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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 #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 “Armed & Dangerous 1” April 29, 2017

X1 returns to Maui April 29, 2017 at the Maui War Memorial Stadium

Armed & Dangerous

X-1 World Events
April 29,2017
Maui

 

Weigh in at Maui Motorcycle/Cycle City at 5pm

Event night 4pm Food available
                     5pm Doors open
                     6pm Event Starts

X1 World Events Returns to Maui with a BANG!! Action packed fight card that you don’t want to miss. Featuring Hawaii’s Warriors Leaving it all in the cage.
April 29,2017 Maui

Main Event
Lolohea Mahe
Vs
Jimmy Ambriz
Pro 3rd X 5min  super heavy weight

Co Main Event
John Pico
Vs
Ray Bradda Cooper
Pro 3rd X 5 min 170lbs

Nate Feteiosa
Vs
Duke Saragosa
Pro 160lbs 3rd X 5 min

Tyler Kahihikolo
Vs
Canaan Kawaihae
Pro 145lbs 3 rd X 5 min

Sean Rush
Vs
Jace Kaopua
Pro 170lbs 3 rd X 5 min

Yasnaya Perez
Vs
Des Vida
Amateur Female 135lbs 3 rd X 3 mim

Tre Chang
Vs
Zaxton Kamaka
Ammy 145lbs 3rd X 5min

Pololu Nakanelua
Vs
Cliff Baker
Amateur Mma 125lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Vinson Sylva
Vs
Sandy Aviguetero
Amateur Mma 145lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

Kyle Kahanui
Vs
Daylan Cummings
Amateur Mma 170lbs 3X3 Minute Rounds

 

Chris West will be referee
Fight Card Subject To Change

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

Tickets on sale at all X1 Ticket outlet Locations

180 Boardshop
Queen Ka’ahumanu Center,
275 W Kaahumanu Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
808-873-8838

South Side Boxing
362 Kaiwahine St
Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: (808) 385-4945

YNVU Clothing Kahului
Clothing Store · Maui Mall
Kahului, HI · (808) 463-5555

West Side Vibes
1087 Limahana Place
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Phone: 808-667-1900

Maui sporting Goods
92 N Market St
Wailuku, HI 96793
 (808) 244-0011

Still Smoking
70 Kapunakea St, Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 661-1115

The Gym
300 Ohukai Rd B2 -202,
Kihei, HI 96753
(808) 891-8108

Aloha Vape
850 Kolu St #A7, Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 989-4697

Stay Tuned for the fightcard, its stacking up to include an action packed fight card for the people of the Valley Isle.
With Maui natives and fighters like Lolohea Mahi, Tyler Kahihikolo and others on this fight card… this will be one you don’t want to miss!

Fights will take place at the Maui War Memorial and Tickets will be on sale real soon,
please stay tuned for ticket release date and locations to purchase.
To anybody that would like to either be a sponsor or a vendor for this show.
Please contact us ASAP.

Mahalo and see ya at the fights.

X1 World Events Returns to Maui with Pro MMA at the war memorial Stadium

 

 

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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

Could Hawaii host the UFC?

Max Holloway UFC Hawaii

Hawaii has hosted major sporting events before, but what about a UFC bout?

Is there enough interest and money to bring the fight to the islands?

Hawaii is known as a place for sun, sand and surf, but some also want the islands to also be known for its sporting events.

Hosting a UFC bout would help with that image.

Hawaii spends big bucks to market sporting events in the islands.
Last year alone, $6 million went toward big tournaments like the Sony Open, which had days of international coverage, to much smaller events like Duke’s Oceanfest.
Many other sporting events also want some of the state’s money and marketing.

“We’ve had U.S. Curling come to talk about doing something on the ice. We take each thing as it comes and think about objectives as a state. How are we going to best market our state? What is it going to do for visitors, and for residents? Because that is an important factor as well,” said Leslie Dance, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President of Marketing and Product Development.

The state isn’t just looking for the biggest events, but wants to spread the interest and funding among various sports. Ones that people watch or participate in, like the Honolulu Marathon.

“We think of it as a portfolio approach. There may be a signature event, a marque event, a Hawaii authentic event and something you come to participate in,” said Dance.

Newly crowned featherweight champion Max Holloway called for a UFC event to be held at Aloha Stadium, the biggest venue in the state.
It has been a while since the stadium was filled to capacity for a sporting event.
it can hold 50,000 people in the stands, plus thousands more on the field in closer ringside seats.

Aloha Stadium has hosted MMA events before, including one put on by X1 World Events in 2014.
That event drew a crowd of around two thousands fans, but organizers of X1 said a UFC event would be different.

“If you had that event, you would have to figure out how the entire island of Oahu would fit in the stadium.
Plus you have 6 other islands backing Max and backing fighting. So, do we add more stands, put people on the roof, hang them from planes? What are we going to do?” asked X1 World Events promoter Alii Kaanoi.

Holloway fought for X1, rising quickly through the ranks to become its youngest champion.
He won the hearts of many fans, in Hawaii and around the world.
While local MMA fans feel a fight on Hawaiian soil would be a big boost for the islands, some feel Holloway’s victory is already a tremendous help to the sport.

“This is just the beginning, not even the tip of the iceberg, but it is going to grow enormously,” added Kaanoi.

A spokesman for Aloha Stadium said even during the fall or winter when the high school and college football season is going on, the UFC event could still be held. Because there is always a day or two that is open.

Meanwhile, the Hawaii Tourism Authority will have to see a proposal by a promoter before it decides whether to contribute state money and marketing to a UFC event.

full story at http://www.kitv.com/story/35596015/could-hawaii-host-a-ufc-event?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KITV

Write up in the Maui Times

Lolohea Mahe of Kahului waves to the crowd after defeating Jimmy Ambriz of Santa Ana, Calif., in the main event of X-1’s “Armed and Dangerous” mixed martial arts card Saturday night at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. In front of a packed house, Mahe won by referee stoppage in the first round. Second photo: Tyler Kahihikolo of Kahului (left) takes on Canaan Kawaihae of Oahu. Kawaihae won by referee stoppage. Third photo: Ray Cooper III (top) of Pearl City puts a hold on Jon Pico of Molokai in the co-main event. Cooper won by referee stoppage.

The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photos

Check out the story here in the Maui News