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Aug 29, 2017 2:16 pm

First photos emerge from Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne’s Hawaiian wedding

The MMA power couple of Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne have made it official and are now man and wife. Rousey and Browne announced their engagement back in April and they tied the knot on Saturday, which was on the same day as the historic fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. UFC President Dana...

Aug 8, 2017 5:20 pm

Michael Bisping was robbed and had a near-death experience in Hawaii

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will defend his title against former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 this November at Madison Square Garden. Prior to beginning his training camp, “The Count” decided to take his family on a Hawaiian vacation to the beautiful island of Maui. Unfortunately for the British champion, the family vacation...

Jul 29, 2017 10:13 am

Hawaii senator aiming to bring UFC to Hawaii in 2018

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway holds his ties to his home state of Hawaii very dear. At the end of 2016, the young contender defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to capture the interim UFC featherweight championship. This of course meant Holloway had secured himself a title fight with featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Last...

Jul 5, 2017 1:00 pm

Dana White reveals the issue with hosting a UFC card in Hawaii

With Max Holloway the new undisputed UFC featherweight champion of the world, the Waianae native is more adamant than ever to have the UFC put on an event in Hawaii. Both Holloway and Makaha’s Yancy Medeiros found success in Brazil at UFC 212 and were greeted back home by a group of fans when they...

Jun 6, 2017 7:48 am

VIDEO | Max Holloway receives hero’s welcome upon return to Hawaii

Last Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the cage with the goal of unifying his title with the undisputed title owned by Jose Aldo. For the first two rounds of the fight, it looked as though Holloway was in trouble, as Aldo seemed to...

Aug 31, 2016 8:17 am

Max Holloway backs fellow Hawaiian BJ Penn in hopes for Hawaiian UFC event

Hawaiian featherweight Max Holloway sticks with his own when it comes to other fighters, as he threw his support behind fellow Hawaiian BJ Penn in his comeback fight against Ricardo Lamas. “BJ is a legend, it should be a fun fight. If Ricardo tries to stick and move on BJ, take him down and get...

Jan 20, 2016 11:02 am

Exclusive Video | Max Holloway discusses the return of BJ Penn, and ‘UFC Hawaii’ card

[ooyala code=”5nd3Q5MDE6Klu6egRsyNuYk59U_FgRSP” player_id=”631143aa3982447caf394a185941cb69″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] There has been a growing support base for a potential ‘UFC Fight Night: Hawaii’ card over the years. With the recent announcement of BJ Penn ending his retirement in order to make a run at the UFC featherweight championship with Greg Jackson in his corner, we could be...

Jan 19, 2016 11:21 am

Catching up with the viral Hawaiian Ilima Macfarlane

Not many fighters first professional fight gets much attention, let alone go viral with over a million views. Ilima Macfarlane’s ten-second knockout over her unfortunate and last-minute opponent Katie Castro dubbed the “soccer mom,” catapulted Macfarlane to internet stardom now finds herself fighting for Bellator MMA. We caught up with the female professional fighter from...

Nov 18, 2015 5:05 pm

UFC Hall of Famer Lights Up Hawaii Nights

By Joe “JD” David Action sequences are nothing new for the former UFC and Pride veteran Frank Trigg. So, when the Director of CBS’s Hawaii Five-O calls for action, Trigg has no problem delivering the goods. On the set as a professional stuntman, Trigg embraces the physical side of his job much like he did as...

Oct 21, 2015 6:08 pm

Exclusive Video: New Main Event Poirier vs Duffy, Hawaii Boy Louis Smolka

[ooyala code=”hzYndieDrKn-QRgs1ZFwSrfgIxdjX7fX” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”640″ height=”360″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Earlier today news broke that Joseph Duffy had been forced out of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ main event bout against Dustin Poirier after sustaining a concussion in training earlier this week. Following Duffy’s withdrawal the UFC offered Norman Parke as a last-minute replacement opponent for Dustin Poirier,...

Sep 6, 2015 12:38 am

WATCH! Max Holloway Talks Fighting Jeremy Stephens and Bringing UFC To Hawaii

  UFC featherweight Max Holloway went on and held a Q&A, taking questions from fans and doing his best to answer them. The Hawaiian fighter talked about his newly announced fight with Jeremy Stephens, who he’s trained with before. He said his power is scary, but oh well. He also talked about Conor McGregor saying...

