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.


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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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 #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




X1 #44 – RETURNS – Sept 24, 2016

X1 Hawaii's Top Fight Promotion brings its 44 show

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

Pro MMA Returns to the Blaisdell Arena

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