Posted on 24 February 2012.
Posted on 17 January 2012.
Today on the MMA Hour with host Ariel Helwani, President of fight operation’s for ProElite TJay Thompson announced that ProElite which is based out of Hawaii, will be partnering with the Japan MMA Promotion DREAM.The partnership will involve fighter exchanges between the promotion, possibly bringing DREAM events to the United States and/or taking ProElite events to Japan. Also announced was Tatsuya Mizuno of DREMA has been added to this weekends ProElite 3 card. Dream is the largest Japanese MMA Organization, and hold’sWorld-class fighters such as Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Hiroyuki Takaya and Gegard Mousasi. Headquartered in Tokyo, DREAM is the only major Japanese major mixed martial arts organization started in 2008 and has held 20 events since. This could very will be the start of helping ProElite become one of the hand full of MMA Organization to compet and hold there own against the UFC.
Also announced today is the match up betweenDREAM Light heavyweight tournament runner-up Tatsuya Mizuno who will take on Ilima Maiava of Oahu. Tatsuya Mizuno currently holds a record of 10-7 and has been in the cage with fighter’s the like’s of Mirko Cro Cop,Melvin Manhoef,Gegard Mousasi, Sergei Kharitonov, and most recently a win over Trevor Prangley at Dream 17.Ilima is one of Hawaii’s top Light Heavyweight fighter’s with win’s over Vince Alama,Matt Eaton, and most recently a first round Knock out over Bradley Arakaki at Oahu’s Up-N-Up Stand Alone event. This might be Maiava’s chance to finish get the exposure that he truly deserves.
While the always exciting voice of Japanese MMA, Lenne Hardt, will be joining the shows as the fighter walk out announcer. The ProElite main fight card will be televised live on HDNet at 10:00 P.M. EST. Tickets are on sale at the Neal Blaisdell Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000), www.ticketmaster.com, and www.proelite.com.
Posted on 17 January 2012.
By NICOLE KATO of Hawaii Fight Scene
Destiny Entertainment, LLC put on a night of MMA bouts featuring Mad Skillz and Fight Girls Hawaii Friday, Jan. 13 at Soho Mixed Media Bar with action starting at 7:30 p.m. Special guests Brandon “The Truth” Vera and Kerry Vera were present and were at The Clubhouse in Honolulu Jan. 14 signing autographs.The main women’s event between Vee Vickers and Bryanna Fissori was not able to happen, but Fissori did win the belt.
Matches consisted of kickboxing (three 2-minute rounds), Mad Skillz bouts and pankration (three 2-minute rounds). In pankration fights there is no striking allowed on the ground. The first round of the Mad Skillz bouts allowed kickboxing for one minute, the second round lasted one and a half minutes and allowed kickboxing with take downs, and the third round lasted two minutes and consisted of grappling and submissions.
LEON KLEE vs. IAN DELA CRUZ
Leon Klee showed his stand-up skills with his fast, sharp kicks in round one and was even able to get Ian Dela Cruz on the mat during the last pankration fight of the night. Klee was also able to maintain control of the match during the entirety of round two. However, in round three, Dela Cruz answered back with a take down of his own that left Klee disappointed when the bell sounded at the end of round three. Klee defeated Dela Cruz by unanimous decision.
TONY RODRIGUES vs. JAI TROCHE
Tony Rodrigues was able to defeat Jai Troche by majority decision to win the featherweight kickboxing championship. During round one, both fighters landed kicks that could be heard around the venue, but during rounds two and three, Troche showed signs of tiredness. Rodrigues capitalized on the opportunity and came out victorious.
NADIA HUMPHRIES vs. KUULEI ESTEBILLIO
The women’s kickboxing match between Nadia Humphries and Kuulei Estebillio was the fight of the night. Humphries had Bryanna Fissori in her corner and dominated all three rounds of the fight. Humphries let her hands go, and Estebillio had a hard time defending herself. A fan of Humphries said, “This girl (Estebillio) can definitely take some punches.” But, Estebillio definitely returned punches, despite Humphries obvious height and reach advantage. Humphries defeated Estebillio by unanimous decision.
DEE JAY vs. JOEY BALAI
Both Dee Jay and Joey Balai went all out in the first round of this kickboxing match. At the end of round one, however, Balai was able to land a punch square in Jay’s face. In round two, Jay got kicked in the groin twice but was able to shake it off. Round three went a little bit like round two with Balai getting kicked in the groin. When he got back up, a member in the audience noticed the look on his face and said, “Oh he’s mad, he’s mad.” But that anger was not enough as Jay defeated Balai by decision.
TOFI MIKA vs. CORIAN REYES
The kickboxing bout between Corian Reyes and Tofi Mika had both fighters going all out in the first round. Reyes was able to land a good punch in round one, but Mika answered back in round two as he let his hands fly. Reyes showed signed of tiredness in round three as he kept falling and leaning against the cage. Mika defeated him by split decision.
BRYCE KIM vs. NAVADA HARRISON
Round one of this Mad Skills bout went to Navada Harrison as he delivered a kick so hard that it knocked Bryce Kim onto the mat. In round two Kim was able to take Harrison down in the beginning and maintain control for the rest of the round. Round three showed both fighters equally matched as each tried to take the other down. Judges called this match a draw.
JEREMY LORENZO vs. MARLEY TAU
Jeremy Lorenzo defeated Marley Tau by unanimous decision in this Mad Skillz bout. Lorenzo delivered kicks to Tau’s side consistently throughout round one, and round two proved the same. During round three, Lorenzo was able to take down Tau twice. During the third take down, Lorenzo was unable to submit Tau.
