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Kala Koa vs Chris Barnard
VIDEO: Videos, Photos and Results for War on the Valley Isle
July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off · MMA
 

By Lisa Teichner The first MMA event Maui has seen in over a year was held this past weekend at the War Memorial Gym. War on the Valley Isle featured 30 Hawaii fighters, many of them were from Maui but other islands were represented as well including Big Island, Oahu and Molokai. The event was […]


Ollero vs Saribay. Photo by RJ Kessler
Weigh-In Photos for War on the Valley Isle
June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · MMA
 

Here are some images RJ Kessler captured at the weigh-ins tonight (at the Kahului Ale House) for War on the Valley Isle. Come see these boys bang tomorrow night, Friday, July 1 at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Fights start at 6pm, doors open at 5. Tickets will be available until noon tomorrow at West Side Vibes, Uncle Jesse’s Wailuku, Mid Pacific Tattoo Lahaina, Urban City Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center for $25. Otherwise you can purchase at the door for $35.


War on the Valley Isle Event Poster
VIDEO: Eddie P, Javin Santos and Kris Acang Prepare for War
June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, MMA
 

Maui Now spoke with a few of the fighters scheduled to fight this Friday, July 1, 2011 at War Memorial. Eddie P., Javin Santos and Kris Acang along with Promoter Kiha Kaina told us what they have been doing to prepare for Friday’s event with the biggest card Maui has seen in a long time.


Some of the Bikes at the Big Boys Toys and MMA Hawaii Expo. Photo by Laurie K
VIDEO: Big Boys and MMA Hawaii Expo: Cars, Bikes and Fights
June 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · MMA
 

Check out these videos from The Big Boys and MMA Hawaii Expo including Elijah Manners vs Ikaika Tampos for the Up N Up Featherweight Belt. 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. This is Part I of III stories to be published with videos from the Expo.


Destiny Fury II at MMA Hawaii Expo
Destiny Fury II at MMA Hawaii Expo
June 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · MMA
 

It is that time of the year again for the MMA Hawaii Expo to hit the Honolulu Blaisdell Center and it is going to hit hard. MMA Hawaii and Big Boys are pulling out all the stops for this year’s Expo which is coming up June 17, 18, 19. Below are just some of the events taking place during this action packed weekend including Destiny Fury II. Other featured MMA events include Up N Up – On the Rise and Man Up Stand Up – Girl Fights.


Jake with some of his fitness tools
VIDEO: Strength and Conditioning Training with Jake Yasui
May 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · MMA
 

Jake Yasui discusses personal training and nutrition and demonstrates Strength and Conditioning exercises for MMA athletes and non-athletes.


Eddie P.
MMA on Maui Returns with War on the Valley Isle
May 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · MMA
 

MMA on Maui has returned! It has been over a year since the last big MMA event was held on Maui and we have been itching for some action! Fortunately, War on the Valley Isle is coming to the War Memorial Gym on Friday, July 1, 2011.


Big Boys and MMA Hawaii Expo Poster, courtesy of MMA Hawaii
Big Boys and MMA Hawaii Expo Announced
April 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · MMA
 

The Big Boys and MMA Hawaii Expo will be held this year on June 17, 18, 19 at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. This annual mixed martial arts exposition, otherwise known as “The Ultimate Guy Show” gets bigger every year with more vendors, more fights and more spectators. This summer they are expecting approximately 8,000 attendees over 3 days.


Acang vs Morinaga. Photo Courtesy of Destiny.
VIDEO: Kris Acang, Maui Boy Working His Way Up
April 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · MMA
 

Interview with Maui boy and aspiring professional MMA fighter Kris Acang.


VIDEOS: X-1 Champions III Weigh-In, Pre-Fight Interviews
VIDEOS: X-1 Champions III Weigh-In, Pre-Fight Interviews
March 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · MMA
 

The weigh-ins for Champions III were held at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on Friday, March 11 at 2pm. Here are videos of the weigh-ins as well as pre-fight interviews with Maui fighters 170 State Title Contender Jordan Kekino and 185lb World Title Challenger and Main Event, Dylan Clay.


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