“Gladiator Challenge: Gold Rush” takes place June 13 in Wendover, Nevada

Longtime MMA promotion Gladiator Challenge has 14 big bouts scheduled on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at the Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino in Wendover, Nev. The fight card, entitled “Gold Rush,” was originally supposed to be headlined by UFC veteran, “Mr. International,” Shonie Carter.

Carter, who is unable to appear for undisclosed reasons, will be replaced by Gladiator Challenge veterans Lee Doss (12-8) taking on the heavily experienced Jake “The Snake” Paul (12-13) in the main event.

In the co-main event, ex-training partner of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, “Coach” Chris McLeod of the High Desert Hitmen out of Elko, Nev., will face newcomer Andy Medina.

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Gladiator Challenge: Point Blank photo gallery

PRO MMA (promma.info) was sitting cage side photographing the ten bouts on Gladiator Challenge’s “Point Blank” card in Roseville, California.

The night of fights left the fans in attendance craving more MMA action and PRO MMA snapped shots of the evening’s most captivating events. The house was packed and TKO’s, tap outs, the U.S. Army, a gurney and ring girls caught the eyes of the Placer County Fair Grounds crowd.

There are nearly 200 photos featuring two galleries separated by the entire fight card and other photos from the moment the doors opened until the last fighter left the cage. To view the galleries from “Point Blank” go to the PRO MMA photo gallery.

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Post Fight Interview: Rick Randolph

PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with new Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion; Rick Randolph immediately following his victory over Steve Walston this past Saturday night at Gladiator Challenge: Point Blank.

Although he may disagree, Randolph showed no fear of Walston’s superior strength advantage, dominating the larger Walston for the entire 3:20 of the first round, en-route to becoming the new heavyweight champion.

PRO MMA: How does it feel to hear, ‘Rick Randolph: Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion’?
RANDOLPH: That’s cool. I didn’t think that I would hear: Heavyweight. I thought it would be Light Heavyweight, but we’ll take it!

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Gladiator Challenge: Point Blank Results

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand for Gladiator Challenge’s return to the Placer County Fairgrounds with “Gladiator Challenge: Point Blank” in Roseville, California this past Saturday night.

Many northern California MMA fans packed the house to take in ten bouts and were on their feet for the majority of the card.“Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” was the event’s theme song in every sense of the word, a title changed hands, a leg was broken and only one bout went to the cards.

Stu Snyder vs. Robert ‘Grizzly’ Garcia – Light Heavyweight
Robert Garcia set the tone for the evening by finishing Stu Snyder at 2:28 of the first round. Garcia immediately shot in for a take down and Snyder held of ‘Grizzly’ for a few moments but wound up on his back against the cage. Garcia mixed up his strikes well and passed Snyder’s guard. After nearly two minutes of working from nearly ever top position imaginable, referee Larry Landless ended Garcia’s ground and pound attack.

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Gabe Ruediger headlines Gladiator Challenge: Warriors on Wed., Feb. 4 in San Diego

Everyone’s favorite cake-eater from The Ultimate Fighter season 5, Gabe “Godzilla” Ruediger (11-5) will be fighting Nick “The Italian Stallion” Realle in the main event at GLADIATOR CHALLENGE: WARRIORS which takes place Wednesday, February 4, at the Casino Pauma in San Diego.

Nick Realle is coming off a dominating performance over Brad Ball at Gladiator Challenge: Revolution back in January while Ruediger is coming off two straight losses. Reudiger thinks he came back too soon from an injury in his last fight, was not fully prepared and considers this his “real” comeback as he tries to get on the winning side of things.

Also featured at “WARRIORS” will be a Gladiator Challenge Featherweight Title fight between the always-tough Darryl Montague and Robbie Peralta. Heavyweights, David Diaz and Jaime Sanders will lock horns, and well-known veteran William “The Bull” Sriyapai will take on George Sanchez in a welterweight bout. There are 14 fights scheduled for this event.

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Year one with Ryan Bastianelli: PRO MMA exclusive

On an overcast morning in Concord, California, Ryan Bastianelli paces back and forth trying to warm up in the chilly December weather. He stops for a minute to take a sip from his protein shake while standing out in front of Combat Fitness.

“Relentless” Ryan has honed his craft at the northern California gym, helping him break into the world of professional MMA in 2008.

The 135 pounder hopes the impending new year will present challenging opportunities in his young career. While ’08 marked his first year as a professional, ’09 could be the year in which the Oklahoma native starts to make a name for himself in the Bantamweight division.

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Fast Eddie’s Minute – Gladiator Challenge Summer Showdown recap

What a time to be an MMA fan. This past weekend had more exciting bouts and finishes than any other in recent memory. The Affliction and Ultimate Fight Night events both ended in short and spectacular fashion, with the favored fighter coming out on top. This was also true of the Gladiator Challenge this past … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute- Gladiator Challenge Summer Showdown

by:  Fast Eddie The weigh-ins just took place for the next installment of Tedd William’s Gladiator Challenge. All fighters made their contracted weight and everything went off without a hitch. It blew me away when Tedd stated that he has promoted over 200 shows. Gladiator Challenge has produced some of the biggest names in MMA … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Lessons in Humility Volume 2

This week’s lesson was simple – frequent tapping. As you will see, in the following videos, both of my sparring partners were very respectful and humble in teaching me a thing or two about humility. I want to personally thank both of them along with head instructor Kurt Osiander. First up was Yuji Uchida, Ralph … Read more

Fast Eddie’s lessons in humility with Kurt Osiander

  Welcome to the newest segment from Fast Eddie and ProMMA.  About 10 years and 30 pounds ago, I was quite active in the BJJ and MMA worlds.  Having begun my Jiu-Jitsu training at the Ralph Gracie academy in 1996, I have had the opportunity to see the evolution of the sport of MMA first … Read more