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