Maui MMA Fighters Do Well in X-1 World Events #51

January 21, 2019, 10:03 AM HST · Updated January 21, 10:03 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

Maui fighters did well at the X-1 World Events #51 “One to Remember” held over the weekend at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu.  The event featured 11 pro MMA fights in front of a crowd of 1,500 with some fights broadcast live on Facebook.


    In the main event, Rodney Mondala was declared the winner by TKO in the 2nd round against Taiki Tsuchiya of Japan.  Mondala took home the event’s Bantamweight (135lb) title.

    In the co-main event, Koa Corpuz won by knockout in the 2nd round against Suguru Nii of Japan in the 155lb division.  Corpuz, of Maui, became the new X1 World Lightweight Champion with a knockout head kick, defeating the defending champion in devastating fashion.

    Maui’s Analu Mattos defeated Jace Kaopua on the Main Card via TKO, due to strikes on the ground in the 3rd round.  Mattos earns the vacant X1 Lightweight (155lb) State Title.


    Also on the Main Card, Maui’s Tiani Valle defeated seasoned veteran fighter Andy Nguyen of Louisiana by KO at 1 minute, 29 seconds into the 1st round.  The 115lb Pro fight was the only women’s bout of the night.

    In the Under Card, Maui’s Pololu Nakanelua beat Thomas Mathias by TKO in the second round due to strikes on the ground in the 135lb Bantamweight Pro bout.

    The next event will be April 27, 2019.

    Additional Results:

    Main Card:

    Johnavan Vistante vs Adam Fuggitt (Winner Kimura 2nd Round) (170lb Pro)
    Titus Strickland vs Keoni Diggs (Winner Unanimous Decision) (155lb Pro)

    Under Card:

    Zach Close(Winner Rear Naked Choke 1st round) vs Riquo Abadilla (125lb Pro)
    Pierre Daguzan vs Federico Vento (Winner Split Decision) (125lb Pro)
    Zaxton Kamaka vs Austin Bloch (Winner Decision) (145lb Pro)

    Amateur MMA:

    Vinson Sylva vs Chai Kimura (Winner Decision) (155lbs)
    Davin Chong (Winner Split Decsion) vs Isaiah Fonseca (170lbs)

    Amateur Kickboxing:

    Isaac Josiah vs Kaleo Meheula (Winner Split Decision) (155lbs)

    Rodney Mandalla vs Taiki Tsuchiya. PC: X-1 World Events

    Analu Mattos. PC: X-1 World Events

    Tiani Valle vs Andy Nguyen. PC: X-1 World Events

    Analu Mattos vs Jace Kaopua. PC: X-1 World Events

    Koa Corpuz. PC: X-1 World Events

    Koa Corpuz vs Suguru Nii. PC: X-1 World Events

    Koa Corpuz vs Suguru Nii. PC: X-1 World Events

    Keoni Diggs vs Titus Strickland. PC: X-1 World Events

    Rodney Mandalla vs Taiki Tsuchiya. PC: X-1 World Events


    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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