Wai’anae Pride 2017: Holloway and Medeiros

Maile 032914A Senator Maile Shimabukuro: Congratulations to Wai’anae’s Max Holloway, the new, undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion, and Wai’ane’s Yancy Medeiros, who defeated Erick Silva on 3 June 2017, on the same UFC 21 fight card. We’re so proud of both of you. You have brought the eyes of the world to Hawai’i and the West Side of Oahu with your accomplishments. Your work ethic, character, and success are an inspiration to the entire state, especially to the young people of Wai’anae. Kulia i ka nu’u.

Max Holloway, of Wai’anae, Hawaii, undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion, celebrates with his hometown fans in a special parade. Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:02am.

Max Holloway, a 2010 graduate of Wai’anae High School, beat the linear featherweight champion José Aldo in a title unification bout on 3 June 2017 at UFC 212 in Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:02am.

Max Holloway, currently trains out of Gracie Technics Honolulu and Legacy Muay Thai. He also gets his strength training out of Tactical Strength and Conditioning under Coach Darin Yap. Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:02am.

Yancy Medeiros, of Wai’ane, Hawaii, defeated Erick Silva on 3 June 2017 at UFC 212 via TKO in the second round. Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:03am.

Yancy Medeiros competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:03am.

Yancy Medeiros is trained by Cesar Gracie (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) and Richard Perez (boxing). Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:03am.

Yancy Medeiros wrestled for Wai’anae High School and placed 3rd in the Hawaii State Wrestling Tournament his senior year. Photo by Karen Young, 6/10/17, 11:03am.

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