October 8th, 2010
AK Promotions and Tommy T's Present
Doubletree Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Sacramento, California, USA
Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815
Friday, October, 8th, 2010 - Doors Open at 5:30 PM - Fights Start at 7:PM
Weigh-ins: Friday, October, 8th - 8:AM
Press Conference: Friday, October, 8th, 11:AM
Muay Thai - Hi and Low Kick bouts loaded with Feet and Fists of Fury!
Men,Women & Junior Fights!
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For More Info Contact Mr. Johnny Davis at (916) 205-4762 or by e-mail at email@example.com
TUESDAY, October 5th, 2010, AT 8:55 PM/ PST
Muay Thai Kickboxing Event
Will Be A Showcase For The Sport!
Three Big Title Fights Planned- Plus, IKF United States Super Heavyweight Elimination Added!
Sacramento, California, USA
This Friday Night the Doubletree Hotel's Grand Ballroom will be packed with fight fans coming to witness one of the greatest contact sports in the world...IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing! Approximately15 fights are set to battle when the first bell sounds at 7:PM to kick off what is planned to be one of the biggest and best kickboxing shows in the United States!
The momentum for such an event has been building for the past year and ready to take center stage as the beautiful Doubletree Hotel will be transformed into a Las Vegas-like venue ready to please average fight fans and famous personalities in attendance! However, if you are looking for a great event to attend this weekend with adult beverage, great food, beautiful ring girls and great fighting entertainment, then the Doubletree Hotel is the place to be!
Friday's event will feature three IKF titles including a great welterweight rematch, an IKF United States and IKF West Coast Title fight.
But there is even more exciting news for Friday nights fight fans! A Super Heavyweight elimination tournament to an eventual IKF United States Super Heavyweight Title fight. This event has the potential to set the stage for even greater things to come for the sport! Fighters from across the state will travel to Sacramento this weekend and many of them will bring hundreds of well-wishers to cheer them on to a victory!
"The advertising campaign has gone well" says AKP's President Johnny Davis of Rocklin, California. "We've had great attendance at all of our most recent events but for this event, we have joined forces with Markstein Beverage distributors of Budweiser Beer of Sacramento and have done additional marketing to inform more people about the event. In fact, starting this week, we are running a ton of ads on two local radio stations, in area newspapers as well as our normal marketing routine. Therefore, we are expecting a huge crowd and tickets are already showing the kind of movement that may indeed set records for the promotion! One thing for sure, the fight fans will see some of the best Kickboxing / fights ever!"
Davis advises everyone not to wait to get tickets at the door as the venue has limited seating.
When it comes to top promotions for the sport of Kickboxing in the State of California, AK Promotions is attempting to make its mark in the fighting entertainment industry and with the support of the fighters, fans and the IKF, this Friday Night's Live Kickboxing event will be another step in the right direction!
See you at the Doubletree!
THURSDAY, September 23rd, 2010, AT 2:00 PM/ PST
Hodges vs Balanos
Could Be Fight of the Year?
Daniel Hodges, Rocklin, CA and Gaston Balanos, Dublin, CA both set for an epic Re-Do!
The count down is on for another exciting IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing show sure to be a tell-all for the new direction of the great sport of kickboxing! Kickboxing is on fire and the fight fans are feeling the heat of the excitement brewing for greater events to come! AK Promotion's commitment to growth is unyielding and now fighters young and old as well as the experienced or novice are getting a chance to show the packed houses of fight fans their true wares. Some are in the process of preparing for the next big show in the area October 8th, 2010 in Sacramento, CA in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel.
Daniel Hodges of Rocklin, CA and Gaston Balanos of Dublin, CA will be fighting for the IKF CA Welterweight title but are not the main event on the upcoming show. However, if you witnessed their last fight that ended in a draw, action packed with toe to toe action, you would know that this is not a fight you want to just hear about later, but instead, you will want to be on the front row of this brawl for it all! Although only the semi main for this event, it will be a fight with main event caliber written all over it!
It's evident in Balanos and Hodges' demeanor that neither of these guys are afraid of each other but both have high regards for the other's ability which will make for some awesome fireworks in the ring!
Left: Hodges lands a kick on Balanos' chest
Right: Balanos lands a kick on Hodges)
Gaston gave a call to AK Promotions' office the other day...after some prodding from Hodges camp to make it clear "That Daniel better be ready for 5 hard rounds and be ready for a good butt kicking!", he made it clear of his intentions to take the title back to Dublin.
However, on the other hand, Hodges has his own plans to bring the title home himself and is not shy about his claim for the IKF Gold. He's been training hard and inviting many of his friends, family and military associates to witness the battle. Hodges, like Balanos, makes it clear to everyone that this will be a great fight and one of these warriors will truly go down for the count if he gets careless, and the look in Hodges eyes is clear that he means what he says.
Balanos is a skilled Muay Thai technician while Hodges is more of a brawler who is very strong, hard hitting and improving as time goes by. The results could go either way...but one thing for sure, the fans will get their money's worth out of this fight alone...get ready for a war!
Both fighters traded hard blows throughout the night in their bout on July 2nd, 2010 in Sacramento, California...
We expect the same in October!
The main event will be Jon Pryor out of Sacramento California. Prior lost his quest for the IKF North American title back in August and be looking to redeem himself in the ring. He will be taking on Quincy Shoemann of Oakdale, California. This fight could be a great match-up if both men want it bad enough and willing to leave it all in the ring and come away as the IKF United States Championship. Either way they choose...there will not be room for excuses when the final bell sounds.
