Cejudo to make MMA debut in Tucson
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Reporter: Kayla Anderson, Sports Anchor
TUCSON (KGUN 9- TV)- Henry Cejudo made a name for himself in the sport wrestling, when he won a gold medal in the 2008 Bejing Olympics. He was 21 years old then, now at the age of 26, he's changing things up.
Cejudo retired from wrestling in 2012, after failing to make the Olympic Team. Now in 2013, he's opening the doors to Mixed Martial Arts.
The 26-year-old will make his MMA Pro debut Saturday at Casino Del Sol, Cejudo has agreed to a multifight agreement with California-based Gladiator Challenge.
The first fight on that deal, announced Thursday, is scheduled for March 24 at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif.
Cejudo will continue to train in his hometown of Phoenix and his ultimate goal is to bring home a championship belt in the next couple of years.
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