Returning to the ring for the first time since his decision loss to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at DREAM.4 last June, Bully Beatdown host Jason "Mayhem" Miller defeated Kala "Kolohe" Hose to capture Kingdom MMA‘s middleweight title at their inaugural event, held Saturday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. After the two fighters traded some strikes, Mayhem took Hose to the mat, easily scored mount, and began throwing down punches and hammer-fists. Trapped, Hose gave up his back and was immediately caught in a rear-naked choke, tapping at 2:23 into round 1.
After the fight, Miller praised Hose’s hard head, gave love to the Hawaiian crowd, and said his next step is fighting for DREAM’s middleweight title. With Gegard Mousasi vacating his belt, Miller and Jacare will rematch for the strap at DREAM.9 (May 26th; Yokohama, Japan); the event will also feature the quarterfinals of DREAM’s featherweight grand prix, and a lightweight main attraction between Gesias Cavalcante and Tatsuya Kawajiri.
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