Mayhem still owns Oahu


POSTED: Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chalk up Kala Kolohe Hose as the latest victim of the lead monkey.

Jason “;Mayhem”; Miller, with plenty of his “;Mayhem monkey”; supporters cheering him on, submitted Kala Kolohe Hose by rear naked choke at 2:23 of the first round in the main event of the debut KINGDOM MMA event at the Blaisdell Arena.

A crowd of about 3,000, which seemed equally behind both fighters, watched Miller overwhelm and dominate Hose, proving his status as one of the elite mixed martial artists in the world at 185 pounds.

Miller wasted less than a minute before taking Hose to the ground and quickly working to side mount against the much smaller Hose.

It didn't take long for Miller to work his way to the mount position and fire off a series of punches and hammer fists.

Hose eventually rolled over and gave up his back and it was only a matter of seconds before Miller locked on the rear naked choke to end the fight.

“;Watch me on MTV on the beatdown, now watch me at the Blaisdell,”; Miller said. “;I hurt my hand on his big head. I was nervous for this fight because he's one of the hardest punchers ever to come from his island.

Miller improved to 22-6, while Hose dropped to 7-3.

“;Man, I just love to be back in the aina,”; Miller said. “;My next step is to go to DREAM to fight for the middleweight championship belt in the world, and I couldn't have done it without you guys.”;

Ricky “;Hoku”; Wallace needed just 44 seconds to force Brandon Pieper to tap out to a rear naked choke. Pieper took the fight on two days' notice and it showed, as Wallace wasted no time taking out his opponent.

Sale Sproat represented Molokai in a big way, forcing Gino Venti to tap out to a rear naked choke just 82 seconds into their fight.

Sproat was the first Molokai fighter to compete in a T. Jay Thompson promoted event, and made the most of it by overwhelming and eventually submitting Venti.

“;It means a lot representing Molokai, and all my friends and family came,”; Sproat said.

Dejuan Hathaway, a strength coach at the University of Hawaii, overcame a decided height and reach disadvantage to defeat Tommy Tuiloma by unanimous decision.

Hathaway came to the ring branding a sledgehammer, and it looked like Tuiloma was hit with one by the end of the fight.

Blood poured from Tuiloma's nose as Hathaway caught him with big punches in each round. The bell saved Tuiloma in the third round as Hathaway had him mounted and was blasting away with as many punches as he could throw.

One of the scarier moments came early in the second round of a fight between Pisa Tivao and Tasi Edwards, as the two went tumbling through the ropes and crashed into a row of chairs ringside.

The two went tumbling through the ropes again in the third round before Edwards was eventually awarded a unanimous decision victory.