Posted on 21 March 2013.
Posted on 18 February 2013.
Tyler Kahihikolo (Wailuku Boxing Club) def Eben Kaneshiro (New Breed Oregon) via TKO strikes in rd 3
Maki Pitolo (West Oahu MMA) def Jason Camarillo (Action MMA) via decision
Tyson Hawelu (New Breed Kauai) def Zack Zane (MMA Maui) via rear naked choke in rd 1
Bronson Mohika (808FF) def Jr Gomes (HFA) via unanimous decision
Nalu Hawelu (New Breed Kauai) def George Fujita (MMA Maui) via TKO strikes of rd 1
Cameron Silva (HMC) def Micah Ige (Team Xtreme) via triangle choke in rd 1
Bobby Nagao (KTI) def Jr Casem (Maui martial arts) via TKO strikes in rd 1
Kaylan Gorospe (Leben FS) def Brandon Fraser (808FF) via TKO in rd 2
Shota (HMC) def Chris Randolph (Rumble Boys) via doc stoppage at the end of round 2
CJ Floors (HFA) def Ikaika Poiapuni (KKD/MMA Maui) via unanimous decision
Kawika Grace def Smallman Umialiloa o Na Kaupu via TKO in rd 1
Results Courtesy of Lea Young of MMASucka & Kauai Cage Match
Posted on 16 December 2012.
Lolohea Mahe Def Edwin Dewees Via: 1st rd KO 1:49
Sale Sproat Def Shannon Ritch via: 1st rd Submission (Kimura) :53
Justin Cook Def DJ Tadena via: 1st rd TKO :21
Mikiala Freitas Def Haley Pasion via: 1st rd TKO (Ref Stoppage Stoppage) 2:43
Randen Abafo Def Beysen Bolahao via: 1st rd KO 1:47
Kris Acang Def Micah Ige via: 1st rd Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1:49
Kapena Liu Def Ray Malovale via: 1st rd KO 1:11
Ikaika Poaipuni Def Chevas Antoque via: 3rd rd Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:56
Results Courtesy of Hawaii Fight Scene
Posted on 23 October 2012.
Posted on 10 October 2012.
King of the cage will be returning to the Neil Blaisdell Arena on October 20th and like always they have put together a line up of Matches that you will not want to miss. In the nights Main Event, making his return to the cage wil be UFC Veteran Wesley “Cabbage” Correa taking on StrikeForce Veteran and X-1 World Heavyweight Champion Lolohea Mahe, both Correa & Mahe have some of the strongest chins in MMA, and areknown to be stand up Fighters so you know this will be fireworks. Mahe is coming off of a second round TKO Victory over Hilo’s Chad Thomas and has a impressive record of 5-2 while Correa also has a winning record of 19-14, and have been in the cage and won against Fighters such as Joe Riggs, David “Tank” Abbott, Jason Lambert, and Justin Eilers. With a combind weight of over 500.lbs this will be Fight to remember.
In the Co-Main event it will be a pair of Tough Polynesians that have been making Big Waves in the Light Heavyweight Division. Maui’s Ilima Maiava will be taking on Waianae’s Tasi ‘The Tyrant” Edwards. Tasi had a great Amateur Carrer winning the Up-N-Up Light Heavyweight Title before turning pro in April of 2009. Maiava wasted no time turning Pro in March of 2010 when he had only one Amateur fight which he won. Both of these Fighters not only have the Skill needed to win but train with some of the World best Trainers. Tasi who normally trains out of Edwards MMA in Oahu has been training in the Mainland for this Fight and is known to also train at the Wild Card Gym where Boxing Coach Fredy Roach calls home, and Ilima trains at 808 Top Team with Fighters like Ronald Jhun,Harris Sarmiento, and Russell Doane. He also train’s on Maui with former UFC and Ultimate Fighter Winner Kendall Grove.This has Fight of the night writing all over it and is sure to be a real crowd pleaser. King of the Cage is one of the most will known Promotions in the world and has help tons of UFC Fighters get there start, and to have them here in Hawaii is a Tremendous opportunity for our Hawaii Fighters.
