Ilima Macfarlane – Bellator

Bellator has signed two of its notable fighters to contract extensions. One of those fighters is none other than Punahou Alumni Ilima Macfarlane.


Macfarlane (4-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), meanwhile, is just looking to continue to get her career off the ground. She’s off to a strong start, winning her first four pro bouts, three by stoppage. She most recently appeared at Bellator 157 in June, where she earned a second-round submission of Rebecca Ruth.


Get to know Ilima-Lei more with this mini-documentary below presented by “I AM A FIGHTER”.



X1 Events #44 Results


X-1 World Events returned its unique brand of mixed martial arts events to the Blaisdell Arena with a bang on Saturday night. The last three fights of the evening lasted a combined total of three minutes and four seconds, with all three bouts ending in a knockout. Veteran mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer, Frank Trigg, served as referee in the final brief and action packed fights that concluded a night of MMA excitement and energy long missing in Honolulu.

Saturday night’s X1 #44 marked the first time the promotion had been back to the Blaisdell since 2011 when Max Holloway won the X-1 lightweight championship. The UFC’s Max Holloway is currently riding a nine fight win streak in the Octagon and was at the Blaidell to take in fights, as were the UFC’s Yancy Medeiros and Louis Smolka. Smolka is scheduled for next week’s UFC Fight Night 96 event in Portland, Oregon.

Hawaii MMA fans were treated to hard hitting MMA action alongside an indoor sports festival with food booths, vendors and beer garden all on the arena floor – a first of its kind for MMA in Hawaii.




UFC Fight Night 96


With UFC Fight Night 96 coming up, Sergio Pettis drops out just one week before his match against no. 9 ranked Hawaii’s Local Boy, Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka for the flyweight bout.

#15 Sergio Pettis (14-2 overall) who was said to face #9 (11-1) Louis Smolka has dropped out of next week’s main fight card due to a “minor injury” according to Pettis trainer, Duke Roufus. It is still to be announced who will face Smolka for the flyweight bout. But we all know this. Da Last Samurai is ready for war with anybody. The Shogun will prevail.

Rest in Paradise, Ernie Cruz Jr.

Our hearts are heavy as we remember Ernie Cruz Jr., one-half of the legendary Ka’au Crater Boys.

The beloved musician ran into trouble at Sandy Beach on Tuesday. Ocean Safety officials said he was found floating about 125 yards offshore around 230 p.m.  A surfer helped lifeguards bring him into shore. He was treated and taken to the hospital where he later died.

I grew up listening to Ka’au Crater Boys  with my Papa. This is such sudden and unfortunate news. My heart goes out to the Cruz Ohana & to anyone who held Ernie dear to them. Whether it was through ohana or music, he has made a tremendous impact in Hawai’i.

Now we are left with only memories and recordings. I wish the best for all those who knew Ernie. May his legacy live on. Rest in paradise Ernie Cruz Jr.


Restless Kids 2016 Fall Collection


Restless Kids 2016 Fall Collection has arrived & it’s bringing back the heavy hitters! Of course, you can’t have a RK Season without the popular “Aloha Will Never Die” slogan. Now available in t-shirt, long sleeve & raglan styles.


Continuing the Aloha By The Pound movement, Restless Kids brings back the popular “Poke Pounds” design. Perfect for all you poke lovers.



Also back in rotation is the “Bombsquad” design. Available in t-shirts, long sleeves & hoodies.

Check out the Fall 2016 Collection @

Defend Hawai’i 2016 Fall Collection

IMG_5518Defend Hawai’i Fall 2016 is now available in all DH stockists worldwide & online @

Featured above is our popular “Wildstyle” logo in Black & Gold Shimmer. More from our “Wildstyle” logo are available in multiple styles and color ways online & in-store.


Representing our King, we have the “Kamehameha Statue” design. Simple & straight to the point.

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This season we bring back the very popular “Aloha City” design. This time, we have it available in fleece joggers, zip-up hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts & more.

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Another design to make its way back into the Defend Hawai’i Fall catalog is the Defend Hawai’i “Originals”.

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We always bring a new design or two into the mix & this season is no different. The brand new “1893” design features the roman numerals of 1893 in the front accompanied by 2 lauhala filled X’s & an Equal sign. This design also comes in our first long hemp drop tail tee style (as shown above).

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Camouflage & coaches jackets. You can never go wrong with that combination. This Fall we bring back our “Night Marchers” design in many styles such as the images above.



If you would like to see more from our Defend Hawai’i 2016 Fall Collection, visit 

Rest In Paradise? Fundraiser for Na’ihe ‘ohana

Rest In Paradise? Fundraiser shirts for the Na’ihe ‘ohana available through order. Please call the @vsKNOW1 store at (808) 235-1516 with your size(s) and leave a contact name and number. #mahaloinadvance #restinparadise
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Service for Hana to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimanalo, Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM