Elite XC: 'Return of the King' is coming up soon. The event will take place at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will air LIVE on the premium cable channel Showtime starting at 10 p.m ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest Elite XC: "Return of the King" results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
ELITE XC: "RETURN OF THE KING" QUICK RESULTS:
Elite XC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons defeats Yves Edwards via TKO (strikes) Round 1
Nick Diaz defeats Muhsin Corrbrey via TKO (strikes) round 3
Murilo "Ninja" Rua defeats Tony "The Gun" Bonello via TKO (strikes) round 1
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman defeats Ron "H2O" Waterman via TKO (strikes) round 1
Rafael Feijao defeats Wayne Cole via TKO (strikes) round 1
Mark Oshiro defeats Chris Willems via submission (triangle choke) in round one
Mike Aina defeats Kaleo Kwan via decision
Chris Barnard vs. Lolohea Mahe
PJ Dean vs. Dean Lista
Russell Doane vs. Dwayne Haney
Kala Kolohe Hose defeats Robert McDaniel via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
ELITE XC: "RETURN OF THE KING LIVE BLOW-BY-BLOW COMMENTARY:
KJ Noons vs. Yves Edwards
Round 1: Here we go for the Elite XC lightweight belt. Bell rings and gloves touch. KJ with a nice hard body kick. Yves eats it and lands a combo with his hands. KJ is working the jab now and Yves lands a solid right hand on KJ's chin. Kj comes right back with a right hand of his own that drops Yves. KJ jumps right on him looking for the kill. He's landing some bombs and Yves is in deep deep trouble. He's not defending and the ref stops the fight at 4:14 of round one. WOW! All I can say is WOW! Huge huge win for the champ. Wow!
Final result: KJ Noons defeats Yves Edwards via TKO (strikes) Round 1
Nick Diaz defeats vs. Muhsin Corrbrey
Round 1: No gloves touching in this one. They're feeling each other out but Diaz is stalking Corrbrey. Diaz shoots and Corrbrey kicks and circles. More circling mixed with sporadic punches from both fighters. They clinch and Corrbrey lands a knee and pushes out. Diaz lands a couple jabs. They clinch again and Diaz hits with a nice elbow. Diaz stays on the offensive with his boxing and Corrbrey does his best to dodge the punches. Diaz is looking to land combos and then clinch and push out. Its working for him, but Corrbrey not getting hurt and landing some shots himself. Now Diaz pushes Corrbrey against the fence and works some knees. A few nice punches for Diaz and Corrbrey spins out. He then lands a nice combo ended with a hard body kick. More exchanges won by each fighter and the round ends. Very active round. Hard to judge. I'll score it 10-9 for Diaz for being a little more agressive.
Round 2: More of the same boxinf from Diaz and a kick from Corrbrey to start round 2. Diaz now pushes Corrbrey against the fence and Diaz grabs a leg and is looking for a takedwon. Corrbrey is defending nicely agains the fence and Diaz lets go and they're seperated. More boxing from both. Each guy is landing punches, but Diaz is the one that keeps coming forward. Corrbrey is winning some exchanges now, but Diaz stays stalking him with those jabs. Now Diaz is taunting him and he's got some confidence now. Corrbrey plays possum a little bit, but Diaz doesn't get bothered and he keeps coming. Now against the fence and Diaz looking for the takedown again. Corrbrey is showing some great takedown defense and Diaz lets go again. Diaz lands a nice left hook. Against the fence again and Diaz is looking for some knees. Diaz finally gets a spinning takedwon and gets side control. Only 10 seconds left in the round and Diaz can't capitalize, but that definitely secured him the round, if he didn't have it won already. I score it 10-9 Diaz.
Round 3: Now they touch gloves. Some earned respect perhaps. Diaz shoots and Corrbrey stuffs. More Nick Diaz-esque jabs and into another clinch against the fence. Diaz quickly win a takedown. Nicely done. He's in half guard and moves to side control methodically. Diaz looking for a Kimura from here. Corrbrey tries to get half guard again but can't get it. Diaz now spins and looks for the armbar. Corrbrey twists and tries to defend. It works and Diaz is now on top landing punches. Corrbrey is having a hard time defending the shots and eventually pulls Diaz down to side control. Diaz looks for the arm again and stands up and throws some more punches. He baits Corrbrey with another Kimura attempt and steals a full mount. Corrbrey has no where to go now and the fight gets stopped at 1:01 of round three. Very nice execution from Diaz and a good showing for Corrbrey as well. Best fight of the night so far.
Final result: Nick Diaz defeats Muhsin Corrbrey via TKO (strikes) round 3
Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Tony "The Gun" Bonello
Round 1: Bonello has some words for Ninja as he circles the cage when entering. Ninja laughs it off and heads to his corner. Bonello continues the jawing during the staredown. This could be good. Bell rings and Bonello comes right at Ninja with a high kick and some punches. Then he pulls guard. He has Ninja in his guard and Ninja works and passes to side control. He traps Bonello's arm and works some elbows. Bonello looks frustrated and Ninja stays with the elbows. Bonello has no answer, they've been in this position for over a minute now and Ninja finally moves to mount. He lands a few shots and decides to go back to side control. He's doing whatever he wants in this fight. He continues to land elbow after elbow. Now he has a knee on Bonello's stomach and he's raining down huge punches. Bonello is done at 1:44 of the first round. Ninja Rua in DOMINATING fashion. That was awesome to watch.
Final result: Murilo "Ninja" Rua defeats Tony "The Gun" Bonello via TKO (strikes) round 1
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman vs. Ron "H2O" Waterman
Round 1: Gloves touch. Immediate exchanges, nothing too serious though. Then Waterman shoots and gets the takedown. He pushes Pee Wee against the cage and looks for a can opener. Herman defended nicely and gets back to his feet. Waterman picks him right back up and gets another takedown, but Pee Wee rolls out and gets to his feet with some seperation. He lands a gorgeous kick right on Waterman's chops. Waterman looks dazed from it and grabs Pee Wee's leg as he moves in. Pee Wee goes to one knee and lands about a dozen or so elbos right to Waterman's dome. Waterman is in deep trouble and he gets mounted by Herman and the fight gets stopped at 2:41 of the first round. Herman has some serious skills. He's now 11-0 with 11 stoppages.
Final result: Dave "Pee Wee" Herman defeats Ron "H2O" Waterman via TKO (strikes) round 1
Rafael Feijao vs. Wayne Cole
Round 1: Fighters touch gloves and Feijao lands a nice body kick. Cole charges him with punches and they clinch. Feijao gets a nice takedown and after a few seconds they're back up. Feijao has Cole against the cage now on their feet. He's working sporadic knees mixed with some dirty boxing. Referee Yamasaki calls for a break. He gives Cole 5 minutes for a low blow. He takes his time and they come back out. Feijao goes for an immediate high kick than a Thai clinch with a knee. Cole muscles out and Feijao pushes him against the fence again. Fejao pushes out and lands a very nice combination. He stays on Cole and Cole looks for a single leg takedown, and Feijao lands a nice flying knee from there. Feijao gets out and goes right to the Thai clinch again where he lands some more knees that eventually put Cole on the mat. Feijao moves in for the kill, grabs his back and pounds him out at 2:12. Very impressive fight for Feijao.
Final result: Rafael Feijao defeats Wayne Cole via TKO (strikes) round 1