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Thursday, Aug 02, 2001

Undefeated Castillo To Face Mennefor Ufc Middleweight Title

From UFC/Zuffa:

UFC Logo
Undefeated Castillo to Face Menne
for UFC Middleweight Title

Gil Castillo has signed to face Dave Menne for the vacant middleweight title at UFC 33: Victory in Vegas.

Castillo enters the Octagon with a 16-0 MMA record, including victories over many top caliber opponents. In his first MMA event, Castillo submitted the Lion’s Den’s Vernon "Tiger" White with an arm bar. He also holds a win over another tough Lion’s Den fighter, Joe Hurley.

In his most recent MMA bout, Castillo won a convincing decision over the reigning King of Pancrase, Nathan Marquardt, the ninth ranked fighter in the world.

Castillo’s many titles and championships include the IFC Welterweight World Championship, the IFC Middleweight Americas Championship, and the King of the Cage Middleweight Championship.

"It is a great honor to fight in the UFC," says Castillo. "To fight for the title in the UFC is a dream of mine."

UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
Friday, September 28th
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Tickets on sale August 8th

Ticket Master – http://www.ticketmaster.com/ – 702-474-4000
Mandalay Bay – http://www.mandalaybay.com/ – 877-632-7400

From the event’s promoter Matt Hume:

Conquest 2001
August 4, 2001
Sponsored by La Quinta Inn
10530 NE Northup Way
Kirkland, WA

Line up:

Novice Kickboxing 3 rounds
Faris Asangi (PBBA) vs Christopher Assaf(Unatached)

Novice Kickboxing 3 rounds
Ernie Mcpeek(MSK) vs Domingo "Dingo warrior" Cruz(Victory Athletics)

Novice Kickboxing 3 rounds
Alan "the Animal" Itkin(AMC) vs Galen "Burning" Bush(PBBA)

Novice Kickboxing 3 rounds
John Hall(MSK) vs Dan Snyder(Travis Kickboxing)

Novice Pankration
Jeff Gotcher(Victory Athletics) vs Blake Fredricson(Gibson Pankration)

Kickboxing 3 rounds
Sarah Finnaseth(AMC) vs Dion Bullock(Victory Athletics)

Tag Team Submission
Victor "Hot Pepper" Estrada(Victory Athletics) & Trevor "Macho Man" Mchaelis
Frank Feethan & Rodrigo Lopez(Marcelo Alonso BJJ)


A class Kickboxing 3 rounds
Eric Wirt(Travis Kickboxing) vs Joe Green(Zura Kickboxing)

A class Pankration 3 rounds
"Bad" Brad Blackburn(AMC) vs Dirk Odendale(Gibson Pankration)

Kickboxing A class 3 rounds
Dave "Thunderkick" Cook(AMC) vs Jeremy Engle(Travis Kickboxing)

Pankration Pacific NW Title fight 5 rounds
Josh Holt (PBBA) vs Justin "the Jet" Jones(Victory Athletics)

From the event’s promoter:


Gladiator Challenge Logo
Promoter Tedd Williams is packing up his lights, smoke, camera & cage and is heading to the rocky moutains. On Sunday August 19th, the GLADIATOR CHALLENGE will be held for the first time outside of California. Coming along with Williams will be a host of California based fighters that have fought in both the GLADIATOR CHALLENGE and the KING OF THE CAGE. The event will take place in the "Great Room" at the Radisson North Greystone Castle. Knowing that pulling off an event like this in a new town would be a challenge, Williams enlisted the help of Sven "BOOGIE" Bean. Bean promotes Colorado’s premiere MMA show, the RING OF FIRE series, and was brought on board to act as matchmaker for the event. Judging from the way the card has evolved, Williams made a wise decision. Pulling from his talented roster of fighters as well as from the surrounding states, Bean has put together what should be considered the best MMA the state has seen.


175 lbs
Brad Gumm (CO) vs Joe Stevensen (CA)

Gabe Beaupurty (CO) vs Dan Christiansen (NM)

165 lbs
Duane "BANG!" Ludwig (CO) vs. Ressen Messer (NM)

175 lbs
Jay Jack (CO) vs. Mark Menkveld (CO)


175 lbs
Steve Gomm (UT) vs. John "The Brazilian" (BR)

190 lbs
John Herrera (CO) vs. Phillip Miller (CA)

210 lbs
Amir Rahnavardi (CA) vs. Kieth Jardin (NM)

200 lbs
Justin Ellison (UT) vs. TBA

180 lbs
John Cronk (CO) vs. Jack Kardanis (NM)


180 lbs
"Uncle" Sam McFarland (CO) vs. Paul Zilius (CA)

155 lbs
Anthony Washington (TX) vs. Tom Schulte (NM)

140 lbs
Shawn Ramage (CA) vs. TBA

165 lbs
Nuri Shakir (MA) vs Greg McIntyre (CA)

* as always..card subject to change
For info: http://www.gladiatorchallenge.com/ and/or beanz4@msn.com
Tickets on sale now and going fast!!!

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posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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