First of the series of events to take place on February 26, 2011 on the grounds of Pala reservation at Pala Fitness Center Pala, Calif. – February 11, 2011 – Dennis Warner, president, In Sync Productions, announced today that the first of the monthly series of amateur Muay Thai and MMA fight events will commence on February 26, 2011. “We see an acute need to bring new generation of fighters into Muay Thai in the United States, to give them the opportunity to develop their skills from the ground up in a safe environment, so that, eventually, they can have a smooth transition into the professional arena. I believe, it will be this generation, that will take Muay Thai to the next level in the US and internationally,” stated Warner. “We will be working closely with WBC MuayThai to ensure the highest level of safety for the fighters, whether a novice or an a February 26, 2011 mateur with 10 fights behind his belt. We will also be choosing an all-American amateur team, which will include both Muay Thai and MMA fighters, to represent our country at a highly-televised championship in China,” he added. The first fight card of Road to WCK is headlined by two incredible women, both IKF West Coast Champions in their respective weight divisions, Kristina Alvarez and Amber Pope. The winner of the bout will become the new IAMTF US National Women’s Lightweight Champion. Complete fight card follows: Muay Thai fights: Amber Pope (CSA Gym, Dublin, CA) vs Kristina Alvarez (Blue Ocean MuayThai, San Diego, CA) IAMTF US National Women’s Lightweight Championship fight Justin Smith (City Boxing, San Diego, CA) vs Scott Venrick (Bob Chaney Martial Arts, Temecula, CA) Danny Sadick (The Boxing Club, San Diego. CA) vs Miguel Lavalle (Victory Gym, San Diego, CA) Edgar Rojas (Bob Chaney Martial Arts) vs Marvin Madariaga (Blue Ocean Thai Boxing, San Diego, CA) Ruben Dominguez (Las Vegas, NV) vs Tony Juan (Adrenaline, San Bernardino, CA) Johnny Lyon (Arena MMA, San Diego, CA) vs Brandon Morris (Team Quest, Temecula, CA) MMA Amateur fights: Tiffany “Time Bomb” VanSoest (Blue Ocean Thai Boxing, San Diego, CA) vs Kate McGray (Dynamix Martial Arts, Los Angeles, CA) Manny Marino (Team Quest, Temecula, CA) vs TBA Smoker MuayThai fights: Brandon Urquizu (USKO, Riverside, CA) vs TBA Bradley Guachino (Pala, CA) vs Robert Holguin (Adrenaline, San Bernardino, CA) Austin Brandon (USKO, Riverside, CA) vs TBA All bouts are subject to change and/or cancellations. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Fights start at 6 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25 to $30 ringside. For more information call 760-891-3503. For tickets call 877-446-7962. The address for the Pala Fitness Center is 12194 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA 92059 Future shows are tentatively set for March 25 and April 30. We welcome gym managers, coaches and fighters to send us information for future fight match ups at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your height, weight, date of birth, gym affiliation, instructor’s name, contact information and high resolution photo. 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. The championships are held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Beijing and other cities and feature top fighters from the U.S., China, Japan, Thailand, Netherlands and Australia, including such world champions as John Wayne Parr, Craig Buchanan, and Malaipet. For more information about WCK MuayThai, please visit www.wckmuaythai.com or check out our Facebook WCK MuayThai group.