Veteran middleweight Frank Trigg will make his 2009 debut at XCF’s “Rumble in Race Town” on February 14th at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, coinciding with NASCAR’s premiere debut event, the Daytona 500.
Since leaving the UFC in 2005, Trigg has compiled a 6-2 record, including wins in his last three-straight bouts over Edwin Dewees, Makoto Takimoto, and Falaniko Vitale.
“I am excited to be headlining at XCF’s ‘Rumble In Race Town’ and working with Bland Sports to bring MMA to a whole new audience,” said Trigg in the press release. “We had several options this year for fights, but NASCAR racing and the Daytona 500 is the biggest of the big. So fighting the night before the 500 is something I could not turn down. Come February 14th my engine will be primed and ready to roll.”
“What more could the fan base of both sports ask for in one weekend?” said Doug Bland, Founder of XCF. “With over 200,000 people expected in Daytona that weekend, it allows the Xtreme Cagefighting Federation the opportunity to help make history by introducing each sports fan base to something new. Having Frank Trigg to help make that introduction of MMA to racing fans is incredible.”
Trigg’s opponent has not yet been determined for the headlining bout.
Former UFC fighters Terry Martin, Jesse Taylor and Jeremy May are also scheduled to be in action, along with former All-Pro Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive End, Marcus Jones and Daytona native Todd Cutler.