Waterhen Takes On Vitale At KOTC Ali’Is
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s own Elmer Waterhen will be traveling a long way for his next fight as he is scheduled to face UFC and Strikeforce veteran Falaniko Vitale in Honolulu, Hawaii July 14th for King of the Cage: Ali’Is.
Waterhen (12-15) will look to continue his already sucessful 2012 campaign as he earned a first round submission victory over Mike Froese this past March. A professional since 2003 Waterhen has faced some of Canada’s best over his storied career including Tj Grant, Jesse Bongfeldt, Gary Wright and Rory MacDonald. A long time fan favorite Waterhen is probably best known for his toughness and durability inside the cage while never turning down a fight regardless of his opponent’s record or short notice.
Vitale (29-10) is a longtime legend of the Hawain MMA scene. The Honolulu native and 808 Top Team product has fought some of the top names in MMA including Yushin Okami, Dave Mene, Robbie Lawler and Matt Lindland. Its been over a year since Vitale last stepped into the cage, a disappointing third round KO loss to Hector Lombard in Bellator.
King of the Cage: Ali’Is goes down July 14th from the Neil Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The card also features a KOTC Flyweight (135 lbs.) title fight where Russell Doane will meet Frank Baca, also Ray Cooper will challenge Kani Correra.