October 13, 2005 Honolulu, HI – Icon Sport, the new face of Super Brawl, is proud to announce that it will air the thirty minute documentary Icon Sport: Niko versus Mayhem on K5 The Home Team television.
The program will be broadcast every night at 11 p.m., October 16 through October 27, with University of Hawaii athletics preemptions on Thursday, October 20 (Wahine Volleyball) and Saturday, October 22 (Warrior Football). Icon Sport: Niko versus Mayhem is the most ambitious video program ever produced by the Icon Sport management team. It is a gripping, exciting, and entertaining look at Hawaii’s two highest profile mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes as they prepare to face off in the Friday, October 28 event, Icon Sport: Opposites Attract.
The story of Falaniko Vitale is familiar to most sports fans in Hawaii, from his early University of Hawaii Football days to his dramatic Middleweight World Championship knockout victory of Japan’s Masanori Suda at Super Brawl: Destiny in April 2005. Vitale lost the Icon Sport belt in July to seven-time U.F.C. veteran “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler in one of the sport’s most exciting back-and-forth battles.
After his painful loss, Falaniko was invited by legendary trainer and former world champion “The Wizard” Matt Hume to join him in an eight-week training camp at his elite AMC Pankration training academy in Kirkland, Washington. Icon Sport: Niko versus Mayhem is there as Falaniko endures the grueling trials of Hume’s mixed martial arts “boot camp.” The show also captures an emotionally weakened Falaniko Vitale, as he yearns for his wife, children, family, and friends in Hawaii.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller has simply captured the adoration of Hawaii sports fans. An Atlanta, Georgia native who trains in Las Vegas, this “Haole” – as he proudly calls himself – is adored by legions of loyal local fans who refer to themselves as “Mayhem Monkeys.” Mayhem is one of the most quick-witted, charismatic, and eccentric athletes ever to compete in Hawaii. But don’t let his antics fool you. Mayhem, undefeated against local fighters, is one of the toughest, never-say-die warriors in MMA. Icon Sport: Niko versus Mayhem looks at the futuristic fighting machine known as Jason Mayhem Miller as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life against Falaniko Vitale.
WHO: Icon Sport, The New Face of Super Brawl
WHAT: Icon Sport: Niko versus Mayhem 30-minute Preview Show
WHEN: *11 p.m. Every Night; Sunday, October 16 – Thursday, October 27 (no broadcast Oct 20 & 22)
WHERE: K5 The Home Team, KFVE Channel 5, Honolulu
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