Bellator 213 at the Neal Blaisdell Center added another match to the undercard with Kauai’s Dustin Barca facing Waimanalo’s Isaac Hopps at 155-pounds.
Bellator officials confirmed the bout with KHON2 on Tuesday.
Barca (1-0), a former pro surfer who hasn’t fought professionally since 2011 is making a return to the cage at the venue of his last fight. The popular environmental activist who ran for mayor of Kauai in 2014 defeated Reno Remigio via second round TKO at Pro Elite’s Hawaii card which was headlined by Maui’s Kendall Grove.
As for Hopps (4-3), the training partner of fellow Bellator fighter Canaan Kawaihae, is currently riding a three fight winning streak with two of those victories coming in the X-1 promotion.
Kona Oliveira (1-0), a 20-year old rising star out of Haleiwa who made his professional debut in July with a first round TKO of L.J. Smith Portee at LFA-45 was also confirmed to have been added to the Bellator roster for the Bellator Hawaii weekend.
UPDATE: On Wednesday KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello confirmed that Oliveira’s opponent will be Makaha’s Nainoa Dung. The 19-year old who already has a strong following after a succesful youth kickboxing career successfully made his pro MMA debut over Kris Berberich at X-1 World Events 50.
BELLATOR HAWAII – SALUTE THE TROOPS
DECEMBER 14 – NEAL BLAISDELL CENTER – PARAMOUNT NETWORK
BRENT PRIMUS (C) VS. MICHAEL CHANDLER
FRANK MIR VS. JAVY AYALA
BELLATOR HAWAII – BELLATOR 213
DECEMBER 15 – NEAL BLAISDELL CENTER – DAZN
WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
ILIMA-LEI MACFARLANE (C) VS. VALERIE LETOURNEAU
LYOTO MACHIDA VS. RAFAEL CARVALHO
NEIMAN GRACIE VS. ED RUTH
KING MO LAWAL VS. LIAM MCGEARY
TIMOTHY TEVES VS. CANAAN KAWAIHAE
KAI KAMAKA III VS. SHOJIN MIKI
SPENCER HIGA VS. RYAN DELA CRUZ
DUSTIN BARCA VS. ISAAC HOPPS
NAINOA DUNG VS. KONA OLIVEIRA
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