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Pride of Puna – Pictures, Videos and Results

Last night at the Akebono Theater in Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, the first ever Pride of Puna “Fight for Hunger” all ages kick boxing event took place to a sold out crowd.

A packed Akebono Theater

The event began with some youth fights that were well appreciated by everyone in the crowd.

Promoter Serge Mamone proud of his son Ricky

Here are the results from the youth fights:

  • 65 lbs – Ricky Mamone defeated Derek Romero
  • 70 lbs – Elija Apao defeated David Martinez Jr.
  • 95 lbs – Kaleo Apao defeated Damien Romero
  • 115 lbs- Trent Saragosa and Micah Castro had a DRAW
  • 125 lbs – Avery Sanchis defeated Ethan Ramos

Then the Open fights began with a women’s fight featuring Riechelle Silva vs. Kehaulani Rodrigues.

Riechelle Silva

The fight was an exciting fight that saw Silva dominating Rodrigues for the majority of the fight and winning in the end.

Then the Open Mens fight began:

Koa Lopez and Roy Fukushima had a three round fight:

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The judges declared Koa Lopez the winner

Koa Lopez gets his hand raised

The next bout featured Paul Abiley versus Cameron Sylva.

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The judges declared Cameron Sylva the winner after this third round.

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The next fight saw Patrick Torres defeat Josh Sosa and then Mathew Majamay took on Kevin Silva:

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In the end the judges declared Majamay the victory.

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In the final Open fight, Conrodo Martin Defeated Keola Arakaki.  The night then moved to the Semi-Main Event which featured Petey Vital “3” defeating Donald Gonzales.

Petey Vital “3” was victorious in his Semi Main Event match and said later on at the Pahoa Village Club that he was ready to take on the UFC!

The Main Event saw Riquo Abadilla defeating Justin Yamauchi.

Trophies and Medals were given out to the victors

It was a great event that was put on and lots of food was raised. *UPDATE* 403 pounds of food were raised!

BJ Penn Presents “Just Scrap 15” This Weekend at the Hilo Civic

BJ Penn Presents “Just Scrap 15” this weekend at the Hilo Civic Auditorium.  There will be fifteen fights with four of them with titles on the line.

TITLE FIGHTS:

Chad “The Brahma Bull” Thomas vs. Ologagae Faamau (Heavyweight Title Fight)
Joey “The Tazmanian Devil” Gomez vs. Robby Ostovich (Lightweight Interim Title Fight)
Jason “Suave” Soares vs. Lavelle “The Bad Son” Brown (Welterweight Title Fight)
Wayne “House of Pain” Emche vs. Keola Arakaki (Flyweight Title Fight)

Non-Title Fights:

Patrick Abiley vs. Zach Ching
“Wiley” Adam Collarile vs. Kawika “Tips” Martin
Louis “The Hawaiian Dragon” Pauole vs. TBD
Kiko “The Freako” Nacimento vs. Eddie Wine
Kimo Louis vs. Pati Faavaa
Kevin Villanueva vs. Steven Rojo
Bronson Barozo vs. Nate Amirol
Robert “Mr.” Manners vs. TBD
Jonah Aiona vs. Michael Perreira-Thompson
Nat Rowland vs. “Crazy” Chris Miranda
Tyler Leopoldino vs. Tyler Iopa

Should BJ Penn Retire… The Poll

Well BJ Penn got his ass handed to him tonight by Frankie Edgar in a unanimous decision at UFC 118.

This being his second straight loss to a guy that ESPN ranked the previous fight with him as the biggest upset of the year.

Is it time for BJ Penn to retire?  There is no doubt in my mind that he will be selected to the  UFC Hall of Fame.

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The following Twitter feed was provied by John Garcia

  1. Frankie Edgar beats BJ Penn by decision in five rounds. #HIUFC 33 minutes ago via Echofon

An Exciting Day for the BJ Penn Youth Foundation

Some of the twenty kids that will be participating in BJ Penn’s Youth Foundation that will be happening for the next 4 months.

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Stan reporting in from the Foundation:

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And the video I posted about the BJ Penn Foundation on May 27th.

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Cyborg vs. Carano the Video

The Gina Carano vs. Cris “Cyborg” Santos fight had to be one of the most entertaining MMA fights that I have seen in a long time.

Despite the fact that it only lasted one hour, these two ladies showed that women can get in the ring and mix it up and put on an entertaining fight.  A lot of folks say women shouldn’t be in this sport… but I say if they can keep providing entertaining fights like this… “BRING IT”!

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I think the referee stopped the fight just a bit pre mature and I think that Carano was just stalling out and waiting for the bell to ring so she could catch her breath again.

Who knows… but I can’t wait to see the rematch.

BJ Penn’s Pool Jump?

This video that BJ Penn released has been going viral on the internet.

You think this is real… or do you think they staged this and reversed the film?

