Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Gladiator Challenge
Feb 25, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Woodlake, CA. – February 21, 2013 – Gladiator
Challenge confirmed today that 2008 Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo
has signed a multi-fight deal with long time running, California
based mixed martial arts promoter Tedd Williams.
Cejudo will make his debut with Gladiator Challenge on March 24,
2013 at The Soboba Casino Outdoor Arena in San Jacinto, CA.
Cejudo has been evaluating promoters for several months, and was
looking for a consistent and stable platform to gain fight
experience, a promoter with a track record of helping to build
world class athletes, and a plan to enhance and expand their brand.
Cejudo was convinced that Gladiator Challenge was such a company,
particularly with their newly formed partnership with business
executive Bruce Kopitar.
According to Tedd Williams,
Chief Operations Officer of Gladiator Challenge, “We are very
excited that Henry Cejudo
will be joining our organization. To have such a rare talent as an
Olympic gold medalist join Gladiator Challenge to begin his career
in mixed martial arts is a tremendous opportunity for our company,
and we believe for Henry
Cejudo. Cejudo had many options open to him, as multiple
promoters were clamoring to sign him, but he chose to fight for us.
Cejudo recognized the many positive changes underway as a result of
the recent change in ownership of Gladiator Challenge, and felt
confident that this was a good home to begin his fight career.
According to Henry
Cejudo, “It was very important to me to join an organization
that has an established track record of helping young fighters grow
into world class athletes and champions. Gladiator Challenge has
been a home to such fighters as Quinton
Jackson, Rashad Evans,
Griffin, Chael Sonnen,
McDonald, and many others. I want to fight for a credible
organization and face high caliber opponents. Gladiator Challenge
is that organization, and has made that commitment to me.
Cejudo went on to say, “Gladiator Challenge will provide me with a
consistent platform to grow as a fighter, and has made a
substantial commitment to me so that I may gain the necessary
experience to become a world champion. After our discussions with
Bruce Kopitar and Tedd Williams,
I was sold on the exciting new direction of the company, and how it
would be a great fit for me to launch my MMA career. The promotion
has a huge following and I love to compete. I’m ready and can’t
wait to put on a show.”
Henry is just one of many exciting fighters that will be appearing
on this fight card scheduled for March 24, 2013 at the Soboba
Casino Outdoor Arena. According to Mr. Williams, it will be one of
the company’s most impressive fight cards to date. Gladiator
Challenge will be announcing the full fight card, as well as
additional details about the event, in the coming weeks. To learn
more about Gladiator Challenge, please visit
www.gladiatorchallenge.com, and visit us on Facebook and You
About Henry Cejudo
Olympic gold medalist and author, Henry
Cejudo, achieved his dream of becoming an Olympic gold medalist
at just 21 years old. Henry made history by becoming the youngest
American wrestler to bring home the gold. The American born son of
undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Cejudo spent his early years
in fear of his criminal father and immigration officials. He
struggled to find consistency in his chaotic world as he fought for
survival on and off the wrestling mat. His amazing story of
determination and triumph has won the hearts of America. A story
that was captured by Henry Cejudo
and Bill Plaschke in a book titled “American Victory.” Many have
expressed that Cejudo represents everything that is right with this
country and that his journey embodies the ethos of the American
Dream. Henry continues to achieve his dreams through his work with
numerous charities. To learn more about Henry Cejudo
visit his website at www.henrycejudo.com. We also encourage fans to
follow Henry on Twitter, Facebook and You Tube.
About Gladiator Challenge Gladiator Challenge, based out of Apple
Valley, California, is a regional promoter which has produced over
160 mixed martial arts events since it was established in 1999.
Gladiator Challenge long sense consider to be pioneers in the sport
of Mix Martial Arts, are highly dedicated to driving the growth of
mixed martial arts through the production of high quality MMA
events and by effectively showcasing tomorrow legends today. The
company takes pride in putting the fans and fighters first.
Executives within the organization are committed to producing
impressive fight cards with extremely competitive matchups. They
are also very passionate about their philanthropic endeavors. To
learn more about Gladiator Challenge visit our website at
www.gladiatorchallenge.com. Fans can also follow us on, Facebook
and You Tube.