Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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

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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.

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