BJ Penn To Be Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame


HILO, Hawaii – Champion mixed martial artists BJ Penn become a member of the UFC Hall Of Fame this summer. The legendary two-time, two-division UFC world champion from Hilo was known as “The Prodigy” throughout his 13-year career. Penn retired with a 16-10-2 professional mixed martial arts record, according to the UFC, which issued a […]

VIDEO: Hilo’s Kawika Crowley takes on Tulsi


Underdog GOP candidate for Congress gets support from MMA champ, BJ Penn HILO, Hawaii: Meet Hilo’s own Kawika Crowley, a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional House District, and a politician unlike any other. An underdog victory in the Primary has propelled Crowley to face off with Democrat Tulsi Gabbard in November. Its going to […]

VIDEO: BJ Penn, governor hope to bring UFC to Hawaii


Big Island Hawaii State News Brief Video courtesy Office of the Governor Hilo’s mixed martial arts Prodigy BJ Penn paid a visit to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie in Honolulu today, where they shared a viral video message about bringing the UFC to Hawaii. On BJ Penn’s popular MMA website,, the headline for the video post says Abercrombie […]

VIDEO: Victorious BJ Penn returns to Hilo hometown

BJ Penn returns

November 22, 2010 – HILO, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan | Reported by Peter Serafin Mixed martial arts champion BJ Penn returned to his hometown of Hilo, landing at the Hilo International Airport on Sunday evening, after defeating Matt Hughes at UFC 123. In this third fight between two of MMA’s all time greats, held at the […]

VIDEO: 12 year old BJJ champ Shaedon Quevedo returns to Hilo

August 4, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii Video by Baron Sekiya, 12 year old Shaedon Quevedo returns to his hometown of Hilo after winning the championship at the 3rd Annual World International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Riverside, California. Quevedo, considered to be another grappling prodigy from the Big Island, won the championship in Junior […]

BJ Penn upset in Abu Dhabi

Dominant Hilo native loses to Frankie Edgar Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates– News of BJ Penn’s upset title loss at “UFC 112: Invincible” shocked residents in his hometown of Hilo on Saturday morning. The mixed martial arts bout, part of the first UFC card held in Abu Dhabi, took place in the early morning hours […]