Gladiator Challenge Presents 'Gold Rush' This Saturday June 13th


Phil Lanides sent along the following:

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2009




Apple Valley, CA (USA) — Gladiator Challenge, one of the longest-running MMA promotions in operation today, will present 14 MMA bouts at “GOLD RUSH” on Saturday, June 13th at 5 PM. In addition, GC will be making its debut at Nevada’s Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino with this event. Information on the Wendover Nugget can be found at, and fans can purchase tickets to “GOLD RUSH” at, or call (888) 826-8858.

The main event was slated to feature MMA super-veteran “Mr. International” Shonie Carter, but he is unable to appear. In his place, Gladiator Challenge veterans will collide as fight finisher Lee Doss (12-8) takes on the very experienced Jake “The Snake” Paul (12-13) in an anticipated bout between two crowd-pleasing fighters.

Both Doss and Paul are determined to prove that they belong in the main event, and will lay it all on the line to prove it. In the co-main event, ex-training partner of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans “Coach” Chris McLeod will clash with newcomer Andy Medina. Head trainer of The Highway Hitmen, a fight team from Elko, NV, McLeod is ready to show his team and the Gladiator Challenge fans how it’s done in the cage.

The Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino is excited to have Gladiator Challenge bring a “GOLD RUSH” to their town. General Manager Mauricio Cuellar said, “We’re very excited to bring Gladiator Challenge and its MMA action to the Nugget. We’ve been looking for a way to bring new excitement to our venue, and MMA is the perfect way to do this. We’re extremely pleased to have an agreement with Tedd Williams and Gladiator Challenge, and we’re looking forward to a long, mutually-beneficial relationship.” He added, “I’m a big fan of MMA, and folks have been stopping me on the casino floor, asking about us providing MMA events at the Nugget. Now, thanks to Tedd and GC, the Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino is Wendover’s finest place to play with the hottest MMA action in the state.”

Gladiator Challenge Owner and Promoter Tedd Williams says, “Gladiator Challenge is always happy to bring the sport of MMA to new venues, and we’re very pleased that the Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino will be the next site to enjoy all the action. We plan to hold between three and six events a year at the Nugget, and we feel confident that this agreement will bring new customers to the Nugget, while exposing the Gladiator Challenge brand of MMA to a new area of fight fans.” And Tedd has a message for local fight fans: “There’s nothing like seeing Gladiator Challenge live and in-person. You won’t want to miss these fights…”

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