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Castro/Taimanglo II: it's on

The main event of PXC 18: Dead Game 2 features Alex Castro and Baby Joe "The Juggernaut" Taimanglo. The two former training partners have already stepped into the TerrorDome with Baby Joe getting the better of Alex in their first meeting. Baby Joe dominated the stand up game and was able to cover up and return shots when Alex seemed like he was looking for that one punch knockout. Castro showed anger in his punches and threw every shot with everything he had.

He said, "Alex trained hard for the fight and I saw a lot of strength in his stand up game so I had to mix it up and take him down a couple of times so I could wear him out. I had to loosen up the top of his body so he can't throw as fast as he did in the first round so when the second and third round came I knew I would be able to out endurance him and work a lot of technique and stamina and finish the fight with a submission."

Looking back at the fight Alex agrees that he should have thrown more punches on his feet and took advantage of his position when he had Baby Joe's back. Castro has focused more on his resting and recuperation this time around not over training making extra sure that when he cuts weight he still keeps his strength. Castro said, "I wish I would have thrown more punches maybe it could have been ring rust I'm not sure. But from his back I wish I could have thrown more punches, I usually finish off my guys from there. If you watched the fight against The Crazy Cracker I finished him pretty fast when I caught his back. Like I said with the weight cut and the fatigue ness I had that I was going through that fight, might have been the reason why I wasn't able to capitalize on getting his back."

Castro has switched up a few things in camp in preparation to Saturday Nights Fight, and has put in the time to fill in the holes in his fight game. In the fight with Baby Joe Alex felt there was some positive things he took from the fight and will look to add to it to be successful. "I thought my jiu-jitsu was a lot better and I was able to defend off my back. I don't spar as often as I would like to and have just been doing more wrestling and jiu-jitsu and of course not over training. Just trying to train smarter basically," he said.

"The Juggernaut" has had a great camp with a lot of training partners to keep him on his toes. With a bunch of fighters from his camp on the fight card Baby Joe is confident that the second meeting will go well for him on the 19th. Taimanglo saifd, "I feel great and this is the best I have ever felt and everybody keeps talking about how his stand up has been improving, so I'm going to put it to the test and give him what my stand ups about. I can take a hard punch and I can give one back, too."
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