Gladiator Challenge Newsletter

Tachi Palace Fights Announces August Event Featuring GC Vets


August 5, 2011

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino

Lemoore, California



Tachi Palace Fights is proud to announce the fight card for its next event, which is set to take place Friday,

August 5th, 2011 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. In the main event, Darrell

Montague will defend his TPF Flyweight Championship against Ian McCall. The TPF featherweight strap will

also be on the line, as Joe Soto and Eddie Yagin will clash for the belt.


Also fighting on the card will be former #1-ranked flyweight Jussier da Silva, and UFC vet David "The Crow"

Loiseau's TPF middleweight crown will be up for grabs against Giva Santana. Also on the card will be six-

time Gladiator Challenge veteran "Bad" Brad McDonald (pictured above).


Here is the full card for the event:


Flyweight Championship

Chino, Calif.’s Darrell Montague (9-1) vs. San Clemente, Calif.’s Ian McCall (10-2)



Featherweight Championship

Porterville, Ca lif.’s Joe Soto (9-1) vs. San Diego, Calif.’s Eddie Yagin (13-4-1)



Natal, Brazil’s Jussier da Silva (9-1) vs. Yokohama, Japan’s Mamoru Yamaguchi (26-5-3)


Middleweight Championship

Montreal, Quebec Canada’s David Loiseau (20-10) vs. Irvine, Calif.’s Giva Santana (15-1)



Las Vegas, Nev.’s Jorge Lopez (9-1) vs. San Diego, Calif.’s Andre Galvao (5-2)



Las Vegas, Nev.’s Ulysses Gomez (7-2) vs. Soledad, Calif.’s Drew Bittner (4-0)



Merced, Calif.’s Phil Collins (10-6) vs. Exeter, Calif.’s Kenny Ento (11-6)



Fresno, Calif.’s Art Arciniega (10-4) vs. Santa Rosa, Calif.’s Andy Miranda (5-1)



Oakdale, Calif.’s Brad McDonald (6-1) vs. Exeter, Calif.’s Chris Tangonan (3-3)


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

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