MMA Events in the State of Hawaii

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Star Elite Cage & X1#48.5 – Weigh Ins

MMA Hawaii Pro Fighting

Star Elite Cage Fighting
Plus X1 World Events Super Fights
September 30,2017
Aloha Tower Pier 11

X1 World Events MMA Aloha Tower

Offical Weigh Ins

Billy Takeuchi ( X1 World Events Champion ) vs Jireh Torres-Umi

Jireh Torres-Umi vs Billy Takeuchi ( X1 World Events Champion ) Pro 135lbs X1 World Title Defense 5X5 Minute Rounds

David Douglas Vs Sale Sproat ( X1 World Events Champion ) Pro 185lbs X1 World Title Defense 5X5 Minute Rounds

David Douglas Vs Sale Sproat ( X1 World Events Champion ) Pro 185lbs X1 World Title Defense 5X5 Minute Rounds

Jace Kaopua Vs Kimo Lee

Kimo Lee Vs Jace Kaopua Pro 170lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Clemet Capelle vs Namakana Pa-kala (SEC Champion)

Clemet Capelle vs Namakana Pa-kala (SEC Champion) Amateur Mma 205lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Title Defense

Zaxton Kamaka vs Sandy Aviguetero

Zaxton Kamaka vs Sandy Aviguetero Amateur Mma 145lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Kyle Kaahanui vs Davy Malaythong

Kyle Kaahanui vs Davy Malaythong Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Title Defense

Jai Troche vs Pololu Nakanelua

Jai Troche vs Pololu Nakanelua Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Jared Gonda vs Devin Yamada

Jared Gonda vs Devin Yamada Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Geremy Santiago vs Dane Porlas

Geremy Santiago vs Dane Porlas Amateur Mma 145lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Adam Azimov vs Chuck Amerson

Adam Azimov vs Chuck Amerson Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Joe Manuia vs Julio Moreno

Joe Manuia vs Julio Moreno Amateur Mma 130lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Braydon Torres vs Dayton Esposito

Braydon Torres vs Dayton Esposito Amateur Kickboxing 140lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Top Red Corner
Bottom Blue Corner

Super Fight
Billy Takeuchi ( X1 World Events Champion )
Vs
Jireh Torres-Umi
Pro 135lbs X1 World Title Defense 5X5 Minute Rounds

Super Fight
David Douglas
Vs
Sale Sproat ( X1 World Events Champion )
Pro 185lbs X1 World Title Defense 5X5 Minute Rounds

Card Subject To Change Due to fighters pulling out Sick or Injured.

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X1 #48.5 & SEC – Sept 30 2017 – Aloha Tower Pier11

X1 #48 1/2 at Aloha Tower (pier 11)

Saturday Sept 30 2017

Aloha Tower Honolulu Hawaii MMA Venue

Doors open at 7pm
Fights start at 730pm

Featuring 135lb World Title Match

Bill Takeguchi vs Jireh Torres-Umi

Also soon we will be releasing the remaining fight card which is looking stacked with hawaii’s hungriest fighters looking to make their mark in the MMA scene in Hawaii. See these guys and girls before they get picked up by the bigger organizations. Because they know Hawaii is a hot house for producing some of the best talent in the world for professional MMA. We are looking forward to returning the Aloha Tower and a huge thanks goes out to the sponsors that came on board for this fight to help us bring this exciting night of fights to the fans. Please visit them or buy their products and say Mahalo for sponsoring Mixed Martial Arts.

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$60 Cageside
Student and Military Discount $25

Night of the Event
$40 General Admission
$75 Cageside

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Hawaii MMA Aloha Tower pier 11 Professional Fights

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X1 #48 – August 12, 2017 “BRADDAH vs FELONY”

Cooper Retains Welterweight World Title with Knockout

By Kyle Galdeira
@kylegaldeira –Photos available at www.HawaiiMediaSource.com

Ray “Braddah” Cooper III has been a mainstay in the local mixed martial arts scene, and he hopes to raise his profile to the next level. After Saturday night’s impressive performance, he may be in line to do just that.

