(Photos courtesy of Greg Honda; Results courtesy of Terry Harmon)
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HONOLULU, HAWAII – Frank Trigg took Jason “Mayhem” Miller’s 185-pound Icon title last night at the Blaisdell Arena in Hawaii. In somewhat of an upset, Trigg defended a choke attempt by Miller early on in the fight, but came back to do damage with a solid ground and pound attack teamed up with stomps and soccer kicks. The fight was stopped midway in the second round due to the soccer kicks that Trigg was landing. (The fight was fought under rules similar to the Pride Fighting Championship where such kicks are legal.)
The win marks Trigg’s comeback after he retired earlier in the year following a loss to Carlos Condit at Rumble on the Rock. The fight also notes his emergence in the 185-pound middleweight class after having fought previously in the welterweight class at 170 pounds.
For Miller, the loss is his first in Hawaii after an eight-fight win streak there. It is also only his second loss in his last twelve fights, having lost to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in April of last year.
In other action, Sidney Silva finished Jay Jack with a triangle choke to secure the Icon North American Welterweight Championship. Professional boxer Jeremy Williams, in his mixed martial arts debut, defeated Ron Fields. Mark Oshiro earned the Icon Hawaii State Flyweight Title by stopping Tyson Nam in the first round.
Frank Trigg def. Jason Miller by TKO at 2:30, Round 2
Sidney Silva def. Jay Jack by Triangle Choke, Round 1
Jeremy Williams def. Ron Fields by Submission to Strikes, Round 2
Mark Oshiro def. Tyson Nam by TKO, Round 1
Marshall Harvest def. Kyle Miyahana by Unanimous Decision
Chris Cisneros def. David Padilla by Armbar, Round 2
Paul Gorman def. Ikaika Silva by Armbar, Round 1
Ron Verdadero def. Kekoa Baker by TKO, Round 2
Maui Wolfgram def. Ben Fonoti by Armbar, Round 1
Sadhu Bott def. Lorenzo Moreno by Unanimous Decision
Bronson Pieper def. Vinny Delos Santos by TKO, Round 1
Chavis Victoria def. Jacob Cook by Decision