Mixed Martial Arts Returns to San Manuel

SAN MANUEL SET TO KICK OFF LABOR DAY WITH A KNOCKOUTGrapple action filled entertainment with the second round of mixed martial arts

San Manuel Indian Nation, Calif. – August 10, 2007 – On Thursday, August 30, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino will kick off Labor Day Weekend with an action filled mixed martial arts event. Tickets are available now at all Ticketmaster locations, including Ticketmaster.com, for $45, $65, and $100.

Ending summer with a punch and making a return visit is the fast and furious action of mixed martial arts, with its assorted punches, holds, takedowns and kicks – not to mention San Manuel’s beautiful ring girls. This event continues San Manuel’s tradition of successful Muay Thai, boxing, and mixed martial arts events. Summer’s end couldn’t get any hotter than this!

The main event features Canadian World Champion Blake “The Snake” Fredrickson taking on Toby Imada, and his signature “Arm Lock.”” Adding on to the heat will be Gabe Ruediger, from The Ultimate Fighter 5, throwing down some punches, kicks, and locks when battling against Canadian George Kassamatis.

The ladies will also bring it on with a pro debut from Katja Turner taking on Heather Basquill. Other fighters scheduled to appear include San Diego’s Mike Granache and Benjamen Garrett going against Victorville’s Joe Calavita and Lamar Jiles. Other locals on the card include Brad Peterson and Palika Drummondo from Victorville and Jeremy Pidgeon along with Mario Miranda, fighting out of Lynnwood.

Interview opportunities are available. Doors open at 6:30 the night of the fight. A 21-and-older age requirement to enter the Casino is strictly enforced.

About San Manuel Indian Bingo and CasinoSan Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun. The casino is just 70 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from the LA-Ontario International Airport. Guests enjoy 2,000 of the latest slots, live poker and Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, high-stakes bingo, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining and a generous player’s reward program. Owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the casino has been providing fun and excitement since 1986. Since that time, players have received over $2 billion in cash, prizes and giveaways, making any visit to San Manuel an exciting and memorable experience. For more information on San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, please visit their Web site at www.sanmanuel.com or call 800-359-2464.

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