Article

He's Back - Frank Trigg Returns to the UFC

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Two-time welterweight title challenger Frank Trigg is returning to the UFC after more than three years away, and he has his sights set on another run at the 170-pound title.
By Thomas Gerbasi

Two-time welterweight title challenger Frank Trigg is returning to the UFC after more than three years away and he has his sights set on another run at the 170-pound title.

One of the fight game’s most charismatic figures, the 37-year old Trigg wrestled for the University of Oklahoma and competed in the 2000 Olympic trials, but it has been in mixed martial arts where he has truly made his mark. A pro since 1997, Trigg (19-6) made appearances in PRIDE, Shooto, and the WFA before debuting in the UFC in 2003 against welterweight champion Matt Hughes. Trigg fell short in that bout, but after wins over Dennis Hallman and Renato Verissimo, he engaged in a rematch with Hughes at UFC 52 in 2005 that is considered one of the greatest bouts in UFC history, despite his submission defeat to the future Hall of Famer.

Trigg’s first stint in the UFC ended later that year after a defeat to Georges St-Pierre, but the Rochester, New York native has since been on a tear, winning seven of nine bouts, including victories over Ronald Jhun, Mayhem Miller, Kazuo Misaki, Edwin Dewees, and Falaniko Vitale. Currently riding a four fight winning streak, Trigg is a welcome addition to an already stacked welterweight division.

A date and opponent for Trigg’s UFC return has not been determined.

Media

Recent
Welterweight prospect meets with Megan Olivi backstage of UFC 179 to discuss his record-typing fifth win of 2014.
25/10/2014
UFC 179 weigh-in at the MaracanaŐÉzinho Gymnasium on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
24/10/2014
Catch up with featherweight contender Conor McGregor on the beaches of Brazil and UFC 179 stars Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira in the days leading up to their bouts in an all-new episode of UFC Embedded.
24/10/2014
Megan Olivi sits down with UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis for an extended interview. Hear Davis discuss life growing up, his famous pink shorts and his bout against Glover Teixeira at UFC 179.
24/10/2014