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Posted at 12:39 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2006

Shields wins Rumble on Rock title

Advertiser Staff

Jake Shields defeated Carlos Condit to win the Rumble on the Rock organization's inaugural world welterweight title in the final bout of a mixed martial arts event that ended 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

In other late results at Blaisdell Arena, Eric "Butterbean" Esch beat Aaron Aguilera on a choke submission at 1:15 of the second round, and Japan's Kuniyoshi Hironaka defeated Renato Verissimo on a TKO at 3:03 of the second round in the last bout in a series of Hawaii-vs.-Japan fights. Hawaii won the five-fight series, 3-2.

Earlier in the event that started 7:30 Friday night, Shields of San Francisco defeated Japan's Yushin Okami and Condit of New Mexico beat Frank Trigg of Los Angeles to advance to the welterweight finals.

Shields (13-4-1) won by unanimous decision over Condit (14-3).