Twenty fights are planned for The Amateur MMA & Muay Thai Event #20 to be held at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Pahlavan Fight Promotions intends to open the doors at a special time for this special 20th event fight night with the doors will open at 3pm and the fights start at 4pm, a full two hours earlier than past events. This special event has a talent rich amateur fight card and boasts five International Sport Karate Association title fights (ISKA).
Two mixed martial arts title bouts are planned for the event and are state title bouts. They are The ISKA Florida State Middle Weight “MMA” Championship Title and the ISKA Florida State Light Weight “MMA” Championship Title bouts and the bouts feature fighters striving to advance as amateur “MMA” fighters. The kickboxing events planned for the events are going to offer excitement and diversity.
The ISKA Florida State Middle Weight Kickboxing Championship title bout rematch is between Jorge Capazolli and Jupiter Garzon. The two previously faced each other on August 3rd of this year resulting in Capozzoli earning a unanimous decision for the championship title. The memorable match appeared to reveal a true dislike between the fighters and members of the opposing corners, and martial arts fans attending the rematch will be looking for more sportsmanlike conduct between these athletes and their trainers.
Juan Santiago 25, and training under Ali Tareh (Fight Fitness Center) coming off of a recent victory as the Florida State Light Welter Weight ISKA “Kickboxing” Champion is seeking to advance his amateur kickboxing career by obtaining the Southeast Regional Light Welter “Kickboxing” Championship title (oriental rules). Santiago will have to prevail against Johnny Garcia 28, training under Johan Deleeuw (Team Octopus) for the win.
The main event listed on the fight card is the ISKA USA Light Middle Weight “Kickboxing” Championship Title bout (oriental rules) to be fought between Nihal Punjani 21, and training under Johan Deleeuw (Team Octopus) out of Atlanta, GA. Punjani fought for the same title back on August 3rd against the Tampa Bay area fighter Dalton Jenkins 19, training under Mike Hollobaugh (House of Pain) in a fight that ended without a champion. Ron Lloyd the ISKA Official announced the fight was to be declared a draw and the title remained vacant despite the close effort of the athletes. Punjani now faces Imran Haddabah 17, and training under Ali Tareh (Fight Fitness Center) who can be expected to make the most of this “opportunity”.
The Amateur MMA & Muay Thai Kickboxing Event #20 presented by Pahlavan Promotions event is scheduled for October 5th, 2013 at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida The Renaissance Vinoy Hotel is located at 501 5th Avenue NE in St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. The doors open two hours early for the special 20th event at 3pm and the bouts will begin at 4pm. Information about the tickets or the event can be obtained by visiting pahlavanpromotions.com