Gladiator Challenge strips heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba of title – again

Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion Dave Huckaba was scheduled to defend his title against MMA legend and pioneer Dan Severn on Aug. 22, 2009 at “Nemesis” at the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeland, Calif. Huckaba did not fight.

PROMMA.INFO has been notified that Gladiator Challenge has made the decision to strip the two-time heavyweight champion of the title for failure to honor his contract agreement.

Gladiator Challenge Owner/Promoter Tedd Williams stated, “In order to be fair to both the fans and the other Gladiator Challenge heavyweight contenders, we have made the difficult decision to once again take the title away from Mr. Huckaba. We are sad to see it come to this, but we feel that our hand has been forced. We hope that, in time, this situation will be resolved in a more favorable manner.”

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Gladiator Challenge features Dan “The Beast” Severn vs. Dave Huckaba on Aug. 22

Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion Dave Huckaba (11-3) will take on the mega-experienced ultra-veteran Dan “The Beast” Severn (89-16-7) on Aug. 22, 2009 at the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeland, Calif.

The 51-year-old Severn is still going strong, having already fought three times this year, and winning twice. Severn’s most recent fight was just a couple of weeks ago at King of the Cage. Severn submitted novice Woody Young with a arm triangle in the second round.

If it is up to Severn this fight will go to the ground. Huckaba prefers to stand, with nine of his 11 wins coming by knockout. Huckaba does have two submission wins, so he may be just skilled enough to defend Severn’s grappling game if it does go to the ground.

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