Press Release
Hendricks and Whitesel Defend, Dent and Swift Battle for Gladiators Fighting Titles at “Caged Vengeance 2”

(Cleveland, OH) Gladiators Fighting MMA Invades Cleveland: Gladiators Fighting Mixed Martial Arts in conjunction with PKW Live and Betonfighting.com are pleased to announce “Caged Vengeance 2” set for Saturday, October 7th, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Gray’s Armory centrally located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

Headlining the main event is Ohio’s Josh “Heavy” Hendricks (14-4) who will be defending his Gladiators Fighting MMA Heavyweight belt for the first time since winning the title this past June in Cleveland. His opponent is hard hitting Canadian Geza Kalman (4-2), a veteran of the IFC and Hook ‘n Shoot fighting organizations. Kalman will be looking to stop a steamrolling Hendricks who is undefeated in his last seven fights.

Fresh off a big win over Kola Koka in Hawaii, hometown favorite Jason “Dynamite” Dent (19-6) will tangle with Erie, PA’s Dan “The Pennsylvania Hitman” Swift (27-19) for the vacant Gladiators Fighting MMA Lightweight title. Dent and Swift are among the most experienced and talented Lightweights in the sport today and each bring a straight forward approach to the cage which should lead to a very entertaining title fight.

After defeating UFC veteran Adrian Serrano to capture the Gladiators Fighting MMA Middleweight title this past June in Milwaukee, Mitch Whitesel (5-3) has been eagerly anticipating defending his belt in his home state of Ohio and will now get his chance against Gladiators Fighting MMA veteran Thomas “The Beast” Russell (4-3).

Russell’s confidence is at an all-time high after what many considered an upset win over Jason “Freebird” Freeman back in June of this year at “Fight Nite in the Flats 2.” An athletic and explosive fighter, Russell is becoming a legitimate threat and should match up well with Whitesel who is considered one of the more well rounded Gladiators Fighting MMA Middleweights.

Also on the card and making his return to MMA will be Kickboxing champion Ryan “The Lion” Madigan (1-0) who is coming off a successful MMA debut at June’s “Fight Nite in the Flats 2.” A fierce striker, Madigan will collide with Canadian boxer Dave Nash (0-0) in a Welterweight Gladiators Fighting MMA battle. Nash, a veteran of 15 professional Boxing contests, will be making his Gladiators Fighting MMA debut in Cleveland while looking to establish himself in the sport with a win over Madigan.

Fan favorites Jason “Freebird” Freeman (4-1) and unbeaten Welterweight “Smokin'” Joe Heiland are also scheduled for action along with Cleveland’s Donnie Walker (6-3) who has vaulted into the Gladiators Fighting MMA Lightweight title mix with a recent win over the previously unbeaten Jason Taylor.

Reserved seat tickets for “Caged Vengeance 2” are now on sale and available on line at www.Prokarateweekly.com or by calling 330-324-2525. VIP Table Tickets (seats 10 max per table, includes waitress service) are $80.00 per person, Cageside Reserved Seats are $55.00 per person, Reserved Floor and Reserved Balcony Seats are $35.00. A Seating Chart is available on www.Prokarateweekly.com. VISA and Mastercard are accepted. A limited amount of tickets are available.

Gladiators Fighting MMA “Caged Vengeance 2” Fight Card

Featured Bouts

MAIN EVENT: Gladiators Fighting MMA Heavyweight Title Fight – Josh “Heavy” Hendricks 14-4 (Strong Style Fight Team – Cleveland, OH) vs. Geza Kalman 4-2 (Suffer System Fighting Team – London, Ontario, CA)

Gladiators Fighting MMA Lightweight Title Fight – Jason “Dynamite” Dent 18-6 (Team GriffonRawl – Cleveland, OH) vs. Dan “The Pennsylvania Hitman” Swift 27-19 (Team DNA – Erie, PA)

Gladiators Fighting MMA Middleweight Title Fight – Mitch Whitesel 5-3 (Wreckroom Athletics – Ashland, OH) vs. Thomas “The Beast” Russell 4-3 (Peak Submission Fight Team – St Mary’s, OH)

155 lbs – Donnie Walker 6-3 (Team GriffonRawl – Cleveland, OH) vs. Brent Amon 5-3 (North Eastern Pummeling Den – Philadelphia, PA)

170 lbs – Ryan “The Lion” Madigan 1-0 (Team BOF/Jungle Fight Team – Akron, OH) vs. Dave Nash 0-0 (Suffer System Fighting Team – London, Ontario, CA)

205 lbs – Jason “Freebird” Freeman 4-1 (Vander Fighting Systems – Dover, OH) vs. TBA

Gladiators Fighting Preliminary Bouts

170 lbs – “Smokin'” Joe Heiland 4-0 (Strong Style Fight Team) vs. TBA

155 lbs – Dustin “The Reaper” Kempf 7-2 (Next Level Fight Team) vs. Carl Dean Roff 2-2 (Strong Style Fight Team)

170 lbs – A.J. Pulling 3-2 (Team GriffonRawl) vs. TBA

185 lbs – Taiwon “The Iron Dragon” Howard 2-1 (Rising Dragon Fight Team) vs. Jason Sheer 0-0 (Team Bullrider)

155 lbs – John “The Mongoose” Myers 3-2 (Vander Fighting Systems) vs. TBA

155lbs – Paul Compton 2-0 (Fikes Combined Martial Arts) vs. Jason Eckles 2-0 (Team Infinity)

205lbs – Nicholas Duell 0-1 (Jungle Fight Team) vs. TBA

*All bouts and appearances subject to change

“Caged Vengeance 2” is sponsored by Betonfighting.com, PKW Live, 2XL Sports Gear, Bloody Buddy Fight Gear, MMAvideo.com, Sounds Crazy Entertainment and SportstalkCleveland.com.