By Jay Leon Guerrero
The weigh-ins for fight night Friday are completed at the official weigh in spot at the PIC Amphitheater and fighters are set to take the terror dome tomorrow at the UOG Calvo’s Field House in a stacked card featuring two championship titles as the co-main event.
Fighters promised to give a good show as they all predicted fast finishes. Tyrone Jones (3-4), who will be fighting Peter Cepeda (1-2) from Saipan, said that PXC 47 will being an exciting one.
“If you like to see good fights and knockouts, I suggest you come out Friday night,” said Jones. “I’m looking to finishing it up in the first round and making a statement,” Jones added. Jones is scheduled to open up the night with the first fight, his brother Trevin Jones (5-3) will take in undefeated Kwan Ho Kwak (5-0).
“I’m getting goosebumps thinking about this card,” said fighter Frank “the Crank” Camacho (15-2). “The whole fight card is sick. We have local boys fighting to open up the event they will get fired up with every cheer and flag they see out there,” said Camacho.
Camacho is coming off an injury and will take Japanese Shooto champion Yusuke Kasuya (8-1-2). Camacho said that his opponent is very tough but he will be ready. “To be a lightweight Shooto champion in the land of the rising sun is not easy. He will bring in a lot of experience but I’m coming in with a good game plan to go up against his aggressiveness and style,” said Camacho.
UFC veteran Darren Uyenoyama (9-5) looks to get a step closer at becoming PXC flyweight champion but standing in his way is Japan’s Kentaro Watanabe (10-5). Uyenoyama said his training is at a high level with training partners like Justin Wong and UFC top ten contender Chris Cariaso. The training partners I work out with everyday are better than the guys I fight in the ring so I’m at a good place,” said Uyenoyama.
Uyenoyama, who is a fan favorite in Guam, said that the event will not disappoint. “This is one of the best PXC fight cards I’ve ever seen, it has a lot of potential for some knockouts and I too am going to look to my fight fast,” he said.
Two titles will be on the line in the co-main event at PXC 47. Japan vs Korea will be featured in the final bout of the event with Japan’s Yusuke Yachi (12-4) taking on champion Jang Yong “The Beast” Kim (8-5-1) from Korea. Yachi and Kim both have three-fight win streaks coming into the bout.
The other co-main event will feature champion Zebaztian Kadestam (6-1) making his first title defense against Korean Top Team’s Han Seul Kim (4-2). Kadestam said that he is very confident going into this fight and he will look for his fifth knockout against the Korean fighter.
“My previous fight was against Josh Calvo which was a very well-rounded fighter and a jiu-jitsu black belt. I wasn’t able to be as loose against Calvo because he was so well-rounded. This Korean fighter is more of a striker and boxer so hopefully I’ll be able to use more of my standup skills for an early knockout,” said Kadestam.
UK’s Helen Harper came in 5 lbs. overweight at 120 total lbs. and was given two hours to cut her weight down.
Tickets are still on sale at www.tpiguam.com or at Circle 76 locations for general admission at $30. VIP tickets are also available for $50 at www.tpiguam.com or at the Cars Plus Dealership in Maite.
Here is the official fight card with official weights:
Peter Cepeda (CNMI) 152 lbs. vs Tyrone Jones (Guam) 155.5 lbs
Vince Masga (CNMI) 125 lbs. vs Scotty Eclavea (Guam) 125 lbs.
Frank Camacho (CNMI) 156 lbs. vs Yusuke Kasuya (Japan) 154 lbs.
Kwan Ho Kwak (Korea) 136 lbs. vs Trevin Jones (Guam) 136 lbs.
Cortney Casey (USA) 116 lbs. vs Helen Harper (UK) 120 lbs.
Darren Uyenoyama (USA) 126 lbs. vs Kentaro Watanabe (Japan) 124 lbs.
Welterweight Title Fight
Han Seul Kim (Korea) 170 lbs. vs champion Zebaztian Kadestam (Sweden) 169.5 lbs.
Featherweight Title Fight
Yusuke Yachi (Japan) 144.5 lbs. vs champion Jang Yong Kim (Korea) 144 lbs.
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