X-1 to return with all-champions event as “Champions III” hits the Islands

Middleweight and welterweight title-holders to collide in main event Honolulu, HI (USA): Top Hawaiian fight promotion X-1 World Events is back, and its bringing the heavy artillery. “Champions III” will feature an all championship title fight card, with all the local favorites defending their titles. In the main event, X-1 Middleweight Champion Falaniko Vitale will … Read more

Heroes of Hawaii: 10 questions with Kala “Kolohe” Hose – a ProMMAnow.com exclusive

Kala “Kolohe” Hose will face Falaniko “Niko” Vitale for the X-1 middleweight title at “X-1 Heroes” this Saturday, Sept. 11, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kala spoke to us about the upcoming fight.

Bombs away for Buentello and Sylvia in ‘War on the Mainland’ headliner

Three PWP Title fights featured on Aug. 14 PPV show in Irvine, CA SAN DIEGO (July 22, 2010) – Former UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight title challenger Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello believes his August 14 showdown against 2-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim “Maine-iac” Sylvia, headlining “War on the Mainland,” is the type of match-up MMA fans … Read more

Photo of the day: War on the Mainland poster featuring Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello

Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia takes on former UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight title challenger, Paul Buentello, in the “War on the Mainland” main event on Aug. 14.

Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello headlines Aug. 14 Pay-Per-View

Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello headlines “War on the Mainland”, a card that includes such fighters as Jens Pulver, Jason Lambert, Gustavo Machado, Terry Martin, Thales Leites, Falaniko Vitale, and many more.

Shine Fights update: Canadian MMA veteran Travis Galbraith replaces “Niko” Vitale to take on “Ninja” Rua May 15

Bout will take place at “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” New York, NY April, 12, 2010 (USA): Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) today announced the official signing of the penultimate bout for its upcoming “WORLDS COLLIDE: MAYORGA VS. THOMAS” pay-per-view event, as former PRIDE/EliteXC fighter Travis “The Gladiator” Galbraith replaces the injured Falaniko “Niko” Vitale … Read more

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 … Read more

Shine Fights officially announces bout between Murilo “Ninja” Rua and Falaniko “Niko” Vitale

Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Falaniko "Niko" Vitale

Miami, FL (USA): Shine Fights is pleased to announce the official signing of a bout between former world champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua (17-10-1) and tough Hawaiian fighter Falaniko “Niko” Vitale (26-9). The bout will take place at a yet-to-be announced Shine Fights III event, which is tentatively scheduled for spring 2010.

Ninja and Niko are both well-known to casual and hardcore MMA fans. Rua was a PRIDE mainstay, fighting in Japan’s premier MMA organization a total of 13 times, and his brother is UFC light heavyweight contender Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Vitale is noted for his time in the UFC, where he defeated Matt “The Law” Lindland, as well as his experience in StrikeForce.

In addition, both fighters share a common opponent in “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, and both have battled top MMA competition. This will be a huge fight for the combatants, as a victory will help propel the winner towards bigger and better fights, while the loser will head back to the drawing board.

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