Hawaii MMA fans have not witnessed the crowning of a champion in a while. Two fighters who are rapidly rising through the ranks and looking to solidify their place in Galaxy MMA history will compete for the Lightweight belt since they have both advanced to the finals of the grand prix tournament. Steve Gable, a black belt in BJJ, who trains out of Gracie Barra in California, has been diligently working in his wrestling and stand up skills is ready to take on all comers. After his last submission win over Kris Kyle, he gave an appreciation speech that won over the hearts of many locals fans. Veteran Harris Sarmiento trains out of the 808 Fight Factory in Waipahu, HI, which is known for producing talented fighters like Niko Vitale and Ronald Jhun. Sarmiento advanced to the finals after a unanimous victory over the very tough Jose Salgado, who trains with Big Country Roy Nelson. Harris is hungry to win the whole tournament and keeping the belt in Hawaii to let all mainland fighters know that Hawaii has some of the best talent in the world. Stay tuned for upcoming dates for the next Galaxy MMA event as Hawaii's own Harris Sarmiento and Steve Gable compete for the lightweight belt.
Galaxy MMA - August 6th - Blaisdell Arena 05/29/2010
Stay tuned for Galaxy MMA's next event on August 6th at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Galaxy MMA featured on Inside MMA 05/28/2010
Highlight clips from Worlds Collide on Inside MMA at 6:13 into the clip:
Results from Worlds Collide 05/01/2010
Scott Junk vs. Fabiano Scherner, No Contest
Keola Silva def. Tyson Nam via split decision
Bruski Louis def. Brennan Kamaka via submission, arm bar, Round 1, 4:40
Sale Sproat def. RJ Richter via TKO, Round 1, 2:14
LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX:
Harris Sarmiento def. Chris Yee via unanimous decision
Steve Gable def. Clay Lewis Jr. via submission, rear naked choke, Round 1, 2:59
Kris Kyle def. Jenzen Espanto via submission, rear naked choke, Round 1, 3:22
Jose Salgado def. Kyle Ka`ahanui via forfeit, did not make weight
Zack Pang def. Kimo Sanders via submission, rear naked choke, Round 1, 2:25
Evan Lowther def. Markus Kindblad via KO, Round 1, 2:40
Ryan Clay def. Chris Templo via unanimous decision
Galaxy MMA Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament Bracket
With Galaxy MMA's Blaisdell Arena debut fast approaching, the official fight card for the May 1st event has finally been set.
The main card will feature 3 5-minute rounds.
Scott Junk (MMAD/The Country Club) vs Fabiano Scherner (Team Quest)
Bantamweight 135 lbs
Tyson Nam (Team Quest) vs Keola Silva ( Team HMC)
Welterweight 170 lbs
Brennan Kamaka ( 808 Fight Factory) vs Preston 'Bruski' Louis (Bulls Pen)
Middleweight 185 lbs
Roderick 'RJ' Richter (The Country Club) vs Eldon 'Sale' Sproat (Freelance)
Lightweight 155 lbs Grand Prix Tournament:
Jenzen Espanto (Combat 50) vs Kristopher Kyle (808 Fight Factory)
Steve Gable (Gracie Barra Escondido) vs Clay Lewis Jr. (4WRD Fitness)
Kyle Ka`ahanui (Bulls Pen) vs Jose Salgado (The Country Club)
Harris Sarmiento (808 Fight Factory) vs Chris Yee (Team Quest)
The Amateur card will feature 3 3-minute rounds.
Light Heavyweight 205 lbs
Zack Pang (Team HK) vs Kimo Sanders (Freelance)
Welterweight 170 lbs
Markus Kindblad (Ultimate Fight School) vs Evan Lowther (Kailua Gracie Jiu Jitsu)
Catchweight 160 lbs
Ryan Clay(HMC) vs Chris Templo (Team HK)
Please note, the fight card may be subject to change due to injuries before the event.
Don't forget to support your fighter and buy tickets now at the Blaisdell Box Office, Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com, Sports Gear in the Windward Mall 808-234-7463
Welcome to Galaxy MMA! We are a new mixed martial arts promotion based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. We've been working diligently to put together our inaugural live event, Worlds Collide at the Blaisdell Arena on May 1, 2010.
The fight card's main event features a heavyweight fight between local boy and UFC veteran Scott Junk versus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and six time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Fabiano Scherner.
We have exciting fights showcasing bantamweight local talents Tyson Nam of Team Quest versus Keola Silva of HMC and welterweight local standouts Koa Giddens of Combat 50 versus Preston 'Bruski' Louis of Bull's Pen.
Galaxy MMA also has an explosive amateur bout with Chivas Antoque of Universal Combat Sports versus Zack Pang of Team HK.
We will unveil our Galaxy MMA lightweight Grand Prix with fighters from Bulls Pen, Combat 50, 808 Fight Factory, Gracie Barra Escondido, HMC, Team HK, Kailua Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kurrupt Ambitionz, MMAD, Team Quest, Roy Nelson's The Country Club, Ultimate Fight School, Universal Combat Sports, and more!
We have been fanning out to the fighter's gym to get original and up-to-date photos and videos as our fighters train for Worlds Collide, so please check out our fighters page. As we get closer to our event, we will continue to add new content so the fans can see their fighter's progress.
Tickets are on sale at the Blaisdell Box Office, Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com, Sports Gear in the Windward Mall 808-234-7463
Tickets start at $20.
Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm.
We welcome you to communicate with us to help us build an entertaining event for you. You can connect with us on facebook at facebook.com/galaxymma. We welcome all comments on our wall and all discussions on our discussion boards. You can join in our conversation on twitter at twitter.com/galaxymma. Also, please stay tuned on facebook and twitter as we will be having giveaways to our fans.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our events.