MMA Events in the State of Hawaii

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X1 – 47 Fight Results

HONOLULU, HAWAII- Blaisdell Arena June 24, 2017

by Bryanna “Pink Ranger” Fissori

In a valiant attempt to up the standards of MMA in Hawaii, X1 MMA #47 did not disappoint. 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 World Events #48 – August 12, 2017 “BRADDAH vs FELONY”

X1 48 Live on Pay Per View Ray Cooper III vs Jorge Patino Aug 12

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

Live on Pay Per View from the Blaisdell Arena

Ray “Braddah” Cooper III vs Charles “Felony” Bennett
Tipo Lafaele vs Rudolpf Schafforth
Sale Sproat vs Rafael Brewster
Michael Nakagawa vs Russell Mizuguchi

This Main Card will be featured on Spectrum Pay Per View Chanel 260 SD and 1260 HD

 

On August 12 at the Blaisdell Arena, fan favorite Ray “Braddah” Cooper III (12-3) will take on one of the biggest challenges of his professional career as he faces the veteran fighter Charles “Felony” Bennett (30-33) hailing from Florida for this main event bout. Bennett has been fighting professionally since Braddah was learning to walk, but as Heavyweight Tony Lopez demonstrated on the last X1 card, age is just a gauge of experience and Bennett has been through it all. Braddah is known for his exciting fight to the death mindset and is slated as next big thing coming out of Hawaii. Another win in the X1 cage would be widely respected across the industry, especially as he continues to climb the ranks of dominant fighters sharing the aloha.

“The Molokai Cowboy” Sale Sprout (4-2-) will be making his much awaited return to Oahu for the co-main event against Rafael Brewster (4-0) fighting out of Portland, Oregon. Sproat’s last fight in Honolulu was in 2013, but after shaking off the cage rust in Maui late last year, adding another win to the record, he is ready to remind the fans what they have been missing. The bout will be for the 185 lb X1 World Title.

Undefeated Russell “Da Muscle” Mizuguchi (2-0) may only have a few fights under him as a pro, but his 9-0 amateur record still speaks volumes as to what this Hilo fighter is capable of. He will face off against Michael “Baby Godzilla” Nakagawa (4-2) who is also no stranger to the cage having fought previously for X1 as an amateur before making waves across the west coast as a pro.

The whole card is stacked with local talent who have already proved they are ready for the bright lights, and loud crowds of the Blaisdell Arena. Hawaii MMA is officially on the map and the dot in the center is marked on X1 MMA #48.

UNDER CARD

Spencer Higa
Vs
Isaac Hopps

Kaeo Meyer
Vs
Juan Gonzalez

Brysen Bolohao
Vs
Titus Strickland

Devin Yamada
Vs
Jared Gonda

Davy Malaythong
Vs
Daylan Cummings

Clemet Capelle
Vs
Brandon Santiago

Fans in attendance at the Blaisdell will also have the opportunity for a meet and greet with Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

The event will be aired live on Pay Per View via Spectrum, formally Time Warner Cable.

Filming will not be allowed at the event, so please be aware that you will be unable to stream fights live on facebook, Instagram or any other social media sites. Violations will result in being removed from the premise. Fight Card Subject to Change.

Pro MMA in Hawaii Aug 12 at the Blaisdell Arena X1 World Events

 

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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

 

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Hawaii’s X-1 #44 – RETURNS – Sept 24, 2016

X1 Hawaii's Top Fight Promotion brings its 44 show

X1 #44  -Returns- , Saturday Sept 24, 2016

WATCH A Pay-Per View REPLAY OF X-1 #44 HERE for just $9.99

Pro MMA Returns to the Blaisdell Arena

X-1 World Events – X1 #44 Results

Hawaii’s mixed martial arts community comes together to support a new generation of fighters

(Honolulu, HI) X-1 World Events returned its unique brand of mixed martial arts events to the Blaisdell Arena with a bang on Saturday night. The last three fights of the evening lasted a combined total of three minutes and four seconds, with all three bouts ending in a knockout. Veteran mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer, Frank Trigg, served as referee in the final brief and action packed fights that concluded a night of MMA excitement and energy long missing in Honolulu.

Saturday night’s X1 #44 marked the first time the promotion had been back to the Blaisdell since 2011 when Max Holloway won the X-1 lightweight championship. The UFC’s Max Holloway is currently riding a nine fight win streak in the Octagon and was at the Blaidell to take in fights, as were the UFC’s Yancy Medeiros and Louis Smolka. Smolka is scheduled for next week’s UFC Fight Night 96 event in Portland, Oregon.

Hawaii MMA fans were treated to hard hitting MMA action alongside an indoor sports festival with food booths, vendors and beer garden all on the arena floor – a first of its kind for MMA in Hawaii.

X-1 #44 Results – September 24, 2016 – Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Lolohea Made def. Trent Stading via KO at :30 of Round One

Ray Braddah Cooper III def. Zach Conn via KO at :12 of Round One

Chris Cisneros def. Taki Uluilakepa via KO at 2:22 of Round Two

Cheyden Leialoha def. Tyler Kahikolo via Unanimous Decision

Isaac Hopps def. Donald Gonzalez via Tapout due to Strikes at 3:43 of Round Three

Tipo Lafaele def. Rylan Fonoti via KO at 1:44 of Round One

Canaan Kawaihai def. Junior Jimenez via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:30 of Round One

Tiani Valle def. Sam Hughes via Unanimous Decision

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