DAVE PEREIRA vs. ZACK MEDERIOUS
During the kickboxing match between Zack Mederious and Dave Pereira, Pereira dominated during rounds one and two. But during round three Mederious got some head punches in that got the crowd going. Pereira defeated Mederious by unanimous decision.
IAN HUGHES vs. JON CACAS
The kickboxing match between Ian Hughes and Jon Cacas pit two equally good fighters against each other. Judges scored this match at a draw. Both fighters delivered hard kicks during round one, and round two saw hands flying by both, as well. By the time round three came around, both fighters were tired but still finished the match strong.
IKAIKA BARBA vs. KINA LESTER
Kina Lester defeated Ikaika Barba by majority decision in this pankration match. Barba was almost able to get Lester into a rear-naked choke during round one, but Lester was able to get out. In round two, Lester turned the tables and almost got Barba into a rear naked choke, and in round three was able to maintain control of the round earning him he majority decision win.
ROBERT AGUIRRE vs. DARRYL DANO
The real action between Robert Aguirre and Darryl Dano in this Mad Skillz bout started in round two with Aguirre getting a huge take down on Dano. But in the latter part of the round Dano let his hands go. Aguirre was once again able to take Dano down in round three, but was not able to get him to submit.
BRYAN BUTTELING vs. JOE GARCIA
Bryan Butteling and Joe Garcia both had great stand up game in round one. But in the second round Butteling was able to take Garcia down, and Garcia showed signs of fatigue. Round three proved a huge boost for Butteling who was able to take Garcia down early in the round and maintain control for the rest of the time. Butteling defeated Garcia by decision.
JOREN QUIBLAN vs. YANO
Joren Quiblan had a definitely height and reach advantage over Yano, and this was evident during all three rounds. Quiblan was able to use his reach to his advantage and dominated round one of this kickboxing match. He was also able to showcase his kickboxing skills in rounds two and three with back kicks sporadically thrown in. However, Yano was resilient and showed great defense and striking and defeated Quiblan by decision.
CHRIS CHU vs. DAMON TURIOS
The bout between Chris Chu and Damon Turios was the only submission of the night. Chu was able to get Turios in a rear-naked choke in round three. Turios delivered a good head kick during the first round, but Chu answered with a kick of his own. During round two, Chu dominated with over five take downs.
STUART JONES vs. DON DELA CRUZ
Stuart Jones was able to keep control of all three rounds in the kickboxing match against Don Dela Cruz. Jones won by unanimous decision.
Pankration: Leon Klee def. Ian Dela Cruz by split decision
Featherweight Kickboxing Championship: Tony Rodrigues def. Jai Troche by majority decision
Women’s Kickboxing: Nadia Humphries def. Kuulei Estabillio by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Dee Jay def. Joey Balai by decision
Kickboxing: Tofi Mika def. Corian Reyes by split decision
Mad Skillz Bout: Bryce Kim and Navada Harrison, draw
Mad Skillz Bout: Jeremy Lorenzo def. Marley Tau by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Dave Periera def. Zack Mederious by unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Ian Hughes and Jon Cacas, draw
Pankration: Kina Lester def. Ikaika Barba by majority decision
Mad Skillz Bout: Robert Aguirre def. Darryl Dano by decision
Mad Skillz Bout: Bryan Butteling def. Joe Garcia by decision
Kickboxing: Yano def. Joren Quiblan by decision
Mad Skillz Bout: Chris Chu def. Damon Turios by rear-naked choke in round 3
Kickboxing: Stuart Jones def. Don Dela Cruz by unanimous decision
Posted on 14 January 2012.
Stuart Jones def. Don Dela Cruz by unanimous decisio
Chris chu def. Damon Turicos by rear naked in round 3
Bryson Yano Def Joren Quiblan by decision
Bryan Butteling def Joe Garcia by decision
Robert Aguirre def Darryl Dano by decision
Kina Lester def Ikaika Barba by majority decision
Ian Hughes and Jon Cacas Fought to a draw
Dave Pereira def Zack Mederios by unanimous decision
Jeremy Lorenzo def Marley Tau by unanimous decision
Bryce Kim and Navada Harrison majority draw
Tofi Mika def Corian Reyes by split decision
Dee Jay def Joey Balai by decision
Nadia Humphries def Kuulei Estabillio by unan dec
Featherweight kickboxing championship: Tony Rodrigues def Jai Troche by majority decision
Leon Klee def Ian Dela Cruz by split decision
Result’s Courtesy of Nicole Kato
Posted on 14 January 2012.
” Heavyweight Title Fight” Chad Thomas 253.4 Vs Paea Paongo 231.2
“Lightweight Title Fight ” Joey Gomez 156 Vs Robby Ostovich 156
“Welterweight Title Fight” Jason Soares 167.4 vs Lavelle Brown 170.8
“125.lbs Title Fight” Keola Arakaki 125.8 vs Wayne Emche 125.2
Jordan Timbal 151.2 vs Louis Pauole ???
Eddie Wine 164.8 vs Kiko Nacimento 170.4
Ashton Castro 195.6 vs Varaha Mims 192.4
Adam Collarile 151 vs Ranson Hamilton 145.2
Michael Perreira Thompson 173 vs Jonah Aiona 169.4
Chris Miranda 145 vs Nat Rowland
Gary Durguran 110.8 vs Kamuela Mamone 121.8
Angel Sellers 78.6 vs Ricky Mamone 65.4
Posted on 13 January 2012.
Posted on 12 January 2012.