Rolando Dy returns to action at PXC 51 in January
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fighter Rolando Gabriel Dy seeks to revitalize his young mixed martial arts career by returning to action as part of the PXC 51 undercard on January 16, 2016.
Pacific Xtreme Combat officials have not yet publicly announced Dy’s return inside the Terror Dome, but a reliable source within the Guam-based organization confirmed it to Rappler.
Dy, the 24-year-old son of former boxing world champion Rolando Navarrete, is slated to lock horns with compatriot Miguel Mosquera in a 3-round featherweight bout.
Mosquera (2-0) was last seen in action when he grappled his way to a unanimous decision victory over veteran Angelito Manguray under the Universal Reality Combat Championship banner in October 2014.
It is not the first time that Mosquera would step inside the PXC cage as Erwin Tagle’s heavy-handed protégé made his promotional debut in February 2013 when he submitted Steve Grandeza with a second-round rear-naked choke.
On the other hand, Dy (5-4) is suffering from a two-fight losing skid at the hands of PXC bantamweight champion Kyle Aguon.
Dy yielded to Aguon for the vacant PXC bantamweight championship via controversial split decision in October 2014, despite pushing the action from bell to bell.
Aguon picked up another split decision triumph to defeat Dy in their rematch this past June as the 26-year-old Guamanian scored 5 takedowns and did not allow his Filipino rival to fully utilize his signature striking leverage.
To compound the misery, Dy was deemed ineligible to vie for Aguon’s PXC bantamweight belt in the second encounter as he was a half-pound over the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds during the official weigh-in.
Due to his difficulties in cutting weight at bantamweight, Dy makes a comeback at featherweight, where he was able to claim impressive wins over the likes of Arex Montalban and Kyle Reyes.
PXC 51, which takes place at Solaire Resort and Casino’s Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City, is headlined by a flyweight championship clash between homegrown talents Crisanto Pitpitunge and Jenel Lausa. – Rappler.com