ProElite on Friday announced that its next event will take place on Jan. 21 at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. UFC veteran Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove will face Pride veteran Ikuhisa “The Punk” Minowa in the main event with the semifinal round of the ProElite Heavyweight Grand Prix also featured on the card.
ProElite: Da Spyder vs. The Punk will be televised live on HDNet at 10 p.m. ET.
Grove (13-9) enters the fight coming off of a 59-second guillotine submission win over Joe Riggs at ProElite’s last Hawaiian card on Aug. 27. Minowa (51-32-8) is on a four-fight winning streak. Despite a career that spans 15 years, the fight with Grove marks Minowa’s North American debut.
The Honolulu fight card also features the first semifinal match of the Heavyweight Grand Prix, and showcases the very tough Ryan Martinez (6-1) taking on headhunter Cody Griffin (5-2).
The opposite bracket features the heavy hitting Jake Heun (2-1) against the biggest physical competitor in the tournament at 6-foot-5, Richard Odoms (6-0).