Tedd Williams and Gladiator Challenge (GC) are proud to be teaming up with Soboba Casino to present the "Pro-Am Series," which is set to take place live at Soboba in San Jacinto, California on Sunday, August 21st. In the main event, rising young star Cody Bollinger will battle Aaron Neveu for the GC Featherweight Championship. The co-main event will feature a GC Superfight Championship matchup between Strikeforce veteran and noted knockout artist Robbie Peralta and grizzled veteran Shad Smith. In addition, GC favorites Tyson "Ironman" Johnson and Melvin Costa will also compete at the “Pro-Am Series.”
“I am very excited to once again team up with our friends at Soboba Casino to bring the GC brand of MMA action to San Jacinto,” exclaimed Williams. “We always love coming back here, and I know the GC fighters won’t disappoint!”
The action will all take place at Sobaba Casino, located at 23333 Sobob a Road in San Jacinto, California. For more information on the Soboba Casino, please visit http://www.soboba.net/. The doors for the "Pro-Am Series" will open at 2 PM, with the first fight hitting at 4 PM. Tickets for this exciting event are available through the Virtual Box Office at http://gc.vbotickets.com/.
One of the top young stars in GC, Cody Bollinger (10-2) has his eyes set on the Gladiator Challenge 145-pound belt. He’ll get his shot at the “Pro-Am Series,” but will face a stiff test in talented young athlete Aaron Neveu (1-0). Bollinger is a strong wrestler with an undefeated 3-0 record in GC. Both fighters are coming off victories at the April “Hostile” event, and will look to add some hardware to their collection on August 21st.
Robbie Peralta (14-3), former holder of the Gladiator Challenge Featherweight Championship, grabbed the biggest victory of his career recently at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley" in April. The young slugger faced DREAM Feathe rweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya in a non-title affair at the event, and in the end, had his hand raised via split-decision. It was Peralta's seventh straight victory. Riding high, and with some of the biggest organizations in the world starting to take notice, Peralta will compete at the “Pro-Am Series” for another GC strap. Standing in his way will be Shad Smith (11-14-2), an ultra-experienced competitor who has faced some top names in MMA, including Duane “Bang” Ludwig, “Joe Boxer” Valenzuela, “Krazy Horse” Bennett, Manny Tapia, Nam Phan, Toby Imada, and current UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz.
Also featured at the “Pro-Am Series” will be GC favorites Melvin Costa (7-2) and Tyson “The Ironman” Johnson (5-2-1). Costa has knocked out his opponent in all seven of his victories, and will be looking to right the ship after alternating a win and loss in his first two bouts of 2011. Johnson, for his part, is known as the voice of GC, doubling as the ring announcer , but he’ll set down the mic once again to focus on performing as a fighter at the “Pro-Am Series.”
Fans won’t want to miss this incredible night of action where the Gladiator Challenge warriors lay it all on the line!
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