ICON Sport: To Hell And Back

ICON Sport “To Hell And Back” features hard hitting Hawaiian Kala Kolohe Hose taking on the “New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni in a title fight for Robbie Lawlers vacated Middleweight title on March 15 from the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event will air for free on ProElite.com starting at 8pm EST.

Main Event

Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni vs. Kala Kolohe Hose – 185lb World Title

Main Card

Auggie “The Warrior” Padekan vs. Jeremy “Half Man Half Amazing” Williams
Sadhu Bott v. Bronson Pieper – 145lb State Title
Devin Chong vs. Tyson Nam
Wayne Perrin vs. Koa Ramos
Brennan Kamaka vs. Ross “Da Boss” Ebanez
Eddie Rincon vs. P.J. Dean
Matt Comeau vs. Elias Delos Reyes
Alan Lima vs David “The Tan Super Man” Padilla
Zack Rapal vs Dwayne Haney
Nui Wheeler vs. Jay Bolos

ICON Sport News: Lawler Striped Of Belt

ICON Sport announced in a press conference that they have striped Robbie Lawler of his ICON Sport Welterweight belt, following a year of injuries and other commitments (TUF 6, EliteXC, Starting the H.I.T Squad).

ICON Sports in owned by ProElite (EliteXC, Cage Rage, KOTC), Lawler fought Ninja Rua for the EliteXC belt last September. Striping Lawler of the title is just a move to allow ICON to have its own exclusive champion.

Now that Lawler is out of the way, ICON Sport has announced that native Hawaiian Kala Kolohe Hose will take on newly signed brawler Phil “New York Bad Ass” Baroni.

Kala Kolohe Hose has been waiting in the wings for a chance at Lawler for almost a year now. Kolohe Hose is a brawler who impressed me on the last ShoXC event, when he knocked out Frederic Belleton late in the first round.

Veteran MMA fighter Phil Baroni is a perfect match-up with Kolohe Hose, both fighters have knock out power and both like to stand and brawl.

This will be Baroni’s first fight on his recently signed multi-fight contract with Pro Elite.

ShoXC: Alvarez vs. Ebanez Results and Recap

shoxc Alvarez vs. Ebanez

First off Kala Kolohe Hose pounded Frederic Belleton throughout the first round and landed a one punch KO to end the fight just before the closing bell. Hose’s striking made for an entertaining bout.

Paul Daley looked like a British Anderson Silva, with amazing Maui Thai and a sick clinch, his ability to instantly get up after being taken down, made this a short night for TUF veteran Sammy Morgan. Daley ended the fight with a sick elbow behind the ear, dropping Morgan strait to the canvas. Side note: Daley was offered a deal with Zuffa, but turned it down so he can defend his Cage Rage title, he is going to be a force to recon with in EliteXC.

Eddie Alvarez was able to showcase his skills near his home town, with an impressive win over a tough Ross “The Boss” Ebanez. Alvarez showed he is extremely well rounded as he dominated Ebanez on the ground and in the stand up. The only reason this fight made it to the second round is because Ebanez is one tough SOB. Alvarez finally secured the win in the second round with a devastating right hand while on one knee.

ShoXC, by far the best card I have seen in 2008.

Main Card on Showtime

Preliminary Card

  • Drew Puzon (170.3 lbs.) vs. Charlie Brenneman (170.9 lbs.)
    Result: Charlie Brenneman defeats Drew Puzon by Split Decision.
  • Zach Makovsky (139.3 lbs.) vs. Wilson Reis (138.6 lbs.)
    Result: Wilson Reis defeats Zach Makovsky by Submission (Choke) at 1:15 of R2.
  • James “Binky” Jones (155.6 lbs.) vs. Mark Getto (160.9 lbs.)
    Result: James Jones defeats Mark Getto by Submission (Kimura) at 1:12 of R1.
  • Sergio Vinagre (183.6 lbs.) vs. Brett Linebarger (185.1 lbs.)
    Result: Brett Linebarger defeats Sergio Vinagre by KO at 2:29 of R3.
  • Joe Shilling (169 lbs.) vs. Matt Makowski (170.9 lbs.)
    Result: Matt Makowski defeats Joe Schilling by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:01 of R1.