Finally the long awaited day came and Xtra Kombat’s first fight kicked off at 3pm on 15th October, 2016. Action after action kept fans at the edge of their seats as the fighters went at each other with tact and force.
Golola overcame a spirited challenge from Tanzania’s Emmanuel Shija to win in the five round bout that was the key highlight of the inaugural Xtra Kombat Africa fight series at the Safaricom Indoor Arena.
In the entertaining bout, Shija brought Golola down before the Ugandan sprung to his feet to find Shija un-prepared for a double punch on target in the third round to the applause of the Ugandan and Kenyan fans who had waited all afternoon to cheer him on.
In another exiting bout, Kenya’s Muay Thai champion Nabertson Robert whitewashed Uganda’s Twaha Kiza to claim the regional super welter weight Xtra Kombat Muay Thai title in a bout that sparked jubilation among Robert’s supporters from his eastlands fan base.
Other results saw Gabriel Aroka overcome Waringa Mungai for the Kenyan National Light Welterweight K1 title while Kenya’s Joyce Awino won against South Sudan’s Natasha Winnie in the day’s only women match.