Icon Sport: Opposites Attract Card Guarantees Fireworks!
News Media and Fans Invited to Press Conference.
October 19, 2005 Honolulu, HI – Icon Sport, the new face of Super Brawl, is excited to announce the complete card of the highly anticipated Friday, October 28 event, Icon Sport: Opposites Attract. The main event will feature Falaniko Vitale (808 Fight Factory), returning from his two-month training at the elite AMC Pankration academy in Kirkland Washington, against the outspoken submission expert, Jason “Mayhem” Mille! r (Team Punishment-Huntington Beach, CA.). The winner of this match will face current Middleweight Champion, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, in the February 2006 Icon Sport event.
In the co-main event Japan’s Pride Fighting Championship Lightweight K.J. Noons (City Boxing-San Diego, CA.) returns for his third Icon event against one of Hawaii’s top talents, Harris “Hitman” Sarmiento (808 Fight Factory). Noons literally destroyed his opponents in his two prior Icon appearances, dazzling audiences with laser-guided precision and explosive knockout power. At the July 23rd Icon event, Noons folded Sarmiento’s teammate, Bryson Kamaka, with a devastating high kick. Sarmiento seeks to revenge this loss on Friday, October 28.
Nick Ring (AMC Pankration-Kirkland, WA.), also of the Pride organization, returns to Icon to match Mike Malone. Ring, a muay-thai kickboxing specialist, submitted Kimo Woelfel via rear naked choke at the July 23rd Icon event. Malone, Woelfel’s coach at Windward Oahu’s Eastsidaz Gym, is coming off a big win at the K-1 World Grand Prix event held at earlier this year at Aloha Stadium.
Members of the local armed forces are buzzing about Hawaii Marine and war-veteran, Sergeant Steve Byrnes (Team M.M.A.D.-Kaneohe), as he makes his Icon debut on Friday, October 28. Byrnes, a very popular martial arts instructor at Marine Core Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay, is undefeated in Icon Sport’s amateur event, Full Contact Showdown. Byrnes currently holds the title belt in that event’s Middleweight (185-lb) division. Byrnes will be put to test by seasoned Icon veteran Bob “Bob-O” Ostovich of the Jesus is Lord Gym in Waipahu.
Kimo Woelfel (Eastsidaz) vs. Wayne Perrin, Jr. (808 Fight Factory)
Harvey Nakamura (Grappling Unlimited) vs. Ryan Lee (Bulls Pen)
Lyle Nicely (Team M.M.A.D.) vs. Billy Hall (HMC)
Chico Cantiberos (Eastsidaz) vs. Kevin DeLima (Bulls Pen)
Brain Wiehle (Team M.M.A.D.) vs. Jose Fernandez (JKD Unlimited)
Makana Albino (Grappling Unlimited) vs. Bryce Martinez (Bulls Pen)
Kaika Choy-Fu (Jesus is Lord) vs. Lorenzo Moreno (Bulls Pen)
Makoa Hanaike (Team M.M.A.D.) vs. Bronson DeLima (Bulls Pen)
Mark Oshiro vs. Ed Newalu has been postponed as Oshiro is tending to the recent passing of family member.
News media and fans are invited to meet the fighters at the press conference/autograph session at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Eastside Grill (Pucks Alley-University Avenue). Media credentials will be distributed at that time for the October 28 event.