By: King Eddie
Three of Hawaii's finest battle in the Philippines yet in Hawaii's early morning hours for Pacific Xtreme Combat 35. As always, the fighters arrived to much fanfare and excitement in the days leading up to the event. For Hawaii, we couldn't be represented any better as Louis Smolka, Ron Jhun, and 155 lb. PXC Champ, Harris Sarmiento, take to the cage to unleash chaos on their opponents.
In his return to competition in MMA, Ron "The Machine Gun" Jhun made an appearance at the last Destiny MMA event, here in Honolulu. Now that the ring rust is off, Jhun looks to do damage to his opponent in his PXC debut. His opponent will be Legacy Gym's, Zebaztian Kadestam. As a seasoned veteran and pioneer here in Hawaii, "The Machine Gun" will, without a doubt, uncork a bottle of beating on Kadestam no matter the cost. As the head coach of 808 Top Team, Ron has spent so much of his time perfecting the craft with his students, that his knowledge of the game has reached an even higher level. We all look forward to witnessing his greatness yet again.
Up and coming Hawaii MMA star, Louis Smolka, will be taking on Strikeforce veteran, Alvin Cacdac. Smokla, coming off of a domination of Bryan To Hang Lam in his PXC debut, will look to extend his winning ways in what is said to be his toughest test to date. As a fan favorite here in Hawaii, Smolka is known for never truly being out of a fight. His ability to take punishment and stay in the fight, coupled with his grappling savy, make him a truly unpredictable and dangerous opponent for anyone in the game. It makes more sense to say that this bout will cleary be Cacdac's toughest test yet.
And in the main event of the evening, Harris "The Hitman" Sarmineto, will take on another challenger to his PXC Lightweight title. Isaiah Ordiz is an up and coming fighter from the Philippines who has made it his mission to take the belt of Sarmiento, but "The Hitman" is no easy task. A fighter who has taken on the best throughout his massive career, Sarmiento is not easily surprised. Be the fight on the feet, or be it on the ground, Harris has a much larger arsenal than your typical opponent.
The fights can be seen at 2:00 a.m. Hawaii Time on the PXC facebook fanpage. Simply click on the "Live Stream" tab.
Good luck to our Hawaii fighters on their quest to bring victory back to the Hawaiian Islands. As always, we are all very proud of you. No matter the outcome, your journey represents us admirably.