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Pipitunge, Lausa collide in all-Filipino MMA title match

Crisanto Pipitunge aims for a second
PXC belt. Sherdog (file photo)
By Dugout Philippines


PARAÑAQUE–Another Filipino world MMA champion will be crowned on Saturday night.

That's for sure.

Crisanto Pipitunge and Jenel Lausa will cross paths for the PXC flyweight title at PXC 51 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom.

Both fighters made the 125-pound weight limit during the official weigh-in on Friday night at the said venue, declaring the all-Filipino championship game good to go.

Pipitunge and Lausa will dispute the belt vacated by Alvin Cacdac, who failed to make weight during his supposed title defense versus last year.

But Pipitunge, a former PXC bantamweight champion who has since dropped weight after relinquishing his belt, also lost a chance for the flyweight title when he came in overweight, making his clash with Cacdac a non-title fight that he won via a Round 1 knockout.

This time, Pipitunge made sure he will be eligible for the 125-pound belt as he tipped the scales at a little over 124.

In the supporting bout, the current bantamweight champ, Guam's Kyle Aguon, will defend his belt against South Korea's Kwan Ho-Kwak.

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