The most-viewed martial arts show in the world, WuLinFeng lands on the Las Vegas Strip to challenge American Muay Thai fighters LAS VEGAS – October 27, 2010 – WuLinFeng Las Vegas Spectacular is the latest in the series of very successful, world-class martial arts productions, put together by a collaborative effort of In Sync Productions, Dennis Warner and Henan TV Network. More than thirty million people tune in every week in China to watch the dramatic WuLinFeng show, the ultimate in stand up fighting, which tests Chinese fighters against fighters from the rest of the world. WuLinFeng Las Vegas Spectacular will be an exception to the rule, taking place outside of its home country. However, the event on November 13, 2010 will be revealing the top dog. Will it be the USA Team or the Team from China? “It has taken a whole year for WuLinFeng organizing to select the best Chinese fighters for this competition. Each and every one of them had to earn their place on the team,” commented Dennis Warner, president of In Sync Productions. The fighters representing the United States on November 13th are coming from all parts of the country: Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona and Nevada. They are the experienced combatants plus the up and coming stars of the future. Much tension surrounds these match ups. Kang En, a former WBC MuayThai International champion will be going after American fighter, Kevin Ross who at one time refused to defend his WBC MuayThai International title against Kang En. Ben Yelle of Michigan will now take his chances against the Chinese icon. Yelle’s TKO earlier this year against Ray Cole became a memorable performance for the California fans. Both fighters possess comprehensive elbow strike skills, and therefore will fight according to full rules. Las Vegas favorite, Jack Thames will stand up to Guang Hong, the star of the Art of War championship and national champion of China. Thames is coming off of two wins by KO and TKO against Mike Ryan of Los Angeles, and Eric Utsch of Pennsylvania respectively. Thames is also set for a re-match with Craig Buchanan for the WBC MuayThai National middleweight belt after their controversial fight result in April of this year. Heath “Cowboy” Harris is stepping into the ring with the leader of the Chinese team Wang Hongxiang, who demonstrated a spectacular win over Joe Schilling last year in Las Vegas. Harris is best-known for his knockouts, 28 knockouts out of 29 wins. Two full-rules and seven modified-rules Muay Thai fights will complete the fight card at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The modified bouts will operate in the three rounds/three minute structure and will not include elbows. Complete fight card is as follows:
WBC Muaythai International Super Lightweight Bout
5rds. Ben Yelle vs Kang En ??
WBC Muaythai Super Featherweight Bout
5rds. Nat McIntyre vs Li Ning ??
WuLinFeng Cruiserweight Bout
3rds. Andy Kapel vs Guo Qiang ??
WuLinFeng Middleweight Bout
3rds. Jack Thames vs Hong Guang ??
WuLinFeng Light Heavyweight Bout
3rds. Heath Harris vs Wang Hongxiang ???
WuLinFeng Super Welterweight Bout
3rds. TBA vs Xu Yan ??
WuLinFeng Welterweight Bout
3rds Alfred Khashakyan vs Lin Shuai ??
WuLinFeng Women’s Featherweight Bout
3rds. Tiffany vanSoest vs Wang Cong ??
WuLinFeng Middleweight Bout
3rds. Adrien Grotte vs Yi Long ??
Fights start at 7 p.m. inside Harrah’s Las Vegas Ballroom. Tickets are priced at $75, $100 and $150. For fight info, please call 877-446-7962. For tickets call 866-998-3427 or go on-line to www.vegas.com. About WCK MuayThai: Founded in 1989, by Dennis Warner and In Sync Productions, WCK MuayThai is based in Southern California and is the largest Muay Thai sports entertainment event in North America. Championships are held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Beijing and other cities and feature top fighters from the U.S., China, Japan, Thailand, Netherlands, South Africa, Korea, England and Australia, including such champions as Yodsanklai Fairtex, Steve McKinnon, Lamsongkram, John Wayne Parr, Craig Buchanan, Christine Toledo, Romie Adanza, Kevin Ross, Jeri Sitzes and Malaipet. For more information visit us at www.wckmuaythai.com or check out our Facebook account: WCK MuayThai group. About the WuLinFeng group: Starting from 2004, the Martial Arts-Entertaining Program WuLinFeng, has been broadcasted on Henan TV Station Satellite Channel. WuLinFeng combines the essential culture of the great history of China with martial arts competition and entertainment. Broadcasting weekly on Saturday at 8:00 pm, this 90-minute program is one of the top 10 programs viewed in mainland China. In 2007, WuLinFeng started to establish relationships with international promotions in Japan, England and now in the United States.