PXC 37 Results: Michinori Tanaka Outpoints Crisanto Pitpitunge for the PXC Bantamweight Title

Tonight in Manlla, PXC held it’s 37th show in the Ynares Sports Arena. Amid the throngs of screaming fans, Manila witnessed 8 fantastic fights, capped off by the main event of the evening: A highlight-reel battle between Japan’s Michinori Tanaka and current champion and hometown hero Crisanto Pipitung for the PXC Bantamweight Title.

Pipitung vs. Tanaka was a pure scrap. In round 1 Pipitung looked crisp, landing sharp punches and fending off Tanaka’s repeated takedown attempts. By the second round however, the tide had started to shift in the wrestler’s favor. While a chorus of boo’s resounded from the audience, Tanaka began to take Pipitung down nearly at will. While Crisanto certainly had his shining moments, including a heart-poundingly near-finish via rear naked choke, and a solid cross that had the Japanese fighter wobbled in round 4, it simply wasn’t enough to keep his back off the canvas. At the end of five rounds, it was Tanaka who had his hand raised and was awarded the PXC Bantamweight title.

In the co-main event of the night, Korean up-and-comer Jang Yong Kim made short work of Nate Thorell. After a brief exchange on the ground and standing up, Thorell attempted a shoddy take-down which Kim quickly took advantage of, and turned into a nasty kimura. Thorell was forced to tap at the 4 minute mark of the first round.

You can check the full results, and/or visit the PXC Livestream Page for full video from the event.

FULL RESULTS

Michinori Tanaka def. Crisanto Pitpitpunge by Unanimous Decision
Jang Yong Kim def. Nate Thorell by Submission (Kimura) in Round 1
Trevin Jones def. Troy Bantiag by Unanimous Decision
Reno Remigio def. Hong Seung Chan by TKO in Round 3
Montilla Jr def. Jerome Wanawan TKO in Round 2
Syafiq Samad def. Wesley Machado by Submission (Armbar) in Round 2
Takumi Nakayama def. Johnny Pecyna by Submission (Kimura) in Round 1

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