Pacific X-Treme Combat’s 145 pound king “The Beast” Jang-Yong Kim defends his title for the second time in Guam at PXC 47.
Though his opponent is yet to be announced, a reliable source told MMA-in-Asia that Kim will likely be facing Krazy Bee’s Yusuke Yachi next for PXC 47 main event scrap.
Kim became the new PXC Featherweight Champion when he stopped the then undefeated Filipino fighter Mark Striegl at PXC 39 via third round leg scissor choke. He showed his well-rounded game against a guy who is as dangerous as him on the ground, and considered by many as one of the most feared 145 pounders in Asia.
“The Beast” then took on Hawaii’s heavy-handed prospect, Toby Misech and displayed his intimidating ground game against the tough Hawaiian as he made him tap in the second round by way of kimura lock.
Kim’s got incredible fighting skills that will wear any fighter down inside the cage. He throws heavy punches and kicks and loves to impose his will in the clinch and on the ground. It would be interesting to see how will he perform at PXC 47 against one of Japan’s top featherweights in Yachi.
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan, Krazy Bee’s Yachi has long been considered as one of the best 145 pounders in his country. He is riding a three-fight winning streak including his unanimous decision wins over Kyle Aguon and Ryan Mulvihill.
The 24-year-old will aim to dethrone the champion to cement his spot as the no. 1 ranked featherweight fighter in the Guam-based MMA organization.
Stay tuned for the latest updates about PXC 47, which is expected to be announced for March 13, 2015.