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Zebaztian Kadestam outlasts Josh Calvo in PXC 44

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - Robin Eclavea and Jeff Mesa got the night underway at PXC 44 in an amateur fight at 145-pounds. Eclavea came out using his kickboxing to keep the distance. Mesa would catch a leg kick and pin Eclavea up against the cage. When t6he fight went to the ground Mesa looked to land some shots from inside Robin's guard and score points. Eclavea would take his time and catch Mesa in a triangle choke and then transition into an arm bar as Mesa attempted a slam. Robin Eclavea would win by arm bar.

Mklane Alfred met up with Saipan fighter Mark Nuique at a 125-pounds. Nuique missing the mark during the weigh-ins was the taller of the two fighters. Mark came out letting his hands go as Mklane shot in for the takedown. Nuique tried to reverse Alfred after securing an arm around Mklane's neck. Alfred would manage to get the takedown and work his way towards getting Mark's back after taking a big slam. Mkalne Alfred would pull off the rear naked choke.

Korean Top Team's Han Seul Kim also known as "Baby Lim" lived up to the hype in a unanimous decision win against Eric Miachael Fought who trains out of Japan. Kim dominated in the stand up game dropping Fought a couple of times throughout the 3 rounds. Eric had a hard time closing the distance against his Korean Top Team opponent and paid for it evrytime he went in for a takedown. Han Seul Kim was never in trouble during the fight and walked away the clear victor after picking apart Eric Michael Fought for 3 complete rounds.

Filipino fighter Crisanto Pitpitunge and Saipan's Josh Duenas put on a show in the 125-pound weight class. Both fighters slugged it out against the cage looking for the knockout finish. Pitpitunge dropping down to the division looked good in the early rounds showing his hands. Duenas stayed in the pocket and exchanged with Pitpitunge as the crowed got on their feet. Josh Dueans cut Pitpitung over the eye during one of the exchanges. Crisanto threw everything he had at Duenas and couldn't finish the Saipan fighter off. After 3 rounds Crisanto Pitpitunge won via decision.

Kyle "Boom" Reyes had a good showing in his 145-pound fight against Philippines National Wrestling Champion Josh Sapinoso. Sapinoso is the training partner of Rolando Dye who beat Kyle Reyes in the Philippines. Kyle started to find his range and land some punches and kicks before getting into the clinch with Sapinoso. Boom would land a right followed by a knee that set up the submission attempt here. Kyle Reyes would secure the guillotine choke and force the referee to call the fight after his opponent was put to sleep.

In the 5th fight of the night Japan's Yasuke Yachi and Ryan Mulvihill scrapped it out in another 145-pound fight. Yachi coming off a win over Kyle Reyes looked to add to his win streak while Mulvihill has impressive wins against Toby Misech and Harris Sarmiento. Ryan found some success when the fight went to the ground but it was Yachi who did more of the damage both standing and on the ground almost pulling off a couple of submissions. Yasuke Yachi won by unanimous decision.

Cortney Casey made her PXC debut against Japan's Tomo Maesawa a memorable one as she forced Maesawa's corner to throw in the towel. Casey dropped Maesawa with a right and jumped all over her with several unanswered punches. After securing a body lock on Tomo, Cortney started to rain down with staples that finally forced her corner to throw in the towel.

Spike 22's Kyle Aguon stepped into the cage next against Troy Bantiag of the Philippines in the 135-pound division. Bantiag trains out of Team Lakay and has a reputation of being a dangerous striker came out the aggressor. Aguon waited for his chance to press the action and put Bantiag up against the fence and secured the takedown. Kyle worked in his wrestling to control Bantiag and started to attack the left arm. Aguon locked a leg around the neck of Troy Bantiag and started to put pressure on the arm sinking in the Kimura forcing him to tap in round 1.

In the main event fight of PXC 44 Josh Calvo and Zebaztian Kadestam took to the cage for a shot at the vacant 170-pound title. Calvo the black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu undefeated in the PXC facing the Swede Kickboxer who is also undefeated in the PXC with 3 first round finishes. Kadestam kept Calvo at a distance using vicious leg kicks that eventually took its toll on the Guam fighter. Josh Calvo managed to cut Kadestam midway through the fight after putting together some combinations. After 5 tough rounds it was Zebaztian Kadestam who was awarded the belt after outscoring Josh Calvo on all of the judge's scorecards.

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