That request by a victorious Mark Striegl was met with cheers from the fans last night after he defeated Harris Sarmiento via Scarf hold Americana.
In one of two main events for PXC 34, Fil-Am Mark "Mugen" Stiegl put his undefeated record on the line against lightweight champ Harris "The Hitman" Sarmiento. Sarmiento, a veteran of nearly 60 professional fights, made the move down to 145lbs. to face Striegl, and offered numerous threats both on the ground and on the feet. Striegl, however, proved that he is the real deal by handily defeating the Hawaii 808 Top Team fighter.
The first minute of the match showed an exchange of strikes where Striegl mixed things up with kicks and superman punches. Sarmiento, on the other hand, seemed to throw with more punching power and even landed a hard body kick that left Striegl's stomach turning red. When it came to the wrestling, however, "Mugen" dominated by getting the takedown on numerous occasion. And when Sarmiento would counter the takedown with a guillotine choke, Striegl would power through it and put himself in an advantageous position.
Lo and behold, Striegl got Sarmiento (35-24) in scarf hold and trapped his arm between his legs for the tap out. Striegl remains undefeated with that impressive victory, improving his record to 12-0. Clearly he is dangerous on the ground especially with the Americana, no matter what angle it may come from.
This win definitely puts him in line for a title shot against reigning champ Baby Joe "The Juggernaut" Taimanglo from Guam. That fight would definitely be an exciting one, that would pin two exciting finishers against each other. So what do you think, Drifters, would you like to see "The Juggernaut" versus "Mugen" for the PXC featherweight title?