Pacific X-Treme Combat launches provincial MMA development league

Laban MMA, a recently launched  platform that's set to encourage the development of local and regional athletes
Laban MMA, a recently launched platform that’s set to encourage the development of local and regional athletes

As if holding 22 events in three years wasn’t enough, Pacific X-Treme Combat has gone a step further in launching its very own developmental league.

PXC officials announced the imminent arrival of ‘Laban MMA’ this week, a provincial MMA development set-up that will provide a starting point for local fighters to become professional fighters on an international stage.

PXC has already established itself as one of the front runners of Asian MMA in the region, with events regularly showcased both in the Philippines and Guam districts. The promotion began holding its numbered installments in the former area three years ago, and has since earned its position as the country’s top MMA promotion.

“The PXC is consistently sending fighters to the world’s top MMA leagues and Laban MMA will provide a breeding ground for future MMA legends to begin their journey to the top,” said Joey Calvo, president of PXC.

Ten cities including Baguio, Angeles City, Subic, Malolos Bulacan, Manila, Batangas, Boracay, Bacolod, Cebu and Davao have been tapped to host the Laban MMA events. The inaugural installment of the league will commence on August 16th in the province of Batangas at the Lipa City Youth and Cultural Center.

PXC is known for producing talents that have made a huge mark in the word’s premier MMA playground, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Hyun Gyu Lim, Jon Tuck, Dustin Kimura and even UFC 175’s Russell Doane have all plied their trade under the promotion’s banner before ceasing a move to the octagon.

Now with Laban MMA, more talents are expected to emerge and they just might find themselves walking in the footsteps of the names mentioned above.

“There’s a huge outcry from our fans and the MMA community in the Philippines for this league,” said PXC CEO, Edward J. Calvo. The impact will be huge, and millions of new fans will be drawn to the sport as their hometown heroes compete for the opportunity to show their athletic skills and fighting spirit.”

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