James Irvin signs with Gladiator Challenge, returns at ‘Young Guns 4’ on Jan. 29th

Gladiator Challenge is proud to announce the return of multi-time UFC/Strikeforce veteran James “The Sandman” Irvin, who holds a 5-0 record within the promotion that gave him his start in MMA. His first fight will be against Mike Crisman at “Young Guns 4,” which will take place at the Elko Indian Colony Gym in Elko, Nevada on January 29th, 2011.

The event will showcase local young stars including champion Jimmy Centers, Miguel Espitia, Jack Montgomery, Justin Stayley, and many others. Doors open at 5 PM, and the fights will start at 7 PM.

Irvin has lost four of his last five fights, three in a row to Anderson Silva, Alessio Sakara and Igor Pokrajac lead to his eventual release from the UFC. Since “The Sandman” defeated Angel DeAnda via KO at Rebel Fights to Win Rebel Fight Heavyweight Championship and most recently losing to Jorge Oliveira at “Tachi Palace Fights 7: Deck the Halls” in the very first round by triangle choke.

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