Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights fire up Pechanga

Saturday, August 31st, 2013. Filed under: Destinations Local News Sports & Recreation

Ed Abasolo, a Filipino-American Muay Thai fighter from Dublin, California won the first bout of the night as one National title and two women’s World titles lit up the big wins at the World Championship Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights at Pechanga Resort & Casino on August 24, 2013.

Twenty fighters competed in a packed house with most of the titles being claimed by well accomplished contenders, with Abasolo winning the WCK Muay Thai Super Welterweight bout and World Champion Miriam Nakamoto, also from Dublin, California, winning the main event as the WBC Muay Thai Women’s Lightweight World Champion.  Lena Ovchynnikova from Lvov, Ukraine took the IKKC Women’s Super Bantamweight World Title and Mike Lemaire from San Diego, California took the WBC Muay Thai Cruiserweight National Title.

The WBC Muay Thai Middleweight Mexican National Title bout was also held in the same program and it was won by Luis bio from Ensenada, Mexico.

The event was held at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom – a popular venue for Muay Thai and other sporting events. The program was supervised by George Valdez and Ed Rivas and the ringside doctor was Dr. Larry Vigilia from Glendale, California. It was televised on broadcast by the Fox Sports Network (FSN).

About WCK Muay Thai

World Championship MuayThai is based in Southern California and is the largest Muay Thai event in the United States. Championships are held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Beijing and other cities and feature top fighters from the U.S., China, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Holland, the U.K., Korea and other countries. 
About Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the largest and most expansive resort/casino experience anywhere in the Western United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2003, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 years old and older to enter the casino.


Ed Abasolo poses with Fil-Am fans at the Pechanga Grand Ball Room.


Miriam Nakamoto takes WBC Muay Thai Women’s Lightweight World Title


Ed Abasolo against Angel Meza at the WCK Full Rules Muai Thai fight at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ball Room on August 24, 2013.


Ed Abasolo against Angel Meza at the WCK Full Rules Muai Thai fight at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ball Room on August 24, 2013.


Ed Abasolo takes the WCK Muay Thai Super Welterweight Title at the WCK Full Rules Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights at Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ball Room on August 24, 2013.

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