Hawaii-based mixed martial artist Tyson Nam failed to follow in the footsteps of fellow fighters from his home state today, losing via split decision to Matt Schnell during “Fight Island 8” today in Abu Dhabi.
This was Schnell’s first bout in the octagon after more than a year.
Last weekend, Kahuku’s Punahele Soriano and Waianae’s Max Holloway both turned in impressive victories to help snap a 5-fight losing streak for Hawaii fighters in the Middle East, which dates back to a B.J. Penn loss there in 2010.
Nam’s professional record now stands at 20-12-1. He is 2-3 in the UFC.