Card Shaping Up For Fifth Wargods Show On 5/30

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WARGODS “FIVE” Update

San Diego CA. -May 26, 2009- Wargods promises to showcase the most exciting match up in the light heavyweight division outside of the UFC with Vernon “Tiger” White versus Lew Polley at the Viejas Casino in Alpine, California May 30th. However, do not underestimate the lightweight tournament line up. Steve Magdaleno, who trains out of Vladimir Matyushenko’s VMAT camp, steps up and steps in for sparing partner Andy Wang. Steve is hot off Pancrase Neo-Blood Tournament winning performance.

“He stepped up to face Kit (Cope) who has done nothing but work on his MMA Game including his Jiu Jitsu with the Diaz brothers. Kit is a proven stand up fighter and great wrestler. He took some losses early, but he was thrown in there against Kenny Florian and Rob McCullough. Kit is a super class athlete who is yet to peak in his MMA career. Steve Magdaleno will be a factor in the future of the lightweight division and with a win that can mean the future is now. A win for Kit means he is now ready to take on the top lightweights in the world.” states Wargods Promoter Marcelo Rivas.

Joe Duarte hopes to catch some home cage advantage as the young 155 prospect meets a proven lightweight, David Gardner. Gardner is coming off a few losses to once Wargod Brian Cobb and Shinya Aoki. Gardner’s loss to Japanese Super Star Shinya Aoki was an embarrassing loss in which many thought he was doing incredibly well against one of the best ground fighters in the world. Gardner has much to prove and so does Guam born and now San Diego native Joe Duarte. Duarte’s stint in “The Ultimate Fighter” was shorter and less memorable that former team mate, Andy Wang. However, Duarte has the natural talent that helps him keep up with training partner and close friend, Diego Sanchez.

Because of a late commitment, highly rank lightweight Bryan Travers will face Tom Belt who already has a victory over Wargod Marcus Levesseur.

“Belt has to go in there to show that he belongs in this tough Wargod lightweight division,” states Wargods Promoter Jaime Iracheta. “Travers took a belt away from a solid welterweight champion, Jeremiah Metcalf, now in his new weight class he looks quicker.”

The rest of the card features Team Quest’s 4 and 0 Yarec Saffiedine meeting 4 and 0 Cesar Gracie student Lucas Gamaza. San Diego’s own Rick Slanton and Gary Padilla have also joined the card.

For more info go to www.wargods.tv

Main Event
Vernon “Tiger” White 26-32-2 vs Lew Polley 9-2-0

Lightweight Tournament 1st Round

Kit Cope 4-4-0 vs Andy Wang 6-7-0

David Gardner 11-6-0 vs Joe Duarte 4-1-0

Lightweight Tournament Alternate Bout

Bryan Travers 11-1-0 vs Tom Belt 6-2-0

Rest of Card

Tarec Saffiedine 4-0-0 vs Lucas Gamaza 4-0-0

Gary Padilla 9-4 vs Derek Thornton 4-10-0

Salah Zabian 1-2-0 vs Rick Slaton 1-1-0 (1 NC)

Bailey Byne Debut vs Joey Gibran Alvarez Debut

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