When Bellator MMA signed former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal last year in a ballyhooed addition, he was expected to become one of the faces of the promotion.
Aside from offering martial arts programs for keiki and adults, the Life Impact Center (opened by non-profit Kupuna and Keiki) gives back to the community with educational programs that provide tutoring and help with homework for youth in the Kalihi area.
After four consecutive losses from January 2009 through February 2011, former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovsky’s career was surrounded in uncertainty.
Men of Hawaii make way, as UFC Gym hosts an ongoing women’s MMA small group Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m. that teaches MMA techniques and conditioning.
Brett Cooper experimented with hockey and other sports as a child, but there was always something about mixed martial arts.
While most fighters in Bellator Mixed Martial Arts dream of winning $100,000 and a chance at the championship, Will Brooks looks at the promotion as a way to pass on his uplifting message about the “champion’s mindset.”
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture has signed a multiyear deal with Spike TV and will be featured on two programs to debut later this year.
Warhorse Strength Camp takes training to a whole new level. Fitness re- mains the main objective, but building character is also vital to its members.
Championship hopes hung over the octagon during last weekend’s UFC 156 event with two favorites, heavyweight Alistair Overeem and light heavyweight Rashad Evans, expected to get title shots with victories.
BJ Penn MMA trainer Richard De Los Reyes has no shortage of martial arts credentials under his belt, and his passion for the arts has led him to share his knowledge with others around the island.