UFC and PRIDE veteran Frank Trigg (16-6) has signed a three-fight, non-exclusive contract with Japanese MMA promotion World Victory Road, according to MMAJunkie.com.
No opponent has yet been determined for his debut fight, which will take place on August 24th at Sengoku 4.
According to the report WVR is planning a middleweight tournament for 2009 which Trigg would also likely participate in, possibly setting up a rematch against ranked middleweight Kazuo Misaki.
After compiling a 10-1 record in various promotions between 1997 and 2002, Trigg came to the UFC in 2003, losing his debut bout against welterweight champion Matt Hughes. Following back-to-back UFC wins over Dennis Hallman and Renato Verissimo, Trigg was defeated in back-to-back bouts by Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre.
The losses sent Trigg out of the UFC and into Rumble on the Rock, where he defeated Ronald Jhun and lost to Carlos Condit. He next went to Icon Sport in late-2006 where he defeated Jason “Mayhem” Miller to capture the promotion’s middleweight title. At PRIDE 33 in early-2007 Trigg defeated Misaki via unaimous decision. In March 2007 Trigg dropped the Icon Sport middleweight title to Robbie Lawler but bounced back in December at an HDNet Fights event with a first-round submission victory over Edwin Dewees.