Hawaiians in UFC 203

This past weekend UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on September 10, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first UFC event in Cleveland & it featured 3 Hawaiians fighting in the octagon.

The first fight of the night was Yancey Medeiros vs Sean Spencer. Medeiros (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) brought that cool with him to the cage Saturday night when he finished Sean Spencer (12-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC) with a head kick and choke in the second round.

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The second fight of the night for the Hawaiians, was Hilo’s own Brad Tavares as he faces off against Caio Magalhaes. Tavares took the W, in a split decision. Watch the post-interview (below) and hear what Brad had to say about the fight and more.

The third and final fight that featured a Hawaiian fighter was the Heavyweight Bout between Oahu’s own Travis Browne & former Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. Unfortunately, this fight didn’t go in favor for Travis. After losing to Werdum by decision, Browne is also suffering from a gruesome injury to his finger. We can only wish the Hawaiian Heavyweight a speedy recovery and support. Regardless of the outcome, we are rooting for your Travis! We hope all goes well with the surgery and we will be waiting patiently for you to get back into the octagon. Watch the fights highlights below and some commentary from the UFC analysts

 

Hurricane Watch

As Hurricane Madeline continues to weaken and becomes a tropical depression southwest of the Hawaiian islands. Right around the corner is Hurricane Lester. Putting the Oahu & Maui counties under a Hurricane watch.

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The watch means that hurricane-force winds are possible within the next 18 to 36 hours. The storm brings the threat of damaging surf, heavy rains and high winds to Maui County late Friday into Saturday, and Oahu on Saturday and Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, this is the first Hurricane Watch for Oahu since Hurricane Iwa in 1982. – Hawaii News Now

Stay safe & stay dry ohana. Although forecasters say the storm is expected to gradually weaken over the next couple of days. Anything can happen, always be prepared and ready for the worse.

Have a great weekend ohana, keep in touch with your loved ones, live aloha & continue to Defend Hawai’i!