Te Ihi A Tu translates to "the rising of the God of War" and took place last Saturday, May 15 in Gisborne.
The event, promoted by Rangataua O Aotearoa (ROA) featured two Apex 80kg fighters in the main event, along with three separate tag-team bouts, and a host of undercard fights.
The main event saw ROA Gisborne's Sam Parkes grind out a close decision against the Combat Academy's Nate Law, in a fight that could have gone either way. Law appeared to have injured his foot and the fight is described as being something of a stalemate.
The tag team battles were described by one trainer as "out the gate", with the men's tag team ending in a stoppage victory to the ROA Gisborne home team, which was described as the highlight of the night.
The full results of the event are given below:
Keona Parr def. Genevieve & Aronui via decision
Nepia McLean def. Jacob Rennie via decision
Ta Kaihou Brock & Hazealea Edwards def. Tapaki Rangihau via decision
Wyllie Hiko def. Dreyde Douglas via decision
Tamatoanui Kinghazel def. Te Uemairangi Lemon via decision
Kallen Edwards def. Jack Hancock via decision
Thomas McIntosh def. Sativa Cunningham via decision
Rahera Ngawharau def. Oriwia Spooner via decision
Alec Coutts def. Kiwa Haig via decision
TAG TEAM: Summah Smith, Tamala Herewini, & Gloria Tellez def. Alyssha Maynard-Wilson, Materoa Poi, & Simone Poi via decision
Harrison Campbell def. Creed Norman via decision
Nick Low def. Kelvin Jones via decision
Lola Ferber def. Katherine Kinvig via decision
TAG TEAM: Tawhao Stewart, Moana Nuku, & BJ Sydney def. Alijah Ngawharau, Alex Kawhiti, & Andre Nicholson via TKO
Hori Whakatope def. Freddy Mainini via TKO
Piripi Abraham def. Curtis Lawson via decision
Bradyn Wallace def. Matt Herries via decision
TAG TEAM: Tania Hill & Maiangi Mackey def. Kim King & Karmen Mexted via decision
Sam Parkes def. Nathaniel Law via decision
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