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Bellator’s return to Hawaii gives some local fighters another shot on the big stage

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                                Pearl City alumnus Kai Kamaka celebrated a unanimous decision over John de Jesus in December.

    COURTESY BELLATOR MMA

    Pearl City alumnus Kai Kamaka celebrated a unanimous decision over John de Jesus in December.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / 2018
                                Yancy Medeiros has been one of Hawaii’s top fighters for years but has never fought at Blaisdell Arena.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / 2018

    Yancy Medeiros has been one of Hawaii’s top fighters for years but has never fought at Blaisdell Arena.

  • JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ilima-Lei MacFarlane, of Hawaii, at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ilima-Lei MacFarlane, of Hawaii, at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.

With Bellator MMA making its third trip to Hawaii this weekend, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane once again is the star local attraction. Read more

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