Kimura picks up MMA win

Photo courtesy of Vance Pascua

MMA promoter Vance Pascua poses with professional cage fighters prior to his 14-card “Kauai Cage Match” Sunday at Kukui Grove Center in the old Sports Authority location. From left: Maki Pitolo (UFC), MMA promoter Vance Pascua, Yancy Mederios (UFC), and Ray Brada Cooper (PFL) were in attendance.The professional fighters signed autographs for patrons at the “Kauai Cage Match.”

LIHUE — Chai Kimura’s match with CJ Kahepu‘u in the main event of the “Kauai Cage Match” was about more than pride in front of their home island.