Cooper kept his Welterweight (170 lbs.) World Title with a convincing knockout victory over Charles “Felony” Bennett in the main event of the X-1 World Events MMA #48 at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. The fight, which was held before a crowd that nearly filled the arena’s lower bowl, was also broadcast live via pay-per-view.

Cooper was fired up early behind the support of the hometown crowd, and body-slammed his foe 20 seconds into the match. On the ground, Cooper controlled the action before sliding into an attempt at a guillotine choke.

Bennett countered, though, and delivered a series of low-impact punches to Cooper’s head and body. After the two returned to their feet, Cooper took Bennett down again, but another choke attempt was thwarted.

Cooper came out swinging to begin the second frame, and delivered a series of power punches to knock Bennett to the ground. Cooper locked in his third attempt at a choke-hold submission, but the stubborn Bennett remained calm as he looked for a way out.

Cooper delivered punch after punch, but Bennett rolled out and the two returned to the standing position until Cooper delivered the knockout blow: a knee-buckling left hook that dropped Bennett, and led to the fight being stopped 2 minutes and 48 seconds into the second round.

Thank you (Bennett) for coming out and challenging me,” Cooper said. “This belt is staying here until I get to the UFC. When I get there, you guys (currently fighting in the UFC) are going down, that’s my belt.”

I don’t remember what happened,” said Bennett, perhaps only half joking, who normally fights at 145 pounds. “I love you all, Hawai’i.”

CO-MAIN EVENT: Sale Sproat def. Rafael Brewster via KO at 50 seconds into first round, for Middleweight (185 lbs.) World Title (3X5 min. rounds)

Sproat made quick work of Brewster, using a punch to the left side of his foe’s head to halt the hitman early. After hitting the canvas, Brewster could not fight back, and the fight was stopped just 50 seconds after it started, much to the delight of the local fans who were supporting Sproat, a cowboy and rancher from Moloka‘i.

Thank you everybody who supported me, you know who you are,” Sproat said.

Russell “The Muscle” Mizuguchi def. Michael “Smash Boy“ Nakagawa via split decision, for State Flyweight (125 lbs.) Title (3×5 min. rounds)

Nakagawa was joined in his corner by UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway, and gained momentum early against a slower Mizuguchi. Nakagawa’s strikes cut Mizuguchi on the forehead and cheek, and he eventually took his opponent to the ground, and the round ended with fighters locked up on the canvas.

Mizuguchi took Nakagawa to the ground midway through the second round, and delivered a few punches and elbows to his foe’s head as he controlled the action. The remainder of the round was spent on the canvas with very little going on – the bell put a welcomed end to the stalemate.

The third round featured much more action as the fighters traded blows in the center of the ring. Mizuguchi caused a large welt under Nakagawa’s right eye. The two grappled on the canvas after Mizuguchi scored another takedown, and pinned his foe against the chain-link cage. Nakagawa escaped and attacked his tired opponent, delivering a series of punches before the final bell sounded. After going to the scorecards, the crowd appreciated both fighters’ efforts after the split decision was announced.

I came in as the underdog…Dana White, give me a call!” said Mizuguchi.

Bill Takeuchi def. Justin Hugo via TKO (referee stoppage) at 3:53 in third round, for Bantamweight (135 lbs.) World Title (3X5 min. rounds)

The combatants felt each other out over the first two minutes, and just moments after Takeuchi caused a cut on Hugo’s nose, the fight was halted as Hugo took a low blow via Takeuchi’s whip kick. Once the action resumed, Takeuchi controlled the pace and pinned Hugo against the cage before delivering a series of punches and knees to Hugo’s head, which combined to open a large gash on the opponent’s forehead.

