October 21, 2011 by  
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PXC 27 showcases growth of MMA in Pacific Rim
8 hours ago | source: pacificxtremecombat.com | 4348 Views | 5 Comments

Mixed Martial Arts is driven by passion. The fans are so passionate they levitate. Fighters are so passionate they got locked in a cage, to fight. Some of the greatest events in the history of the sport happened because of a rare breed of fan – very, very rich people. Lorenzo Fertitta took BJJ from John Lewis, and eventually bought the UFC. Shaik Thahnoon took BJJ in graduatge school, and ended up founding the ADCC world submission wrestling championship, and 10% of the UFC.

The Calvo family is the Guamian equivalent, and a decade ago when a young member fo the family, one again, took BJJ, the family decided to get into the MMA business.

From the first show in 2003, Pacific Xtreme Combat(or PXC) airs its 27th and largest show October 29th at the University of Guam Field House.

After huge rating success with its first two Philippine cards, Pacific Xtreme Combat will return to its home base of Guam with the blockbuster event PXC 27 which will feature a stacked card and two title fights.

“PXC 27 is the culmination of all of our company’s hard work through the years. It will serve as a premier showcase for our company by providing the best quality match-ups. PXC 27 will feature two championship fights; a 145-pound tussle between Baby Joe Taimanglo (Guam’s most recognized fighter) and Harris Sarmiento the current PXC 155 pound champ, plus Justin Cruz will be defending his bantamweight title against the young and impressive Trevin Jones,” says PXC Matchmaker Eli Monge.

In addition to the two title fights the card will showcase a who’s who of the best fighters from the Pacific Rim region.

“We are really laying it all out there for the people of Guam,” says Eli, “The caliber of the fighters on this card is incredible. We have Ferrid Kheder who has defeated some UFC veterans in the past, going against Korean Top Team member and UFC hopeful Lim Hyun Gyu. We also have J.J. Ambrose, who is an alumnus of The Ultimate Fighter, and is coming back to take on a strong international opponent.

The Pacific Rim is one of the hottest places in the world for mixed martial arts and PXC is leading the way, growing the sport in that region. In June PXC expanded its long time successful Guam promotion by signing a major television deal with TV 5 in Manila. The first two shows were huge ratings successes and opened eyes as to the potential of the sport in the Philippines. PXC will not let success or rapid expansion detract from its original mission, which is to bring high quality mixed martial arts events to and support the sports growth on the island of Guam.


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