***PROELITE PRESENTS: DA SPYDER VS. MINOWAMAN - AIRS LIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT ON HDNET***Mahalo! LIVE from Hawaii, HDNet will broadcast "ProElite Presents: Da Spyder vs. Minowaman" Saturday night, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
All eyes are on the main event as hometown boy Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove looks for redemption against Japanese Middleweight Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa. And, some of the hottest prospects will meet up in the semi-finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix event with Jake Heun taking on Richard Odoms and Ryan Martinez vs. Cody Griffin.
Plus, don't miss the co-main event as former Olympic wrestling medalist Sara McMann (4-0) takes on Japan's own Hitomi Akano.
Finally, fans will definitely want to tune in to see if any fight-goers take on Bas Rutten's challenge from last week's "Inside MMA" ...how many will sport a red speedo in honor of Minowaman?
HDNet's LIVE exclusive coverage begins Saturday night, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. ETProElite: Da Spyder vs Minowaman - Fight Card:Kendall Grove
def. Ikuhisa Minowa - Unanimous Decision (30-27 all judges)Sara McMann
def. Hitomi Akano - Unanimous Decision (30-27 all judges)Richard Odoms
def. Jake Heun - Submission (Neck Crank) RD. 2 (1:56)
- Richard Odoms moves onto the finals of the ProElite Heavyweight Grand Prix.Ryan Martinez
def. Cody Griffin - Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ryan Martinez moves onto the finals of the ProElite Heavyweight Grand Prix.Patrick Cummins
def. Tasi Edwards - Submission (Head 'n Arm Choke) RD.1 (4:01)Brent Schermerhorn
def. Kaleo Gambill - KO (Strikes) RD. 1 (0:45)Prelims:Tatsuya Mizuno
def. Ilima Maiava - Submission (Side Choke) Round 2 (1:47)Toby Misech
def. Steven Saito - TKO (Strikes) RD. 1 (1:53)Collin Mansanas
def. Bryson Kamaka - Submission (RNC) RD. 1 (2:27)Sean Rush
def. Jaymes Schulte - Submission (RNC) RD. 1 (2:37)