Pacific Xtreme Combat - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pacific Xtreme Combat


Lausa vs Uyenoyama targeted for PXC 55 in September

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:15 PM

A reliable source within the organization tells Rappler that a 5 round title tilt between Lausa and Uyenoyama is in the works

FIRST TITLE DEFENSE. A flyweight championship clash between Jenel Lausa (pictured) and Darren Uyenoyama is in the works for PXC 55. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rolando Dy faces Alex Volkanovski for PXC title in September

Jun 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The marquee match up will likely headline the event numbered PXC 55

THIRD TITLE CHANCE. Rolando Gabriel Dy will have another opportunity to become a Pacific Xtreme Combat titleholder. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

April 2016: A scorching month for MMA in the Philippines

Mar 25, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Three MMA organizations are set to hold stacked fight cards in April

PXC releases full lineup for April 8 card

Mar 24, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The Guam based mixed martial arts MMA organization announced the additional matches on Wednesday March 23 through its official Facebook page

Crisanto Pitpitunge suffers knockout loss to Kai Kara-France at PXC 52

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:47 PM

Filipino fighter Crisanto Pitpitunge loses his second straight fight after being stopped in the third and final round

ANOTHER LOSS. Crisanto Pitpitunge's title hopes have been dashed for the meantime after he lost his second straight fight. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Crisanto Pitpitunge misses weight for PXC 52 bout in Guam

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Pitpitunge weighs in two pounds over the 126 pound agreed upon limit but his fight with Kai Kara France will go on as scheduled

WEIGHT ISSUES. Crisanto Pitpitunge is once again over the limit on the scale. File photo/Rappler

Ex-title contender Glen Ranillo returns to action at PXC 53

Mar 17, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The Baler Aurora native has been out of action since November 2014 after his loss in a PXC lightweight championship fight

BACK IN ACTION. Glen Ranillo is returning to the fight game after more than a year away. Photo from Ranillo's Facebook

Rolando Dy banking on experience to beat Japanese foe at PXC 53

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:27 PM

My advantage coming into this fight is my experience says Dy

TIME TO BATTLE. Rolando Dy will face Japanese Koyomi Matsushima. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dy, Corton to lead Filipino fighters on PXC’s Manila card in April

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Two Filipino fighters are set to be the country’s flag bearer on PXC 53’s main card

Crisanto Pitpitunge faces Kiwi fighter at PXC 52

Feb 12, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Pitpitunge aims to make another strong case for a title shot after his split decision setback to Lausa

PXC stands firm with conventional weigh-in procedure

Feb 04, 2016 - 6:07 PM

PXC chief executive officer EJ Calvo says that the Guam based promotion will remain adherent to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts

Lausa shuts door on possible PXC title rematch vs Pitpitunge

Jan 20, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Lausa captured the organization’s vacant flyweight championship by narrowly defeating Pitpitunge

Rolando Dy eyes title fight vs PXC’s Australian champion

Jan 20, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Rolando Gabriel Dy sets his sights on a heftier prize

Jenel Lausa clears phone lines for possible call from UFC

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Jenel Lausa hopes to join the list of PXC alumni who made the jump to the UFC

PINOY CHAMP. Jenel Lausa (R) is the 4th Filipino fighter to become an MMA world champion. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mosquera apologizes for being overweight vs Rolando Dy at PXC 51

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Miguel Mosquera says his 15 month layoff was to blame for coming in 5 pounds overweight for his decision loss to Rolando Dy

WEIGHTY ISSUE. Rolando Gabriel Dy had no issues dealing with Miguel Mosquera's weight advantage. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PXC fighter Rolando Dy stays at featherweight for good

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Rolando Dy regains his winning form as he secures a unanimous decision victory at PXC 51

FEATHERWEIGHT. Rolando Gabriel Dy will continue his mixed martial arts career as a featherweight competitor. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jenel Lausa becomes 4th homegrown Pinoy to win MMA world title

Jan 17, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Lausa a native of Concepcion Iloilo captures the vacant flyweight championship via a split decision victory over compatriot Crisanto Pitpitunge at PXC 51

PINOY CHAMP. Jenel Lausa (R) is the 4th Filipino fighter to become world champion. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jenel Lausa expected judges’ unanimous verdict at PXC 51

Jan 17, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Lausa who edged out Crisanto Pitpitunge via split verdict at PXC 51 thinks he did enough to get a unanimous decision from the 3 cageside officials

DIFFERENT RESULT. Jenel Lausa (L) expected a unanimous decision victory instead of the split decision. He won the PXC flyweight title at PXC 51. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lausa edges Pitpitunge, bags vacant PXC title

Jan 17, 2016 - 1:16 AM

3rd UPDATE Filipino fighter Jenel Lausa captures the vacant PXC flyweight title at PXC 51

