July 08, 2008

ICON middleweight champion Kala "Kolohe" Hose will return to action on Aug. 2 against Rolando Dominique in an event to be held at the Blaisdell Arena in Hawaii.

Hose made an impressive showing to win the ICON middleweight title in March when he defeated former Ultimate Fighting Championship and current EliteXC fighter Phil Baroni in an exiting match-up.

Following the fight with Baroni, it seemed Hose had a great many big fights ahead of him, but the Hawaiian was derailed in his next fight out. He lost by rear naked choke to Robert "Bubba" McDaniel in an undercard fight during the June 14 EliteXC show in his home state.

Hose did not lose his middleweight championship, as the fight was not for the title, and it seemed following the fight that McDaniel had no interest in an immediate rematch.

Now, relatively unknown competitor, Dominique steps in to face Hose. Dominique is a former Alaska Fighting Championships fighter who currently only has 1 loss in his professional career.

Dominique most recently competed in the AFC, defeating Charles Karron by TKO in the first round of their bout.

No further fights have been confirmed for the Aug. 2 show, but more are expected in the coming weeks.

MMAWeekly.com has now learned that the fight between Hose and Dominique will be fought at a catch weight of 180 pounds and will not be for the ICON middleweight title as originally reported.

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