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- ICON “ALL IN” FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Press Release
February 8, 2007, Honolulu, HI – With the press conference and weigh-in behind, the Icon Sport event “All In” is on. In the main event, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler squares off with a very fit Trevor “The Experiment” Garrett. Lawler, who typically struggles to make the middleweight limit of 185.9 pounds, looked in tip top shape as he easily made weight. The scale revealed that Garrett was a few pounds light, even though his ripped muscular stature appeared to be even larger than Lawler’s. Lawler must earn a victory over Garrett tomorrow evening in order to gain a shot a title shot at Frank Trigg in the next Icon event.

The “All In” card will feature 14 bouts. Pro boxer Jeremy Williams, UFC veteran and former top-ranked Charuto Renato Verissimo, Hawaii’s top-ranked heavyweight Scott Junk, and Chico Cantiberos’ first 145-pound State title defense highlight the evening’s fights.

Blaisdell doors open at 6:30 p.m. First bell is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Full card and official weights:

Middleweight
“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (185.5)
vs.
Trevor “The Experiment” Garrett (180.5)
Lawler is on the hunt for the Icon Middleweight, now worn by Frank Trigg. But Garrett is no stepping stone. Like Lawler, Garrett is a freakishly athletic fighter who has one-punch KO power. This will be a stand-up war-of-the-ages.

Middleweight
“Charuto” Renato Verissimo (182.1)
vs.
Kris Fleurestil (172.3)
Charuto, now training at BJ Penn’s camp in Hilo, makes his Icon debut. Fleurstil is a talented grappler who will try over power Charuto with big takedowns and ground & pound technique.

Light Heavyweight
Jeremy “Half Man, Half Amazing” Williams (205.5)
vs.
Derek Thornton (197.7)
Pro-boxer-turned-MMA-star Williams makes his thrilling returns to Icon. Thornton, fresh off his win at the Hawaii NAGA grappling tourney, will try avoid Williams devastating strikes and take the bout to the ground.

Heavyweight
Scott “Punk Haole” Junk (261.7)
vs.
John “Furious” George (247.2)
Hawaii’s # 1 ranked heavyweight Scott Junk makes his Icon debut. John George is a Midwest power house who is coming to throw down with Junk.

Featherweight
“The Eastside Strangler” Chico Cantiberos (145.9)
vs.
Bronson Pieper (145.3)
The State title goes on the line as two of Hawaii’s most exciting fighters square off in Icon.

Welterweight
Mark Moreno (169.2)
vs.
Sam Jackson (170.0)

Contracted Weight of 150 Pounds
Mike Balasi (149.3)
vs.
Jerome Kekumu (150.9)

Heavyweight
Randy Lueder (207.0)
vs.
Ron “Killing” Fields (207.0)

Contracted Weight of 195 Pounds
Kekoa Baker (195.6)
vs.
Kala Kolohe Hose (190.8)

Featherweight
Sadhu Bott (144.4)
vs.
Peni Taufa’ao (145.6)

Contracted Weight of 160 Pounds
Justin Bucholz (160.2)
vs.
Brandon Pieper (155.7)

Heavyweight
Allen Lau (213.0)
vs.
Richard Desforge (228.0)

Bantamweight
Dwayne Haney (133.5)
vs.
Jay Bolos (135.3)

Contracted Weight of 140 Pounds
Isaiah Cobb-Adams (140.0)
vs.
Devon Chong (no weight provided)

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