Frank Trigg Stops The Unstoppable,
Captures Icon Sport Middleweight Title
Report by Chris Onzuka – Photos by Aaron Meyer
|Trigg (top) vs. Miller
(December 1, 2006 – Honolulu, HI) Icon Sport: Unstoppable featured fighters that claimed to be … well … unstoppable. Fortunately for the fans, but unfortunately for a few fighters, many of these fighters proved to be very stoppable. The event had a good mix of debuting fighters, fighters on the rise and the cream of the crop, with every fighter looking to finish their opponent. Lorenzo Moreno started strong, but Sadhu Bott finished strong in their three-round war. Marshall Harvest and Kyle Miyahana had a great technical battle on the ground coupled with some wild exchanges. But in the end, Harvest’s composure and control throughout the bout earned him the unanimous decision. Mark Oshiro stopped Icon Sport rising start Tyson Nam cold, but knocking him out to capture the Hawaii State Flyweight title and put him at the top of the 135lbs mountain. The only one to defeat Oshiro was former champ, Ed Newalu. Can you say rematch? Sydney Silva proved that he can do no wrong by out striking Jay Jack, then locking in a triangle to submit the visitor and capture the North American Welterweight title. The main event saw a former top 5 fighter rise to greatness. Frank Trigg showed improved striking skills and capitalized on some errors in Mayhem’s strategy. Much like his victory over the similarly styled Renato Verissimo, Frank Trigg defended take downs, neutralized positions that would have led to submissions and pounded the ground technician with punches and soccer kicks to the head. Miller did get his chance to end the fight by having Trigg’s back, but Trigg defended well and scrambled back to his feet after a couple of belly to back suplexes. Miller, who is known for taking a tremendous amount of punishment during his fights, finally found his limit and was handed his first loss on Hawaiian soil.
Icon Sport 48: Unstoppable
Held December 1, 2006
At Blaisdell Arena – Honolulu, Hawaii
|Oshiro kicking Nam
- Kickboxing: Heavyweight
Chavis Victoria def. Jacob Cook
Decision after 3 rounds.
- MMA 145-lb: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Bronson Pieper (Hard Knocks) def. Vinny Delos Santos
TKO via referee stoppage due to strikes from the mount at 2:00 into R1.
- MMA 145-lb: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Sadhu Bott (HMC) def. Lorenzo Moreno (Bulls Pen)
Unanimous decision (29-28), (30-27), (29-28) after 3 rounds.
- MMA 210-lbs: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Maui Wolfgram (Team MADD) def. Ben "Pele" Fonoti (Freelance)
Submission via arm bar at 2:43 into R1.
- MMA 195-lbs: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Ron Verdadero (Jesus Is Lord) def. Kekoa Baker (Fearless Fight Club)
TKO via referee stoppage due to strikes from the back mount at 1:36 into R1.
- MMA 135lbs: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Paul Gorman (AMMA, Portland, Maine) def. Ikaika Silva (Animal House)
Submission via arm bar at 2:10 into R1.
- MMA 160-lbs: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Chris Cisneros def. David Padilla (Jesus Is Lord)
Submission via arm bar at 1:16 into R2.
- MMA 160lbs: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Marshall Harvest (Animal House) def. Kyle Miyahana (Team MADD)
Unanimous decision (30-27), (30-27), (30-27) after 3 rounds.
- Icon Sport Hawaii State Flyweight Championship
MMA 135lbs: 3 Rounds x 5 Minutes
Mark Oshiro (Bulls Pen) def. Tyson Nam (Grappling Unlimited)
TKO due to strikes at 2:16 into R1.
*Mark Oshiro becomes the Icon Sport Hawaii State Flyweight Champion.
- MMA 205lbs: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Jeremy "Half Man, Half Amazing" Williams (Legends) def. Ron "Killing" Fields
Submission due to strikes from the guard at 0:37 into R2.
- Icon Sport North American Welterweight Championship
MMA 170lbs: 3 Rounds x 5 Minutes
Sidney Silva (HMC/Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu) def. Jay Jack (AMMA, Portland, Maine)
Submission via triangle at 2:30 into R1.
*Sydney Silva becomes the Icon Sport North American Welterweight Champion.
- Main Event: Icon Sport World Middleweight Championship
MMA 185lbs: 3 Rounds x 5 Minutes
Frank "Twinkle Toes" Trigg def. Jason "Mayhem" Miller
TKO via Referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:53 into R2.
*Frank Trigg becomes the new Icon Sport World Middleweight Champion.