Striegl aims for knockout win vs. Kim


FILIPINO-AMERICAN mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Mark Striegl expressed confidence that he can keep his unbeaten fight record when he takes on Korean Jang Yong Kim on September 24 for the vacant Pacific X-Treme Combat (PXC) featherweight belt in a still undetermined venue in the Philippines.

“I certainly hope to win again,” Striegl, who holds an unbeaten slate of 12 wins, told The Manila Times in a phone interview on Friday. “I’ve been training hard and I’m confident I’ll get the win come September 24th. I trained also new techniques.’

Striegl, 25, who also holds 10 wins via submissions, also said he will try to score a knockout this time. “I will try to win by knockout this time but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Kim is also a good opponent. He is tough and good striker.”

“My fight camp has been great thus far and preparations are right on track. I’ll be doing the majority of my camp in Baguio with my team Fight Corps MMA, training at high elevation,” added Striegl.

He also said that his shoulder injury is now fully healed and he’s back at 100 percent for PXC 39.

Josef T. Ramos


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