EVERY FIGHT ON THE PXC 48 IS TAKING PLACE IN THE 125 LBS OR 135 LBS DIVISIONS, A REFLECTION OF WHERE THE DEEP PHILIPPINES TALENT LIES.
PXC 48 is set for the Ynares Sports Arena in Manila this Saturday and will feature two title fights with Filipino Rolando Dy looking to avenge his controversial recent loss to reigning 135 lbs champion Kyle Aguon in the main event.
Dy (5-3) was extremely unfortunate to drop a split decision to Aguon (8-4) at PXC 45 which took place in the champion’s native Guam last October but this time the roles are reversed because it is the Filipino who will be on home territory.
In the co main event Crisanto Pitpitunge (7-3) will be looking to make history by winning a PXC title in a second division. He is a former bantamweight champion but will be facing Alvin Cacdac (15-10) in a fight which has the Filipino-American’s 125 lbs strap on the line.
Cacdac won the belt at PXC 46 in Manila but Pitpitunge is coming off a victory over Rambaa Somdet which snapped the Thai fighters 11 fight winning streak so his confidence should be sky high.
PXC has helped launch the careers of numerous fighters who have gone on to star for either ONE Championship or the UFC including Hyung Gyu Lim, Louis Smolka, Michinori Tanaka, Jon Tuck, Eugene Toquero and Mark Striegl.
There will be plenty of up and coming fighters on Saturdya’s card looking to follow in the footsteps of these famous PXC alumni including bantamweight Harold Banario whose brother Honorio was the inaugural ONE Championship 145 lbs champion.
Banario (4-0) is a training partner of Pitpitunge at Team Lakay but faces the toughest test of his career when he goes up against Team Quest Thailand standout Mark Abelardo (10-3) who hails from New Zealand but is of Filipino descent.
Every single fight on the PXC 48 card is taking place either in the 125 lbs or 135 lbs divisions which is a reflection of where the greatest talent in the Philippines lies. The card also features a 125 lbs rematch which sees Jinel Lausa (4-2) given the opportunity to avenge his 2013 decision loss to Ernesto Montilla Jnr (5-3).