Monday, August 2, 2010

Grachev, Gonzalez, Adanza, Huang, Lara, Park, Chunhawat, and Pagliuso all in action at WCK Muay Thai October 2nd at Pala Casino

WCK Muay Thai fights come to Pala Casino Spa and Resort on October 2nd, 2010.

The event is headlined by the Light Heavyweight Muay Thai vs. MMA five-round bout between Denis “The Pirate” Grachev (Russia by way of San Diego) and Fernando Gonzalez (Temecula, Calif.). Grachev, an IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) World Light Heavyweight Champion, former European champion, has a professional Muay Thai record of 15 wins, nine of them by way of knockout, and two losses. Fernando “The Menifee Maniac” Gonzalez is a professional Muay Thai fighter and MMA fighter, who’s fought in King of the Cage and WEC promotions. His MMA record stands at 17 wins and eight losses.

In the nights co-headlining fight, Romie Adanza will defend his IKKC MuayThai International Super Bantamweight title against Haigang Huang of China. Adanza is coming off of a win against British fighter, Andy Howson at Muay Thai in America this past April. Adanza will square off with the National Muay Thai Champion of China, Haigang Huang, who is also a part of the Chinese National Muay Thai team.

Olympic Gold Medalist from Korea, Sujeong Lim will also be on the card. Sujeong is an Olympic Gold medalist in Taekwondo (Beijing Olympics of 2008), bronze medalist of the International Federation of Muay Thai Amateur Tournament held in Bangkok in 2007 and the Muay Thai bantamweight champion in South Korea.

Also featured on the card is the current WMC World Champion Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat of Thailand, who will be taking on Korean fighter, Byoung-Ku Park.

A complete fight card is as follows:

IKKC MuayThai Superfight: Muay Thai vs MMA

Denis Grachev (Russia, by way of San Diego) vs Fernando Gonzalez (Temecula)

IKKC MuayThai International Super Bantamweight Title

Romie Adanza (Orange County) vs Haigang Huang (China)

IKKC MuayThai International Super Lightweight Title

Byoung-Ku Park (Korea) vs Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (Thailand by way of Oakland)

WBC MuayThai National Super Middleweight Title

Jared Lara (Redlands, Calif.) vs Eric Utsch (Allen Town, Penn.)

IKKC MuayThai Welterweight Bout

Joey Pagliuso (Riverside, Calif.) vs Sean Dizay (Las Vegas, Nev.)

IKKC MuayThai Welterweight Bout

Artem Sharoshkin (Russia by way of San Diego, Calif.) vs TBA

IKKC MuayThai Middleweight Bout

Luis Bio (Ensenada, Mexico) vs TBA

WBC MuayThai Bantamweight Superfight

Sujeong Lim (Korea) vs TBA

Amateur fights:

IAMTF Cruiserweight Superfight

Dave Nielsen (San Diego, Calif.) vs Frank Bamford (Orange County, Calif.)

IAMTF US Super Featherweight Title

Tiffany van Soest (San Diego, Calif.) vs Tandi Schaffer (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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