The weekend-long festivities at the Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino will include all of the traditional Thai treasures: food, massages, dance, and will culminate with sixteen titled MuayThai fights
Primm, Nev. – December 5th, 2009, Dennis Warner, In Sync Productions and Primm Valley Casino Resorts join in the international celebrations, devoted to the birthday of the King of Thailand on December 5th, 2009 with an extensive lineup of exceptional Muay Thai professional and amateur fighters, who will battle for WBC, IKKC and IAMTF titles at the Star of Desert Arena of Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino. The festive weekend will include the cultural gems of Thailand: Thai cuisine at the buffet, traditional Thai dance, deep tissue and foot massages and, of course, world-class Muay Thai. The Primm Valley Casino Resorts offer something for everyone with golf on two award-winning courses, roller coaster, log flume and more, as well as a world-famous outlet mall. The fight card is topped by the new WBC International Super welterweight champion Malaipet, who reclaimed the title from Richard Fenwick in July of this year in an epic battle, ending in TKO, and who will defend the title against James Cook of Fairtex. This is the second time the two will meet in the ring; their first encounter in 2003 left an unforgettable impression of non-stop action on the spectators. Romie Adanza will defend his international title against Japanese Kunitaka Fujiwara, who is currently ranked as number 18 in the world by WBC MuayThai. Adanza’s recent fight history includes a WBC International Super bantamweight title fight against the British Paulo Da Silva at the Las Vegas Hilton earlier this year, where he TKOed his way to the victory in the fourth round. The Las Vegas MuayThai fans will also have a chance to see several of the local top dogs in action: Kevin Ross will take on the East Coast star, Chike Lindsay-Ajudua; Shawn Yarborough will battle against Manson Gibson for a WBC National title. Chaz Mulkey, Scott Leffler and Jack Thames will also have a chance to show off their talent on the home field. The complete professional fight card is as follows: WBC Muaythai International Super Welterweight Title: five rounds Malaipet vs James Cook WBC Muaythai International Super Bantamweight Title: five rounds Romie Adanza vs Kunitaka Fujiwara WBC Muaythai US Welterweight Title: five rounds Kevin Ross vs Chike Lindsay WBC Muaythai US Light Heavyweight Title: five rounds Shawn Yarbrough vs Manson Gibson WBC Muaythai Super Welterweight Bout: five rounds Chaz Mulkey vs Bryce Krause IKKC Muaythai Women’s International Lightweight Title: four rounds Yennan Zheng vs Roxy Richardson IKKC Muaythai Welterweight Bout: five rounds Scott Leffler vs Joey Pagliuso IKKC Muaythai Welterweight: four rounds Shane Oblonsky vs Sean Diznaiy IKKC Muaythai Middleweight: four rounds Mike Ryan vs Jack Thames Amateur Portion of fight card immediately after Pro card: IAMTF Super Welterweight: three rounds Casey Parlett vs Soroyan Corona IAMTF Welterweight: three rounds Artem Sharoshkin vs Beto Rodriguez IAMTF Women’s Super Featherweight: three rounds Sheila Telliard vs Tandi Schaeffer IAMTF Women’s Lightweight: three rounds Michele Percival vs Kristin Shepard IAMTF Welterweight: three rounds Rajeesh Narine vs Robert Zatarain IAMTF Women’s Flyweight: three rounds Melanie Edwards vs Genesis (Fasi Sports) Star of the Desert Arena -- Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino -- Saturday, December 5th, 2009 -- 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available on fight night at the door: $25, $30 and $50 Bouts are subject to change and/or cancellation. WCK MuayThai: King’s Birthday 2009 is sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, Singha Beer, National Realty Group, Sea Harbor Seafood Restaurant of Caesars Palace, Ed Hardy Jewelry and Leelavadee Thai Wellness Center.