The Honolulu Advertiser is reporting that ICON Middleweight Champion Frank Trigg will make the first defense of his belt against Miletich fighter Robbie Lawler. The fight is scheduled to be the main event of the March 31 ICON Sport: Epic fight card at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Trigg won the belt by defeating Jason “Mayhem” Miller last December. It was Trigg’s return bout following a brief retirement. Fighting at middleweight since his re-emergence, Trigg has quickly established himself in the division, first with the win over Miller, and more recently at the Pride show in Las Vegas with a win over Kazuo Misaki, who was the #4 ranked middleweight on MMAWeekly.com at the time.
Lawler is a former ICON middleweight champion that recently improved winning five of his last six bouts with a win over Eduardo Pamplona in an International Fight League super fight in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hawaiian favorites Miller and Renato “Charuto” Verissimo were also announced as part of the card. Although they are both middleweights, they are not currently expected to fight each other.