Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC), the top Mixed Martial Arts organization in the Philippines, pulls out all the stops once more with their announcement that MMA Legend, “Big” John McCarthy, will be a guest referee for the September 1st event at The Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, Manila, Philippines.

“Our mission is to showcase the best talent from the Asia-Pacific region, in search for MMA stars of the future. Icons of the sport such as “Big” John McCarthy will inspire and help educate PXC fighters on how to compete in the highest level of MMA in the world. Other organizations build their shows around former UFC fighters, but PXC is all about developing future MMA stars,” stated PXC’s CEO, E.J. Calvo.

McCarthy will also work closely with the Games & Amusement Board of the Philippines and will conduct meetings with fighters and other officials in order to share his vast experience in the sport.

McCarthy has been an imposing figure in the world of mixed martial arts since his appearance in UFC-2, and is probably the most popular referee of any sport in the world. He is the first Head-Referee of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a retired Los Angeles Police Officer, and a Tactical Self-Defense Instructor at the Los Angeles Police Academy. He has served as head referee for hundreds of bouts in major MMA promotions dating back to 1993. McCarthy is also the founder of C.O.M.M.A.N.D., the training and certification school for MMA referees and judges.

McCarthy was quoted, “This will be my first visit to the Philippines, and I am very excited about being a part of this PXC event. I also look forward to seeing how MMA has grown in the Philippines.”

PXC 33 will be broadcasted Live from The Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, Manila, on Saturday, September 1st, and will feature 2 Title Fights in addition to a lineup of huge professional MMA matchups showcasing fighters from The Philippines, US Mainland, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, and Korea.

PXC is presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special thanks to e-Games, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Real Sports Radio, Loqal.ph, SM Tickets and Ticketworld.

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