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“X-1: Champions II” comes to Honolulu in March

Honolulu, HI (USA): X-1 World Events, the top entertainment company in Hawaii, is proud to announce that on Saturday, March 20th, 2010, they will produce one of the most highly-anticipated fight events in the history of Islands at it presents “Champions II,” live from the premiere venue in the heart of Honolulu, the Neal Blaisdell Arena. For ticket pricing and information, please visit

UFC and StrikeForce veterans will vie for coveted X-1 gold, as X-1 World Middleweight (185 lb.) Champion and Hawaiian Falaniko “Niko” Vitale will defend his belt against the controversial Kalib Starnes. In the co-main event, X-1 World Welterweight (170 lb.) Champion and Hawaii native Brandon Wolff will defend the strap against an opponent yet to be determined. Also featured will be several title fights for vacant X-1 belts, as Ultimate Fighter combatant Richie Witson and StrikeForce veteran Harris Sarmiento will battle for the lightweight (155 lb.) belt. Dave Moreno and Kurrent Cockett lock horns with the X-1 World Featherweight (145 lb.) Championship at stake, and Bryson Hansen clashes with Riley Dutro for the X-1 World Bantamweight (135 lb.) Championship.

The undercard will feature some talented rising stars the Islands. Exciting young fighters Michael Brightmon, Bryson Kamaka, Dejuan Hathaway, and others will showcase to the Islands what the Hawaii fighting spirit is all about.

“We are excited to bring five world title bouts to Hawaiian fight fans,” said Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events. “This event will surely excite the crowd, and satisfy the appetites of everyone in attendance that loves a good scrap!”
The full fight card includes:

Main Card

185 lbs. – World Title Match – Champion Falaniko Vitale vs. Kalib Starnes

170 lbs. – World Title Match – Champion Brandon Wolff vs. TBA

155 lbs. – Vacant World Title Match – Richie Whitson vs. Harris Sarmiento

145 lbs. – Vacant World Title Match – Dave Moreno vs. Kurrent Cockett

135 lbs. – Vacant World title Match – Bryson Hansen vs. Riley Dutro


160 lbs. – Pro MMA – Michael Brightmon vs. Bryson Kamaka

155 lbs. – Pro MMA – Dejuan Hathaway vs. Herman Santiago

205 lbs. – Pro MMA – Maui Wolfgram vs. TBA

135 lbs. – Pro MMA – Russel Doane vs. Chad Pavao

145 lbs. – Womens Amateur Title Match – Raquel Paaluhi vs. Lani Fauhiva

170 lbs. – Brent Shermerhorn vs. Scott Endo

170 lbs. – Falo Faaloloto vs. Palema Amone

135 lbs. – Joe Gogo vs. Van Shiroma

  • inkythewinky says:

    what kind of org. has kalib starnes as a title contender, lol!!

  • Dufresne says:

    He’s got a bit of talent, but last time I watched him he was showing off his cardio by running laps around the Octagon while Quarry was trying to remind him he was in a fight and not a race.

  • KTru says:

    word has it that Starnes will be showing up at the event on foot.

    This has not been confirmed or denied

  • Rece Rock says:

    Hey 13 fights for 20 bucks… regardless of whose on the card I’m from NYC where MMA isn’t legalized/ sanctioned as of yet… I’m actually a little envyous that I can’t watch and support a small local promotion putting on a card and get to see some live action for $20… hopefully soon though.


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