Gabriel Dy, Gina Iniong triumph in PXC 43

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RISING Filipino mixed martial artists Rolando Gabriel Dy and Gina Iniong pulled off impressive wins over their respective foreign foes on Saturday in the Pacific X-Treme Combat (PXC) 43 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

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Dy, 22, relied on his striking prowess and grappling moves to score a unanimous victory over Korean Han Bin Park in their three-round bantamweight bout that and improved his record to 5-2.

“I would like to thank God and my trainer for this victory and I was able to match his strength after he got tired,” said Dy, the son of former world boxing champion Rolando Navarette. “That Korean was strong that’s why I made some adjustments and it worked out.”

Park fell to his first loss in three fights.

Team Lakay’s Iniong, 24, defeated Japanese Mei Yamaguchi via split decision in the women’s atomweight bout for a 3-1 win-loss record.

Yamaguchi absorbed an 11-7-1 log.

In the main event, San Pedro Laguna’s Ernesto Montilla Jr. submitted former light flyweight champion Ale Cali via armbar submission maneuver in the first round to become a contender for the vacant PXC light flyweight belt.

In other bouts, lightweight Glen Ranillo scored a first round knockout against Hawaiian Reno Remigio, while flyweight Dean Bermudez beat Filipino Kid Orais in the second round via knockout and Roy Doliguez won via split decision over Team Lakay’s Jerome Wanawan in a straw weight division.

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