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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
ProElite returned to the promotional world of mixed martial arts on Saturday night, bringing their first event to Honolulu's Neil S. Blaisdell Arena.
Featuring a rematch between Kendall Grove and Joe Riggs in the night's main event, the card provided finishes galore, with all but one of the event's fights ending before it could reach the judges.
Grove and Riggs first met over seven years ago, with Riggs handing Grove the first loss of his career in what was just his third fight. That bout also took place in Honololu, with Riggs knocking Grove out in the first round. However, Grove needed just 59 seconds to get his revenge on Saturday, locking up a guillotine choke after Riggs took him down to force the submission.
In the other featured bout on the card, Andrei Arlovski picked up his first win since the final event from former ProElite-owned promotion EliteXC in October of 2008. After four straight losses, three of which came by knockout, Arlovski took a TKO victory over Ray Lopez in the third round after compiling damage throughout the fight.
Also on the card, B.J. Penn's younger brother Reagan made his MMA debut against Paul Gardiner, and finished the fight with a rear naked choke in just 70 seconds.
Additionally, NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion Mark Ellis took home his first victory on the card, submitting Jake Huen in second round. Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann earned a submission victory of her own, stopping Raquel Pa'aluhi with a third round keylock. Finally, former UFC fighter Drew McFedries earned his second straight win in 2011, finishing Garrett Olson in the second round.
Check out video from the main card below:
McFedries vs. Olson
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McMann vs. Pa'aluhi
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Ellis vs. Huen
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Penn vs. Gardiner
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Arlovski vs. Lopez
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Grove vs. Riggs II
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