San Francisco, CA. The United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) and XFight Promotions proudly presents “WAR of the HEROES”, a Muay Thai fighting event featuring five championship title bouts held in the heart of Silicon Valley. “WAR of the HEROES” will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Winners of the five title bouts will be offered a spot on Team USA which will represent the United States of America at the 2008 International Federation of Muaythai Amateurs World Championships to be held later this fall in Busan, South Korea.
“Our goal is to make Muay Thai an Olympic sport and the fighters who win their championship bouts at the WAR of the HEROES event will get a chance to compete as part of Team USA at the Busan TAFISA World Sport for All Games, an event featuring hundreds of athletes from around the world competing in dozens of sports and, most importantly, held under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee,” said Anthony Lin, President of the USMF.
The art of Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, was prominently featured on mixed martial arts’ live debut on major network television and has become synonymous for effective stand-up striking. This ancient martial art is growing in popularity for its direct and practical application in combat sports.
The Muay Thai championship fights feature Fairtex fighter Dino Pagtakhan versus Kohei Kawachima in a matchup of 155-pound fighters. Eric Utsch squares off against Nicholas Nguyen for the 165-pound championship. Other fighters fighting for a title include: Ryan Ratcliffe, Vishnu Gulati, Shane Oblonskey, Jessie Margusen and Borzoo Honarohar.
“XFight is very honored to be able to take part in the rejuvenation of Muay Thai fighting events in the Bay Area and look forward to holding regular events for fans of the world’s best striking martial art,” said Michael Borbet, President of XFight Promotions.
The event is sponsored by the energy drink company, Red Bull, makers of its namesake beverage “that gives you wings”, exotic beer maker, Singha Beer, makers of Thailand’s number one premier beer and Fairtex, the world leader in Muay Thai apparel, training gear and fighting gyms.
XFight Promotions – WAR of the HEROES starts at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) at the Santa Clara Convention Center located at 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 this Saturday, June 21, 2008. FREE PARKING. Ringside - $75, General - $40 seating tickets can be purchased through Virtual Box Office at (888) VBO-8858 or www.virtualboxoffice.com. For more information, please visit www.fairtex.com.
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Added by ADC on June 17, 2008