By: King Eddie
In the late night/early morning hours tonight/tomorrow, two of Hawaii's best will battle it out in the PXC cage once again. Louis Smolka, and Ross Ebanez are standing by right now in Manila, P.I. awaiting their call to action.
Ebanez is a tough and battle tested veteran from the Big Island of Hawaii who has faced some of the toughest competition in the world. Training out of Boss MMA and Penn Training & Fitness, Ebanez has some of the most high quality training in the sport. For years, "Da Boss" has been known of one of the greatest from the islands, and now he will be trying to prove that at Ynares Arena in Pasig City tonight. His opponent, Zebaztian Kadestam, is coming off of a win over another Hawaii legend in Ron Jhun. Both fighters hit hard, and both have the capability to end the others night early. What will unfold is sure to be exciting to it's very core. After all, Ross "Da Boss" knows know other way to fight than purely exciting.
In his third fight in the PXC, Louis Smolka returns with title hopes in mind. His last bout found Louis as the underdog against strikeforce veteran, Alvin Cacdac. But as per usual with the ballsy Smolka, he left it all in the cage and pulled out the upset victory via Rear Naked Choke. Becoming known as a submission specialist, Smolka has found a way to put his opponents in trouble with his hands and finish on the ground. His last bout put him in line to fight the 125 lb. PXC Champ, Ale Cali, but injuries have sidelined the Champ, and Smolka steps into the cage to face Jessie Raflos. Known as "The Finisher", Raflos likely plans to prove his namesake against Smolka. But what he may not realize is that Louis Smolka seems to be indestructible. The harder you hit him, the more likely he is to finish you. The more you try to submit Smolka, the fast he knocks you out. Hopefully, Raflos finds himself the latest victim of "The Smolka Paradox" and ends up being "The Finished" rather than "The Finisher".
As Hawaii's fighters ready themselves for war once more, we here on the islands can support them by tuning in to the late night/early morning stream at www.facebook.com/pxcmma. Click on the Live Stream tab at the top of the page.
Good luck to Louis and Ross. We are very proud of you both and will be lifting you up from home as you take on your tests in the cage for PXC 39.