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Rematch Between James "The Sandman" Irvin And Mike Crisman...


May 7, 2011

Elko Indian Colony Gymnasium

Elko, Nevada



Rematch Between James "The Sandman" Irvin And Mike Crisman To Take Place At "Young Guns 5"

Tedd Williams' Gladiator Challenge is proud to bring a much-anticipated rematch to Elko, Nevada, as

UFC/Strikeforce veteran James "The Sandman" Irvin will face off with the ultra-tough Mike Crisman at "Young

Guns 5" on Saturday, May 7th. Also on the card will be a 170-pound world title match-up between Jack

Montgomery and Felipe Portela.


Irvin and Crisman faced off at "Young Guns 4" in a fight that featured hot action and a hotly-contested

controversial finish. Special guest referee and MMA legend Ken Shamrock disqualified "The Sandman" for

an illegal knee. Irvin doesn't agree with the call, and Crisman feels he hurt Irvin a lot more than he'd like to

admit. Here's what Irvin had to say about it: "I beat the brakes of this fool...he was sleeping on the ground.

Ken Shamrock says I illegally kneed him, so it was a no-contest! That was the luckiest night of that dude's



Here's Crisman's response to Irvin's words: "He's been in the sport for a long time…you would think he

knows the rules. I think its funny that's all he can say is all that when he forgot to mention that I almost put

him to sleep in six seconds. Wasn't he supposed to knock me out in eight seconds? Oh, and I [apparently]

need to write a death will. Well, I'm still alive and fighting." Now, these two will look to settle their differences

and determine once and for all who the better man is at "Young Guns 5!"


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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 Bohlander, “Krazy Horse” Charles

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

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

others. Gladiator Challenge can be found online at




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