by Dave Delgado
Guam - In the first fight of the night, Hawaii fighter Ian Dela Questa faced Spike 22's Ricky Camp at 135-pounds. Camp looked good early in the fight using his boxing background to keep the distance and pick his shots. Camp showed good takedown defense and caught Del Questa with a head kick towards the end of the first round. The Hawaii fighter weathered the storm and came out in the 2nd round scoring big on a takedown. Ian Dela Questa was able to work the ground and get the 2nd round submission win.
Japan fighter Koshi Matsumoto was victorious against Underworld Xtreme Guahan Top Team's Tyrone Jones in the 155-pound division. Jones slipped on a wet spot on the mat and was never able to regain himself as Matsumoto jumped all over him. Koshi Matsumoto quickly went for the back and earned the win via rear naked choke.
808 Fight Factory fighter Nate Thorell out of Hawaii took care of business against Countershot fighter Robert Wusstig in the 3rd fight of the night. Thorell took Wusstig to the ground and used his ground and pound to cut Robert over the eye and cheek. Nate Thorell used his reach to his advantage and kept Wusstig on his back landing shots from his guard. After 3 rounds Nate Thorell was awarded the unanimous decision win.
In one of the best fights in recent PXC events, Hawaii's Toby Misech and Korea fighter Cho Sung Hwan put the crowd on their feet in what looked to be a kickboxing match for 3 rounds. Both fighters exchanged power shots on one another with no effect. Misech kept pressing forward with big shots as Cho Sung Hwan took them with a smile. After picking the Korean fighter apart with shots up top and to the body, Toby Misech landed a leg kick to the body that dropped Hwan and then finished him off with shots to the head for the referee stoppage.
Japan's Michinori Tanaka made a statement for himself at 135-pounds with a dominant performance against Reign MMA fighter Caleb Vallotton. Tanaka was the aggressor early in the fight stalking Vallotton all over the cage. Michinori was the stronger of the two taking the fight to Caleb. Michinori Tanaka finished the fight in the first round by seated triangle showing the crowd that he wants a shot at the 135-pound PXC Belt.
Former PXC Heavyweight Champion Roque Martinez was successful in his return to the cage against Saipan contender Mylo Lassiter. The two wrestlers countered each other with great takedown defense and good movement on the ground. After the first round the fight looked to be even as both fighters had their fare share of strikes landed. Martinez was a little busier in the 2nd round proving to have the better hands, while Lassiter showed power in the clinch. After 3 hard fought rounds the former champ Roque Martinez was awarded the unanimous decision win.
Josh Calvo representing Spike 22 and Combat Sports and Fitness out of Washington made his homecoming fight a success. Calvo made good use of his Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt against 808 Fight Factories Jonavan Vistante. Josh dominated the fight once it went to the ground landing several staples that cut Vistante open. Josh stayed in control and kept the pressure on his opponent eventually working his way to Vistante's back for the rear naked choke.
In one of the featured fights of the night, Hawaii's Kailin Curran and California's Kaiyana Rain made history for the PXC in the first ever women's fight. Both fighters came out looking to land from up top. Kailin Curran had more success when they kept the fight on their feet landing punches that took its toll as the fight went on. Kaiyana Rain had several submission opportunities but just couldn't seal the deal as Curran fought through each attempt. In the end Kailin Curran held on for the unanimous decision win.
The main event of PXC 36 was a rematch between Spike 22's Kyle Aguon and Trevin Jones out of Underworld Xtreme Guahan Top Team. Jones took the last meeting by decision but this time around had a hard time cutting weight. Aguon on the other hand said this was his best weight cut for a fight. Aguon was clearly the fresher fighter using his wrestling to keep Jones against the cage. Trevin Jones wasn't able to find his range against the Kyle having to resort for the shoot. Kyle controlled the fight as it went into the 3rd and final round up 2-0. In the 3rd round Jones was able to get the takedown and work from Aguon's guard. It was a little too late as Kyle Aguon controlled the fight went it went to the ground racking up enough points for the unanimous decision win.