Expect action-packed mixed martial arts fights this month as Guam-based Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) brings you the provincial developmental league, Laban MMA, in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines! Set to explode on August 27, 2016 at The Atrium of the Limketkai Center, Laban MMA CDO is one of the official events during the city’s Higalaay (Kagay-an) Festival.
PXC Laban MMA CDO will treat Kagay-anons to a slam-bang Saturday evening as their very own ‘kababayan,’ 31-year- old Israel B. Gomez of Team MUMMA, goes for win number 4 against dangerous 19-year- old Jerome Pa-ac who’s coming all the way from Baguio City to represent the much-heralded Team Lakay.
Sharing co-main event honors is the matchup between another hometown hero, Victor Torre of Team MUMMA/Gladiator MMA, and Marcelo Cabusas of Makati City representing Team Insider Manila.
Laban MMA CDO marks the first time PXC’s developmental league has gone to Mindanao to stage its eagerly awaited fights that feature up-and- coming local fighters who could one day join the pro ranks, win the championship belt, and even go to the bigger MMA stage.
Aside from the co-main events that highlight Laban MMA CDO, there will also be eight other matches. The event begins with Bo’s MMA Academy’s Adrian Antipasado from Bukidnon taking on Jessie Paul Del Valle of Davao City fighting out of the Phyton’s Pit Davao. Then it’s the pair of Iloilo’s James Daquil of Navy/MUMMA Gym and AXC’s Mark Gil Germones of Davao City taking center stage.
Fight 3 features Team My Gym’s Fredrick Lim Jr. from Dumaguete City tangling with Project-X MMA Cebu’s Paul Carere of Mandaue City. Another homegrown talent, CDO’s Lorde Rey Yamit is up next, facing Camotes Island native Roel Rosauro coming out of Team Yaw-Yan Ardigma.to
Fight 5 sees Davao City’s Marlon Cruzpero of AXC going head to head with General Santos City’s Jerry Eslao representing Team MUMMA Gen. Santos City. Another CDO fighter gets in the ring next, Renato Jabiniao of Team MUMMA, to match skills with Davao City’s Rogelio Enumerables, who fights out of Team Combat 360 Dojo. Fight 7 showcases Rudy Tacogue from Davao City and the Team Valiant Strikers against Dumaguete City’s Rendel Camensi from Team My Gym. The last supporting bout has Davao City and AXC’s Ruben Lanaza trading vicious strikes with Team Project-X MMA Cebu’s Arnel Ylanan.
Ticketing partners are SM Tickets and Limketkai Center. Matches start at 8 PM, gates open at 6 PM.