Celtic Gladiator 21: Europe’s Top Mixed Martial Arts Promotion Returns To Burbank

Posted: May 7, 2018 in Combat Sports, UFC
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By: Jonathan M. King

Celtic Gladiator, Europe’ premier mixed martial arts promotion, has once again teamed with local powerhouse Light Out Promotions and Bash Entertainment to bring to you Celtic Gladiators 21. The pedigree saturated 13 fight card will take place at the Burbank Mariott Convention Center in lovely Burbank California, and will be feature the regions top mixed martial artists.

The main event will feature a brutal battle between the always exciting Richard Leroy (6-0 MMA), who moves up to welterweight to take on 4 x Strikeforce veteran David Douglas (7-8 MMA). For Leroy, the gateway to the UFC is being blocked by the heavy-handed veteran. An Impressive win for Leroy would almost certainly punch his ticket to the UFC, however the crafty Douglas is a knockout artist looking to paint a masterpiece, making this an exciting scrap you do not want to miss!

The twin-billed co-main events feature two Celtic Gladiator Title fights. The first being a flyweight battle between Muay Thai specialist Adam Rothweiler (7-6 MMA) and local veteran Benji Gomez (7-10 MMA). You will not want to blink when these two 125 lbs pound lightning bolts square off. The second scintillating co-main event features a battle between two well-known featherweight prospects former CXF 145 lbs champion Dima Gerasimov (7-6 MMA) and current top featherweight contender Mike Segura (9-5 MMA). These two veterans have been on a collision course for a while now, and with the Celtic Gladiator title looming, what better time than now?

Main Card:

The card will also feature featherweight up and comers Sergio Perez (3-1 MMA) and Milton Arguello (2-1 MMA), as they battle it out to see who will become the next 145 lbs contender. Eddie ‘Ambien’ Jackson (5-2 MMA) returns to the cage to take on the always entertaining karate specialist Quinton McCottrell (12-24 MMA). Local fan favorite Tommy Aaron (6-3 MMA) will take on Samuel Alvarez (2-2 MMA) in a very interesting lightweight matchup of contrasting styles. Jacob Rosales (7-4 MMA) will step back in the Celtic Gladiator cage for the third time, this time he takes on former Bellator veteran Ivan Castillo (8-9 MMA) in a featherweight dust-up. Flyweight Hugo Aranda (1-0 MMA) returns to the same cage that hosted his first professional win to take on undefeated prospect Aaron Lafarge (2-0 MMA). Flyweights Mauricio Diaz Vega (3-3) and Eric Rios (0-3 MMA) will square off in a 125 lbs showdown. Jonathan Martin (1-0 MMA) looks to build off his impressive debut, a knockout win at Celtic Gladiator 17. Martin will take on talented new comer Lance Bush (Pro Debut). Newbury Park’s own Julian Baez (0-1 MMA) is also scheduled to appear.


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