Thursday, March 8, 2007

Combat Sports Challenge Features World Muay Thai TItle Fight

The Combat Sports Challenge 19, MMA and Muay Thai Fight Show at the Showplace in Richmond, VA will feature Chris Ngimbi of Holland vs Shawn Campbell of Canada for the World Kickboxing Association’s (WKA) WORLD PROFESSIONAL THAIBOXING TITLE (Super Welterweight -70kg/-154lb) on March 24, 2007. Chris “The African Warrior” Ngimbi hails from Team Calmaro in Holland and boasts over 30 professional career wins. He won WKA Intercontinental Title by beating Thailand’s Khunpon in Guilty Boxing’s Pride and Glory MMA and Boxing event in Atlanta, GA.

Ngimbi has continued to mount win after win in Holland and throughout Europe. Most wins come in a most devastating fashion, via head kicks and flying knees. His opponent Shane “Shaolin” Campbell from Iron Tiger Muay Thai in Canada has had a prolific career fighting North America and Thailand. Campbell holds multiple titles in various organizations including the WKA North American Title which he captured by knocking the incumbent champion to the canvas three times in the first round causing the referee to step in and stop the match. Both fighters have an exciting, hold-nothing-back fighting style, which features lots of head kicks and knees. This main event promises plenty of action from opening to closing bell.

The Main MMA matches pit top East Coast Lightweight contenders against Utah’s Ultimate Combat Experience (UCE) fighters. Philly’s Anthony Morris (Joe Diamond Gym) will face off against Utah’s own Travis “Darth” Worencroft (UCTC) . Morris will surely seek to keep it standing as Worencroft will work to take the fight to the mat and utilize his ‘ground-n-pound’ style. In other MMA action, Richmonder Dwayne “Diesel” Shelton (Team Combat) will continue his quest toward the UFC by taking on UCE fighter “Super” Steve Siler (West Side Jui Jitsu). This CSC will be the first to feature MMA fighters from Utah, although fans may remember the Muay Thai fighters from famed Sakasem “The Punisher” Kanthawong’s gym in Utah were brought in for a CSC event last year

CSC fans will see two additional Muay Thai match’s with international flair. Sean Douglas from Chalong Chi Fight Team in Thailand by way of Ohio will face Rami Ibrahim (PA) from Sitan Gym in New York for the vacant WKA US PROFESSIONAL THAIBOXING TITLE (Super lightweight -63.5kg/-139.7lb). Women’s Muay Thai will be showcased as New York’s two time WKA US Champion Emily Bearden (Five Points Fitness) will step up to represent the US against Holland’s very strong Petra Janssen van Doorn (Team Calmaro). The card will also feature other rising professionals, top amateurs in both MMA and Muay Thai, plus the exhibition “grudge match” between local radio celebrities “Special Ed” vs. “Rizzo” of Richmond’s New Rock Y101, a Cox radio station. The talent on the show stretches across the US and abroad. The CSC promoters are promising that this March 24th event will be over the top! US Grappling will have the US Grappling’ Junior National Championships in both Gi and No Gi elimination tournament style action. This event will run during the morning of the event so make sure you come out early to cheer on the future of our sport!

The Showplace at 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Richmond, VA will be the venue for the 19th installment of the most exciting Combat Sports event on the East Coast. Sponsored by: Patrick Kia, Hooters, Epperly and Follis, P.C., Primetime Gear, Hometown Realty, and Combat Sports Center.

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