By Joel Pinaroc on loqal.ph,
PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA—Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Carlos Tiongson and Rogelito Plomeda both made weight prior to their respective bouts at the Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) 24 event on June 11.
At the official weigh in for PXC 24, Tiongson weighed in at a trim 135 pounds, while Plomeda weighed in at a slightly lighter134 pounds to make it well within the bantamweight division of the PXC.
Tiongson will go up against Ricky Camp, who weighed in at 135 pounds while Plomeda will fight Guam’s Josh Alvarez who also weighed in at 135 pounds.
Tiongson and Plomeda will represent the Philippines at PXC 24 against Camp and Alvarez who are both fighting out of Guam in the USA.
The matches will serve as supporting bouts for the PXC 24 main event pitting PXC super heavyweight champion Roque Martinez of Guam and Kelvin “The Big Hit” Fitial of Saipan.
Martinez came in at 266 pounds while Fitial weighed in at 235 pounds. The weigh in of the two behemoths drew applause from the crowd as Fitial chose to literally put his face in front of Martinez in a heated stare down.
Fitial and Martinez fought a bloody match in January which ended in a controversial draw. Martinez is looking for revenge in the rematch against his rival.
The other supporting bouts, meanwhile, also went smoothly with all of the fighters making it well within their respective divisions. Matches will be held in the bantam, light, feather, and super heavyweight divisions of PXC.
Aside from the Philippines, Guam, and Saipan, fighters from South Korea, San Diego in the USA, and Brazil will also be featured in PXC 24.
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