Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Rolando Dy posted an impressive technical knockout win against Japanese Kiyomi Matsushimi in Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) 53 on Friday at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City.
Dy defeated Matsushimi 23 seconds after opening the game with a powerful left hook. It was the Japanese’s first loss in his MMA career.
“I cannot do this without the help of the Lord,” said Dy, son of former boxing champ Rolando Navarette.
He now holds 7-4 win-loss record. Matsushima’s, however, dropped to 5-1.
In the main event, PXC welterweight champion Zebaztian Kadestam of Sweden successfully defended his title against Glenn Sparv of Finland.
“I am not surprised. I have trained for five rounds, but luckily I got this one early. I have trained so hard for this fight,” said Kadestam.
Kadestam fired a left straight counter, which sent Sparv to canvass at the 11th second mark of the opening round prompting referee “Big” John McCarthy to stop the fight.
Kadestam now holds an 8-2 card while Sparv’s dropped to 12-4.
In the undercard bouts, Fight Corps MMA’s Adam “Hellboy” Cacay won over Anton “Crazy Thai” Larsson of Norway via unanimous decision.
Rex “T-Rex” De Lara, who is representing ITSMAI Iloilo Tinagan School of Martial Arts, overpowered Australian Darwin Sagurit also by unanimous decision.
Bantamweight Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of Team Lakay MMA defeated Legacy Gym’s Ernie Braca also by unanimous decision while Team Insider’s Adamson Torbiso dominated Farmon Gafarov of Uzbekistan in their flyweight match.
Meanwhile, Australian Aydin Mrouki had a successful MMA debut beating Filipino Jaypee Espinosa, who’s also a first time fighter.
Espinosa was a replacement for another Filipino fighter Glen Ranillo who, according to online reports, was forced to withdraw three days before the weigh in because of viral infection.
Hawaiian flyweight Riley Dutro stopped Team Lakay bet John Cris “Happy Feet” Corton via unanimous decision in the other flyweight match.