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Maiava Stops Golden With Strikes in 2nd Round

July 29, 2012, 4:12 PM HST · Updated July 29, 10:25 PM
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By Rodney S. Yap

Maui’s Ilima Maiava evened his professional record to 2-2 Saturday by stopping Wesley Golden of Lakewood, Wash., in the second round via strikes.

Maiava’s victory capped the main event on the 13-fight card of Unorthodox Idustries Championship 8, before a sold-out crowd at Lahaina Civic Center.

The referee called a halt to Maiava’s match at 2 minutes, 13 seconds, making it officially a technical knockout and snapping his two-fight losing skid. The 6-foot, 2 inch, 202-pound light heavyweight is the older brother of football players Kai and Kaluka Maiava.

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The loss dropped Golden to 4-3.

In the co-main event, Kurrent Cockett won a unanimous decision over Ed Nawalu. Cockett raised his record to 5-2 and snapped a two-fight loss.

Other winners on Saturday’s main card were Kapono “Bone” Pali, by unanimous decision over Robert Midel; Justin Cook submitted Jason Dulao in the first round with a triangle choke; Molokai’s Keoni Farm decisioned Boom Baybayan; and, Mone Mamao defeated Phil Acang in the second round via rear-naked choke.

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In other fight results:

Walter Baula def. Victor Valdez via: Majority Decision

Randen Abafo def. Adrian Pelayo via: 2nd Rd TKO “Ref Stoppage from Strikes”

Kaipo Roan def. Javin Santos via: Unanimous Decision

Arron Echales def. Keith (Booboo) Curiamo via: Unanimous Decision

Gerald Castenato def. Chris Miranda via: 1st Rd TKO “Ref Stoppage”

Hoku Kalalau def. Ray Milovale via: 1st Rd TKO “Ref stoppage”

Kale Moniz def. Jojo Hidalgo via: Majority Decision

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