Aug 23, 2015 9:20 pm

Max Holloway calls out Frankie Edgar, wants top-contender fight in Hawaii

Max Holloway’s win over Charles Oliveira at “UFC Fight Night 74” may have been anti-climactic and indecisive, but “Blessed” made it clear he has no interest in a rematch with “Do Bronx”. Instead, Holloway is looking to take a step up in competition by challenging Frankie Edgar for featherweight supremacy at a potential UFC event...

Aug 5, 2015 10:53 am

Hawaii Elite MMA: 2 Fights In Vegas ft. Louis Smolka & Russell Doane

Check out this behind the scenes look at UFC fighters Louis Smolka and Russell Doane!! ALL ACCESS — Go Inside BJ Penn’s UFC Hall-Of-Fame Induction [ooyala code=”w2aHFwdjr22EEGhgac8QJfRqzUOarSwy” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=“640″ height=“360″ auto=”true”]

Jun 23, 2015 12:53 pm

BJ Penn Named Hawaii MVP OF The Week, Talks Favorite UFC Moment, More — WATCH!

From KITV.com: HONOLULU —He’s one of only two fighters to win world titles in two separate weight classes. And next month, he’ll be honored for that feature when he is officially enshrined into the UFC Hall of Fame. BJ Penn, now retired, is KITV’s Hawaii MVP this week, but, as our Brandi Higa reports, the...

May 28, 2015 2:49 am

BJ Penn And Max Holloway Join Forces To Bring UFC Fights To Hawaii

In an attempt to get The Ultimate Fighting Championship to host an event in Hawaii, top UFC featherweight Max Holloway has started the #UFCHawaii campaign, and in the process has garnered the support of five-time UFC champion, and future Hall-Of-Famer, BJ Penn.

May 21, 2015 9:45 am

IS IT TIME? Holloway Campaigns For A UFC Hawaii

Max Holloway’s last performance in the octagon was nothing short of outstanding. He walked into the fight with Cub Swanson as a heavy underdog and hushed his doubters by eventually submitting him in the final round. Currently riding a six fight win-streak, Holloway would like nothing more than to keep the ball rolling with a...

Apr 19, 2015 7:09 am

Max Holloway To Dana White: ‘Bring The UFC To Hawaii’

  Hawaiian UFC fighter Max Holloway isn’t interested in choosing his next opponent. After defeating one of the divisions toughest fighters in Cub Swanson, via guillotine choke in the third round, the featherweight is just looking to take out whoever the UFC puts in front of him. He did have one request though… “You know,...

Nov 15, 2014 3:02 am

JUST SCRAP Results – Hawaii Goes 2-1 Versus Alaska In Main Card Pro-Bouts

Tonight (Friday), from a packed out Edith Kanaka’ole Tennis Stadium, in Hilo, Hawaii, the JUST SCRAP MMA promotion returned to action with an entertaining night of fights. The Hawaii vs. Alaska themed fight card showcased both up-and-coming amateur talent, as well as seasoned veterans from the big stage. In the night’s main event, big show veteran,...

Nov 8, 2014 10:12 am

REPLAY! Watch Hawaii’s Smolka Dominate, Take Home Finish At UFC FN 55

A set of exciting exchanges between Smolka and Vaculik #UFCSydney highlights brought to you by @Assassinscreed http://t.co/hSzdoyFtCX — UFC (@ufc) November 8, 2014 Last night in Australia , Louis Smolka earned a much-needed stoppage in the third round of his fight against Rochie Vaculik. If you missed the bout, highlights can be found above. If the...

Nov 7, 2014 5:24 pm

UFC FN 55 Results: Hawaii’s Louis Smolka Lands A Stunning Side Kick, Wins Via TKO

Here come the flyweights! The fourth fight in Sydney featured Louis Smolka and Richie Vaculik. The Hawaiian fighter, Smolka, got caught early with a big combination from the Australian. Smolka looked to recover and started utilizing his kicks. Vaculik landed several body shots, but Smolka kept coming with his own strikes. Smolka’s uppercut began landing....

Sep 5, 2014 12:39 pm

Emergency declared for Hawaii

BJPENN.Com has learned that Hawaii’s Big Island is facing another potential natural disaster, just one month after feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Iselle. An emergency has been declared by Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi. Mayor Kenoi wrote a letter to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie with a copy provided by the County of Hawaii. Dear...

Aug 16, 2014 11:59 am

Kailin Curran Ready To Make Waves As Hawaii’s First UFC Female – EXCLUSIVE

  Hawaii and the UFC have hooked up once again and this time it’s a history-setting acquisition for the company. Hawaii’s own Kailin Curran has recently inked a deal with the world’s largest MMA giant and in doing so she will become the first female fighter to represent the islands in the UFC octagon. Curran,...