Tickets can still be brought at the Neil Blaisdell Box Office and at all TicketMaster locations. Doors will be open for this event at 2:00pm, Fights start at 3:00pm, and the first Pro Fights start at 6:00pm. For more information you can log on to www.kingofthecage.com.
Posted on 08 October 2012.
Posted on 08 October 2012.
On Saturday, September 29, Kaua’i MMA fans were treated to an awesome display of mixed martial arts talent at Kaua’i Knockout Championships’ fifth installment, Brawl at the Hall. The show kicked off with a 170 lb. boxing match between Silas Gerardo of No Way Fight School, and Joshua Olsen, of Freelance Oahu. The two traded punches for all three rounds, with Silas ending the third with a nice flurry of punches. It wasn’t enough, as the judges gave the nod to Olsen. Some fans in attendance thought it should have been scored otherwise, but in the end, no one could argue that they both showed a lot of heart, skill, and determination.
In the 5th match of the night, Kauai’s own Dominic Abalos took on 808 Top Team’s Chaz Dunhour. After a quick exchange on the feet, Dunhour took Abalos to the mat and fell into a guillotine choke in the process. After a brief struggle to get out of the hold, Abalos threw on an arm bar to eventually win the match at 2:05 of the 1st round. In the co main event we saw two Kaua’i boy’s go at it: 135 lb. champion Sergio Hurtado fighting out of Boar’s Nest Kaua’i, and Domanic Barretto, fighting out of Kaua’i Pankration. In the start of round one, the two opponents met in the center of the cage with Sergio getting the takedown into side mount. After a couple of punches to the body, Sergio took the mount, Domanic gave up his back, and that’s all Sergio needed to end the bout. Sergio won by a rear naked choke at 1:59 of the very first round to retain the 125 lb. Amateur MMA belt. After the bout, Sergio said what he brought to the table that Domanic didn’t was “overall experience, I’ve been doing this for a long time.” He also went on to say that he was happy that Domanic stepped up to take the fight, as his last 5 or so opponents either backed out, got arrested, or injured.
In the main event, pro surfer and Kauai’s very own Dustin Barca, took on Jacob Ikaika Tampos from Waianae, Oahu. The crowd erupted when Barca entered the convention hall, clearly stating who the crowd favorite was. Early in the first round, Barca rocked Tampos with a right hand and took him to the mat, and controlled him on the ground for the 1st round. At the end of round one, Barca looked exhausted, the fresher fighter being Tampos. In round two, it appeared as if the fight might go the other way, as Tampos was landing some good clean punches and kicks. Barca responded with a nice take down, and tried to work some ground and pound to end the round. Seemingly out of nowhere, Ikaika threw on a kimura from the bottom that looked like he might end the bout, not once but twice. But unfortunately for Tampos, Barca was able to work his way out of both. In the third round the two fighters traded punches for the first couple of minutes, with Barca landing the cleaner and harder shots. Tampos was then rocked with a combination, and eventually taken down. They were stood back up after a illegal kick to a downed opponent, and Barca rocked him again, this time taking him down and taking his back. Barca worked for a rear naked choke, getting his hooks in, but couldn’t finish it before the end of round three. Dustin Barca got the nod from all three judges, winning by unanimous decision after three, five minutes rounds.
“The show went great. The crowd was awesome,” stated Kipi Akana. Akana is dedicated to making Kaua’i Knockout Championships the best mixed martial arts event for Kaua’i amateur fighters and fans alike. KKC will return to the Kaua’i Convention Hall on March 16, 2013 for KKC’s 6th installment: “UNCONQUERED.” If this event will be anything like last night’s event, you won’t want to miss it!
Story Courtesy of Kauai Correspondent Robert Fain
Posted on 06 October 2012.