X-1 World Events is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the Pacific Region. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. X-1 World Events has provided its thousands of fans with high-quality, competitive, and entertaining fights since 2004.
Locally-owned and operated, X-1 has launched the careers of numerous elite fighters and featured some of the MMA world’s most talented fighters, including UFC, Pride, and Abu-Dhabi veterans such as former UFC champions Dan “The Beast” Severn and Ricco Rodriguez, UFC veterans Jeff Monson, Kimo Leopoldo, Chad “The Grinder” Reiner, “Sugar” Shane Nelson, Brandon Wolff, Wes “The Project” Sims, Ronald “The Machine Gun” Juhn, Wesley “Cabbage” Correira, and Falaniko Vitale, Max Holloway, Luis Smolka, Kailin Curran, Angela Lee, Maki Pitolo, Russel Doane, Christian Lee, as well as Pride veterans Chris Brennan and Ron “H2O-Man” Waterman.
X-1 World Events follows the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which were first established in April of 2000. The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts have been adopted by every state athletic commission that holds mixed martial arts events throughout the United States.
Under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts there are no groin strikes, eye gouging, kicking or kneeing a grounded opponent, downward elbows, strikes to the back of the head, head butting, biting, or grabbing the fence. Upon a violation of the rules, referee can either warn the fighter, take a point away, or disqualify the fighter depending upon the regularity and severity of the foul.
All non-world championship fights in X-1 consist of 3 five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds. All world championship fights in X-1 consist of 5 five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds.
X-1 World Events follows the 10 Point Must System, which has been adopted by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Under this system, the fighter who wins the round is given 10 points, with the losing fighter given 9 points or less. If a judge scores the round even, then the score for that round is 10-10.
In non-championship fights, a 1 pound weight allowance is allowed. In championship fights, the participants must weigh no more than that permitted for the relevant weight division. The Commission may also approve catch weight bouts, subject to their review and discretion.
X-1 World Events Mission Statement
To hold and actively promote Mixed Martial Arts events, the fighters, and the sponsors throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.
To be community-friendly, and to promote self-responsibility both inside and outside the ring.
To sustain profitability over time and to provide sponsors and shareholders with competitive returns.