Kaleo "Genghis" Kwan is our kickboxing coach, he has better ground skills than Malaipet. I think their plan was to have Malaipet stand at a distance and not engage Kaleo in a ground war. Kaleo fought a tough fighter who was able to mantain HIS effective fighting range and keep Kaleo out of his. Too bad, he, Kaleo, is a helluva a nice guy, great coach and good fighter. Just not his night.
Kaleo was a real gentleman backstage. Very courteous and friendly with the Showtime staff. He had his wife, kid, and 8-9 young kids, all wearing his gym/sponsor shirts in attendance. They were all real cool. Like you said, just not his night in the cage.