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Stockton, CA (July 17, 2006) - On August 12th Nick Diaz will make his return to The Stockton Arena just three months after his unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Ray Steinbess. Joining Nick will be younger brother Nathan Diaz who is coming off a dominating submission victory over former King Of The Cage Welterweight Champion Joe Hurley. The Warriors Cup (formerly known as ICO) begins on August 12th at 7:00 PM PT. Tickets on sale now at www.stocktontickets.com or at The Stockton Arena box office.

This event will mark the first time the Cesar Gracie trained Diaz brothers have fought on the same card and promises to be an exciting event.

"Both Nick and Nate are at a point in there careers were it’s going to be very difficult for anybody to beat them. They’ve just got to a point where all they do is eat, sleep and train and they are not going to relent to anybody," said Cesar Gracie.

Nick Diaz began fighting 2 weeks after his 18th birthday. Within 2 years he became the WEC Champion, IFC Champion and a UFC contender. In the process the 22-year-old star has become one of the most recognizable and sought after fighters in the sport by both fans and promoters alike. His forward attitude and fighting style has made fans of even the most critical fight fans and analyst and ensures a night of action packed fights will be topped off by an exciting performance by Nick Diaz. Looking to follow his brothers footsteps will be younger brother Nathan Diaz coming off a superfight victory at The Gracie Open over Josh Thomson and a devasting victory over Ken Shamrock trained former King Of The Cage Champion Joe Hurley.

The Stockton Arena in Stockton, California is a 10,000-seat arena managed and operated by IFG. The Stockton Arena is located at 248 W. Fremont Street Stockton CA, 95203 and is home to the arena football leagues Stockton Lightning, The Stockton Thunder minor league hockey team and indoor soccer team The California Cougars. The arena is part of the Banner Island mixed-use waterfront development in downtown Stockton, which includes the arena, 5,000 seat ballpark, 150 room conference hotel, 45,000 sf of retail. The arena is 230,000 sf and includes 24 suites, 400 club seats, 5,000 sf of meeting rooms and administrative offices. For more information about The Stockton Arena call (209) 373-1400 or visit www.stocktonarena.com

Diaz Returns is co-produced by JG Promotions and Manly Media,LLC
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