CHAMPION. Jenel Lausa (R) defeats Crisanto Pitpitunge to become PXC flyweight champion at PXC 51. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Team Lakay bets Iniong, Corton win on PXC 51 undercard

Jan 17, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Two of Team Lakay s 3 representatives walk away with impressive victories at PXC 51

VICTORS. Team Lakay's Gina Iniong (L) and Jon Cris Corton come up with remarkable wins at PXC 51. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rolando Dy decisions Miguel Mosquera on PXC 51 undercard

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:16 PM

UPDATED Dy sweeps the cageside officials’ scorecards with 3 30 27 scores across the panel

BOUNCE BACK. Rolando Gabriel Dy is back on the winning track with a dominant decision victory over Miguel Mosquera at PXC 51. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rolando Dy has no problem facing overweight opponent at PXC 51

Jan 15, 2016 - 6:10 PM

“I will never back down on any challenge I trained for this fight He trained for this Let’s do it ” Dy told Rappler

ON WEIGHT. Rolando Gabriel Dy will be facing an opponent who didn't undergo the stress of making the contracted weight. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pitpitunge strived to make weight for PXC title fight, says coach

Jan 15, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Crisanto Pitpitunge makes sure that he would meet the contracted weight limit this time around

WEIGHTY ISSUE. Crisanto Pitpitunge made sure he didn't miss out on a title opportunity this time around. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PXC boss promises to grow MMA in Philippines

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:07 AM

You will see fighters at the top level of the world from the Philippines says PXC chief EJ Calvo

GROUND AND POUND. Crisanto Pitpitunge, seen knocking out Alvin Cacdac at PXC 48 in June, is one of the rising Filipino MMA fighters who will appear on PXC's next show. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Lausa shrugs off Pitpitunge’s experience, seeks KO win at PXC 51

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Jenel Lausa expects a barnburner in his flyweight championship clash against former bantamweight titleholder Crisanto Pitpitunge on Saturday January 16

Pitpitunge aims to be first Pinoy two-division MMA champ

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Pitpitunge can become a two division titleholder when he faces Jenel Lausa for the vacant flyweight belt in the main event of PXC 51 on Saturday January 16

TITLE FIGHT. Crisanto Pitpitunge (L) will try to make a bit of Philippine history, but Jenel Lausa is waiting in the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pitpitunge, Lausa to face off at PXC 51’s press conference

Jan 11, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Crisanto Pitpitunge and jenel Lausa are booked to fight for the Guam based organization’s flyweight belt in the main event of PXC 51 on January 16

3 Team Lakay fighters added to PXC 51 card

Jan 07, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Gina Iniong Jon Cris Corton and Stephen Loman will see action in separate fights on PXC s maiden show at Solaire Resort on January 16

Top 10 Philippine MMA moments of 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Rappler lists down the top 10 moments that left an indelible mark on Philippine MMA in 2015

Rolando Dy returns to action at PXC 51 in January

Dec 04, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Filipino fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy seeks to revitalize his young mixed martial arts career by returning to action as part of the PXC 51 undercard

BACK IN ACTION. Rolando Dy has had an up-and-down career in recent times. Photo from Rolando Dy's Facebook

PXC partners with Solaire for 4-event deal in 2016

Nov 27, 2015 - 3:09 PM

The Guam based MMA promotion will host 4 shows at Solaire Resort which will include in venue betting stations and a premium VIP experience

HIGH STAKES FIGHTING. PXC will host 4 events at Solaire in 2016.

Filipino fighters Pitpitunge, Lausa to battle for vacant PXC flyweight title

Nov 27, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Two homegrown talents will slug it out for Pacific Xtreme Combat’s vacant flyweight championship at PXC 51 in January

CIVIL WAR. Crisanto Pitpitunge (L) and Jenel Lausa (R) will decide the vacant PXC flyweight championship. Pitpitunge file photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler; Lausa's photo from PXC promotional poster

Pinoy MMA vet Jessie Rafols returns to action at PXC 49

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Filipino fighter Jessie Rafols returns to active competition on August 7 against Shane Alvarez after sitting on the sidelines for nearly two years due to injuries

Filipino veteran Jessie Rafols returns to action on August 7. Photo from Wikipedia

PXC confirms interest in Eric Kelly

Jul 27, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Filipino fighter Eric Kelly who has been fighting for ONE Championship in recent years has garnered interest from Guam based Pacific Xtreme Combat

Eric Kelly, seen after his victory over Rob Lisita, has garnered interest from PXC. File photo by ONE FC

PXC 48: Pitpitunge knocks out Cacdac; Dy yields to Aguon

Jun 14, 2015 - 1:13 AM

Crisanto Pitpitunge didn t earn the flyweight title after missing weight but he picked up a dominant win in Pasig City

