On July 28th, PXC 32 showcased 2 Title Fights in front of a sold-out University of Guam Stadium crowd in The US Territory of Guam, where Mixed Martial Arts is the island’s top professional sport.
Korean Top Team’s Lim Hyun Gyu made quick work of Guam’s top Welterweight, Ryan Bigler, with a guillotine submission in the 1st round of their Title Fight. Gyu is now the 1st Korean to hold a PXC belt, and after being scouted heavily by Strikeforce and The UFC in the past, is unsure whether he will be defending his Championship in PXC or making the jump soon. Gyu trains with UFC fighters Dongi “The Ax” Yang and Chan Sung Jun “The Korean Zombie”, and other PXC fighters who hope to follow his lead with success in PXC launching their careers to the elite level.
In the Main-Event of the night, Joe “The Juggernaut” Taimanglo defended his Featherweight belt against Korean Top Team’s top contender, Jang Yong “The Beast” Kim. Taimanglo is arguably Guam’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighter and a local sports hero…while Kim is one of Korea’s top prospects with PXC wins against Harris Sarmiento, Fasi “Quickdraw” Jessie, and Ronnie Borja. In their first furious exchange, Taimanglo avoided a shot from Kim, and connected a right-hook to the head, sending Kim to his knees. Taimanglo finished the fight with a flurry of punches on the ground, and is reported to have broken a bone in his hand with one of the hard hits. Taimanglo credits his recent training camp in California with UFC Bantamweight Champion, Dominick Cruz, and his Guam-based training partners for his success. He now is considering competing in PXC’s 135 pound division in pursuit of another championship upon rehabilitating his injury.
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