By Lisa Teichner
The Big Boys and MMA Hawaii Expo could be the greatest weekend in the history of the world. Every year they up the bar and this year was no exception. We are still awaiting the final count but there were between 8,000 and 9,000 people that visited the Expo this past weekend at the Blaisdell in Honolulu over the three days.
There was so much going on it was impossible to capture everything but we did manage to get a few videos that we’ll be sharing in this special three part story. Part I will include cars, bikes and fights including the Up N Up Featherweight Title Fight between Elijah Manners and Ikaika Tampos. In Part II we’ll look at some booths including Kendall Grove’s, check out some of the Bully Dog competitors, post Destiny Results and show the awesome Up N Up fight between Matt Meyers and Brad Arakaki.
Part III will feature Governor Abercrombie at the Triple Crown of Jiu-Jitsu, a Superfight between black belts Mike Fowler and Maui’s Daniel Neiemeyer and Kendall Grove’s No-Gi Absolute match.
We were amazed at the amount of cars and bikes they packed into the exhibit hall and even more amazed that there were not just motorcycles but bicycles, yes that’s right, like the kind you rode as a kid, only completely pimped out like you’ve never seen them before.
They also had a $210,000 Bentley on the floor, old Chevy trucks, Hummers, crazy golf carts and Vettes. If seeing all the pristine cars gave you the itch to drive something, you could scratch it by hitting the remote controlled car track and test your skills.
Check out the videos below. If you made it to the event, remind yourself what fighter-heaven felt like and if you didn’t make it this year, have your friend punch you in the eye and see (with the other eye) what you missed.
Cars and Bikes
Elijah Manners vs. Ikaika Tampos for the Up N Up Featherweight Belt
Video credits: Cars and Bikes by Lisa Teichner, Music by shinobiofsorrow – Naruto Battle amv Techno Remix, Manners vs Tampos by Lisa Teichner, Music by D.C. Hooligans ‘Get Down’.