PXC 35 Results: Harris Sarmiento Retains Lightweight Title via Submission

PXC 35 Results: Harris Sarmiento Retains Lightweight Title via Submission -- The 9-fights deal brought about by Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) 35 was such a sight to behold for the MMA fans in the Philippines, specially that Lightweight champ Harris Sarmiento was able to stand his ground to retain the Lightweight title. Although challenger Isaiah Ordiz vowed to do his very best to topple down Sarmiento, things did not come enough to fulfill the mission.
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PXC 35 came in very explosive in the very first match up. It was a rumble between Glen Ranillo and Mark Billena. In the first round, Ranillo was able to pull off an arm bar; Billena had to tap.

In the second match, Steve Grandeza and Miguel Mosquera battled it out for a Featherweight contest. Mosquera won via rear naked choke in the second round.

Third match got Ernesto Montilla Jr. vs Ruel Catalan. The match ended up with a rear choke in the 2nd round, which forced Catalan to submit.

In the welterweight division at 170lbs, Ron Jhun of Hawaii and Sweden's Zebastian Kadestam seemed to have been measuring each other's caliber in the first round, until in the near end of it, Kadestam was able to unleash series of vicious kicks to the left leg, which brought Jhun down into the canvass. While on his back, Jhun got pummeled by devastating kicks. It was a TKO win for the Swedish warrior.

Bantamweight (135lbs) got Joseph Mercado vs Dario Banario. This fight went to a decision for Banario.

The sixth (6th) fight (Lightweight) brought a significant win for Chuji Kato (Yokohama, Japan) over Egon Racz (Slovakia)  via rear naked choke in the first round.

Fight number 7 was a bantamweight duel between Troy Bantiag and Tony Reyes. It ended up in the 1st round with a knock out (KO) for Bantiag.

Match 8 was a flyweight action between Hawaii's Louis Smolka and Philippine's Alvin Cacdac. The latter came in domination in the first round, wounding Smolka at the right temple. The tide turn the other way, from 2nd to the 3rd round. Smolka won through rear naked choke in the last round.

Comes the main event, a submission via arm bar sent Ordiz to tap. The title defense for Harris Sarmiento took place quick as he got an early opportunity to submit Ordiz via arm bar in round 1.

PXC 35 Summary of Results
Match 1: Glen Ranillo vs Mark Billena, Winner: Ranillo by armbar submission, round 1 / Match 2: Steve Grandeza vs Miguel Mosquera, Winner: Mosquera by rear naked choke, round 2 / Match 3: Ernesto Montilla Jr. vs Ruel Catalan, Winner: Montilla by rear naked choke, round 2 / Match 4: Ron Jhun vs Zebastian Kadestam, Winner: Kadestam by TKO, round 1 / Match 5: Joseph Mercado vs Dario Banario, Winner: Banario by Unanimous decision, round 3 / Match 6: Egon Racz vs Chuji Kato, Winner: Kato by rear naked choke, round 1 / Match 7: Troy Bantiag vs Tony Reyes, Winner: Bantiag by KO, round 1 / Match 8: Louis Smolka vs Alvin Cacdac, Winner: Smolka by rear naked choke, round 3 / Match 9: Isaiah Ordiz vs Harris Sarmiento, Winner: Sarmiento by armbar, round 1

PXC 35 Photos
These are some of the photos I was able to take during the event. Please bear with what my Android can offer you, from where I was seated, next to the immediate octagon side.
Isaiah Ordiz vs Harris Sarmiento touch gloves!
Harris Sarmiento wins!
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The soft-spoken PXC Flyweight champion Ale Cali
Many thanks to PRC Inc for the kind choice and invite to watch PXC 35 live. It was great to rub elbows with the champs of Pacific X-treme Combat. Well, it was my first time to watch a Mixed Martial Arts event live; Hopefully, I will be able to watch the succeeding series.

So if you stumbled this post and you wanted to witness the same event, you got to know how to go to Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Aside from using your private car, you can either take the bus or rail transit (MRT 3) then get down at Shaw Boulevard station. Ride a jeepney with the sign board "Pasig Palengke".
Get pass the Kapitolyo Rotonda for a few meters; Ynares Sports Arena is located on the opposite side of the lane.

Get the latest update on PXC through its official website (http://www.pacificxtremecombat.com/) or official Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pxcmma

For PXC 35 replay videos and recap, stay tuned to AKTV on IBC 13 local TV channel.

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