Gladiator Challenge Newsletter

Young Fighter Fouse Slated To Make Pro Debut

At Thunder Valley Casino In August


August 27, 2011

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Lincoln, California



A week after his 18th birthday, 2011 Colusa High graduate Clinton

Fouse will make his professional mixed martial arts debut.


One-half of the Redskins' wrestling team this past season, Fouse will

fight on the under card of Gladiator Challenge: Unleashed at Thunder

Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln on Aug. 27.


Also on the card is mixed martial arts legend and UFC Hall of Fame

fighter Dan Severn, who is fighting Rick Vardell for the Gladiator

Challenge Heavyweight World Title.


Fouse is training for the fight at Colusa Fitness Center with trainer

John Soares, who has been teaching classes at the gym since 2001.


As a wrestler in high school, Fouse didn't have to deal with strikes or submissions, so Soares tailored a

training camp to help him learn how to compete in a sport where wrestling is only part of the skill set he will



Fouse will fight an opponent he knows very little about other than a name and that the opponent fights out of

Allegiance MMA in Woodland. As a result, Fouse is focusing on learning as much as possible in the month

leading up to the fight, he said.

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Gladiator Challenge is a world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion established in 1999 by Tedd

Williams. A former UFC fighter, Williams is a former national AAU Sambo Champion (1997), a former

California State Judo Champion (4th Degree Black Belt under “Judo” Gene Lebell) and a former college All-

American wrestler (Cerritos Jr. College, 1988-89). Gladiator Challenge runs 12-18 MMA events per year, and

has featured MMA superstars Urijah “The California Kid” Faber, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, James Irvin,

Tyson Griffin, Dan “The Beast” Severn, “Sugar” Rashad Evans, Scott “Hands of Stone” Smith, “The

Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, Mac Danzig, Jerry Bo hlander, “Krazy Horse” Charles

Bennett, Chris Leben, Chael Sonnen, Jake Shields, “The Secret Weapon” Pete Spratt, Nate “The Rock”

Quarry, Jason “The Punisher” Lambert, Bobby “The Bad Seed” Hoffman, and Cal Worsham, among many

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