World Championship Fighting Comes to Port Hueneme
DISCOVER: Muay Thai Xtreme – Beach Bash 1* – Hollywood Style Red Carpet Gala
Michael Mananquil returns to ring – facing WBC Champion Luis “El Shogun” Bio
Saturday 6PM – July 7, 2012 @ Oceanview Pavilion
– IKKF Champion TJ Arcangel defends against Armenian challenger Alfred Khashakyan
– Single Elimination Tournament for TV – “Beach Bash 1” – America’s “Best in the West”
CONTACT: Sharon Kloeris 805-986-4818 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Hueneme, California – May 31, 2012 — After more than a year hiatus, American World Champion Michael Mananquil, is stepping back into the ring, just in time to fight for his next title. Standing in the way is WBC Muay Thai Champion Luis “El Shogun” Bio, the Mexican Rising Star known for delivering non-stop action in the “Super fight” of the evening. Presented by Muay Thai Xtreme – MXMMA and Oceanview Pavilion (OP), it’s WCK Muay Thai at its best, promoted by Dennis Warner and In-Sync Productions, scheduled to begin at 6pm on Saturday July 7, 2012 at the scenic oceanfront arena Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, located next to the US Naval Base in Ventura County, amidst a Hollywood style red carpet show gala.
Michael Mananquil, the American born Filipino from San Francisco’s World Team USA originally won his title defeating Danny Steele. His last fight was an impressive win against Malaipet at Lion Fight Promotions “Battle in the Desert” February 2011. Mananquil is anxious to show fans his new quickness and style of unrelenting fury.
His opponent, Luis “El Shogun” Bio is the WBC Muay Thai Champion, training out of The Boxing Club-Team Greatness in San Diego, has been busy. Bio is undefeated since winning the WBC title in Cancun in 2010, including his most recent stoppage of one of Mexico’s top fighters, Erik Mejia in a second round TKO in Mexico City on May 12, remaining the reigning WBC Muay Thai Mexican Middleweight Champion.
Legendary Southern California and Las Vegas Promoter Dennis Warner advises “These are two hungry human whirlwinds ready to collide,” says Warner. “Prepare for something special from two top athletes in their prime, with something to prove”.
The headline co-main event is a North vs South epic…pitting the hard charging fan favorite and IKF Champion TJ Arcangel of San Francisco (14-1) defending his World Super Lightweight Title against Alfred Khashakyan, of Team Armenia (10-1) Glendale, CA in a 5 round event. Both fighters always leave it all in the ring…explaining why both are fan favorites. Only one will walk away as champion.
Still, the evening showcase is “Muay Thai Xtreme – Beach Bash 1” – a single elimination tournament in search of America’s “Best in the West” in the126 weight class – the first step in a national competition to crown America’s world-class fighters in the search to achieve their dream —- as part of a new TV reality show.
Oceanview Pavilion Executive Vice President Sharon Kloeris says “we are excited about bringing professional mixed martial arts fighting to our community while expanding the sport of Muay Thai to our coastal neighbors throughout Southern and Central California. Muay Thai Xtreme is about action and is the first of a three fight series this year to showcase the best of our community against America’s best.”
The Muay Thai Xtreme – Beach Bash 1* elimination tournament will feature:
– Justin Nyugen – (Team Oyama Gym – Irvine, CA)
– Jessie Magusen – (Team Double Dose – Fontana, CA)
– Erik Aligmay – (Black House Team Nogueira – San Diego, CA)
– Victor Savaria – (Muay Thai Academy of America – North Hollywood, CA)
Matchups will be determined by draw at the weigh-ins. Winners will advance to “Muay Thai Xtreme – Beach Bash 2” in September –
In addition, the promotion is also proud to announce the IAMTF Female Flyweight Bout pairing of
Megan Nazareno (World Team USA, SF, CA) vs. Marie Choi (Team Oyama GYM – Irvine, CA)
The undercard includes Ventura’s own —
Tyler deBoer (Muay Thai Academy Ventura, CA)
From San Luis Obispo
Coda Taylor (Trained by Kru Albert Malatamban – Elite Muay Thai Academy – San Luis Obispo, CA)
Nick Hillman (Trained by Luke and Christina Riddering Pit – North Gym – San Luis Obispo,CA)
Castle Williams (Trained by Luke and Christina Riddering Pit – North Gym – San Luis Obispo,CA)
Trevor Porter (Trained by Luke and Christina Riddering Pit – North Gym – San Luis Obispo,CA)
From Santa Clarita
Sammy Briggs (Trained by Kru EkYotin The World Muay Thai Gym – Santa Clarita, CA)
Issac Molina (Trained by Kru Ekyotin The World Muay Thai Gym – Santa Clarita, CA)
From San Fernando Valley
Eric Lee (Saekson Muay Thai Kickboxing Gym – Van Nuys, CA)
Jonathan Puu – (Muay Thai School USA – North Hollywood, CA)
From Orange County
Oscar Sanchez (Team Oyama Gym – Irvine, CA)
It is an evening of entertainment and Muay Thai on the beach…Muay Thai Xtreme – Beach Bash 1. Starts at 6pm on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the oceanfront arena Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme.
For Sponsorship opportunities, Information or Tickets call: 805-986-4818.
About UMC Sports Net: UMC is the sports & news web based home for contact sports, with fresh TV newscasts on the latest in the world of mixed martial arts. With specific focus on Muay Thai, this fully interactive website is showcasing the American version of the sport – Muay Thai Xtreme – Mixed Martial Arts. It’s also home to an extensive library of championship Muay Thai fights & “tips from the masters” chronicling the development of this popular and fastest growing of sports.
About OP: Oceanview Pavilion is a multi-faceted venue nestled on the picturesque coastline of Ventura County. Surrounded by the majestic Pacific Ocean, sand dunes and miles of pristine beaches, they create a one of a kind venue experience for all to enjoy. This exquisite theatre in Port Hueneme takes great pride in hosting numerous diverse events from professional theatrical productions, ballets, concerts, big name musical artists and comedians, symphonies, charity events and nationally broadcast championship boxing. Located minutes off Highway 1 and the 101, Oceanview Pavilion brings the best entertainment, live performances, and the ultimate experience in a unique and wonderful location. Complete details are available at HYPERLINK “http://www.oceanviewinfo.com” www.oceanviewinfo.com
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