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Falaniko Vitale defends X-1 185-lb. belt this Friday

Falaniko Vitale will defend his X-1 middleweight title against Jon Kirk this Friday, Feb. 27 at X-1 "New Beginning" Maui War Memorial Gym in Kahului, Hawaii.

Vitale (26-9) holds wins over current UFC middleweight title contender Yushin Okami, former UFC champ Dave Menne and former UFC number one contender Matt Lindland. In his last fight, Vitale lost a unanimous decision to Frank Trigg at Strikeforce "Payback" in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 3, 2008. Vitale's opponent Jon Kirk (11-5) is a two-time EliteXC competitor.

Also on the card is one-time UFC heavyweight Scott Junk (6-2) returning to action against undefeated Lolohea Mahe (3-0). Junk was last seen at UFC 76 "Knockout" on Sept. 22, 2007 tapping out to a heel hook applied by Christian Wellisch.


  • Falaniko Vitale vs. Jon Kirk
  • Scott Junk vs. Lolohea Mahe
  • Michael Brightmon vs. Dominic Ahnee
  • Justin Mercado vs. Brandon Visher
  • Brysen Hansen vs. Mike Pedro
  • Koa Ramos vs. Jason Dacquel

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