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Cat Zingano to host UFC 193 at Kalapaki Joe’s!

Cat Zingano to host UFC 193 at Kalapaki Joe’s!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano (9-1 MMA) will host UFC 193 at Kalapaki Joe’s Kukui Grove location this month.

“Alpha”, who was formally sponsored by Kalapaki Joe’s prior to the UFC’s deal with Reebok, has gone 2-1 in her UFC career, with her lone setback coming to division kingpin “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

Cat Zingano became a household name when she defeated former Strikeforce title holder Miesha Tate via third-round TKO in her UFC debut in April of 2013.

The former UFC title challenger is currently waiting for her next assignment from UFC officials but will surely have a heavy interest in the UFC 193 main event, which features Ronda Rousey defending her title against undefeated fighter and former boxing champ Holly Holm.

Be sure to come hang with Cat Zingano and the Kalapaki Joe’s Staff on November 14 for this sure to be exciting event.

Hawaiian Louis Smolka submits Paddy Holohan in main event of UFC Dublin

Hawaiian Louis Smolka submits Paddy Holohan in main event of UFC Dublin

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka (10-1 MMA) improved his UFC record to 4-1 by scoring a second-round submission victory over Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan (12-2-1 MMA) in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night 76’ earlier today.

The flyweight headliner proved to be a very exciting fight, with both men advancing to dominant positions, while exchanging some solid strikes.

In the end, Smolka was able to silence the Dublin fans when he locked in a rear-naked choke on their hometown fighter Paddy Holohan in the second-round, forcing him to tap out.

The young Hawaiian fighter told reporters at the post fight press conference that he hopes to eventually earn a shot at current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

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Joseph Duffy forced out of UFC Fight Night 76 main event!

Joseph Duffy forced out of UFC Fight Night 76 main event!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

UFC lightweight Joseph Duffy has suffered an injury and will no longer be able to compete in this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 76 main event with Dustin Poirier.

Duffy suffered a concussion during a recent training session and was not given clearance to fight from doctors.

The UFC released a statement via UFC.com revealing that Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka has been promoted from co-main event to main event status.

Duffy took to his personal Facebook page to update his fans.

So sad to announce that I won’t be fighting on Saturday. After a strike to the head in training I had precautionary…

Posted by Joseph Duffy on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

(Can’t see this Facebook post? Click HERE)

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Stipe Miocic vs. Andrei Arlovski set for UFC 195!

Stipe Miocic vs. Andrei Arlovski set for UFC 195!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

UFC heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic (13-2 MMA) was expected to face “Big” Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 76 card in Dublin, Ireland.

Unfortunately for fight fans, Miocic suffered an injury in training and was forced to pull out of the highly anticipated heavyweight tilt.

Apparently the injury suffered by Miocic was not serious, as the heavyweight contender has already picked up his next assignment from UFC officials.

Stipe Miocic will face former heavyweight title holder Andrei Arlovski (25-10 MMA) at January’s UFC 195 event in Las Vegas.

The Los Angeles Times was first to report the news.

Stipe Miocic has won four of his past five bouts, his most recent being a fifth-round TKO victory over knockout artist Mark Hunt.

Meanwhile, Andrei Arlovski is currently riding a six-fight win streak, which includes four victories under the UFC banner. The former title holder recently earned a decision victory over Frank Mir at September’s UFC 191 event.

UFC 195 takes place January 2 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight featuring champ Robbie Lawler taking on the always dangerous Carlos Condit.

Who do you have winning this heavyweight tilt?

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