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ALL FIGHTS A GO FOR PXC 49

The fighters for PXC 49 have all weighed in and are ready to go for Friday nights showdown. Headlining the event will be Brogan Walker vs. Gabby Romero followed by hungry fighters eager to move up in the PXC ranks. Check in with the official weigh in results and get ready for PXC 49!

By Jay Leon Guerrero

The ‘Terror Dome’ will feature 8 professional MMA fights and 1 amatuer fight tomorrow night at the Calvo Fieldhouse.
For the first time ever, a female straw weight bout will headline the event which is stacked with local talent and strong contenders from the U.S., Japan, Saipan and the Philippines.

Guam’s Brogan Walker will take on New Mexico’s Gabby Romero in the main event. Walker’s fiancée, Mike Sanchez, will open up the “Fight Night Friday” and take on Guam’s McKlane Alfred in the first professional bout of the evening.

Here is the card with official weigh-in results:

Frank Meno (156) vs Mike Puccini (150) – Amatuer Bout
Mike Sanchez (125) vs McKlane Alfred (125)
Shane ‘Pikaboo’ Alvarez (127) vs Jessie ‘the Finisher’ Rafols (125)
Ricky Camp (134) vs Jarome Cruz (136)
Koyomi Matsushima (154) vs Eric Gatmen (153)
Takayuki Kobayashi (154) vs Tyrone Jones (155)
Frank ‘the Crank’ Camacho (156) vs Kengo Ura (155)
Mark Abelardo (136) vs Trevin Jones (136)

Brogan Walker steps up to the scale to weigh in for her fight with Gabby Romero.  (photo by Daniel Paran)

Brogan Walker steps up to the scale to weigh in for her fight with Gabby Romero. (photo by Daniel Paran)

Brogan Walker (126) vs Gabby Romero (124) – Main Event

Romero, who arrived on Monday, said that she will not be fazed by the home crowd and promises a good show.

“I’ve done many Jiu Jitsu tournaments dominated by Brazilian crowds so I’m not really worried about not having the crowd behind me,” said Romero. Romero, who is 2-0 as an amateur, will make her professional debut. “It’s going to be good main event fight, it will be worth watching,” said Romero.

PXC alumni and current Bellator fighter ‘Baby’ Joe Taimanglo urges local fans to come and support the Guam fighters on “Fight Night Friday.”

“People that know the sport should come out and support local fighters. All of these fighters have been working diligently for months and I’m confident they will all give a good show,” said Baby Joe.

Jarome Cruz will have the biggest fight of his career as he enters the ‘Terror Dome’ with Spike 22’s Ricky Camp in their battle at 135 lbs. “Come fight night, I’m going to give everything I got. I’ve worked so hard for this and I will leave the cage with no regrets,” said Cruz.

“Every one of these fighters put so much effort into this. For my fight, I really can’t go into much detail but I plan to go out there and work to get the finish.”

Japanese veteran fighter Kengo Ura said that he plans to go out and do his best against crowd favorite Frank ‘the Crank’ Camacho. Ura said he will not be affected by the cheers for Camacho because he is used to fighting outside of Japan.

“It’s doesn’t matter to me, I’ve fought before in the U.S. and the crowd has many loud cheers for my opponent,” said Ura.

General Admission tickets are still available at all 76 Circle K locations, Andersen ITT, MWR and online via the tropical productions website at www.tpiguam.com for $30. VIP tickets are $50 and are only available for purchase at Cars Plus in Maite.

According to PXC staff, tickets will still be available for purchase on fight day. VIP purchasers can still purchase their tickets at Cars Plus in Maite on Saturday during store operation hours. General admission tickets will also be available at ticket outlets and at the PXC door.

PHOTO GALLERY:

Mike Puccini vs. Frank Meno  (photo by Daniel Paran)

Mike Puccini vs. Frank Meno (photo by Daniel Paran)

Mark Abelardo vs. Trevin Jones  (photo by Daniel Paran)

Mark Abelardo vs. Trevin Jones (photo by Daniel Paran)

Frank Camacho vs. Kengo Ura  (photo by Daniel Paran)

Frank Camacho vs. Kengo Ura (photo by Daniel Paran)

Takayuki Kobayashi vs. Tyrone Jones  (photo by Daniel Paran)

Takayuki Kobayashi vs. Tyrone Jones (photo by Daniel Paran)

Koyomi Matsushima vs. Eric Gatmen  (photo by Daniel Paran)

Koyomi Matsushima vs. Eric Gatmen (photo by Daniel Paran)

Ricky Camp vs. Jerome Cruz (photo by Daniel Paran)

Ricky Camp vs. Jerome Cruz (photo by Daniel Paran)

Shane Alvarez  vs. Jessie Rafols (photo by Daniel Paran)

Shane Alvarez vs. Jessie Rafols (photo by Daniel Paran)

McKlaine Alfred vs. Mike Sanchez  (photo by Daniel Paran)

McKlaine Alfred vs. Mike Sanchez (photo by Daniel Paran)

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QUICK HITS

The Guam men’s national basketball team moved up four slots in the FIBA World Ranking to #72 after an impressive win over Mongolia and a hard-fought loss to Japan.
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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

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