Honolulu, HI (USA): X-1 World Events, the top entertainment company in Hawaii, is proud to announce that on Saturday, March 20th, 2010, they will produce one of the most highly-anticipated fight events in the history of Islands at it presents “Champions II,” live from the premiere venue in the heart of Honolulu, the Neal Blaisdell Arena. For ticket pricing and information, visit www.x1events.com.
UFC and StrikeForce veterans will vie for coveted X-1 gold, as X-1 World Middleweight (185 lb.) Champion and Hawaiian Falaniko “Niko” Vitale will defend his belt against the controversial Kalib Starnes. In the co-main event, X-1 World Welterweight (170 lb.) Champion and Hawaii native Brandon Wolff will defend the strap against an opponent yet to be determined.
Also featured will be several title fights for vacant X-1 belts, as Ultimate Fighter combatant Richie Witson and StrikeForce veteran Harris Sarmiento will battle for the lightweight (155 lb.) belt. Dave Moreno and Kurrent Cockett lock horns with the X-1 World Featherweight (145 lb.) Championship at stake, and Bryson Hansen clashes with Riley Dutro for the X-1 World Bantamweight (135 lb.) Championship.
The undercard will feature some talented rising stars the Islands. Exciting young fighters Michael Brightmon, Bryson Kamaka, Dejuan Hathaway, and others will showcase to the Islands what the Hawaii fighting spirit is all about. “We are excited to bring five world title bouts to Hawaiian fight fans,” said Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events. “This event will surely excite the crowd, and satisfy the appetites of everyone in attendance that loves a good scrap!”
185 lbs. - World Title Match - Champion Falaniko Vitale vs. Kalib Starnes
170 lbs. - World Title Match - Champion Brandon Wolff vs. TBA
155 lbs. - Vacant World Title Match - Richie Whitson vs. Harris Sarmiento
145 lbs. - Vacant World Title Match - Dave Moreno vs. Kurrent Cockett
135 lbs. - Vacant World title Match - Bryson Hansen vs. Riley Dutro
160 lbs. - Pro MMA - Michael Brightmon vs. Bryson Kamaka
155 lbs. - Pro MMA - Dejuan Hathaway vs. Herman Santiago
205 lbs. - Pro MMA - Maui Wolfgram vs. TBA
135 lbs. - Pro MMA - Russel Doane vs. Chad Pavao
145 lbs. - Womens Amateur Title Match - Raquel Paaluhi vs. Lani Fauhiva
170 lbs. - Brent Shermerhorn vs. Scott Endo
170 lbs. - Falo Faaloloto vs. Palema Amone
135 lbs. - Joe Gogo vs. Van Shiroma