Kai Kamaka Denied His Holloway Moment, Ready For Tournament

Chicago – PFL featherweight Kai Kamaka made his promotional debut in the featherweight tournament and got points on the board when he took a decision victory over Bubba Jenkins at PFL 3: PFL Regular Season 2024 on Friday night.

“That was the first fight. The season picks up from here. Whoever can stay healthy, whoever can have the strong mind, and keep going,” Kamaka told Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.

“I don’t have bad weight cuts. I don’t need too much time to rest. I heal my body up good and I’m a student of the game. The tournament picks up now.”

Kamaka (13-5-1) was one of the millions who watched UFC lightweight Max Holloway point to the ground at UFC 300. What ensued was a brawl in the middle of the cage against Justin Gaethje that Holloway won by KO.

Kamaka was asked at media day if he’d try that, but on fight night it was not to be.

“I told you. Even if I had the opportunity he would shoot, and that’s what happened. He did it before I could even point to the ground,” Kamaka said with a smirk.

Even with the win Kamaka wasn’t happy with how it went down.

“I’m actually disappointed. I made fight closer than it had to be. I was seeing everything in there. He wasn’t nothing special at all,” he said.

“I broke him. I have a tendency of doing that like when I’m up I kind of lead him back into the fight. I seen he was slowly breaking and I kind of was letting him trying to make it a scrap. That’s on me.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Kai Kamaka above.