winning the stand up battle. Garguier attempted a couple of submissions from his back but couldn’t pull any of them off as Ambrose controlled the fight on the ground. With the win JJ Ambrose improves his record to 17-3.
Kim Jang Yong made it a clean sweep for the Korean Top Team. Yong pulled off a first round arm bar win against Saipan’s Fassi Jesse. Fassi dropping from 155 to 145 for this match up looked good early in the fight. Kim Jang Yong took the fight to Jesse and earned the #1 contender spot for the 145-pound division with his first round win.
Ryan Biggler made his come back to the PXC a successful one against Trench Tech’s Keli Manglona. Manglona came into the fight as the Saipan Champion sporting a 4-0 record. Both fighters looked to land from up top when Ryan Biggler secured the takedown and landed in good position. Biggler took his time and was able to get full mount and work his way into getting the back of Manglona. Ryan got both hooks in and worked in the rear naked choke for the first round win.
In the most anticipated fight of PXC 27 Underworld X-Treme’s Trevin Jones and Spike 22′s Justin The Shocker Cruz mixed it up for the 135-pound belt. The Champion Cruz worked the cage forcing Jones to stay light on his feet. Trevin Jones was able to pick his shots and land some knees in the exchange. The veteran Justin was able to absorb most of the shots and keep the fight moving. Jones kept the pressure on Cruz landing more of the punches when the two did exchange from up top. With the fight in the championship rounds, Justin The Shocker Cruz worked his game plan to a “T”. Justin baited Jones in and scored on some takedowns. Justin worked the ground and pound cutting Trevin over the eye. Jones was able to take the fight to the 5th round where he landed a shot that cut Justin as the fight ended. When the judge’s scorecards were turned in it was The Shocker who earned the win to retain his belt with the decision win behind the takedowns that proved to be the difference maker.

Baby Joe Taimanglo was awarded the unanimous decision win against Harris Sarmiento in the last fight of PXC 27. Baby Joe was all over Sarmiento for 5 rounds pinning him against the cage landing knees and punches. Taimanglo scored big on a hip toss that put the Hawaii Fighter on his head but couldn’t keep him on the ground. Sarmiento showed why he is the PXC’S 155-pound champion making Joe work for every position and not allowing Taimanglo to take the fight to the ground. The Hawaii Fighter did what he said by keeping the fight standing but didn’t have an answer to Taimanglo’s relentless clinch game. After 5 rounds the Juggernaut Baby Joe Taimanglo finally earned his first MMA Title with the decisive win against a very tough opponent becoming the island’s first 145-pound champion of the PXC.


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