12 Days Of Mele Kalikimaka

It’s about that time of the year when we hang up the lights, pull out the stockings and decorate the tree, that’s right it’s Christmas.

This Holiday we will be doing something a little special for all you. In the spirit of the holidays we will be celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. We’ve all heard the song growing up here in Hawai’i, you know the one with Tutu and the 5 big fat pigs. Well instead of Tutu giving out pounds of poi & ukuleles, we decided we do our own rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas & we will be calling it the 12 DAYS OF MELE KALIKIMAKA. 

The 12 days from December 10th till December 21st will consist of Festive Gifts. Each day we will be featuring a special item at the price of the day starting from 12. So for example, on the 12th day of Christmas we will have 1 special item available for 12$, on the 11th day of Christmas we will have another special item available for 11$, on the 10th day of Christmas a new special item will be 10$ and so on, until we reach the 1st day of Christmas.

We hope this will encourage the spirit of giving more to the ones we hold close to us and even to the ones who are just entering our lives. Good luck shopping, happy holidays and have a Merry Christmas.

UFC 218 Highlights #TeamHawaii

This past weekend the Mixed Martial Arts world was dominated by the Hawaiians! UFC 218 took place at the Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Headlined by Waianae’s finest, Max “Blessed” Holloway defending his belt as the Lightweight Champion for the first time against the legendary Jose Aldo. A part of the prelims we had Makaha’s own Yancey Medeiros & Maui’s; Cortney Casey. And earlier that evening during the TUF 26 Finale, Rachael Ostovich took the center octagon for her UFC debut. Let’s just say the 808 was alive and well & the world knows it!

If there were any questions remaining from Max Holloway‘s first win over Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champion answered them in the rematch on Saturday night at UFC 218 in Detroit. In his first title defense against the man he beat to win the belt, Holloway put on a masterful performance, in many ways outdoing his last outing against Aldo as he dominated from bell to bell before getting a third-round finish once again.

Yancy Medeiros broke something in Alex Oliveira, and not just his nose. After more than two rounds of raucous back-and-forth action in which both fighters were badly hurt, Oliveira (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) winced and wilted, and Medeiros (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) closed the slow at the 2:02 mark of the final frame. The welterweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC 218 event at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. It aired on FS1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on pay-per-view. – MMA Junkie

It only took a few profane gestures to get Cortney Casey and Felice Herrig going. But by then, the fight was almost over. The pair engaged in a static shootout over three rounds, with Casey (7-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) fighting tall and Herrig (14-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) punching her way inside. It was a close fight, but judges ultimately decided Herrig did more and awarded her a split decision. – MMA Junkie

Rachael Ostovich, who quickly found a way to lock up a perfect armbar on Armenian Karine Gevorgyan in just under two minutes. The 26-year-old Hawaiian is one of the more talented fighters at 125 pounds and will continue to prove she’s better than her quarter-final outing on TUF 26.

 

Holiday Bags & Boxes

Defend Hawai’i Holiday Bag’s and Boxes are back in effect! This year we got the brand new Santa’s Bag, the classic Rudolph Box & the adorable Elf Box.

Santa Box – $149.99 (Retail Value $300.00+)

  • 1 Defend Hawai’i backpack
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 1 dye sublimated lanyard
  • 1 snapback
  • 2 spear flags (both colorways)
  • 1 license plate frame
  • 10 assorted die-cut stickers
  • 20 assorted slap stickers

 

Rudolph Box – $74.99 (Retail Value $150.00+)
 
  • 1 piece of outerwear (hoody/coaches jacket/sweater)
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 1 snapback
  • 1 dye sublimated lanyard
  • 4 assorted die-cut stickers
  • 20 assorted decals

Elf Box – $24.99 (Retail Value $60.00+)
 
  • 2 Kids Tees
  • 20 assorted decals

Max Holloway #BlessedEra UFC 218

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-3) lost the title belt in his home country of Brazil back on June 3, and he will now try to reclaim it in a rematch against new champ Max Holloway (18-3) at UFC 218 this Saturday in Detroit.

Holloway closed as a small underdog in the first meeting at UFC 212 and scored a third-round TKO of Aldo, but this time around the tables have turned, as he is listed as a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

Aldo is a +230 underdog (bet $100 to win $230) and had won the interim championship after Conor McGregor vacated the belt, earning a unanimous-decision win over top 145-pound contender Frankie Edgar before losing it to Holloway. Edgar was scheduled to have the next title shot in the main event here before pulling out a few weeks ago due to injury. – (Bleacher Report)