PXC 43 main event: Rambaa Somdet faces Roldan Sangcha-an for Flyweight Strap



Pacific Xtreme Combat is headed back to the Philippines on March 29, 2014 for its 43rd installment at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Flyweight Championship will be held between two of the hottest flyweights in the region as undefeated Roldan “The Executioner” Sangcha-an battles very experienced Thai MMA fighter Rambaa “M-16” Somdet.

Roldan Sangcha-an hails from Bagiuo City and trains with Team Lakay. He made his PXC debut last September at PXC 39 against heavy-handed Ernesto Montilla Jr. Sangcha-an lived to up to the hype as he scored a second-round submission win over the highly dangerous striker. Sangcha-an comes from a sanda and boxing background and has very decent grappling in his arsenal. Now he is preparing for the biggest fight of his career against a seasoned-veteran.

Rambaa Somdet is arguably the most successful Thai MMA fighter today. He currently rides an 11-fight win streak and is undefeated in 11 years. He is known for being an athletic and explosive fighter with pinpoint striking .

PXC 43 also features another exciting flyweight matchup between Ernesto Montilla Jr. and the very elusive, unpredictable, and the former PXC Flyweight king Ale Cali. Fresh from his Unanimous Victory over Jinel Lausa at PXC 41, Montilla Jr. plans to run for the title this year, but he needs to beat the always-dangerous boxer Cali. Montilla is known for his punching-power and granite chin, he hails from San Pedro, Laguna representing Fightworks MMA.

Meanwhile, Ale Cali doesn’t need an introduction because he is the former PXC 123 lbs. title holder who is notorious on the feet. He lost his title last November of 2013 against a skyrocketing Louis Smolka, who then relinquished it in December for a UFC contract. Smolka proved his star pawer when won his UFC debut against Alptekin Ozkilic via Unanimous Decision.

The title loss was heart-breaking for the Davao native Cali; Smolka exposed his weaknesses on the ground. Cali is now training very hard to improve his ground skills in his hometown in Davao, Philippines and plans to get his title back by the end of the year.

Also, a very intriguing lightweight showdown is booked between Glen Ranillo and Reno Remegio Jr. Ranillo is a PXC vet who went 2-0 in 2013. He trains out of Team Insider Gym in Makati, Philippines alongside PXC Flyweight fighter Jinel Lausa.

Reno Remegio’s first PXC appearance was against the then undefeated Korean Top Team lightweight prospect, Hong Seung-Chan at PXC 37. He accepted the fight on short notice and had zero ideas about his South Korean foe. Remegio displayed his world-class striking when he pounded the Korean with his cracking punches and kicks from the opening round until the 2:09 mark of the third where the referee stopped the fight and saved his opponent from further beating.

Another Team Lakay fighter will make her second PXC appearance as the hottest Female MMA prospect from the Philippines today, Gina Iniong looks for her second-straight PXC win. Iniong’s opponent is yet to be determined as of this writing. Iniong made her debut at PXC 41. It was an historic night for her as she was the first-ever Filipina to compete in the “Terror Dome”. Iniong wasted no time as she made a quick work of Heidel and stopped her via TKO in the very first round.

PXC 43
March 29, 2014
Ynares Sports Arena
Manila, Philippines

Flyweight Championship
Roldan Sangcha-an versus Rambaa Someday

Ernesto Montilla Jr. versus Ale Cali

Glen Ranillo versus Reno Remegio Jr.

Female Atomweight
Gina Iniong versus TBA