By: King Eddie
King Of The Cage, one of the world's most successful MMA organizations, has been opening the doors for Hawaii's fighters as of late. The recent interest has been peaked by the vast and growing generations of new talent that we have here on the islands in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. And as we speak, King Of The Cage: Devastation, is getting underway at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, CA. This card features a fast rising international superstar, Lowen Tynanes,the Heavyweight with the hands of stone, Lolohea Mahe, and the pro debut of Maui's own Justin Cook.
For Tynanes, competing for a world lightweight title seems only fitting, considering his progression as of late. From his attention grabbing destruction of Eduard Foyalang, to being the first man to submit former world kickboxing champ, and South African wrecking Machine, Vuyisile Colossa, Lowen has been making quite the name for himself. And as he decends upon Highland, California, we here in Hawaii know exactly what kind of beast is about to be unleased.
From his blood covered face in the Philippines, Tynanes hinted to a satisfied smile, as his opponent was clearly in pain. When the cards were stacked against him in Malaysia, he did what no man could do by submitting the un-submittable. And now King Of The Cage is giving Tynanes a chance to take on an opponent with a world title on the line. . . I can only imagine the horror he is preparing to unleash.
The poor soul on the receiving end of the probable beating will be a fighter by the name of Kris Armbrister. With a reported 7-4 record, his experience may play a factor in tonights bout. But Tynanes has essentially shown through his career that there is no experience like battling a Tynanes. His strong wrestling game, powerful punches, sick submission skills, and iron laden jaw, assure that he is no one trick pony. There will be blood tonight in Highlands, and it will be brought on by the islands. Lown Tynanes could quite possibly return to Hawaii as the KOTC World Lightweight Champ.
Also on the card is heavy handed Maui native, Lolohea Mahe. Since his stint in Strikeforce, Mahe has made it his personal goal to improve and improve some more. His takedown defense has really stiffened, and as if it were even possible, his hands have become even more heavy than they were previously reported. The face crunching power that can be delivered by the Tongan scrapper is likely enough to put down a large horse. His opponent, Robert Jackson, is a heavy handed heavyweight with a win over famous Hawaii legend, Deutsch Pu'u.
With a 6-1 amateur record, Justin Cook is ready to make his move to the pro level. Training out of Central Maui Boxing and Straight Ruthless Jiu-Jitsu, the Maui native is more than capable of taking the fight anywhere in the cage and coming up with the victory. Having the honor of first fight, Cook has the rare opportunity to set the tone for his island brothers in the cage and hopefully bring out some momentum that can be continued in to a Hawaii sweep of this fight card.
With Mahe's progression thus far, and Tynanes' pure star power shining on, and Cook's hunger for professional success, Hawaii will have a great night tonight in California. As always, Hawaii is proud of it's traveling Warriors who take their talents on the road spreading awareness of Hawaii's talent, and Aloha along the way.
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