PXC launches provincial development league “Laban MMA”

PXC's new Laban MMA league
PXC’s new Laban MMA league

Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) has unveiled a provincial MMA development league in the Philippines called Laban MMA.

PXC has taken the task over the years to prove they are an excellent breeding ground when it comes to creating world-class talents in the region. In our interview with PXC CEO E.J. Calvo late in 2013, he stated the company’s plan to expand and include provincial shows and develop fighters. The plan will now go into effect with Laban MMA, “laban” meaning “fight” in Tagalog.

PXC is set to hold the first event of their development league on August 16, 2014 in the Province of Batangas at the Lipay City Youth and Cultural Center. Through Laban MMA, PXC aims to discover more talented Filipino fighters who could become the face of the company.

A league that will help Filipino fighters gain experience and establish their careers is a positive move from PXC in their commitment to the growth of MMA in the Philippines.

 

Press release:

PXC, the premier Mixed Martial Arts Event company in the Pacific Region launches Laban MMA, a provincial MMA development league to encourage the development of local MMA fighters. Laban MMA will provide a starting point for fighters to begin their career path to becoming an international pro fighter that can compete on the world stage.

Three years after entering the Philippines MMA scene, the PXC has successfully earned its position as the Top Professional MMA league in the country. Continuing to pursue its mission to promote the spirit of athleticism and sportsmanship and encourage the development of local and regional athletes, the PXC launches Laban MMA, a provincial MMA development league that will provide a starting point for local fighters to begin the career path to becoming an international professional fighter. Joey Calvo, PXC’s President adds, “The PXC is consistently sending fighters to the world’s top MMA leagues and Laban MMA will provide a breeding ground for future MMA legends to begin their journey to the top.”

Laban MMA events are being planned in 10 Philippine cities: Baguio, Angeles City, Subic, Malolos Bulacan, Manila, Batangas, Boracay, Bacolod, Cebu and Davao are among the first Philippine cities that can expect to host a Laban MMA event. EJ Calvo, PXC’s CEO, reveals: “There’s a huge outcry from our fans and the MMA community in the Philippines for this league. The impact will be huge, and millions of new fans will be drawn to the sport as their hometown heroes compete for the opportunity to show their athletic skills and fighting spirit.”

The first Laban MMA event will take place on August 16th in the province of Batangas at the Lipa City Youth and Cultural Center. Updates on fight card for Laban MMA Batangas will be posted at www.labanmma.com,