Challenger 15 “Annihilation” International Muay Thai Gala Calgary, Canada February 13, 2016
MAIN EVENT: Scott MacKenzie (Canada) vs. Kieran Peart (United Kingdom) Super Middleweight Professionals │ Modified Muay Thai Rules │ 5x2
The Main Event featured Calgary, Canada’s Scott “Smash” MacKenzie against England's Kieran “The King” Peart. The bout was originally supposed to be full rules Muay Thai (FRMT). A request was subsequently made by the host’s English counter parts for Modified Muay Thai rules, which was accepted by the Canadians. So the bout did not allow elbows but did allow the clinch and knees to the head. Both athletes were very similar in experience. They were also close to the same body types and size. The only visible difference between the two was MacKenzie’s being a southpaw.
The bout began with both athletes testing each other. Peart moved around the ring, trying to keep Scott from setting. Throughout the first few rounds, Kieran mostly relied on his low kicks. When they clinched, the Canadian appeared to be stronger in terms of power and skill. To compensate, the Peart smothered MacKenzie against the ropes. This resulted in some unintentional but very low knees from the British athlete, which once made it necessary for Scott to be given time for recovery.
Rounds three to five saw the bout turn heavily in favor of MacKenzie. In pursuit, he landed some very strong blows. Kiernan was bleeding from the nose from the third round on. Scott made it an exciting and thinking man’s fight.Winner: Scott MacKenzie by Unanimous Decision
CO-MAIN EVENT: Cody Jerome (Lethbridge/Wall) def. Shaun Thankachen (Calgary/Sukys) Middleweight Men │ Modified Muay Thai Rules │ 3x2
The Co-Main Event at 160 lbs. was under Modified Muay Thai rules. Both athletes brought the same amount of experience. It was action packed throughout.Winner: Cody Jerome by Unanimous Decision
Winner: Meaghan Cameron by Unanimous Decision
Riley McKenzie (Saskatoon/Scheers) Oleksandr Papush (Red Deer/Lafantaisie) by Unanimous Decision Men │ Kickboxing │ 3x2