With blood continuing to stream down his face, Hugo attempted to salvage any hopes of victory, but Takeuchi’s counters proved too effective. After opening a second cut over Hugo’s right eye, Takeuchi dropped his foe with a devastating punch and pummeled Hugo with relentless hammer punches. But, Hugo worked back to his feet, let out a yell and challenged Takeuchi to bring it. Takeuchi did just that, using a series of punches and elbows to open another large cut on Hugo’s face as blood streamed uncontrollably until the second round closed mercifully.

To his credit, Hugo returned for the final round and did his best to gain positive momentum. Takeuchi was ready, though, and fended off early attacks while conserving energy. After another knockdown blow delivered by Takeuchi, Hugo beckoned his opponent to come back with more and was promptly pummeled with another barrage of punches until the referee finally put an end to things 3 minutes and 53 seconds into the stanza.

Rudolph Schafforth def. Tipo Lafaele via head-and-arm choke 3:02 into first round, super heavyweight (3X5 min. rounds)

Two large humans squared off in this bout featuring two 260-plus pounders, which excited the crowd as the lumbering fighters traded destructive blows. Two minutes into the opening round, Schafforth connected with a vicious right-handed uppercut that dropped Lafaele. Schafforth then gained control of the local fighter and secured the submission via head-and-arm choke three minutes into the first round.

I know he’s a tough brawler, so I just tried to keep my chin down,” said Schafforth.

Juan Gonzalez def. Kaeo Meyer via unanimous decision, lightweight (155 lbs.) professional bout (3X5 min. rounds)

In a shocking decision to start the Main Card, Meyer fell via unanimous decision despite controlling the action throughout the fight. Meyer took control early with multiple strikes to the head, then braved a few big counters from Gonzalez. Meyer’s wicked right hook left a large cut under Gonzalez’ right eye as blood streamed down the foe’s face. Gonzalez did not give in, though, and ran the local fighter into the cage as the fighters flopped to the canvas. Meyer countered, though, and gained position to land a handful of overhand punches to end the first round.

Meyer got caught with a few solid punches to lead off the second frame, and suffered a bloody lower lip as a result. The action was halted briefly due to a low blow delivered by Gonzalez, who was issued an initial warning for the infraction. Meyer then opened a second cut on Gonzalez’ face, this one over his left eye. After absorbing a wicked kick to the chin, Meyer regained control and delivered multiple right hooks to Gonzalez’ head before the two opponents traded a flurry of blows as the round ended.

The final round featured more back-and-forth action as Gonzalez went for the knockout blow via haymaker punches and a roundhouse kick attempt. Mayer was stunned a few times after being smacked in the chin, but kept his feet and countered his opponent effectively. Meyer kept his distance, presumably believing he had the fight in had as long as he could avoid being knocked out, which he accomplished as he further bloodied Gonzalez’ face.

Undercard

Davy Malaythong submitted Daylan Cummings in a 170-pound bout just 15 seconds into the final preliminary fight. A corner attendant said Cummings tapped out after suffering a separated shoulder.

In the night’s first preliminary bout, Cyro Edayan defeated Julio Moreno via unanimous decision in a 145-pound fight. Edayan used a combination of strikes to wear down his opponent and fended off a last-minute submission attempt

X-1 World Events has helped launch the mixed martial arts careers of multiple elite-level fighters including the UFC’s current Featherweight Champion Max Holloway as well as former UFC champion Dan “The Beast” Severn.

X1 World Events Hawaii MMA Cage Fighting

Weigh In Friday Aug 11 @ 4pm at the Blaisdell Arena

Ray “Braddah” Cooper III vs Felony Charles Bennett

Sale Sporat vs Rafael Brewster


Michael Nakagawa vs Russell Mizuguchi

Bill Takeuchi vs Justin Hugo

Tipo Lafaele vs Rudolph Schafforth

Kaeo Meyer vs Juan Gonzalez

Davy Malaythong vs Daylan Cummings

Cyru Edayan vs Julio Moreno

 

 

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X1 #47 Fight Results

In a valiant attempt to up the standards of MMA in Hawaii, X1 MMA #47 did not disappoint.

