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ICON Sport, formerly known as SUPERBRAWL Icon Sport, is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. With shows dating back to 1995, the organization is one of the longest-running promotions in the United States. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... For the fighting style, see hybrid martial arts. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


ICON Sport is owned by president T. Jay Thompson and events are typically held at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. The promoter of ICON Sport is Patrick Freitas, a former advertising and public relations executive. Local fighters based in Hawaii are often showcased on ICON Sport fight cards. The organization has launched the careers of fighters such as Frank Shamrock, Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin, Tim Sylvia, and Matt Hughes.-1... Frank Shamrock (born Frank Alisio Juarez III on December 8, 1972 in Santa Monica, California) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Vitor Vieira Belfort (born April 1, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who has fought both in Japan and the United States. ... Rich Jay Franklin (born October 5, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC Middleweight Champion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a former UFC Welterweight Champion. ...

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Rules and regulations

ICON Sport lies outside the jurisdiction of sanctioning athletic commission bodies, and therefore does not abide by rules set in place by commissions such as the NSAC. The organization uses a four-roped square ring with sides 7 m (approximately 23 ft) in length, as does the PRIDE Fighting Championships. Bouts are held with similar rules to PRIDE, including knees to the head of a downed opponent. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of Nevada, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, professional wrestlers, kickboxers, mixed martial arts fighters, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers. ... Look up ring in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... PRIDE Fighting Championships (PRIDE or PRIDE FC for short) is a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ...


ICON Sport circulates championship titles in the following weight classes:

  • Heavyweight, which suits competitors over 205 lbs
  • Light Heavyweigh, which suits competitors up to 205 lbs
  • Middleweight, which suits competitors up to 185 lbs
  • Welterweight, which suits competitors up to 170 lbs
  • Lightweight, which suits competitors up to 160 lbs
  • Featherweight, which suits competitors up to 145 lbs
  • Flyweight, which suits competitors up to 135 lbs

Although championship titles are circulated in those divisions, open-weight bouts have been hosted in ICON Sport events due to the lack of a governing athletic commission for mixed martial arts in Hawaii.


Notable fighters

  • Jason "Mayhem" Miller, former ICON Middleweight Champion, UFC and WFA veteran
  • Falaniko Vitale, former ICON Middleweight Champion, UFC veteran
  • "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, ICON Middleweight Champion, UFC and PRIDE veteran
  • Frank Trigg, former ICON Middleweight Champion, UFC veteran, PRIDE fighter and announcer
  • Charuto "Renato" Verissimo, UFC Veteran, Rumble on the Rock veteran
  • Po'ai Suganuma, Pancrase veteran
  • Jeremy "Half Man Half Amazing" Williams
  • Masanori Suda, former ICON Middleweight Champion, PRIDE, Shooto, and DEEP veteran
  • Nick Ring, DEEP veteran
  • KJ Noons, Elite XC fighter
  • Mark Oshiro
  • Jason Dent, UFC veteran
  • Anthony "The Crush" Torres, The Ultimate Fighter 2 welterweight contestant
  • Roger Huerta, UFC veteran

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Current champions

Division Champion Since
Middleweight (84 kg/185 lb) Robbie Lawler April 1, 2007
Welterweight (77 kg/170 lb) Sidney Silva December 1, 2006
Lightweight (70 kg/155 lb) Justin Bucholz

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Flyweight (61 kg/135 lb) Mark Oshiro December 1, 2006

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External links

  • Official Icon Sport site
  • July 15, 2007 Honolulu Advertiser Story about Icon and new Hawaii MMA laws
  • Icon Sport Promoter Patrick Freitas, Icon Sport President T.Jay Thompson, and Robbie Lawler. Lunch at Kim Chee 2 video
Professional mixed martial arts organizations
North American promotions: UFC | WEC | Elite XC | IFL | Strikeforce | King of the Cage | Rumble on the Rock | Icon Sport | TKO | EFC | MFC | Cage Fury FC | IFC | Combate Extremo | Gracie FC | FFC
Asian promotions: PRIDE Fighting Championships | HERO'S | Pancrase | ZST | DEEP | Spirit MC | Cage Force | Smackgirl
European promotions: Cage Rage | Cage Warriors | Finnfight
Other promotions: BodogFight
Defunct promotions: IVC | RINGS | WFA | UFO
Sanctioning bodies and networks: Shooto | International Sport Combat Federation | WWCN | North American Boxing Council

 
 

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