White Retains Title Andhurley Loses For The First Time
White retains title and
Hurley loses for the first time
By Josh Gross
WILLIAMS, CALIF. – It came down to the judges Sunday night as two awarded Vernon "Tiger" White with a majority decision against Marvin Eastman. A third judge ruled the fight a draw despite what many felt was a close fight in Eastman’s favor. The stand up fighting was extremely close and White controlled the submission game. In the end White retained his King of the Cage Light-Heavyweight title and ran his record to 8-4.
White’s teammate, Joe Hurley, saw a unanimous decision go against him as Gil Castillo became the new KOTC Middleweight Champion. Castillo, 15-0, controlled the fight from the ground, mounting Hurley in the second round. The loss marked the first in Hurley’s career as he fell to 11-1.
Sean Sherk destroyed Martin Armandarez in an amazing display of ground and pound. Sherk dominated the takedowns and Armandarez could do little but lie on his back and eat punches. Referee Larry Landless stopped the contest 2:07 into the third round.
NHB Returns to Maui!
By Chris Onzuka – Chris@Onzuka.com
Warrior of the New Millennium III
Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Saturday, May 12th, 2001
Rickson Gracie black belt, Romolo Barros and his partner, Lee Theros are putting together their third installment of the only mixed martial arts event on the beautiful island of Maui. I say "putting together" because they still have a few open slots for any interested fighters. Fighters can email Lee at Mauibadboy@aol.com if you are interested, but you better let them know as soon as possible, the event is coming up quickly.
The fighters that are slated to compete are; local workhorse, Augie Padaken, up and comer, Kim Morishita (BJJ purple belt under Barros), and the always unorthodox, Jay R. Palmer. HMC’s Haru Shiminishi will also bring some of his fighters to test themselves. Joe Moreira student, Ricardo Barros (BJJ brown belt), who had tough match against Hawaii’s Niko Vitale in the last Warrior’s event, will also return. Warriors is not only for the "pro’s," the promoters want to give amateurs a chance to gain experience, so there will also be some amateur bouts. The event is featuring three tournaments and three super fights. The weight classes for the tournaments are as follows:
3 NHB Tournaments
Come out and support NHB if you are in Maui. If you are not, here is one more reason to visit the "Valley Isle." I will keep you updated as more details are released. As always, this information is subject to change.
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