GROUND AND POUND. Crisanto Pitpitunge leaves little doubt as to who is the victor while standing over a vulnerable Alvin Cacdac. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Dy, Pitpitunge miss weight for PXC title fights

Jun 12, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Filipino fighters Rolando Dy and Crisanto Pitpitunge will compete in non title fights after missing weight for their bouts at PXC48

Rolando Dy has a chance at revenge, but won't get a chance at the PXC title. File photo from Rolando Dy's Facebook

Montilla faces Lausa in rematch at PXC 48

May 23, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Filipino fighters Ernesto Montilla Jr and Jenel Lausa will meet with another shot at the PXC flyweight title at stake

Ernesto Montilla won a unanimous decision over Jenel Lausa in their first meeting. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dy says Doliguez doesn't deserve ONE Championship title shot

May 20, 2015 - 2:57 PM

“It is like ONE FC wants their favorite to win the ONE FC belt easily says Filipino fighter Rolando Dy of compatriot Roy Doliguez

UNWORTHY. Rolando Dy thinks Roy Doliguez should work his way up towards a title fight. Photo from Rolando Dy's Facebook

Two homegrown Pinoys vie for PXC belts

May 19, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Team Lakay’s Crisanto Pitpitunge challenges Alvin Cacdac for the PXC flyweight belt at PXC 48 while Rolando Gabriel Dy meets bantamweight titleholder Kyle Aguon

Crisanto Pitpitunge will challenge for a world title at PXC 48. File photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Date set for PXC title rematch between Dy and Aguon

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Dy who claims he was robbed of a win during his first encounter against Aguon says he s already in training camp for the fight scheduled on June 13

The rematch between Rolando Dy and Kyle Aguon finally has a date. File photo from Dy's Facebook

Mark Striegl signs with ONE FC

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:58 PM

After parting ways with PXC in April Filipino American fighter Mark Striegl signed with ONE FC after Thursday s weigh in for Warrior s Way

Mark Striegl poses with ONE FC CEO Victor Cui after signing with the MMA company. Photo by Nissi Icasiano

Montilla, Ranillo fail to win PXC titles

Nov 16, 2014 - 12:46 PM

American bred competitor Alvin Cacdac submitted Montilla while Ranillo bows to Japanese stalwart Chuji Kato

Rolando Dy gets title rematch vs Kyle Aguon in early 2015

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:47 PM

The Pacific Xtreme Combat PXC sets up a bantamweight rematch between Rolando Dy and champion Kyle Aguon

Photo from Rolando Dy's Facebook

Ranillo, Montilla vow to break PH losing skid at PXC 46

Nov 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Glen Ranillo and Ernesto Montilla Jr vowed to break the losing streak of Filipino MMA fighters in title tilts as both men vie for titles at PXC 46

Ernesto Montilla Jr (L) and Glen Ranillo (R) will vie for titles in separate bouts. Montilla photo by Josh Albelda, Ranillo screenshot from YouTube

Pitpitunge takes on Somdet at PXC 46

Oct 31, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Team Lakay representative Crisanto Pitpitunge will look to end the year with two consecutive wins as he takes on Rambaa Somdet on November 15

Crisanto Pitpitunge looks to bag back-to-back wins in 2014. File photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Rolando Dy claims robbery after split decision loss to Aguon at PXC 45

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Filipino fighter Rolando Dy dropped a split decision in Guam for the bantamweight title but claims judges stole it from me

Rolando Gabriel Dy claims he was robbed in Guam. File photo from Dy's Facebook

Rolando Dy shaves entire body to make weight for MMA title fight

Oct 24, 2014 - 1:04 AM

Rolando Dy will be smoother than ever for his PXC bantamweight title match against Kyle Aguon

Rolando Gabriel Dy went to extreme measures to make weight for his title fight. File photo from Dy's Facebook

Rolando Dy vows to bring home PXC bantamweight belt

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:25 PM

Rolando Gabriel Dy the son of former boxing world champion Rolando Navarrete is confident that he will capture the vacant PXC bantamweight championship

Rolando Gabriel Dy is confident of his chances at winning the PXC bantamweight title. File photo from Dy's Facebook

Two Filipinos gun for vacant PXC belts

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Filipino fighters Rolando Gabriel Dy and Glen Ranillo will attempt to bring home two vacant Pacific Xtreme Combat world titles at separate MMA events

Rolando Gabriel Dy will look to follow his famous father with championship gold. Photo from Dy's Facebook

PXC female fighter Curran signs with UFC

Aug 10, 2014 - 1:20 PM

Kailin Curran 23 who has remained unbeaten in PXC has now signed a contract to compete in the UFC

INKED. Kailin Curran signs her UFC contract. Photo from Curran's Facebook