PXC 46 preview: Lightweight title bout Glen Ranillo vs Chuji Kato

PXC 46 Lightweight Championship Glenn Ranillo vs Chuji Kato
PXC 46 Lightweight Championship Glen Ranillo vs Chuji Kato


Pacific X-treme Combat will stage their 46th installment on November 15, 2014 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Manila, Philippines which will feature two championship bouts; Glen Ranillo battles Chuji Kato and Ernesto Montilla Jr. takes on Alvin Cacdac for the vacant Lightweight and Flyweight titles.


Kato is on a roll winning three straight fights in a row including his first round submission victory over Legacy Gym’s Egon Racz and a unanimous decision over the talented Guamanian fighter in Tyrone Jones last October of 2013.

The 25-year old Japanese prospect has one of the best all-around MMA games in the PXC 155-pound division. His endurance is unbelievable, as is his ground game. He is a crafty fighter who has a lot of tricks in his arsenal and terrific takedowns.

Kato aims to be the new PXC 155-pound king and extend his winning streak to four at PXC 46 in hostile territory as he will be facing a dynamic puncher in Philippines’ own Glen Ranillo.

From being a bouncer in a club in Hong Kong, to an MMA star in his home country, Ranillo worked hard for everything he has right now; nothing was handed to him easily.  It was his determination and toughness that brought him the prosperity he is enjoying now.

But fame and success is pointless to Ranillo if the belt is not around his waist. That’s the reason why – right after he knocked Reno Remegio out in his recent bout at PXC 43 – Ranillo wasted no time and put himself back into the grueling training he was doing from the beginning of his career.

Ranillo is a very heavy-handed dude that can knock anybody out in his division with a single blow. He is also well versed in the ground as he has been competing in no gi BJJ tourneys around Asia for eight years now. He has shown his imposing ground game when he scored submission victories against long time BJJ practitioner Jerry Legaspi at PXC 29 and Mark Billena at PXC 35.

The Kato-Ranillo 155 pound championship scrap is going to be a fantastic fight that will no doubt put the fans on their feet.  Ranillo is pumped for this huge opportunity that was given to him by PXC, so is Kato. Both of them are gifted and tough. This is going to be Ranillo’s punching power versus Kato’s takedowns and ground game. Both competitors will surely try to take each other’s head off as the PXC lightweight title is up for grabs in this fight.