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World Championship Muay Thai, U. S. vs. China on Saturday

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On Saturday evening, June 7, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m., you’ll have an opportunity to see some of the world’s best full contact Muay Thai fighters in action, an International Competition featuring many of the great fighters from China going up against the best in the U. S. Also, you’ll have an opportunity to see an Extreme Wushu contest.

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For those unfamiliar with Wushu, it’s the modern derivation of traditional Chinese martial arts such as Kung-fu which was made famous in the movies by it’s practitioners, Jet Li, Ray Park, and of course Bruce Lee.

The standard training program concentrates on a core curriculum of eight major styles - Bare hand (Long Fist), Short Weapon (Sword-play), Long Weapon (Spear-play). It’s quick, agile, and rhythmic, punctuated by explosive and spectacular jumping techniques.

Announced fight card for Saturday’s event

In Bout #1, they have a three round IAMTF Light Heavyweight ranking bout between Jon Stark and Mike Wenger. Wenger, known for blitzing his opponents with the hard knees to the head, has a reputation for finishing off opponents in record time.

In Bout #2, it’s Andrew Gabriel of Extreme Power, Oceanside, CA going up against Michael Aviles in a four round IAMTF Welterweight California Title match.

Bout #3, a three rounder in the WLF 4 Super Bantamweight Tournament, has Wang Chaoqi matched up with Linda Aguilar, Ciara Irvine and Lindsay Ball.

Bout #4 is a three round WLF Welterweight match in the Team Competition between Wei Chao Chen of China facing Melsik Baghdasaryan of Glendale, CA.

While Baghdasaryan has been on his WCK winning streak, Chen recently lost to the legendary Buakaw Banchamek, the Thai Muay Thai champion, two time World K-1 MAX champion in 2004 and 2006, plus 2010 Shoot Boxing S Club World Champion. Buakaw, who is now 31, knocked Chen out.

Bout #5, a WLF Women’s Extreme Wushu featherweight match has Xiong Jingnan of China facing Lindsey Marino of Austin, Texas.

Bout #7, a four round WLF Muaythai Lightweight Contest in the Team Competition has Wei Ninghui of China facing local favorite Marvin Madariaga of the Blue Ocean Muay Thai Team of San Diego.

Bout #8 is a three round WLF 4- Women’s Super Bantamweight Tournament featuring Wang Chaoqi of China and the likes of Linda Aguilar, Ciara Irvine and Lindsay Ball.

In Bout #9, a WLF Muaythai Featherweight International Title fight of five rounds features Ji Guangjian of China going up against the undefeated Adam Rothweiler from Adrenaline Martial Arts & Fitness in San Bernardino, CA.

In Bout #10, a four round WCK Muaythai Super Cruiserweight ranking bout, you’ll get to see Jacob “King Cobra” Poss take on Sam Alvey of Team Quest, Murrieta, CA. With both men having tremendous knockout power, don’t blink.

Bout #11, the Main Event, has the darling of Muay Thai, Jemyma Betrian of Oosterhout, Netherlands, the reigning WCK and WBC Muaythai Women’s Bantamweight World Title holder putting her WBC title on the line against one of the reigning European Champions Christi Brereton of the Chaos Muay Thai Fitness & Competition Training Centre, Okehampton, United Kingdom.

And here's a shout out to the coaches! It appears somebody knows what they’re doing. That Chaos Muay Thai Fitness & Competition Training Centre where Brereton trains and coaches has now won over 30 Championship belts in a little over two years.

This exciting night of Muay Thai action will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are still available at $40 for general admission, $100 for ringside seats. For tickets or more information, visit the Pechanga Box Office, call (877) 711-2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment.

The event will be broadcast on FOX Sports Prime Ticket and on FOX Sports San Diego. This is the fourth time WCK Full Rules Muay Thai has been hosted by Pechanga and without a doubt this fight card promises to have the fans on the edge of their seats.

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