Harris "The Hitman" Sarimento, one of Hawaii's Top Lightweight Fighter's will be looking to further his long list of accomplishments when he locks horns with current Lightweight Champion Ronnie Borja at the PXC 26 event that will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila on August 20th.
Borja who holds a record of 4-1, trains out of Conquest Academy and is widely considered one of Guam's Top up and coming fighters. His lone defeat came from a Doctor Stoppage in a bout against A.J Aguon at PXC 18. Harris who is probably one the most experienced lightweight fighters in Hawaii, and has been in the cage and won against fighters like former WEC Champion Rob McCullough, and Season 12 Ultimate Fighter Winner Johathan Brookins. Harris has fought in just about every top MMA Promotion there is and with a chance to add another Title on his Mantle, you can be sure he will come ready to fight. Mmaabsolute.com had a chance to talk with Sarimento and this is that interview:
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: Harris you will be fighting Ronnie Borja in August for the PXC Lightweight Title, what do you know about him.
Sarimento: I know that he is a game opponent, and he like to bang, that's it.
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: I know that you train with some of Hawaii's best Athlete's at 808 Top Team, how has your training been for your up coming fight.
Sarimento: I have been working a lot on wrestling because I'm trying to change up my game plan. For the past four or five fights I been using a lot of my stand up you know, so I want to change it up and use my ground game,my wrestling, so I been working on that a lot lately.
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: This will be your third bout under the PXC Promotion. What is it like to be fighting in that organization.
Sarimento: I like fighting for that Promotion, they take care of me real good, and plus it's going to be in the Philippines, and that's where I was born so I'm real excited to be fighting over there again. It gives me a chance to fight in front of my Family that syill lives there.
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: Do you feel any pressure to win because this is a Title fight that will take place in your home Country
Sarimento: Actually I don't really have no presser because I'm not in my comfort zone. That's why It's more like I have to do this for the people in the Philippines and the people back here at home. So there is no presser for me, I'm just real excited and what to go out there and get that Belt.
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: Putting this fight on the side, is there anyone that you would like to face back here in Hawaii.
Sarimento: Yes, I would not mind fighting Max Halloway again, because I don't know, my game plan for that fight went out the door because his cornerman was just irritating me. I just wanted to prove to him that I can Bang with anybody so that's a fight that I know I could win if given the chance.
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: Harris you have fought a lot of tough opponents in your Career and with over 50 Professional Fight's under your belt what keep's you going,I mean where do you get your drive from.
Sarimento: I don't know,for me it's just part of my life style,that's all I been doing for the past 10-12 year's now. It's part of my life,you know fighting is my life. I don't know what I would have done with out it. It really saved me from the street's, and you know 808 "808 Top Team" will always been my home. Besides fighting there is notting else for me to do because I really don't go out and party. It's my life already.
MMAABSOLUTE.COM: I there anything that you would like to say or any shout out.
Sarimento: I just want to give a shout out to my team who has always helped me, 808 Top Team,and 808 Fight Factory, you know they help me out a lot. My family here in Hawaii and back in the Philippines,and