Pala, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2010
Ten professional and amateur Muay Thai fights will be center stage at Pala Casino Spa & Resort on October 2nd, 2010. Muay Thai, the fastest-growing, adrenaline-rushing striking sport, also known as the art of eight limbs, allows fighters to utilize hands, elbows, knees and shins to bring the opponent down.
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. His last memorable fight was against Joe Schilling of Los Angeles, which ended in Schilling being knocked out. Grachev also holds a perfect boxing record of eight wins and zero losses. His opponent, Fernando “The Menifee Maniac” Gonzalez is a professional Muay Thai fighter and a very popular MMA fighter, who’s fought in King of the Cage and WEC promotions. His MMA record stands at 17 wins and eight losses.
One of the most decorated fighters, Romie Adanza will defend his IKKC MuayThai International Super Bantamweight title against Haigang Huang of China. Adanza is coming off of a win against a Brit, Andy Howson, which brings his record to seven wins and two losses total. 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. His pro record comes to 26 wins and 12 losses.
A tough fight is expected for the IKKC MuayThai International title between Justin Greskiewicz of the United States and a Korean champion, Byoung-Ku Park. Both fighters are experienced professionals, and will undoubtedly, raise their game to win the title. Greskiewicz’s record is 10 wins, five losses, two draws; Byoung-Ku Park’s record is 32 wins, nine losses and nine draws.
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 Justin Greskiewicz
WBC MuayThai Super Middleweight Bout
Jack Thames (Las Vegas) vs Eric Utsch (Allen Town, Penn.)
IKKC MuayThai Welterweight Bout
Joey Pagliuso (Riverside, Calif.) vs Sean Dizay (Las Vegas, Nev.)
IKKC MuayThai Middleweight Bout
Luis Bio (Ensenada, Mexico) vs Kenny Finister
WBC MuayThai Bantamweight Superfight
Woo-Yeon Park (Korea) vs Celeste Navarro (Mexico)
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)
All bouts are subject to change. Fights start at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40 and $100 ringside. Tickets are on sale now, with no service charge, at the Pala Privileges Center in the casino, or call 1-877-WIN PALA (1-877-946-7252) or 877-446-7962.
Fans must be at least 21 years old.
About Pala Casino Spa & Resort
The recently expanded Pala Casino Spa & Resort includes a Las Vegas-style casino
with 2,000 slot machines, 15 poker tables and 87 table games; a 507-room hotel; a
10,000-square-foot, full-service spa and salon that features 14 treatment rooms; a state of-the-art fitness center; swimming pool with 12 private poolside cabanas, and dual temperature outdoor Jacuzzi. Pala also offers 10 restaurants and 40,000 square feet of
meeting and convention space. Pala Casino Spa & Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond
Award winner for six consecutive years. Its state-of-the-art Pala Spa was named the
2009 Best Casino Spa by Spas of America and the 2009 Best Casino Spa by the
Southern California Gaming Guide. For more information, visit
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.