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Falaniko Vitale
Born Honolulu, Hawaii
Other names Niko
Nationality USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Team Grappling Unlimited
MMA record
Total 35
Wins 26
By knockout 8
By submission 14
Losses 9

Falaniko "Niko" Vitale is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He competes in the Middleweight division. He lost his last fight at Strikeforce: Payback against Frank Trigg on October 3, 2008.

He holds notable victories over Matt Lindland, Dave Menne, and Yushin Okami.

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Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
26-9 Brazil Murilo Rua Shine Fights 3
Loss 26-9 United States Frank Trigg Decision(Unanimous) Strikeforce: Payback 02008-10-03 October 3, 2008 3 5:00 United States Colorado, United States
Win 26-8 United States Ricky Shivers TKO (Cut) X-1 Events - Champions 02008-01-26 January 26, 2008 1 0:49 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 25-8 United States Joey Guel Decision (Unanimous) X-1 Events - Champions 02008-01-26 January 26, 2008 3 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 24-8 South Africa Trevor Prangley Decision (Referee Decision) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives 02007-11-16 November 16, 2007 2 2:12 United States California, United States
Win 24-7 United States Ron Fields Submission (Strikes) Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion 02007-09-29 September 29, 2007 1 3:02 United States California, United States
Win 23-7 United States Steve Renaud Submission (Strikes) X-1 - Grand Prix 2007 02007-08-04 August 4, 2007 1 0:43 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 22-7 United States Mavrick Harvey Submission (Strikes) X-1 - Extreme Fighting 2 02007-03-17 March 17, 2007 1 2:41 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 21-7 United States Jeremy Horn Decision (Split) IFL - Oakland 02007-01-19 January 19, 2007 5 4:00 United States California, United States
Win 21-6 United States Tony Williams KO Extreme Wars 5 - Battlegrounds 02006-10-06 October 6, 2006 1 2:48 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 20-6 United States Robbie Lawler KO (Punches) Icon Sport - Lawler vs. Niko 2 02006-02-25 February 25, 2006 1 3:38 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 20-5 United States Jason Miller Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Icon Sport - Opposites Attract 02005-10-28 October 28, 2005 2 2:41 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 20-4 United States Robbie Lawler KO (Punches) Superbrawl - Icon 02005-07-23 July 23, 2005 2 4:36 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 20-3 Japan Masanori Suda KO (Punch) SB 39 - Destiny 02005-04-09 April 9, 2005 1 4:07 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 19-3 United States Ron Fields Submission (Heel Hook) SB 38 - SuperBrawl 38 02004-12-12 December 12, 2004 1 3:48 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 18-3 Japan Yushin Okami Decision (Split) SB 36 - SuperBrawl 36 02004-06-18 June 18, 2004 3 5:00 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 17-3 Keith Winters Submission (Toe Hold) SB 34 - SuperBrawl 34 02004-03-28 March 28, 2004 1 1:24 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 16-3 United States Dave Menne Decision (Unanimous) SB 33 - SuperBrawl 33 02004-02-07 February 7, 2004 3 5:00 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 15-3 United States Matt Lindland Submission (Strikes) UFC 45 - Revolution 02003-11-21 November 21, 2003 3 4:23 United States Connecticut, United States
Win 15-2 United States Justin Ellison KO SB 31 - SuperBrawl 31 02003-09-20 September 20, 2003 1 2:35 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 14-2 United States Matt Lindland TKO (Slam) UFC 43 - Meltdown 02003-06-06 June 6, 2003 1 1:56 United States Nevada, United States
Win 13-2 United States Tyrone Roberts Submission (Toe Hold) SB 28 - SuperBrawl 28 02003-02-08 February 8, 2003 2 1:26 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 12-2 Sean McCully Submission SB 27 - SuperBrawl 27 02002-11-09 November 9, 2002 1 0:51 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 11-2 Canada Pascal Gosselin Submission (Armbar) UCC Hawaii - Eruption in Hawaii 02002-09-17 September 17, 2002 1 2:00 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 10-2 Charlie Wesr Submission (Toe Hold) FFC 1 - Force Fighting Championships 1 02002-05-18 May 18, 2002 2 1:15 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 9-2 Jason Drexel Submission (Kimura) SB 23 - SuperBrawl 23 02002-03-09 March 9, 2002 1 3:05 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 8-2 United States Sean Gray TKO (Punches) Warriors Quest 3 - Punishment in Paradise 02001-12-01 December 1, 2001 1 3:47 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 8-1 United States John Renken TKO SB 22 - SuperBrawl 22 02001-11-02 November 2, 2001 1 2:29 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 7-1 United States Todd Medina Decision (Unanimous) Warriors Quest 1 - The New Beginning 02001-05-29 May 29, 2001 3 5:00 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 6-1 United States Dennis Reed Submission (Armbar) SB 21 - SuperBrawl 21 02001-05-24 May 24, 2001 1 0:43 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 5-1 Ricardo Barros TKO WOTNM - Warriors of the New Millennium 2 02000-11-24 November 24, 2000 1 3:44 United States Hawaii, United States
Loss 4-1 Japan Yasuhito Namekawa Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rings USA - Rising Stars Block B 02000-07-22 July 22, 2000 2 0:27 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 4-0 Aaron Torres Submission (Armbar) KOTC 4 - Gladiators 02000-06-24 June 24, 2000 1 2:21 United States California, United States
Win 3-0 Ahmad Reese Submission (Strikes) RITC 3 - Rage in the Cage 3 02000-01-18 January 18, 2000 1 1:41 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 2-0 Phil Ortiz Submission (Armbar) SB 15 - SuperBrawl 15 01999-12-07 December 7, 1999 1 2:39 United States Hawaii, United States
Win 1-0 United States Aaron Riley TKO RITC 2 - Marching of the Warriors 01999-10-15 October 15, 1999 1 7:06 United States Hawaii, United States

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