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X-1 World Championship in Kona May 9th

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BJ Penn Protege “Iron” Mike Aina to Fight on Showtime

Undefeated lightweight (155 lb. limit) sensation Billy Evangelista (9-0) will fight hard-hitting brawler and  BJ Penn protégé “Iron” Mike Aina (11-6-1) in the main event of the inaugural, newly titled SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challengers series from leading MMA promoter Strikeforce and premium television network SHOWTIME, on Friday, May 15 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif..

BJ Penn Protege "Iron" Mike Aina

BJ Penn Protege "Iron" Mike Aina

The SHOWTIME telecast will air live beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and feature up to five MMA fights including Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-1), wife of MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture, facing an opponent to be named.

Wayne Joseph wrote up an excellent article on Iron Mike that you can read here, “Mike Aina – UFC Dreams

MMA X-1 “New Beginnings” Friday, February 27th Maui

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X-1 New Beginning Press Conference featuring Falaniko Vitale, Scott Junk, Lolohea Mahe, Brysen Hansen, Michael Brightman, and Jared Mercado Pro MMA in Maui Hawaii

Part I

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Part II

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BJ Penn on Vaselinegate… Wants Rematch With George St. Pierre

BJ Penn had the following to say at his homecoming rally at Ala Moana Center the other day.

“…The most important thing is that we told the commission to watch out for that before the fight, and then they caught him doing it and they didn’t tell us until after the fight,” Penn said. “I just wish they would have told us when it happened. It’s all hindsight now, but maybe they could have taken him to the back and cleaned him off or something.”

Because of the controversy, Penn said he’d like to get another shot at St-Pierre’s welterweight belt. St-Pierre is scheduled to face Brazilian Thiago Alves this summer.

“After I defend my belt and he defends his belt, I’d love to do it again,” Penn said. “Mostly because of the controversy. I just want it to be clean — no questions, no controversy.”

But Penn also admits that he took a beating at UFC 94. He said he can’t even recall what happened in the third and fourth rounds.

“I was probably borderline knocked out or something,” he said. “I just got beat up, that much I know…”

More here

Video Proof of George St. Pierre Getting Vaseline Applied

The video of the corner action between rounds 1 and 2 of the recent BJ Penn/George St. Pierre fight:

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George St. Pierre Speaks About the Fight… Video

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Ringside From a Ring Girl at UFC 94

Arianny Celeste was a ring girl at the recent UFC 94 fight in Las Vegas.

UFC "Ring Girl" Arianny Celeste on the left

UFC "Ring Girl" Arianny Celeste on the left

This is her footage right before the BJ Penn vs. George St. Pierre fight.  It gives you probably one of the best seats in the house (just wish she would have shot the whole fight):

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Did George St. Pierre Cheat Against BJ Penn… The Poll

People have been complaining from the time the fight was over that George St. Pierre cheated and used Vaseline to grease up his body.  These pictures certainly are damaging:

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Cagewriter blogs:

“…It’s pretty clear by watching the video that Nurse had some Vaseline on his hands when he rubbed St. Pierre’s shoulders, back and chest between the first and second rounds.

Why is that a big deal in mixed martial arts? It’s significant because of all the grappling and maneuvering that takes place on the ground. St. Pierre was on top of Penn in the second round and the Hawaiian tried several times to shift his legs up to work for a triangle choke or an armbar. Grip and some friction is huge in these cases and a slippery fighter would make it more difficult to lock on one of those holds. Above you can see, Nurse apply Vaseline to GSP’s face, then get more Vaseline, then rub his shoulders, arms and back…”

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The Reason Why BJ Penn Lost… The Video Explanation

You ever been kissed by someone you really never wanted to be kissed by… EVER????

BJ is really superstitious about people even touching his body… yet this HOOCHIE MAMMA laid a kiss on him right as he was walking into the ring last night!

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Of course I’m kidding about that being the reason why he lost… but still!

BJ Penn Taken to Hospital for Observation

…Penn did not attend the post-fight news conference.

“He got beat up, so we sent him to hospital,” said UFC president Dana White….

More Here

UFC 94 Replay Now Being Broadcast for Free… BJ Penn Loses to St. Pierre

The entire broadcast is being replayed online for free at the same site that was broadcasting it live earlier.

In case you missed the fights… it is being rebroadcast now here.

Final Round of BJ Penn vs. George St. Pierre Now Available on Youtube

If you check out youtube, there is a few people that have posted some home movies of tonights fight.

I’m not sure how long they will be posted. This one is a decent pirate:

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Like I said, I’m not sure how long that will be available though.

UFC Post Fight Interviews Live… BJ Penn Loses to George St. Pierre

You can watch the post fight interviews to tonights fights here… while they are still being broadcast.

If you don’t know what happened in the BJ Penn fight, he got rocked at the end of the Fourth round and his corner people stopped the fight.

I had George St. Pierre ahead in all rounds.

BJ looked really slow tonight.

Congrats GSP

It was a good fight.

And thanks to the Channelsurfing net for providing the feed free of charge!

Still wondering how you pull that one off?