On August 12 at the Blaisdell Arena, fan favorite Ray “Braddah” Cooper III (12-3) will take on one of the biggest challenges of his professional career as he faces the veteran fighter Charles “Felony” Bennett (30–32–2) aka “Kaos Kid” “Krazy Horse” hailing from Ocala Florida for this main event bout. Bennett has been fighting professionally sinceSeptember 1, 1999. This is Bennett’s second trip the the Hawaii Islands to compete his first suffering a decision loss to local boy Johnavan Vistante. Braddah is known for his exciting fight to the death mindset and is slated as next big thing coming out of Hawaii. Another win in the X1 cage would be widely respected across the industry, especially as he continues to climb the ranks of dominant fighters sharing the aloha. This fight will be for the 170lb X1 World Title.
“The Molokai Cowboy” Sale Sprout (4-2-) will be making his much awaited return to Oahu for the co-main event against Rafael Brewster (4-0) fighting out of Portland, Oregon. Sproat’s last fight in Honolulu was in 2013, but after shaking off the cage rust in Maui late last year, adding another win to the record, he is ready to remind the fans what they have been missing. The bout will be for the 185 lb X1 World Title.
Undefeated Russell “Da Muscle” Mizuguchi (2-0) may only have a few fights under him as a pro, but his 9-0 amateur record still speaks volumes as to what this Hilo fighter is capable of. He will face off against Michael “Baby Godzilla” Nakagawa (4-2) who is also no stranger to the cage having fought previously for X1 as an amateur before making waves across the west coast as a pro.
In a much anticipated match up X1 title holder, Chris Cisneros will take on Zane Kamaka has been canceled due to a lack of professionalism. Both these fighters made a statements that they intended to fight on the Aug 12 card then both signed contracts with other promotions in conflict with X1. This bout could have easily make fight of the night. The two faced off during the intermission at X1 #47 giving the crowd a visual preview of the conviction these two have to beat each other. Maybe on another occasion this one will happen.
The whole card is stacked with local talent who have already proved they are ready for the bright lights, and loud crowds of the Blaisdell Arena. Hawaii MMA is officially on the map and the dot in the center is marked on X1 MMA #48.
X1 170lb World Title Championship
Ray Cooper III vs Charles Bennett
X1 185lb World Title Championship
Sale Sporat vs Rafael Brewster
Michael Nakagawa vs Russell Mizuguchi
Tipo Lafaele vs Rudolph Schafforth
Bill Takeuchi vs Justin Hugo
Michael Brightmon vs Flavian Pilgrim
Keo Meyer vs Juan Gonzalez
Devin Yamada vs Jared Gonda
Davy Malaythong vs Daylan Cummings
Clemet Capelle vs Calvin Coward
Cyru Edayan vs Gabriel Rechelulk
*Fight Card Subjet to change
Fans in attendance at the Blaisdell will also have the opportunity for a meet and greet with UFC Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
The event will be aired live on Pay Per View via Spectrum, formally Time Warner Cable.
Filming will not be allowed at the event, so please be aware that you will be unable to stream fights live on facebook, instagram or any other social media sites. Violations will result in being removed from the premise.