Bellator gives a shot to 10 tryout fighters in Hawaii

10 fighters, who have completed at the Honolulu tryouts last month earned their chance to show their skills in the Bellator cage.

The MMA promotion will be returning to Hawaii on December 20th and 21st for the “Salute the Troops” and “Bellator Hawaii: Macfarlane vs. Jackson” events. If the 10 athletes from the tryouts win their fights, they will have a chance to earn an exclusive multi-fight Bellator contract.

The fighters selected include Braydon Akeo (3-0), Cheyden Leialoha (7-1), Pierre Daguzan (5-3, 1 NC), Jamie Thorton (6-5), Hunter Ewald (pro debut), Keoni Diggs (7-0), Scotty Hao (4-2), Swayne Lunasco (7-0), Kaylan Gorospe (pro debut) and Ben Wilhelm (3-0).


“Salute the Troops” Main Card:

(Paramount Network & DAZN, 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT/5 p.m. HST)

Heavyweight Main Event: Josh Barnett (35-8) vs. Ronny Markes (19-7)

Bantamweight Main Card Bout: Toby Misech (11-7) vs. Erik Perez (19-6)

Flyweight Main Card Bout: Alejandra Lara (8-3) vs. Veta Artega (5-3)

Featherweight Main Card Bout: Tywan Claxton (5-1) vs. Braydon Akeo (3-0)

Preliminary Card:

(DAZN, & the Bellator Mobile App, 8:45 p.m. ET/7:45 p.m. CT/3:45 p.m. HST)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Cass Bell (4-0) vs. Pierre Daguzan (5-3, 1 NC)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Hunter Ewald (Pro Debut) vs. Jonathan Pico (1-1)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Tiani Valle (3-2) vs. Jamie Thorton (6-5)


Bellator Hawaii: “Macfarlane vs. Jackson” Main Card:

(DAZN, 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT/5 p.m. HST)

Flyweight World Title Bout: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (10-0) vs. Kate Jackson (11-3-1)

Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal Bout: A.J. McKee (15-0) vs. Derek Campos (20-9)

Welterweight Main Card Bout: Neiman Gracie (9-1) vs. Kiichi Kunimoto (20-8-2, 1 NC)

Flyweight Main Card Bout: Julianna Velasquez (9-0) vs. Bruna Ellen (5-2)

Bantamweight Main Card Bout: Raufeon Stots (12-1) vs. Cheyden Leialoha (7-1)

Preliminary Card:

(DAZN, & the Bellator Mobile App, 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. HST)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Swayne Lunasco (Pro Debut) vs. Kaylan Gorospe (Pro Debut)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Keoni Diggs (7-0) vs. Scotty Hao (4-2)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Yoshimura (Pro Debut) vs. Chas Dunhour (0-1)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Kai Kamaka III (5-2) vs. Spencer Higa (7-10)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kona Oliveira (1-2) vs. Ben Wilhelm (3-0)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Dustin Barca (3-0) vs. Brandon Pieper (11-13)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nainoa Dung (3-0) vs. Zach Zane (13-9)

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