Streigl vows to bring home PXC strap-A A +A
Friday, September 13, 2013
A CAREER defining win going into tonight’s fight awaits Baguio based undefeated mix martial arts fighter Mark Streigl.
With all indications, the Fil- Am fighter is set to stake his undefeated record that stretches to 12 victories and at the same time bring home the featherweight strap of the Guam based Pacific X-treme Combat.
Striegl squares off with the dangerous , Jang Yong Kim of South Korea who holds a record of six wins, 5 loss, and one no contest.
"I think every fight I had was tough. There’s no question that my opponent has also trained hard for this but with the way went things in our training camp, It’s going to be a good fight,” said Streigl, after his final training day at the Fight Corps MMA gym along Trancoville here in the Summer Capital.
And ring rust will not be a problem for the 25 year old fighter who boasts of 10 fights that ended via submission while two went the distance whit his last fight in November last year.
But despite his clean records, Striegl said he has high respect for his opponent who has good ground game and counter striking skills.
“As much as possible, I want to control the tempo of the game. At the end of the day, the one who controls the game will bring home the belt,” added Striegl who will be topbilling PXC 39 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The event will also see two Team Lakay fighters in the under card, the team’s first fight since losing five bouts in PXC and One Fighting Championship that saw them losing the bantamweight and featherweight crown in the two mma promotions.
Roldan Sangcha-an will be facing Ernesto Montilla from Fight Works MMA in Laguna while Harold Banario squares off with Roland Romero from Davao.
Another Baguio based fighter Adam Cacay will also be fighting in the under card against Junel Lausa of the fastest-growing MMA organizations in the world. It has registered some of the highest television ratings of any MMA broadcast.
Steigl, on the other hand remains optimistic of his chances against Kim in their five rounder encounter.
“Whether or not I take him in the early rounds or it goes the distance, I hope I have the advantage,” said Streigl.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 14, 2013.