Pacific X-treme Combat 45 takes place on October 24, 2014 in Guam, USA, and will feature a clash between two brawny 135 pounders as promising Filipino prospect Rolando Gabriel Dy goes toe-to-toe with Guam’s own in Kyle Aguon for the vacant PXC Bantamweight Title.
Aguon has long been considered as one of the toughest bantamweights on the island of Guam and has been nearly indestructible since 2012 before losing to the UFC-signed Japanese fighter Michinori Tanaka for the PXC 135 title last October of 2013. But he came back with a convincing win at PXC 44 when he defeated top Filipino prospect Troy Bantiag in the very first round by way of a kimura and got himself back into the title contention next month against another durable Filipino fighter in Rolando Dy.
After having a 3-1 record in the featherweight division, the son of former WBC Super Featherweight Champion, Rolando Navarrete, Rolando Gabriel Dy decided to move down to 135 pounds where he feels a lot stronger and faster.
Dy faced Han Bin Park at PXC 43 last March and won convincingly over his South Korean counterpart by way of a unanimous decision victory. After that win, PXC officials rewarded Dy a shot at the vacant Bantamweight title against Aguon in Guam at PXC 45.
Another Guamanian fighter is set to make his home town crowd go crazy on October 24th as a gritty Kyle “Boom” Reyes welcomes Australian slugger Alex Volcanovski in the “Terror Dome”.
Reyes is one of those fighters who never fails to make the crowd go crazy whenever he fights inside the cage. He is known for his first round flying knee knockout against Korean Top Team’s Tae Kyun Kim and another first round submission win versus Josh Sapinoso in his last outing. He aims for another highlight reel finish next month as he locks horns with 7-1 Australian prospect, Volcanovski.
Volcanovski has a lot of confidence with him headed to this fight against Reyes as he finished four of his last four opponents, and three of those were first round finishes. He has a lot of hype en route to his PXC debut as he is considered as one of the best Australian MMA prospects.
PXC 45 will also feature a very interesting flyweight match up between UFC and Strikeforce vet Darren Uyenoyama and PXC up and comer Shane Alvarez.
Uyenoyama needs no further introduction as he has been competition around the world, most recently in the UFC and has faced and defeated some of the best fighters in the business. He has notable wins over Shuichiro Katsumura, Anthony Figueroa, Phil Harris, and Kid Yamamoto. He will make his PXC debut against a promising fighter from Saipan, Alvarez.
Avlarez is 3-0 in the PXC so far and he looks to extend his winning streak by taking out the super tough Uyenoyama. He is young and he is hungry to win the Flyweight title; beating a huge name in Uyenoyama is a great deal to put him in the title contention.
Also, former PXC featherweight title contender, Toby Misech, will make his bantamweight debut against Trevin Jones. After getting submitted by Jang Yong Kim in February, the heavy-handed Hawaiian prospect decided to move down to the bantamweight division and looks to start his title run at PXC 45.
Jones is struggling to get some consistency in his game for the past years. He is 4-3 in the PXC as a pro and aims for stability in his weight division. He is powerful in the clinch and is good in controlling his opponent when he’s on top. The Guamanian wants to make a statement to the rest of his fellow bantamweight fighters that he is still and will always be a force to be reckoned with in the PXC 135 pound division.
October 24, 2014
Kyle Aguon vs Rolando Dy
Kyle Reyes vs Alex Volkanovski
Darren Uyenoyama vs Shane Alvarez
Brogan Walker vs Yoojin Jung
Toby Misech vs Trevin Jones
Ricky Camp vs Mark Abelardo
Mike Sanchez vs Scotty Eclavea
Tyrone Jones vs Hong Sung Chan
McKlane Alfred vs Vince Masga (125lbs)
*This article has been edited. Originally it was stated that the Championship match was at Flyweight. It has been corrected to Bantamweight.