Apple Valley, CA (USA): Tedd Williams’ Gladiator Challenge is proud to announce the return of multi-time UFC/Strikeforce veteran James “The Sandman” Irvin to the promotion. Irvin, who holds a 5-0 record within the confines of GC, has signed a multi-fight contract with the promotion that gave him his start in MMA. His first fight will be at “Young Guns 4,” which will take place at the Elko Indian Colony Gym in Elko, Nevada on January 29th. The event will showcase local young stars including champion Jimmy Centers, Miguel Espitia, Jack Montgomery, Justin Stayley, and many others.

Doors open at 5 PM, and the fights will start at 7 PM. Tickets for “Young Guns 4” are available at the Virtual Box Office at

James “The Sandman” Irvin is one of the most exciting fighters in all of mixed martial arts. An incredible striker who embodies the “kill or be killed” mentality that Gladiator Challenge fighters showcase on a regular basis, Irvin got his fighting start with Tedd Williams back in 2003. He won the GC Light Heavyweight Championship in his fourth fight. His success with the promotion helped launch him into national shows, and eventually the UFC. There, he garnered a reputation for regularly being showcased on highlight reels. His knockouts of Terry Martin, Hector Martinez, and Houston Alexander have become staples of highlight replays the world over.

Now back with the promotion that gave him his fighting genesis, “The Sandman” is looking to excite the GC fans once again as he works his way back to the top of the sport.

“’The Sandman’ is back, baby!” exclaimed Irvin. “Eight seconds was the old KO record…look for a new one!”

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