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Program Lineup Through Thursday August 25

Date Sport Event Price
Sat Aug 20 6:00PM ET Boxing Gleason's Gym - Long Island Championships Day 3 $FREE!
Sat Aug 20 7:30PM ET MMA Absolute Action MMA Presents AAMMA XVII $9.99
Sat Aug 20 8:00PM ET MuayThai Battle in the Desert $14.99
Sun Aug 21 2:00pM ET Boxing Gleason's Gym - Long Island Championships Day 4 $FREE!

 

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MMA & Muay Thai Weekend Events

 

Battle in the Desert

Sat Aug 20 8:00PM ET

 

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Lion Fight Promotions announced today that it has added a world interim middleweight (160 pounds) title

bout and co-main event pitting champion Ky Hollenbeck (18-1)of San Francisco, Calif. against challenger

Simon Chu (29-6) of Leeds, England to its highly-anticipated World Boxing Council (WBC)-sanctioned

Muay Thai fight card at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev. on Sat., Aug. 20.

 

Additionally, the previously announced middleweight (*contracted weight of 155 pounds for this bout)

matchup between Chaz Mulkey (6-4) of Las Vegas and Remy Bonnel (55-7) of Miami, Fla. has been

upgraded to a WBC interim international title fight. The previously announced bout between Joe Schilling

(10-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. and Brandon Banda (5-1) of Concord, Calif. has likewise been promoted to a

title bout with the vacant WBC USA light heavyweight (175 pounds) crown at stake.

 

Tickets for Lion Fight Promotions' stacked WBC world championship Muay Thai event are on sale and can

be purchased at the Primm Valley Casino Resorts ticket office (702-386-7867), Ticketmaster by phone at

(800) 745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com and LionFightPromotions.com.

 

"(Chu)'s got a high KO percentage. I like fighting fighters who make me fight my hardest, and this seems

like it's going to be one of those fights, so it's going to be an exciting one," said the 24-year-old Hollenbeck

who has made waves in both the professional Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts world with an explosive

and, at times, unorthodox style of fighting. Hollenbeck fights out of the San Francisco, Calif. based World

Team USA under head trainer Sam Phimsoutham. "I like to bring a couple of tricks with me every time I

fight to throw my opponent off and make things difficult for him to deal with."

 

"Fans can expect an explosive fight as I always come to win," said the 33-year-old Chu, whose appearance

will mark his debut in The United States. A strong technical fighter with quick hands and powerful kicks,

Chu is a four-time British Muay Thai champion who has faced and defeated some of the best competitors

throughout Europe. "It means a lot to me to be fighting for a WBC title as it is the most recognized

organization. I've always wanted one of their green belts around my waist."

 

"We are excited about producing another card loaded with some of the finest Muay Thai talent on the

planet," said Scott Kent, president of Lion Fight Promotions. "Muay Thai is an incredible martial art and

combat sport that requires its athletes to be skilled in every area of striking - from punches and kicks to

elbow and knee strikes - and Lion Fight Promotions is committed to bringing fans the best possible

matchups between the world's greatest fighters in this fast-growing sport."

 

In the main event, two-time world Muay Thai champion Cosmo Alexandre (40-13) of Brazil will square off

with five-time Muay Thai champion and multi-title Lumpinee Stadium champion Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke

"Zingano" (228-19) of Broomfield, Colo. via Thailand in a middleweight (*contracted weight of 155 pounds

for this bout) "Superfight." In addition to his two titles, Alexandre won the coveted, annual King's Cup

tournament in Bangkok, Thailand on Dec. 5, 2009.

 

Sitchuchoke is coming off a third round (TKO victory over James Martinez, a K-1 USA veteran and

contestant on the 2008 first season of The Contender Asia, the Mark Burnett-created reality television

series that documented 16 Muay Thai fighters from 12 different countries as they competed for a prize of

$150,000. Sitchuchoke consistently beat Martinez to the punch throughout the matchup and broke

Martinez's arm with repeated round kicks aimed at the head and body.

 

Women's Muay Thai and MMA star Jeri Sitzes (3-0) of Springfield, Mo. defend her WBC international title

against Misty Sutherland (1-0) of Calgary, Canada. Sitzes captured her title on Aug. 28, 2010 by scoring a

second round (2:06) TKO on Australia's Joanna MacEachern with a flurry of straight punches.

 

For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here

 

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Absolute Action MMA Presents AAMMA XVII

Sat Aug 20 7:30PM ET

 

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Kentucky's #1 MMA promotion returns on August 20, as Absolute Action MMA presents Absolute Action

MMA XVII - Stacked, August 20, from Florence, KY. Fight fans, this is a card that is pressed down,

shaken up and overflowing as 24 bouts are scheduled for this event! AAMMA is the premier MMA

organization in the Bluegrass State and one of the Southeast region's top cage-fighting promotion's. You

always get competitive, quality MMA with Absolute Action MMA.

 

The card is headlined by 3 title fights. In one bout, Eric Moell (7-1) fights Tyler Stover (4-1) for the AAMMA

Amateur Bantamweight Championship. Moell is the reigning 135 lb champion and this will be the 5th title

fight in his career. No stranger to main events, Moell will look to utilize his speed and grappling ability

against his bigger opponent. Moell has 4 of his 7 wins coming by submission and will look to grab a hold

of an arm or secure a choke on Stover. For Stover, he will have the strength advantage as he has fought

previously at 155 lb and will look to nullify Moell's fast start. This will be Stover's first title fight so he will

have to battle the butterflies early in the fight. Expect this fight to be a barnburner as bantamweights are

some of the most exciting fighters in all of MMA.

 

In the co-main event, Ryan Debelak (4-1) battles Kelly Pennington (3-0) for the AAMMA Amateur Light

Heavyweight Championship. Debelak usually fights at heavyweight, so the cut down to 205 lb should give

him an advantage on the mat and in the clinch. For the undefeated Pennington, he has never had a fight go

out of the first round with all 3 of his wins coming by KO or TKO. Pennington will look to throw heavy

leather in the opening seconds, so don't blink. Debelak is the more battle-tested fighter and his experience

could pay dividends in this championship bout.

 

In the other co-main event, Joshua "Tank" Franklin (6-10-1) fights Andrew Fogg (5-0) for the AAMMA

Amateur Heavyweight Championship. For the Champion Franklin this is another opportunity to show the

fans that his record is a bit misleading. A grizzled veteran of 17 fights, Franklin has seen it all inside of the

cage and he looks to deliver the first loss to the undefeated Fogg. For Fogg, already a champion with

another organization, a victory against Franklin could show that he is the top amateur heavyweight in

Kentucky and a blue-chip prospect. There will be a lot on the line in this title fight.

 

You won't find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action

LIVE on August 20 as Absolute Action presents Absolute Action MMA XVII - Stacked on pay-per-view

exclusively at GFL.tv.

 

For full fight card and more details about this event, visit gfl.tv or click here

 

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- Press Release from GFL

 

 

Subject to change

 

 

 

(8/19/11)