Eldon Sale Sproat showed the Hawaiian world of Mixed Martial Arts that he has a future as a professional fighter.
Less than a year after winning the state 185-pound amateur title, Sproat took home the middleweight state title belt Saturday night with a first round knockout of Collin Mansanas.
X1 World Events presented the event at the Blaisdell Arena, called Champions 3. The card featured six state title fights including world middleweight champion Falaniko Vitale defeating Dylan Clay in the first round.
Sproat — a Molokai native known locally for his rodeo background — only needed one minute, 28 seconds to drop Mansanas, of Kaneohe.
At only 26, Sproat has a bright future in MMA. Perhaps one day Sproat will face the 10-year pro Vitale for the world championship.