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As soon as the first Amateur Fighting Competition was over, people were asking promoters Ray and Monica Cooper when the next one would be. Well fight fans, ask and ye shall receive - AFCII is here. On a hot and humid Wednesday night at Jesus is Lord Gym in Waipahu, we weathered a termite invasion to bring the AFCII Weigh-ins to you. A who's who of MMA veterans were in attendance at the weigh-ins. Besides the obvious presence of Ray "Bradda" Cooper, were such notables as AFCII referee Ron "Machine Gun" Juhn, Kai Kamaka and the 808 Fight Factory Crew, Bob Ostovich, and Brennan Kamaka. Kawika Pa`aluhi looked as intimidating as ever, showing the amateurs that there's a long road ahead to get to the professional level.

As an example oh what the AFC may lead to, Stephen "Bozo" Palling was back from an impressive May 5th 30 sec TKO victory over noted opponent Norifumi Yamamoto in Japan. Palling now holds a #3 Shooto ranking. Cooper went over the fight rules with the contestants and stressed the need for sportsmanship. The weigh-ins went as follows:
Name: Bam Bam Ka`aikamanu
Ht: 5' 7"
Weight: 153
Style/School: Freestyle (Tiger's Gym)
From: Ewa Beach
Name: Eddie Fagelsdorf
Ht: 5' 9"
Weight: 162
Style/School: Freestyle
From: Waianae
Name: Eddie Ohia
Ht: 5' 6"
Weight: 171
Style/School: Street
From: Waimanalo
Name: James Romano
Ht: 5' 11"
Weight: 175
Style/School: Street (Kodenkan)
From:
Name: Jon Vistante
Ht: 5' 9"
Weight: 232
Style/School: Freestyle
From: Waianae
Name: Kaleo Westbrook
Ht: 6' 2"
Weight: 319
Style/School: Freestyle (Westbrook Boxing Club)
From: Waianae
Name: Mike Stone
Ht: 5' 10"
Weight: 199
Style/School: Street (Universal Rough Houzing)
From:
Name: Shilo Ho
Ht: 5' 11"
Weight: 233
Style/School: Kick Boxing (Professional Training Center)
From: Pearl City
Name: Boo Boo Kaawa
Ht: 5' 7"
Weight: 260
Style/School: Street (Hardknocks)
From: Waianae
Name: Clyde Paling
Ht: 5' 5"
Weight: 189
Style/School: Street
From: Nanakuli
Name: George St Germaine
Ht: 5' 10"
Weight: 253
Style/School: Street (Lei's Keawe)
From: Kailua

Name: Jason Verdadero
Ht: 5' 9"
Weight: 194
Style/School: Freestyle (Bull's Pen)
From: Waipahu

Name: Lavelle Brown
Ht: 5' 7"
Weight: 210
Style/School: Boxing (Westbrook Boxing)
From: Makaha
Name: Louis Kuamoo
Ht: 5' 10"
Weight: 191
Style/School: Freestyle
From: Ewa Beach

Name: Samson Taito
Ht: 5' 8"
Weight: 255
Style/School: Boxing
From: Waipahu

Name: Wayne "Cowboy" Hame
Ht: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Style/School: Kickboxing
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From the looks of things, we anticipate AFC2 to be full of action and intensity. After all, anytime 16 hungry, up and coming fighters meet up in the ring, you know it's going to be an exciting night.

See you there!