Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) landed in the Philippines just over a year ago, and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has never been the same. PXC is now clearly the top MMA organization in the Philippines, with television ratings more than double any UFC telecast, and multiple times greater than any other local MMA show ever. PXC was established in 2004 in The US Territory of Guam, a small island only 3 hours from Manila known for producing MMA talent in the region. As one of the most experienced MMA organizations in Asia, PXC has produced over 32 professional events, as well as 50 amateur MMA competitions, and holds a network of fighters from Brazil, the US mainland, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.
PXC is co-produced in the Philippines by Sports 5 and telecasts via AKTV, the sports channel of TV5, featured primetime on IBC 13 free-to-air nationwide. According to PXC Promoter & CEO, EJ Calvo, “Our partnership with TV5 has been a major reason for our success in the Philippines. Ratings have increased every show since launching last year, and soon we expect PXC events to be drawing more viewers than most sports in the Philippines.” Over 500,000 actual viewers tuned into PXC31 in July to witness a huge victory by Filipino Bantam-Weight Champion, Crisanto Pitpitungue. The event, held at The Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, was sold out for the second straight show in that location.
PXC’s next big event will take place on Saturday, September 1st, and will broadcast Live from The Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. PXC33 will be its 6th show to be held in Manila, and features 2 Championship Fights, including a Lightweight Title Bout between Harris Sarmiento and Guam’s Jon Tuck…as well as the reigning champ, Ale Cali from Davao versus Manila’s Erwin Tagle for the Flyweight Belt.
PXC is presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special thanks to Rogin-e, Best Western F1 Hotel, e-Games, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Real Sports Radio, Loqal.ph, SM Tickets and Ticketworld.