Pacific X-Treme Combat hosts yet another show in the Philippines, this time having a highly anticipated championship bout between gritty Korean prospect Jang Yong Kim, and the popular Filipino-American star Mark Striegl.
Striegl is undefeated in 12 professional bouts and already has impressive wins over several champions from different organizations in Asia, including a nifty submission against PXC lightweight champ and Strikeforce vet, Harris Sarmiento.
The budding superstar has been quickly gaining tons of mainstream appeal in the country, and with PXC known to be in favor of releasing fighters to compete in bigger organizations, Striegl has been talked about as a prime candidate for the planned 2014 UFC event in Manila. Before any of that happens though, he has to get past Jang Yong Kim. Like Striegl, this Korean Top Team product also has a win over Sarmiento and is dead set on playing spoiler and claiming the vacant PXC featherweight strap.
The rest of the card also has some gems to keep an eye out for such as URCC bantamweight champ Jessie Rafols taking on Louis Smolka in a fight that could determine a next title challenger, Team Lakay prospect Roldan Sangcha'an, and Ole Laursen's top student Zebastian Kadestam.
The stream starts at 10 am ET, so start your day right, and join the Bloody Elbow breakfast crew for some entertaining Asian MMA action.
PXC 39: SRIEGL VS. KIM
September 14, 2013 -- Philippines
ADAMSON TORBISO vs. HAROLD BANARIO
JINEL LAUSA vs. ADAM CACAY
ROSS EBANEZ vs. ZEBASTIAN KADESTAM
ISAIAH ORDIZ vs. GLEN RANILLO
KYLE REYES vs. ROLANDO GABRIEL DY
ERNESTO MONTILLA JR vs. ROLDAN SANGCHA'AN
JESSIE RAFOLS vs. LOUIS SMOLKA
JANG YONG KIM vs. MARK STRIEGL