On Saturday, March 31st, the stage was set for Kauai Knockout Championship’s 4th event, KKC 4, at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. The house was packed, as Kauai fight fans were greeted with a stacked fight card of 14 bouts, including one amateur title belt fight.
The night started off with a 125 lb female kickboxing match, followed by a 170 lb pankration match to warm up the crowd. In the fifth fight of the night, Kylan Gandia of Unknown Fight School excited the crowd with a quick rear naked choke submission on 808 Fight Factory’s Daniel Jones in just under a couple minutes of the first round. In the semi-main event, Weston Victorino of the Disciples of Puhi (a crowd favorite) defeated Justin Barit of North Shore MMA just as quickly via TKO in one of the most exciting fights of the night.
The most controversial fight of the night came from the main event, the 155 lb amateur MMA title belt bout, with Justyn Perreira of No Way Fight Skool (Kauai) being crowned the new title belt holder via unanimous decision over Jonah Vistante from Sit You Down FS on Oahu. Nonetheless, Kauai fans expressed their joy over one of their own winning the belt, although it could be argued that not everyone watched the same fight as the judges – at least not with a unanimous decision.
Overall, Kauai fight fans were treated to another night of full MMA action with this stacked fight card. Much respect goes out to the fighters who put it on the line and stepped in the cage, especially those making their debuts that night. The next Kauai Knockout Championship event will be held later this year in September, with the much anticipated 125 lb amateur title belt bout featuring another Kauai crowd favorite, Sergio Hurtado of Boars Nest defending his belt.
155 lb MMA Amateur Title Belt
Justyn Perreira (No Way Fight Skool) def. Jonah Vistante (Sit You Down FS) via unanimous decision
170 lb MMA bout
Weston Victorino (Disciples of Puhi) def. Justin Barit (North Shore MMA) via TKO in round 1
135 lb MMA bout
Bill Takeuchi (Mad Tiger) def. Dominic Barretto (Kauai Pankration) via rear naked choke in round 2
185 lb MMA bout
Isaac Worth (Freelance Kauai) def. Leon Klee (Legacy Combat) via unanimous decision
170 lb MMA bout
Ed Garces (Boars Nest) def. Mike Eli (Legacy Combat) via majority decision
155 lb MMA bout
Daniel Ige (Sunset Beach JJ) def. Cody Young (Freelance Kauai) via TKO in round 3
155 lb MMA bout
Rubin Texeira (Powerline FS) def. Mark Ortega (Freelance Kauai) via rear naked choke submission in round 2
205 lb MMA bout
Pauly Boy Apilado Jr. (Disciples of Puhi) def. Mark Rita (Freelance) via TKO in round 2
165 lb MMA bout
Hiromine Ito (Chris Leben FS) def. Kalen Laranio (Powerline FS) via TKO (strikes) in round 2
125 lb MMA bout
Kylan Gandia (Unknown FS) def. Daniel Jones (808 Fight Factory) via rear naked choke submission in round 1
175 lb MMA bout
Justin Stiles (Powerline FS) def. Brandon Wong (Disciples of Puhi) via TKO in round 1
145 lb MMA bout
Keola Ventar (Powerline FS) def. Bobby Cummings (Disciples of Puhi) via unanimous decision
170 lb Pankration
Bear Baily (Boars Nest) def. Zack Vea (Sit You Down FS) via unanimous decision after 2 rounds
125 lb Kickboxing (Female)
Chelsea Pabo (Disciples of Puhi) def. Joreen Maru (Freelance Oahu) via split decision