Gilbert Yvel Moves To Vegas

March 25, 2009
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After a punishing loss to Josh Barnett at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning,” Dutch striker Gilbert Yvel has moved to capitalize on the training offered by MMA’s mecca, Las Vegas.

John Lewis, owner of J-Sect Academy in Las Vegas (he was the guy who taught Dana White and the Ferttitas Jiu-Jitsu), and Brian Schall, a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer who reps Rich Franklin, have taken Yvel as a client in their new management firm, The Fight Agency. Yvel is currently training at J-Sect and living in Sin City.

Yvel’s last home was at the Vos Gym in Amsterdam, where he honed his vicious striking game over a 12 year career.

Lewis had no word on Yvel’s next fight, but said training was going well and anticipated a strong return for “The Hurricane.”

“Gilber’s such a great guy,” said Lewis. “He loves to train.”

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