World Championship Muay Thai returns to Pechanga on Saturday

Jemyma Betrian vs. Christi Brereton fighting it out for the WBC Muaythai Women’s Bantamweight World Title.

In the Main Event of the evening it will be Jemyma Betrian (l) of Netherlands  vs. Christi Brereton (r) of the United Kingdom battling it out for the WBC Muay Thai Women’s Bantamweight World Title.

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 fighters from China going up against the best in the U. S. 


 

Also, you’ll have an opportunity to see an Extreme Wushu contest. For those unfamiliar with Wushu, it’s the modern derivation of traditional Chinese martial arts such as Kung-fu which was made famous 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 #6 is a three round WLF Middleweight Bout in the Team Competition between Zheng Zhaoyu and Joe Davidson. 

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.

Two of the most exciting Muay Thai fighters on the planet are Marvin Madariaga in Bout #4 and featured in Bout #.

Two of the most exciting, all action Muay Thai fighters on the planet are Marvin Madariaga (r) in Bout #7 and Melsik Baghdasaryan (l) in Bout #4.

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 his last match at  the Pechanga Resort & Casino, Adam Rothweiler has his arm raised at the last show

In his last match at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in mid-February, Adam Rothweiler (l) had his hands full battling it out with David Huerta.

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.

The fights between the big guys are always the most exciting. Especially this match up of Jacob Poss (r) and Alvey (l).

The bouts between the big guys are always exciting, surely the most anticipated, especially this match up between Sam Alvey (l) and Jacob Poss.

Bout #11, the Main Event, has the darling of Muay Thai, Jemyma Betrian of 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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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.