We are just a month away from the Rumble on the Rock Tournament Final in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Final Four is set between Jake Shields facing Japanese fighter Yushin Okami, while on the other side of the bracket, the dark horse Carlos Condit will fight Frank Trigg.
Condit has been on a very impressive winning streak including taking out UFC veterans Charuto Verissimo and Pete Spratt in back to back fights. Condit sports an impressive 14-2 record. Also at 14-2 is Japanese fighter Yushin Okami, who won by controversial fashion when his opponent, Anderson Silva, upkicked Okami while his knees were on the ground, knocking out the Japanese fighter. The fight was ruled a disqualifcation as Okami advanced to the semi-finals.
Okami’s opponent will be Ceasar Gracie fighter Jake Shields who is currently ranked in the Top 10 and is coming off an impressive victory over Dave Menne in the previous round by decision.
The favorite by oddsmakers going into the tournament will be Frank Trigg. Trigg has a record of 14-4 and has faced the best in the business including Matt Hughes, Georges St.Pierre, Charuto Verissimo, Dennis Hallman, Ronald Machine Gun Jhun and many other top fighters.
Speaking of Ronald Jhun, MMAWeekly.com has learned that negotiations are very close to being completed between Jhun facing off against tough Brazilian, “Pele” with the winner becoming the alternant in the tournament. The winner of the tourney will also win the ROTR Grand Prix Championship Belt.
Semi Finals – Friday April 21st
Yushin Okami vs Jake Shields
Carlos Condit vs Frank Trigg
Alternante – Friday April 21st
Pele vs Ronald “Machine Gun” Jhun
ROTR Finals – Friday April 21st