HONOLULU, HAWAII- Blaisdell Arena June 24, 2017
by Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori

A full card of entertaining matches kept the Blaisdell audience engaged as well as nation and international fans watching on the live feed. This early summer show is the prelude for what’s to come for the next show on August 12th when matches won and lost on the June card serve as catalysts for bouts to come, titles to be won and fights years in the making finally coming to fruition.

Results: 

Main Event

Lolohea Mahe defeated Raymond Lopez via Unanimous Decision

Pro Mma SHW 3X5 Minute Rounds

When big boys fight, there is always a good chance that whoever has the best cardio will literally be the last man standing. Round one was a lot of wall work with positions switching on the cage and not allowing space for either to throw the dangerous heavy punches expected of the big boys. Moving someone else’s mass around the cage is exhausting at any weight class, and both fighters were showing signs of fatigue by the end of round one.

The second round was very similar to the first, with both fighters jockeying for cage position.

Round three was the make-or-break and Mahe made it happen late in the round securing the takedown against the cage and landing significant punches from the half guard just in time to steal the win.

 

Co Main Event

Tony Lopez defeated Tipo Lafaele via Unanimous Decision 

Pro Mma SHW 3X5 Minute Rounds

Lopez started the bout kicking but a slip early on put him his back and the ground and pound from Lafale nearly ended t the fight in the first minute. Lopez was able to grab the heel of Lafaele setting up for a kneebar. Though unsuccessful, it bought him the time to recover. The striking pace stayed surprisingly high for heavyweights with Lafaele landing and Lopez taking the storm. The tides changes toward the middle of the round with Lopez landing several hard blows that seems to slow Lafaele, who was then backed to the cage and met with knees and elbows that took them to the bell at the end of round one.

To start round two, Lopez came out kicking again and landed to the head of Lafaele, causing a little more blood to grace the mat, though Lafaele remained composed. Lopez was able to score the takedown half way through the round and maintain back control landing significant strikes. Once he was able to get both hooks in and flatten out Lafaele it looked like the show could be over. Lafalele recovered to his side but was quickly mounted and Lopez set up for the arm triangle. Lafalele defended and was saved by the bell.

Constant pressure from Lopez gave little room for error as Lafaele was backed to the cage for another barrage of knees. Lopez was able to pull off another takedown and maintain top control with smooth transitions and ground and pound, easily winning the third round and the unanimous decision.

Tony Lopez defeated Tipo Lafaele via Unanimous Decision

Isaac Hopps defeated Daniel Friend via Unanimous Decision 

Pro Mma 145lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Landing the takedown early in round one, Friend worked hard strikes to the body as Hopps worked to control Friends’s posture from the closed guard. Hopps used the wall to get up, opening up a large cur over the outer eyebrow of Friend I the struggle. The technical stand up trade from these two harnessed the agility of lighter fighters backed with power that seemed much heavier than their weight class.

Hooks, hooks and more hooks. These two both wanted to play in the pocket. Friend kept Hopps hanging out on the ouside of the cage, which worked wonders for the takedown setup. Hopps didn’t stay down long, though on his way up Friend landed a notable knee to the face. The second round ended with Friend in the guard of Hopps, maintaining position until the bell.

Hopps started utilizing longer punches in the third, which seemed to be finding their mark and Friend worked to acclimate to the new range. Hopps seemed to be making a conscious effort to keep his back off the cage, but still found himself caught there about half way into the round and stuck on his back for the remainder of the bout, where he landed punches from the closed guard and won the unanimous decision, which was seemingly controversial in the eyes of many fans. This would be a great rematch for X1 to host.

