By billy hull
Ready for some mixed martial arts fights at the Blaisdell Arena?
Niko Vitale is back to main event the third installment of the X-1: Champions series as he defends the X-1 world middleweight title against 8-2 Dylan Clay, the organization’s welterweight champion, in one of four world title matches on the card. The event also features six state championship fights and an amateur bout and will be televised on Oceanic PPV Channel 260 in standard def and 1260 for the HD broadcast.
The full fight card is as follows:
Niko Vitale vs. Dylan Clay
Harris Sarmiento vs. Max Holloway
Ricky Wallace vs. Eben Kaneshiro
Russell Doane vs. Van Oscar Penovaroff
Sale Sproat vs. Collin Mansanas
Kurrent Cockett vs. Dustin Kimura
Jordan Kekino vs. Zane Kamaka
Nicole Johnson vs. Raquel Paaluhi
Puka Bell vs. Lolohea Mahe
Will Shutt vs. Steven Saito
Kala Koa vs. Paea Paogo
All four world title matches are intriguing, as is the fight between Mansanas and Sproat. Of all the up-and-coming fighters I’ve seen recently, Sproat is the one guy that blends a little of everything together so smoothly. I saw him fight in on the GalaxyMMA shows where he finished his opponent by strikes in roughly 2 minutes. Very excited to see how he’s progressed since then.
Whether you’re a hardcore or simply an occasional MMA fan, X-1 is the one organization trying to keep the sport alive on the big stage in Hawaii. Check out the fights Saturday night at the Blaisdell. Doors open at 6 and the first fight is set to go off at 7 p.m.