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First Full Muay-Thai 8 Man Elimination Kickboxing

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Te 15 o nga ra o Here-turi-koka / 15 August 2006

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'Aotearoa's First Ever, Full Muay-Thai 8 Man Elimination Kickboxing Event'

Saturday 02 September 2006; Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau City

For the first time ever in Aotearoa, WKB-1 and Highlander Promotions along with principal
sponsor, Mai Media Ltd present the Mai FM S-1 Oceania Championship, a Full Muay-Thai Rules, 8 man elimination kickboxing event.

S-1 Full Muay-Thai Rules is the most spectacular example of kickboxing and is rapidly becoming the fastest growing spectator sport in the world with qualifying events held worldwide. The sudden death format of this 8-man competition, where fighters can use all their weapons such as elbows, knees, punching and kicking provides spectators with all the drama, thrills and excitement they can handle.

This exciting event will see some of the very best 72.5kg Full Muay-Thai fighters from New Zealand, Australia and Thailand such as:

Choppa Chapman (NZ), Wanlop Sitpholek (Thailand), Prince Hamid (NZ), Mot Eck (Thailand), Warren Elson (Australia), Spike Chamberlain (NZ), Aaron Dixon (NZ), Shane Cornish (NZ)

Super Fight: Aaron Boyes (NZ) vs Leonard Sitpholek (Thailand)

With each fighter a current or past World, Commonwealth, South Pacific, Australian or New Zealand champion the action will be intense as they compete against each other for the Rights, Honour and Esteem of being crowned the first ever S-1 Oceania Grand Champion.

The winner securing for himself a place in Muay-Thai's most prestigious event, the Final of the 8 Man World S-1 Championship on December 5th in Bangkok, Thailand and the opportunity to become the world S-1 Grand Champion which carries a prize purse of 1 million baht.(Approx NZ$42,000.00)

Siraphop Ratanasuban (Songchai Jnr) will be attending this Event to welcome S-1, (the S standing for Self-Confidence, Self-Respect and Self-Discipline), to New Zealand and the Oceania Region which will be a great honour for Muay-Thai in this part of the World.

To book your Corporate Table / VIP Ringside Seats, contact: Scotty Thomson 021 142 0433 or highlandersfight@xtra.co.nz.

General tickets are on sale at TicketDirect. 0800 224 224 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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