Isaac Hopps defeated Daniel Friend via Unanimous Decision

Kaeo Meyers defeated Paul Lopes via 1st Round KO 

Pro Mma 155lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

I’m going to be honest, even though this fight was short (approximately 25 seconds), I missed most of it because I was wiping the blood off of my laptop and arms.

Kaeo Meyers defeated Paul Lopes via 1st Round KO

Justus Faaiu defeated Paul Norman via Unanimous Decision 

Pro Mma 205lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Norman came in looking for the takedown and was able to make it happen within the first minute of action. Transitioning into a modified backmount Norman was riding high forcing the armbar attempt as the only option he slide off the front. Though the attempt unsuccessful, Norman maintained pressure in the ensuing scramble. The remainder of the round was spent with Norman throwing punches from backmount with Faaiu defending the occasional rear naked choke threat.

Might as well stick with what works. Norman came out in the second round with the same original game plan, taking the fight to the ground. Faaiu managed to transition into Norman’s guard for a brief time before Norman stood up with the immediate intention of getting it back down. Countered with a sprawl from Faaiu, Faui was able to unleash significant ground and pound toward the end of the round, which was likely enough to make it  1 and 1 on the score cards going into the 3rd.

Having gotten a taste of dominant position, Faaui came out looking for blood in the last round. Norman held full guard while Faaui landed sttrkes to the body. After passing the guard, Faaui threw some significant elbows from side control, mounted and tried to seal the deal. Norman was obviously losing steam and struggling to defend and advance, but with less than a minute to go, Norman mustered enough in the gas tank or the sweep and a short ground and pound barrage of his own. It was not enough to take the round and Faaiu went home with the unanimous decision victory.

Justus Faaiu defeated Paul Norman via Unanimous Decision

Under card

 

Federico Vento defeated Joey Vonblankenburg via Unanimous Decision

Amateur Mma 125lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Federico Vento defeated Joey Vonblankenburg via Unanimous Decision

Namakana Pakala defeated Marcus Gamble via Unanimous Decision

Amateur Mma 205lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

 

Namakana Pakala defeated Marcus Gamble via Unanimous Decision

Donovan Parrilla defeated Ioane Kim via Unanimous Decision

Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Donovan Parrilla defeated Ioane Kim via Unanimous Decision

Chris Randoplh defeated Chuck Amerson via 1stRound Guillotine Choke

Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Chris Randoplh defeated Chuck Amerson via 1stRound Guillotine Choke

Roy Cooper defeated Titus Strickland via Split Decision

Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

 

Roy Cooper defeated Titus Strickland via Split Decision

Joe Manuia defeated Devin Yamada via doctor stoppage (cut over eye) 

Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Joe Manuia defeated Devin Yamada via doctor stoppage (cut over eye)

Kyle Kaahanui defeated Daylan Cummings via Arm Triangle choke 1st Round

Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Kyle Kaahanui defeated Daylan Cummings via Arm Triangle choke 1st Round

Lopaka Lono defeated Dane Polas via Unanimous Decision

Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Lopaka Lono defeated Dane Polas via Unanimous Decision

Mike Fowler defeated Brandon Fraser via TKO 1stRound

Amateur MMA 160lb 3 x3 Minute Rounds

Mike Fowler defeated Brandon Fraser via TKO 1stRound

 

Brandon Madamba defeated Taylor Mamiya via RNC in 2nd Round 

MMA 135lb 3 x 3 Minute Rounds

Brandon Madamba defeated Taylor Mamiya via RNC in 2nd Round

Cyru Edayan defeated Shaun Somera v Unanimous Decision

Cyru Edayan defeated Shaun Somera v Unanimous Decision

Mahalo to Xclusive MMA and Bryanna Fissori for the results write up

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X1 # 45 Jan 28 at the Blaisdell Arena

Pro MMA Honolulu Hawaii

Live Pay-Per-View on Oceanic Cable channel(s) 260 (SD) 1260 (HD)

Mixed Martial Arts MMA Hawaii Cage Fighting

 

From New Year’s Eve with Fireworks blowing up into the next year 2017, X-1 World Events brings you more Fireworks, and Action-packed fights LIVE on Pay Per View and at the Blaisdell Arena.