Just before the Hodges - Balanos fight will be TJ Arcangle of San Francisco, California verses Gary Archuletta of Poway, California. Both camps have been relatively quiet to this point but both teams are preparing to bring their best arms to battle, as each of them wants to step forward with a new championship belt around their waste. Normally, Arcangle would be the main event but had to take a back seat on this one due to his loss on the July 2nd card to tough Gabriel Carassco of San Jose, California. Although he has added a win to his record since, he has to continue to prove himself to AK Promotions if he wants to move closer to obtaining an IKF World Title...a knockout of this opponent would be a step in the right direction...but for what we hear of Archuletta, this will not be an easy task.
Another up and coming fighter seeking to show they are ready to reign supreme is Sean Cronin (Left) of Rocklin, California who reminds you of someone right out of a Rocky Movie. Part Irish and Italian, Cronin loves to fight, hits extremely hard and is well built for the sport. He won his last fight back in July with a second round knockout and looking for a similar result in a few weeks when he takes on Miguel Toro (Right) of Modesto, California who is trained by Jesse Vasquez.
Vasquez is confident in his fighter and says "Toro has been training for the last year. He trains 6 days a week, has incredible endurance, strong kicks and punches hard. He never complains about anything I ask him to do, he comes to train hard and is ready to destroy his opponent on October 8th!" Oh well folks...looks like we have another great fight brewing to the delight of those in attendance! Bring It On!
Super Heavyweight, Rich Davis or Rocklin, California was also scheduled to fight but his opponent had to pull out and no replacement was available that made sense for his debut fight. Davis, who is the son of 2 time World Champion and Promoter Johnny "Super Foot" Davis" is viewed by those who've witnessed him in several IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing events as a fighter that could go places. At 230lbs, Strong, excellent boxing skills and Kicks hard and moves like a middleweight... If he gets serious about the fight game, consider this notice to the Super Heavyweight Division.
A newcomer trying to make her mark in the Kickboxing world is Lisa Hensley (Right) out of Vacaville, California. She seems to have a complete package...beauty, brains, and brawn but ultimately it's how she can put all of this to use in the ring, is what will count most. Shortly after relocating to California to complete her Master's degree, Lisa began training in Muay Thai at the Cesar Gracie Academy under instructor Dan Black. Initially her training was strictly for fitness. However, that quickly changed after she stepped in the ring for the first time. Unexpectedly, Lisa had a natural aggressiveness and the heart of a fighter. Once she got the taste of blood there was no stopping her. Lisa trains six days a week, mixing her routines with technique, cardio, calisthenics, sparring and most recently Brazilian Jujitsu.
After training in four states and Ireland, she is hopeful for an opportunity to train in Thailand after graduation this May." October 8th, she will have yet another chance to step in the ring as she takes on Jennifer Faust who also has as similar beauty, brains and brawns thing going for her. Faust is out of San Leandro, California and is trained by Ivan Ramos.
A.K. Promotions is putting together another exciting show that hopes to leave everyone in shock of the reality of how great Kickboxing really is! As Always, the show will start with the singing of the National Anthem that will be performed by recording artist Rodge Mamauag of Elk Grove, California. Rodge will also perform another patriotic song later in the show. Also, blasting the sounds for the evening will be DJ. Marlo Bucaojit of Fairfield, California... Rumor has it, he's the real deal and will keeping the show hopping and jamming! As always ring announcer Mr. Wayne Wilson of Sacramento, California will keep the show moving throughout the evening in Vegas fashion. Photography by Mr. Chris Kisela.
The past few IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing events promoted by A.K. Promotions have been right at capacity and they're hoping for similar results this time out. You are encouraged to get your tickets early to secure your seat for what's sure to be one of the most exciting events of the year!
Advance General $25, Advance VIP Ringside $50 (1st Four Rows)
Add $10.00 At The Door.
BUY ONLINE TICKETS: Tickets will also be available online at www.TommyTs.com
12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Tickets will also be available at specific gyms.
Pick Up Tickets at:
4415 Granite Drive Ste. 600- Rocklin, CA 95677
M-Thurs.-12-8:PM or 12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 - M-F- 10-6 Sat.- Sun 11:AM-8:PM
Call (916) 205-4762 or 357-5233
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MONDAY, October 11th, 2010, AT 6:00 PM/ PST
Results From AK Promotions and Tommy T's
October 8th, 2010 - Sacramento, California, USA
Promotions' IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing
All that...and Then Some!
When it was all said and done...one would guess that most of the fans who packed the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel this past Friday for the IKF Muay Thai Kickboxing fights, did not walk away disappointed! The fights were an awesome display of "Feet and Fists of Fury" as advertised! Fans were brought to their feet throughout the night as they witnessed several knockouts, head and jump kicks and great athleticism! This event was more than just good fights, it was an indication that the Sport of Kickboxing & Muay Thai is getting stronger and more than ready to step on the main stage of entertainment...
Potential Sponsors take note...This Sport Is Ready and waiting for YOU!
PHOTOS BY Chris Kisela - ChrisKisela.com
Mancha and Hurney will be meeting for the vacant IKF United States Super Heavy Title soon! This will be a great fight! When you hear the date...just go ahead and get your tickets because these big men are going to re-establish the Heavyweights in the great sport of Kickboxing!
FROM AK Promotions: Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the show. Thanks too to all of the volunteers who assisted! Thanks also goes to Markstein Beverage of Sacramento, distributors of Budweiser Beer and Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theatre of Rancho Cordova, CA and the Doubletree Hotel and staff of Sacramento, CA.....Forward March!