Saturday March 27th will see another event in Calgary, organised by the executive and membership of the Calgary Amateur Kickboxing and Muay Thai Association (CAKMA a registered not for profit association). All amateur bouts will be sanctioned by the Canadian Muay Thai Council – Amateur (CMTC-A) a member of IFMA.
MAIN EVENT – WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT FULL MUAY THAI TITLE – 5 rounds of 2 minutes
Misty Sutherland (Calgary) vs Elisabeth Tapias (Spain)
5’4″, 119 lbs
Misty comes from a well respected name of Canadian cowboys. Her family is well known in the rodeo circuit (specifically in Chuckwagon Racing). Misty has dedicated the last 10 years of her life to become one of the best MuayThai athletes in the world. She has achieved great things under the guidance of Ajarn Mike Miles of the SitKraitus Camp. Misty is presently the North American Champion and has won many other titles during her career (2005 WKA World Champion, 2005 IKF North American Champion, 2 time IFMA World Championships Silver Medalist / 2006, 2009). She has fought in Canada, USA, Korea, Thailand, and Germany. She has won 26 of her 33 bouts (with 5 losses and 2 draws).
Her nickname ‘Magic’ was given to her by her coach Ajarn Mike Miles. The nickname comes out of Misty appearing to be an underdog during a bout and then suddenly picking the perfect techniques to stop or damage her opponent. Misty looks forward to the bout with Tapias. This amateur World Title bout is a major stepping stone in her career as she moves forward aggressively to eventually becoming a professional World Champion. 2010 is very busy for Misty who fights on the March 27th as the main event. She then travels to London in a major fight against one of the world’s best female athletes from the UK. Another match is set up for her in June/July in Calgary. She then fights in the 1st SportAccord World Combat Games in August where a total of 88 of the best MuayThai athletes (11 divisions with the 8 best athletes from around the world in each division) will compete in Beijing China. Misty won a silver medal at the 2009 IFMA World Championships and this earned her the right to compete at the World Combat Games. The future is bright for this Calgarian cowgirl who moves forward to be the best female MuayThai athlete to come out of Canada.
SEMI-MAIN EVENT – INTERCONTINENTAL SUPERWELTERWEIGHT FULL MUAY THAI PRESTIGE MATCH – 5 rounds of 2 minutes
Peter Arbeau (Calgary) vs Javier Fernandez (Spain)
5’11”, 156 lbs
Coming onto 10 years in the sport, Peter always wanted to excel at a sport. Having trained in traditional Martial Arts Peter decided to excel at MuayThai. Peter ‘Let’s Go’ Arbeau earned his nickname from his fans. Known for his willingness to scrap and having no hesitation to exchange leather, Peter always puts on an exciting fight.
Peter presently sits on an Intercontinental Title. Sitting on a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw, Peter has fought in Canada, the USA, Korea and Thailand. His resume includes the 2008 TBA World Classic MuayThai Champion, a Canadian MuayThai Title and he won a bronze medal at the IFMA World Championships in 2009 (he received a small cut on his nose and the doctors would not allow him to fight in the quarter finals). Peter moves forward with a very busy fight schedule for 2010. He fights as the Semi Main Event on the March 27th event. The week after he is fighting in Brazil (hoping to win the right to represent Canada at the SportAccord World Combat Games). He then comes back and fights again in Canada in early May and June. Peter has been earning a great following in Calgary and future looks bright as he earns new fans with his ‘Let’s Go’ attitude in the ring.
Fight card also includes….
– Hakeem Dawodu (Calgary) vs Jovan White (USA)
– Alana Dunbrack (Calgary) vs. Emma Bragg (UK)
– Ari Markle (Calgary) vs. Nic Du Preez (Toronto, ON)
– Lucus Greer (Calgary) vs Justin Damphouse (ON)
– Mark MacKinnon (Calgary) vs Brian Trihn (ON)
– Chase Arkossy (Calgary) vs Johnathon Dubois (BC)
– Allison Kavanagh (Calgary) vs Yvonne Thich (ON)
The Deerfoot Casino is an intimate venue with limited seating, tickets will sell fast, get yours early!!
Reserved seats are as follows:
VIP tables SOLD OUT
VIP Row 1 seating $100
Ringside Row 2 $85
Location: Deerfoot Inn and Casino
Date: Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Doors at: 6:00pm
Fights at: 8:00PM
Tickets: General $50
Tickets available at: www.ticketweb.ca