Primm Valley Casino Resorts Present WCK Full Rules MuayThai Aug. 28, 2010 at the Star of the Desert Arena

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WBC MuayThai-sanctioned fights feature Female International Super Bantamweight title fight between Jeri Sitzes (US) and Sujeong Lim (Korea) and US national Super Heavyweight Championship title fight between Rick Cheek and Steven Banks; IKKC MuayThai sanctions International Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Shawn Yarborough (US) and Mawande Vapi (South Africa) and US National Welterweight title fight between Scotty Ray Leffler and Justin Greskiewicz

Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino presents nine full rules Muay Thai bouts, headlined by exceptional WBC MuayThai US National Super heavyweight championship fight between Rick Cheek and Steven Banks.

On Aug. 28, two 260-pound, 6’4’ and 6’5’’ fighters will step into the ring to claim the WBC MuayThai US National Super Heavyweight Title. With a record of 23 wins (20 knockouts), two losses and one draw, Rick Cheek is a formidable opponent for Steven Banks, who just came off two wins by knockout himself. In the ring, watch Cheeks’ hand speed countered by strong elbows and knees from Banks.

WCK MuayThai brings Jeri “Fists of Fury” Sitzes of Missouri to represent the U.S. against a Korean fight and entertainment star, Sujeong Lim in the WBC MuayThai International fight title. Sitzes, well known as a Strikeforce fighter, who TKO’ed Lacey Schuckman in round three, is also one of the top female boxers in the US. She now has a flawless record of 12 wins with no losses. Sujeong Lim has a record of 25 wins and 5 losses. She was the Gold Olympic Taekwondo medalist at the Beijing Olympics of 2008 and the muay thai bantamweight champion in South Korea.

Shawn Yarborough will represent the US, when he defends his IKKC MuayThai international belt against the national champion from South Africa, Mawande Vapi. Vapi’s current record stands at 22 wins (19 by KO) and two losses.

William Sriyapai, one of the most decorated US fighters, and a K1 competitor, will step into the ring with Raul Rodriguez of Bakersfield, Calif. Sriyapai was inducted into Master’s Hall of Fame this year in Las Vegas. Rodriguez left a memorable impression when he won against Bryce Krause in Las Vegas last year.

Three-time French Muay Thai champion Remy Bonnel is best known for taking on and winning against Duane Ludwig, Jerry Morris, Trevor Smandych and Peter Kaljevic among others. With a record of 57 wins and seven losses, he might pose a serious hurdle for Las Vegas fighter Chaz Mulkey. However, Mulkey’s last fight against Menno Dijkstra (32-4 record), showed that clinch and elbows come to Mulkey as easy as breathing.

Scotty Ray Leffler will put up a first round of defense of his IKKC National Welterweight belt against Justin Greskiewicz. Leffler won the title this April on the WCK MuayThai card by a TKO in the second round from James Martinez, known as the American pick for the WMC sanctioned “Contender Asia” Muay Thai reality TV show.

Complete fight card follows:

WBC Muaythai United States Super Heavyweight Title             5rds.
Rick Cheek                 vs     Stephen Banks            

WBC Muaythai Female International Super Bantamweight Title        5rds.
Jeri Sitzes                vs    Lim Su Jeong (Korea)            

IKKC Muaythai International Light Heavyweight Title             5rds.
Shawn Yarborough (champion)    vs    Mawande Vapi (South Africa)

WBC Muaythai Super Welterweight Title Elimination Bout         5rds.
Raul Rodriguez             vs     William Sriyapai        

WBC Middleweight International Prestige Bout                 5rds.
Chaz Mulkey                vs    Remy Bonnel

IKKC Muaythai United States Welterweight Title                 5rds.
Scott Leffler (champion)        vs     Justin Greskiewicz        

IKKC Muaythai Super Middleweight Bout                    4rds.
Jack Thames                vs    Mike Ryan        

IKKC Muaythai Super Welterweight Bout                     4rds.
Shawn Yacoubian            vs     Joe Davidson            

IKKC Muaythai Welterweight Bout                         4rds.
Artem Sharoshkin            vs    Titus Holmes            

Amateur bouts
IAMTF USA Welterweight Title                             5rds.
Chris Minor                vs    Roy Corona

IAMTF Super Heavyweight Bout                        3rds.
Andrew Miller            vs    Isaac Gomez

IAMTF Middleweight Bout                            3rds.
Damien Earley            vs    Andy Lazarit

IAMTF Female Flyweight Bout                             3 rds
Amber Pope                vs    Tandy Schafer

All bouts are subject to change.

WCK MuayThai is sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, National Realty Group and Lucky’s Race and Sports Book.

Amateur fight program starts at 5 p.m., professional fights start at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $35 to $100 ringside. All concerts and sporting events take place in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino. For more information, please call 1.800.FUNSTOP (1.800.386.7867) or visit http://www.primmvalleyresorts.com.

About WCK MuayThai:
Founded in 1989, by Dennis Warner and In Sync Productions, WCK MuayThai is based in Southern California and is the largest Muay Thai sports entertainment event in North America. The championships are held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Beijing and other cities and feature top fighters from the U.S., China, Japan, Thailand, Netherlands, South Africa, Korea, England and Australia, including such champions as Yodsenklai Fairtex, Steve McKinnen, Lamsongkram Chuwattana, John Wayne Parr, Craig Buchanan, Christine Toledo, Romie Adanza, Kevin Ross, Jeri Sitzes and Malaipet. For more information about WCK MuayThai, please visit http://www.wckmuaythai.com or check out our Facebook WCK MuayThai group.

About Primm Valley Casino Resorts:
Primm Valley Casino Resorts, located 25 minutes south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15 at the Southern Nevada/California state line, includes Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino, Primm Valley Resort & Casino, and Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino. The properties’ amenities offer something for everyone including 24-hour dining, The Spa at Primm, shopping at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. With attractions for the whole family, the Desperado Rollercoaster, Adventure Canyon Log Flume, Video Game Arcade, Carolee Movie Theatre and Star of the Desert Arena, a venue for the best live performances, Primm Valley Casino Resorts offers entertainment and recreation at an affordable price. For more information, visit http://www.primmvalleyresorts.com.

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