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Saturday, October 10, 2009 SHINGLE SPRINGS RANCHERIAS

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GLADIATOR CHALLENGE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EVENT
AT SHINGLE SPRINGS RANCHERIA ON
OCTOBER 10, 2009


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – September 09, 2009 – The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Gladiator Challenge, one of the longest-running Mixed Martial Arts promotions, on Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Gates open at 5 p.m. and parking will be available in Red Hawk Casino’s parking garage. A shuttle will take guests from the casino to the event. Gladiator Challenge merchandise, food and drinks will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will also be part of the night’s festivities.

The main event will feature the return of two time world champion James “The Educator” Fanshier, who will take on local stand-out fighter and world class karate and kickboxing champion, Anthony Vargas. It will be the first time Fansheir has headlined a local fight card in two years. Also featured on the card is co-headliner Cal Worsham, a UFC fighter and Gladiator Challenge Hall of Famer, who is leaving retirement to get back into the cage to settle a grudge match against Chris Wood. Rounding out the bill is Shingle Springs Rancheria’s own Ruben “Warpath” Villareal, a Native American World Champion who will fight for the Gladiator Challenge Native American Heavyweight World Championship, against Martin Jayco.

“We are extremely excited to be promoting our Mixed Martial Arts brand with Red Hawk Casino at the Shingle Springs Rancheria,” said Tedd Williams, executive producer, Gladiator Challenge. “Our guests can expect a full night of highly competitive MMA action between some of the legends of the Gladiator Challenge.”

A total of 15 Mixed Marital Arts cage fights are scheduled to take place this season at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, September 13, at Red Hawk Traders, the gift shop located in Red Hawk Casino, 15 locations throughout the Sacramento area, and online at: http://www.gladiatorchallenge.com/tickets.asp.

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Media Contacts:
Tedd Williams, Executive Producer for Gladiator Challenge, (706) 403-6529, tedd@gladiatorchallenge.com
Marilyn Delgado, Tribal Administrator for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, (530) 698-1461, MDelgado@ssband.org