If you missed the September 2016 event, you Do Not want to miss this event on January 28, 2017, with 8 Pro & 10 Amateur All MMA with 2 World & 4 State X-1 World Events Titles on the line.

The Main Event Ray Braddah Cooper III at 10-2 Pro fights on a 7 Win Streak with 6 wins being either a TKO or KO in the first round. He will face up against Matthew Colquhoun from Jamaica, Now Living and Training in Miami, Florida with 14 Amateur fights and 3-0 Pro fight record. Matthew is an excellent striker and coming to Hawaii to take the X-1 World Events World Title back to Florida, and Braddah plans on keeping the World Title at home Hawaii. Who would you take Hawaii vs. Jamaica?

The Co-Main Event features Chris Cisneros from Big Island now living and training on Oahu. He Is an Excellent Striker with great ground skills, Chris is a veteran in the cage and looking at making his way back to Bellator. He will be fighting Duke Saragosa who has never backed away from any fight. Duke fought 2 of Hawaii’s toughest, Shane Nelson former X1 World Champion, Muay Thai Champion Kana Hyatt, and Max Holloway the current UFC Champion. He took on the best, and once again he going up against a tough fighter, Duke is making a comeback and is training very hard to show that he belongs in UFC, Bellator or OneFC. This bout will be for the X-1 World Events State Title. This fight is guaranteed to be action-packed and will keep you on your feet.

The whole card is stacked make your plans now to come down to get loud and cheer on Hawaii’s Warriors. A night of fights for the entire family.

 

X-1 World Events
January 28,2017
Blaisdell Arena

Top is Red Corner
Bottom is Blue Corner

Main Event
Ray Braddah Cooper III
Vs
Matthew Colquhoun
Pro Mma 170lbs 5X5 Minute Rounds X-1 World Events / World Title

Co Main Event
Duke Saragosa
Vs
Chris Cisneros
Pro Mma 170lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds X-1 World Events / State Title

Canaan Kawaihae
Vs
Danny Elliot
Pro Mma 145lbs 5X5 Minute Rounds X-1World Events / World Title

Micah Mahikoa
Vs
Scotty Hao
Pro Mma 155lbs  3X5 Minute Rounds X-1World Events / State Title

Cheyden Leialoha
Vs
Jordan Macking
Pro Mma 135lbs 3X5  Minute Rounds X-1 World Events / State Title

Tipo Lafaele
Vs
Raymond Lopez
Pro Mma HW 3X5 Minute Rounds

Puna Seriano
Vs
John Ferrell
Pro Mma 185lbs  3X5 Minute Rounds X-1World Events / State Title

Paul Lopes
Vs
Flavian Pilgrim
Pro Mma 155lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Under card

Jace Kaopua
Vs
Shane Nozaki
Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Joey Vonblankenburg
Vs
Polulu Nakawelua
Amateur Mma 125lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Marcus Gamble
Vs
Justus Faaiu
Amateur Mma Heavyweight 3X3 Minute Rounds

Lawrence Yap
Vs
Sergio Momone Jr
Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Bryson Bolohao
Vs
Adam Azimov
Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Jeremy Harris
Vs
Sandy Aviguetero
Amateur Mma 145lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Swaye Makana
Vs
Davin Yamada
Amateur Mma 140Lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Card Subject To Change Due to fighters pulling out Sick or Injured.**Card Subject to Change due to fighters pulling out sick or injured

Jan 28 2017 5pm doors open. 5:45 prelim matches start. 7:30 main card starts.

Weigh-ins are on Friday Jan 27 2017 4pm press n weigh in for main card and 5pm for rest of undercard weigh-inns.

Watch X1 Live Pay Per View on oceanic cable