Kwan steals PXC bantamweight belt from Aguon with brilliant win

Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

PARAÑAQUE--Kwan Ho-Kwak scored what could be his biggest victory of his still unbeaten MMA career by taking the PXC bantamweight championship from erstwhile holder Kyle Aguon by a unanimous decision in the co-main event of PXC 51 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom just as the new day ushered in.

The three judges evaluated the match that started at 11:39 p.m. Saturday night and ended at 12:10 a.m. early Sunday with identical 49-46 scorecards all for the Korean challenger, who is now at 8-0.

The Guamanian fighter actually appeared to be in control of the match early on, keeping the pace slow in the opening five minutes.

But the Korean sensation began connecting on his strikes in the final four rounds, banking on his taekwondo prowess and an improved punching game.

Kwan even showed he can also be great at the ground, going for elbow strikes that opened a cut above Aguon's left eye in Round 4.

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