One to remember – this was definitely one to remember as X1 World Events brings the first MMA promotion of the year!
This show started out slow with the fights going the distance and ending in decisions. But the heat started to pick up as the night went on.
The Stand Out Fights were Andy Nguyen vs Tiane Valle who put on a boxing clinic.
This fight didn’t last long and Tiane pretty much walked through the Veteran fighter. This is one to watch out for professional Women’s Fighters from Hawaii.
Jace Kaupua vs Analu Mattos was a war!!!
These two guys showed enormous hart and definitely left it all on the matt. Analu was able to go the distance and Jace just couldn’t answer to the relentless ground and pound.
Koa Kupuz vs Suguru Nii was unreal.
Koa is the real deal, he caught a spinning elbow to the head and came back with a high kick that knocked out Suguru. It was an amazing unfolding of a fight as both fighters show good resolve and fast hands against their opponent.
Rodney Mandala’s win was pretty impressive.
His ground and pound game is on point. But most impressive in this fight was Rodney’s chin got tested for real as Taiki caught him clean on the chin and the champs legs buckled. But probably to Taiki and definitely to my surprise Rodney just kept coming.
Rodney’s fans definitely showed up to the fight and also a shout out to all the maui people in the house!!!! They came in force and I hope that X1 does another show on Maui soon as that place gets lit.