HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This weekend the Hawaii fight scene is saying goodbye to a legend as Falaniko Vitale is stepping into the ring for a final time.
With a 30-10 record, he's ending an illustrious 15-year run that's seen him fight in several organizations, including the UFC.
The Waipahu native will be taking on Jaime Jara, who's five years older than Niko.
Thousands are expected to be at Aloha Stadium for the event and the 40-year-old says it's fitting that his career is ending in Halawa,.
"It's kind of an unreal feeling because I came from a football background and I was able to play at the University of Hawaii as well, back in the 90's," Vitale said. "It's kind of an unreal feeling for me to finish my career at Aloha Stadium."
The X1 World Event features more than 20 bouts.