Former Icon champions to fight

August 12th, 2008

It won’t be at a mansion in front of Hugh Hefner and the Playboy bunnies, but two former Icon Sport world middleweight champions will fight each other in October.

Waipahu’s Falaniko Vitale will square off with Frank “twinkletoes” Trigg at a StrikeForce event Oct. 3 in Denver, Vitale confirmed earlier today. Niko (26-8) has won five of his last six fights, with his only loss coming after a controversial stoppage in the same StrikeForce ring against Trevor Prangley a year ago. Vitale mentioned a rematch with Prangley as a possible fight, but instead will face another former Icon champion in Trigg.

Vitale won the Icon belt with a knockout of Masanori Suda that began an incredible run of top-notch world title fights in Hawaii. Current EliteXC champion Robbie Lawler beat Vitale for the title (and again in a non-title fight), before losing it to Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Lawler’s last loss). “Mayhem” lost in his first title defense against Trigg, who Lawler beat to win the belt a second time before being stripped of the title.

Trigg (16-6) has only fought once since the Lawler fight, beating Edwin Dewees eight months ago. He’s 4-2 since leaving the UFC after back-to-back loses against Georges St.-Pierre and Matt Hughes, with both defeats coming in Hawaii (Lawler and current WEC champion Carlos Condit). Most rankings have Trigg in the 10-12 area of top middleweight fighters in the world.

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