Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fighting in 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 #47 June 24 Mahe vs Lopez

X1 Hawaii Pro MMA

X1 Hawaii Pro MMA

 

X-1 World Events
June 24,2017
Blaisdell Arena

Weigh-ins June 23 start at 4pm at the Blaisdell Arena

Buy Tickets Here

Main Event
Lolohea Mahe
Vs
Raymond Lopez
Pro Mma SHW 3X5 Minute Rounds

Co Main Event
Tipo Lafaele
Vs
Rudy Shaffroth
Pro Mma SHW 3X5 Minute Rounds

Isaac Hopps
Vs
Daniel Friend
Pro Mma 145lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Paul Lopes
Vs
Kaeo Meyers
Pro Mma 155lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Justus Faaiu
Vs
Paul Norman
Pro Mma 205lbs 3X5 Minute Rounds

Under card

Joey Vonblankenburg
Vs
Federico Vento
Amateur Mma 125lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Marcus Gamble
Vs
Namakana Pakala
Amateur Mma 205lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Donovan Parrilla
Vs
Sam Sniffin
Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Chuck Amerson
Vs
Chris Randoplh
Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Roy Cooper
Vs
Titus Strickland
Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds SEC Vacant Title

Joe Manuia
Vs
Brandon Madamba
Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Lopaka Lono
Vs
Mike Foller
Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Ioane Kim
Vs
Devin Yamada
Amateur Mma 135lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Lawrence Yap
Vs
Dane Polas
Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Brandon Alcantra
Vs
Daylan Cummings
Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Shaun Somera
Vs
Roland Batangan
Amateur Mma 155lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

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

 

X-1 World Events 47
June 24,2017
Blaisdell Arena 

X-1 World Events looks to start the summer off right by bringing the heat back to the Blaisdell Arena on June 24th with a stacked card of local talent.

Expect the whole Oahu south shore to shake with the super heavy weight showcase of big boys in the main and co-main event match ups. Both hailing from the islands, Lolohea Mahe (8-4-0) will take on Raymond Lopez (3-1-0) for the main event, preceded by local boy Tipo Lafaele taking on Rudy Schaffroth of Oregon. Both fighters are undefeated as pros. The promotion promises to secure the cage doors tight for this one as Schaffroth’s last fight earlier this year ended in a no-contest when he threw his opponent through a door that malfunctioned. No one wants to end up with one of these huge beasts in their lap.

Filling out the rest of the main card, in the 145 pound weight class Isaac Hopps (2-3-0) is coming off a win in the X-1 cage and looks to continue the momentum against Daniel Friend (1-2-0). Both look to get their records back on track at an even 50 percent, and with a lot at stake and some proving to do, this match up could make for a real barn-burner.

Kaeo Myers (0-0-0) will make his pro debut against Paul Lopes (0-3-0), with their combined pro/am records looking very similar and making this a match that has some serious potential.

At 205 pounds, with a short amateur career Justus Faaiu (0-0-0) will make his pro debut against Paul Norman (1-4-0) who has been an active competitor since 2009. Though experience can be a key factor, so can the vitality of a newer fighter.

The undercard is comprised of some great amateur matchups including several title contentions between competitors who are experienced and skilled enough to have earned the belt shot and right to perform on one of the biggest stages Hawaii has to offer.

With X-1’s strong history of giving a platform to rising championship talent like UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway and many others, the stacked card for X-1 Events #47 is a great opportunity to watch Hawaii’s up an comers as they climb the ranks.

 *All record statistics courtesy of sherdog.com and mixedmartialarts.com

 

Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations

 

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X1 #46 Maui – Fight Results

Results for X1 46 Maui “Armed and Dangerous

Hey Fight Fans if you were in Maui you know that we had an awesome night of Fights. The War Memorial was at capacity and the Maui fans turned up to support these athletes. Thank-you Maui for showing your support, it felt good to return and showcase Maui’s Talent.

Here are the fight results

Daylan Cummings defeates Kyle Kaahanui in the 1st Round by Rear Naked Choke

Cliff Baker defeates Pololu Nakanelua via split decision

Vinson Sylva defeates Sandy Aviguertero via KO ref stoppage

Zaxton Kamaka defeats Tre Chang via judges decision

Des Visa defeats Yasnaya Perez via split decision

Jace Kaopua defeats Sean Rush via TKO 1st round 2:00 min

Duke Saragosa defeats Nate Feteiosa via TKO 1st round

Canaan Kawaihae defeats Tyler Kahikolo via KO 1st round

Ray “Bradda” Cooper III defeats Jon Pico via Rear Naked Choke 1st Round

Lolohea Mahe defeats Jimmy Ambriz via KO 1st round

Watch the Replay Here

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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 Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hawaii Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Aloha State Championship

November 20th

The Final Conflict

Kaiser High School

2016

Aloha State Championship

Aloha State Championship