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Kalib Starnes to face Falaniko Vitale in X-1 title fight on March 20 in Honolulu

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, please visit http://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!”

The full fight card includes:

Main Card

  • 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

Undercard

  • 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

X-1 recently presented top comic Eddie Griffin to Island entertainment fans, and will be putting on a Haiti benefit event in early March.

About X-1 World Events

Founded in 2004 by Mike Miller, X-1 World Events is a world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) promotional company based in Honolulu, HI. Locally-owned and operated, X-1 delivers exciting live arena-based entertainment events to fight fans all over the islands. The events feature some of the MMA world’s most talented fighters, including UFC, Pride, and Abu-Dhabi veterans such as former UFC champions Dan “The Beast” Severn and Ricco Rodriguez, UFC veterans Jeff Monson, Kimo Leopoldo, Chad “The Grinder” Reiner, “Sugar” Shane Nelson, Brandon Wolff, Wes “The Project” Sims, Ronald “The Machine Gun” Juhn, Wesley “Cabbage” Correira, and Falaniko Vitale, as well as Pride veterans Chris Brennan and Ron “H2O-Man” Waterman. X-1 World Events can be found online at http://www.x1events.com/

About Fight of Your Life Communications
Fight of Your Life is the only company that focuses exclusively on communications within the sport of MMA. Through utilization of media relationships, sponsorship contacts, writing skills, and public relations experience, Fight of Your Life raises the profile of its clients, which increases awareness, draws revenue, and helps establish long-term viability. Current Fight of Your Life clients include fight promotions such as Gladiator Challenge, Jeff Curran’s XFO, X-1 World Events, MMA Big Show, and Shine Fights. In addition, Fight of Your Life handles management for rising StrikeForce lightweight title contender Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm. Also, Fight of Your Life owner Phil Lanides covers MMA for Examiner.com, and writes for FightSport Magazine, and CACombatSports.com. For additional information on Fight of Your Life Communications, please visit http://www.fightofyourlife.com/

For additional information on Fight of Your Life Communications, please visit http://www.fightofyourlife.com/

One comment

  1. Which is more likely? Starnes will have a terrible showing, or there will be at least 2 fights in the Hawaiian crowd?

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