ProElite vice president of fight operations T. Jay Thompson tweeted “Never again” after hosting a lackluster show this past November. The organization is off to a good start at making amends with the official poster for their third event under the new regime.
The January 21st card features an intriguing scrap between former UFC star Kendall “Da Spyder” and Ikuhisa Minowa. The Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii will serve as host.
“ProElite: Da Spyder vs. The Punk” also showcases the semifinals of the organization’s Heavyweight Grand Prix. Cody Griffin meets Ryan Martinez in one tourney pairing, while Jake Heun faces Richard Odoms on the other end of the brackets.
HDNet will broadcast the card’s main bouts live beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here are the athletes slated to appear in the show thus far:
Kaleo Gambill vs. Brent Schermerhorn
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:
Cody Griffin vs. Ryan Martinez
Jake Heun vs. Richard Odoms
Kendall Grove vs. Ikuhisa Minowa