In The Mix
Maui fighter wins in Vegas
WITH his family in attendance and the crowd on his side, mixed martial artist Kendall Grove
won the middleweight division final of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter 3" on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
"He's like my new little brother," said Grove's coach (and now Ultimate Fighting Championship co-worker) Tito Ortiz. The Maui native spent the final 30 seconds of the fight with his arms wrapped around opponent Ed Herman's neck, earning a unanimous decision after Herman refused to tap out.
"I had that one in tight," Grove said of the attempted rear naked choke. "I thought it was gonna be a split (decision).This was the hardest fight I ever took."
Can't get enough MMA action? The UFC's "Ultimate Fight Night 5" airs tomorrow on Spike, featuring Chris Leben vs. Anderson Silva, Rashad Evans vs. Stephan Bonnar and Dave Menne vs. Josh Koscheck ...
A NEW survey conducted by Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur has named Honolulu the "Chillest City" amongst other medium-sized markets, thanks to our high percentage of people who eat out regularly. The amount of bars in town and our thriving concert scene were other contributing factors, allowing us to beat out Jersey City, N.J., Colorado Springs, Colo., Omaha, Neb., and Albuquerque, N.M., for the top spot ...
ANOTHER RECENT survey named congressional candidate Quentin Kawananakoa one of the "top 10 hottest men in U.S. politics." Web site Politics1. com polled more than 3,500 people two weeks ago, posting the results online at www.politics1.com/poll-11.htm.
"I got a kick out of it," said Kawananakoa. "I'm quite surprised since some of the guys listed look more like models" ...
SEVEN MONTHS after his last visit, legendary hip-hop producer Dr. Dre is back in town. I'm told he's holed up at a super-secret spot, putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album ... Laugh Factory Hawaii keeps the comics coming, with David Alan Grier now scheduled to perform at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Aug. 12 ... And congrats to Judah and Sunshine Oschner -- the Kailua brother and sister duo took first place in the salsa dance competition at "Salsathon 2006." They fly to Las Vegas in December for the second annual "World Salsa Championships," airing on ESPN ...