Monthly Archives: February 2012

MMA Update: Two locals fighting for titles today
February 25, 2012 11:05 PM
ShareThis| Print Story | E-Mail StoryBy MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Nine local mixed martial arts fighters will compete at a Gladiator Challenge event today held at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto.

Two fighters from MMA-1 Gym in Hesperia will fight for title belts. Tom Gloudeman will take on Aaron Nevea for the 155-pound championship, and Brandon Lee McKnight will face “FULL STORY……..”

Feb 26: at Gladiator Challenge event in San Jacinto, CA
Balentin Carmargo(Hesperia) defeated Anthony Shifflet by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, :44 into round one.
Brandon McKnight(Hesperia Graduate) defeated Greg Guzman for the 135 title belt. He won via three round Unanimous Decision.
Paul Samson Zilius(Adelanto) defeated Jake Mylles by a three round unanimous decision.
Nick Vanderpool(Victorville) defeated Tony Gianopoulos by tapout :36 into round one.
Alex Reyes(Cage Combat Academy) defeated Garret Bilger by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 2:15 into round one.
Brad Arringdale(Victorville) lost to Gus Lemon ref stoppage :07 into round one.

Local fighter Cruz honored by High Desert MMA fans

published by admin on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 11:30


Lucerne Valley mixed martial arts fighter Luis Cruz was recently recognized by fans on the website with two annual awards.

Cruz won the 2011 award for

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Sorry Paul no any action photos, too far away. Paul Karsky(Victorville) lost to William Wheeler by rear nake choke 1:37 into round three. The event was be held on Lancaster, CA at THE PIONEER EVENT CENTER Visit for more information.

Joe Condon(Victorville) defeated Chadd Freeman by Rear Naked Choke, tapout, 1:27 into round two. Check out “Monstro Photos” on for additional photos.
Fight Picks on the night!
Mark from ???………………. 8-0
Mike from 5-3
Adrian from….. 4-4