MMA NEWS – “Just Scrap XV”: 15 Fight’s Official With Four Titles Up For Grabs This Saturday Jan 14
“Just Scrap” officials have released their “Just Scrap XV” 15-fight lineup set for this Saturday at the Hilo Civic Auditorium.
Four “Just Scrap” titles will be up for grabs this weekend in the featured bouts of the evening.
Chad “The Brahma Bull” Thomas will look to defend his heavyweight title in the main event of the evening against Ologagae Fammau, Joey “The Tazmanian Devil” Gomez is set to square off with Robby Ostovich for the interim lightweight belt, Jason “Suave” Soares takes on Lavelle “The Bad Son” Brown in a welterweight title showdown and Wayne “House of Pain” Emche will face Keola Arakaki in a flyweight bout for the “Just Scrap” title.
“It’s going to be a great night of local fights”, said “Just Scrap” president JD Penn. “Thirty of the best local fighters throwing down in our first show of 2012, I can’t wait!”
“Just Scrap XV” is set to take place in Hilo, Hawaii from the Hilo Civic Auditorium On January 14.
Chad Thomas is a large brawler from the streets of Hilo Hawaii. Training out of the Penn Training and Fitness center, he is the current “Just Scrap” heavyweight champion. With a fight record of 8-3 overall, Thomas will look to defend his title in front of his hometown crowd this January.
After fighting for the debuting ProElite version 2.0 promotion in an exciting bout that he lost via controversial decision, he recently bounced back to defend his “Just Scrap” Heavyweight title on October 15th against Tyler Lauifi.
Ologagae Faamau is another Hawaiian based scrapper looking to build a name for himself under the “Just Scrap” banner. A big man, who is one of the hardest working guys in his gym, will enter into his fifth MMA fight when he steps opposite Thomas next month.
He last saw action three months ago under the local “Destiny MMA” banner when he lost via a controversial stoppage due to his opponents repeated blows to the back of the head. The defeat marked his second overall loss making him 2-2 entering into the fight with the “Just Scrap” champion.
Joey Gomez comes from a long line of fighter’s coming out of The Penn Training and Fitness Center representing Boss MMA. Undefeated at 5-0, the Hilo resident fighter has yet to taste defeat in his young career all while stopping 100% his opponents. With Three submission victories, one KO and one TKO, he looks to claim the “Just Scrap” title this month and take it back to The Penn Training and Fitness Center.
Gomez last saw action under the “Just Scrap” banner in April of 2011 when he took our fellow Mixed Martial Artist, Lawrence Hinojosa via rear naked choke to earn his fifth consecutive victory.
Looking to spoil the championship aspirations of Gomez is Bob Ostovich. With four fights to his credit, the 3-1 fighter last saw action taking out one of Gomez’s teammates, Kaneo Meyers, this past October. Representing Hawaii’s Jesus is Lord Gym; he looks to make a habit out of beating fighters from the Hilo based Boss MMA.
The always tough Jason Soares will look to defend his title next week and keep his unbeaten streak alive in the process. With a record of 4-0, the Penn Training and Fitness fighter representing Boss MMA holds one-submission, on TKO via ref. stoppage, one knock out and one decision to his credit and will look to add another stat to his already impressive run of dominance in the coming week. He last took to the cage against Keala Fuerte on October 15th.
Facing the champ is a man Just Scrap fans should already be familiar with. Lavelle Brown last saw action in a unanimous decision victory under the “Just Scrap” banner on October 15th and took his record to 5-0 in the process. Boasting a “Street Fighter” style, the undefeated Mixed Martial Artist has won all of his five fights by unanimous decision. Another Penn Training and Fitness fighter, he hails from Waikoloa Hawaii fighting out of Cornerstone.
Wayne Emche is another hardnosed Hawaii based fighter who looks to capitalize on his opportunity to be a belt holder for the “Just Scrap” promotion. Representing the Penn Training and Fitness center and Boss MMA, the 4-1 fighter last saw action in October with a victory over Sheldon Acantilado.
His opponent, Keola Arakaki, has a lot to prove in his upcoming fight against Emche. The Hilo based fighter training out of HIBC holds a current record of 6-3 and last fought under the “Unorthodox” banner just three months ago. He was stopped in the first round and looks to get back to his winning ways next week. Out of his six career victories three have been by submission, one by decision, one by TKO and one by Knockout.
In other action, Patrick Abiley takes on Zach Ching, Adam Collarile faces off with Kawika Martin, Kiko Nacimento fight’s Eddie Wine, Kimo Louis will throw down with Pati Faavaa, Kevin Villanueva faces Steven Rojo, Bronson Barozo will right Nate Amirol, Jonah Aiona is set to face Michael Perreira-Thompson, Nat Rowland goes up against Chris Miranda and Tyler Leopoldino faces Tyler Iopa.
Also on the card will be Louis “The Hawaiian Dragon” Pauole and Robert “Mr.” Manners.
Tickets for the event are available at CD Wizard in Hilo and seating is on a first come first serve basis.
Your Full Just Scrap XV lineup is as follows:
Chad “The Brahma Bull” Thomas vs. Ologagae Faamau (Heavyweight Title Fight)
Joey “The Tazmanian Devil” Gomez vs. Robby Ostovich (Lightweight Interim Title Fight)
Jason “Suave” Soares vs. Lavelle “The Bad Son” Brown (Welterweight Title Fight)
Wayne “House of Pain” Emche vs. Keola Arakaki (Flyweight Title Fight)
Patrick Abiley vs. Zach Ching
“Wiley” Adam Collarile vs. Kawika “Tips” Martin
Louis “The Hawaiian Dragon” Pauole vs. TBD
Kiko “The Freako” Nacimento vs. Eddie Wine
Kimo Louis vs. Pati Faavaa
Kevin Villanueva vs. Steven Rojo
Bronson Barozo vs. Nate Amirol
Robert “Mr.” Manners vs. TBD
Jonah Aiona vs. Michael Perreira-Thompson
Nat Rowland vs. “Crazy” Chris Miranda
Tyler Leopoldino vs. Tyler Iopa