I haven’t been able to post too much as I went straight into fight camp for my next fight which is happening in two days. Once again, I will be defending my X-1 World Events MMA Bantamweight Title against Ricky Camp of Guam. The fight is happening at the Blaisdell Arena on Saturday April 27, 2019.
I was very fortunate to have my Camp done by Coach Justin Mercado in Colorado Springs in the Victory MMA Gym with Coach Gilbert Smith adding in some knowledge and skill as well. This was definitely a different experience but one that benefited me a lot. I trained, drilled, and sparred and wasn’t confined to the four walls of a gym. My training took place on a track, steep hill, a garage, and I also did the Manitou Incline in which at the top I did some Boxing conditioning.
I strongly believe that this Fight Camp has definitely helped me prepare for battle. One of the positive things that happened was the fact that all I had to focus on most of the time was Fight Camp, training, and watching my weight. I was able to put my job on hold for the three weeks I was there and just focused on what needed to be done.
As always, at this time of Fight week it is the tail end of my weight cut. I feel that it has been an easier cut, but I still feel the effects of it, mainly that I am hungry LOL! There could be a bnunch of factors to why I feel this one has been easier. 1. I came off of a fight as I went into Fight Camp 2. The elevation of Colorado. All I can say is that I am on track to make weight and am looking forward to fighting.
I am really stoked and looking forward to be fighting on the same card as my brother, Ryan COCONUT Mondala. It has been years since we were able to fight together at home in front of our family and friends. Ryan is fighting for the 125 lb X1 State Title against an opponent I defeated before, Zach Close. This card is actually stacked from start to finish and shouldn’t be missed.
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I am very fortunate to have friends that are willing to help with the upcoming Fundraiser for me. One of my sponsors, Tulipa Style LLC, has come up with an outstanding line up of entertainment.
Recording Artist, Kumu Hula, and my friend, Leato Savini will share his talents and music off of his Album as well as traditional Hawaiian Music.
Two Time Song Competition winner, 1-at The Ville in ʻEwa and 2-at Hawaiʻi KTV & Lounge, Ah Sen Mokiao will share his vocal talents with us. Ah Sen is also a friend and a co-worker with me at UFC Gym Mililani.
These Two Gentlemen are known as Da Camarillo brothers. Friends of Leato, they have a variety of music interest that they will share with us. They perform professionally in Waikiki weekly and we are fortunate that they will be able to share their talents with us. Kamaka (pictured right) has gained popularity with his friend for their Hawaiian version of Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” titled “E Piʻi Mai”
My friend and Jiujitsu Teammate, KAHI T (pictures left), has volunteered his talents as a Radio Personality to keep the flow of the program in check as the MC!
So far that is a SOLID line up and the team will probably add one or two more spots if possible. The Fundraiser again will be on DECEMBER 19 from 5p-10p at The Shack Mililani!
What’s up Family and Friends!
We fin ally got some Video Highlights uploaded to my website! You should go check it out at www.rodneymondala.com/videos !
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