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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Could Hawaii host the UFC?

UFC Max Holloway with Victory

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.

Max Holloway UFC Hawaii

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.

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.

“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

Mahalo Maui Times

Lolohea entertains his maui fan base

Lolohea Mahe of Kahului waves to the crowd after defeating Jimmy Ambriz in Maui

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

X1 #47 Mahe vs Lopez

X1 World Events X1#47 Lopez vs Mahe

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

 

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

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

 

 

X1 45 Faceoff Video

Ray Braddah Cooper III Vs Matthew Colquhoun 145lb mma world title fight

X1 45 Faceoff Video

Weighin’s and Faceoffs at X1 #45 Live
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

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

 

X1 #44 – RETURNS:TICKETS for Saturday Sept 24, 2016 Hawaii

X1 Hawaii's Top Fight Promotion brings its 44 show

X1 world Events
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Doors 4:00pm
Prelims: 5:00pm
Main Card: 7:00pm

 

Tickets are available at the  Blaisdell Box Office / Ticketmaster.com / All Ticketmaster Outlets including Walmart stores on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island / Charge by Phone at 800-745-3000. Group tickets are also available by calling the X1 World Event Offices

Ticket Prices

$100 cage side
$75 floor seating
$35 riser

Hawaii’s best Mixed Martial Art promotion returns  with one night of hard hitting MMA action alongside an indoor sports festival with food booths, vendors, beer garden and more…all on the arena floor.

X1 World Events Hawaii's Best MMA Promtiotion Returns Sept 24