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THUNDER: Fight For Life - February 16th, 2008

Greater Tacoma Convention Center - Tacoma, Washington

Photos by Mike Renouard

A very special fight night of Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and MMA took place at the Tacoma Convention Center last Saturday to benefit the ACRES OF LOVE organization which provides love, medical care and permanent homes to orphaned, severely abused and abandoned babies and children in South Africa, many of whom have HIV and AIDS. The event was put together by Marc Valdes, president of NW Concrete Waterproofing Inc, in conjunction with Chaisai Muay Thai run by former Muay Thai champ Alberto Ramirez and Ariana "Bling Bling" Ramirez who starred in the reality TV show "Fight Girls". The team put on a fantastic event that had 10 evenly matched bouts, including 2 title fights, that kept the crowd very entertained. 

Marc Valdes talking about Acres of Love


Alberto and Ariana Ramirez w/

125lb champ Sam "Youngblood" Poulton


Providing commentary for the fights was Ariana's co-star in "Fight Girls", the lovely Lisa "The Black Widow" King, along with the legendary Aric Wiseman who is a long-time fight promoter (Ax Fighting Championships, ect) and owner of Alderwood Mixed Martial Arts. The ring announcing for the evening was ably handled by Jake "The Professor" Stratton


Since all proceeds of the event went to Acres of Love, it would not have been possible to put it on without the generous help of the many sponsors and volunteers who came forward with money, time, and energy to make it happen. The list includes the main sponsor Scion, along with Budweiser, WA State National Guard, Dlist magazine, Girls of No Limit Lingerie, Super Supplements, WFighter.com, and many more. The DVD of this great event will be for sale in a few weeks and again all proceeds of the sales goes to Acres of Love. Check out www.Purpose-Events.com for more info on the event and the story behind it. Visit www.AcresOfLove.org to learn more about this incredible charity. There is talk of a 2nd THUNDER: Fight for Life to be held in late summer or early fall of this year. As always regularly check NW Fightscene's calendar of events for the most up-to-date fight schedule in the NW.

Bout 1 - Kickboxing Exhibition

Cody Gater (Dojo Dawgs - Puyallup, WA) def

Chris Bryant (Chaisai Muay Thai - Tacoma, WA) by Unanimous Decision


Bout 2 - Kickboxing

Scott McDonald (Chaisai Muay Thai - Tacoma, WA) def

Matt Ditchfield (World Kickboxing - Surrey, BC) by Unanimous Decision


Bout 3 - Muay Thai

Will Cordingly (Chaisai Muay Thai - Tacoma, WA) def

Josh Anderson (Lotus Kickboxing - Spokane, WA) by Unanimous Decision


Bout 4 - Kickboxing

Tom Matts (World Kickboxing - Surrey, BC) def

Jamie Sheppard (Chaisai Muay Thai - Tacoma, WA) by Unanimous Decision


Bout 5 - MMA

Kevin White (Marcelo Alonso BJJ - Puyallup, WA) def

Frank Streeter (Iron Shins - Eugene, OR) by Armbar @ 0:29 Rd 1


Bout 6 - MMA

Adam Naamani (Team Gibson - Port Moody, BC) def

Jonah Villamore (Chaisai Muay Thai) by Rear Naked Choke @ 1:41 Rd 1


Bout 7 - Kickboxing

Noah Flaspohler (Brian Johnson's Kickboxing Academy - Lacey, WA) def

Gabe Harrington (Lotus Kickboxing - Spokane, WA) by Unanimous Decision


Bout 8 - Muay Thai

Bryan Jones, Jr. (Chaisai Muay Thai - Tacoma, WA) def

Phil Jones (World Kickboxing - Surrey, BC) by Unanimous Decision



Semi-Main Event - "THUNDER: Fight For Life" 155lb Muay Thai Title

Chaz Mulkey (Master Toddy's Muay Thai - Las Vegas, NV) def

Jared Teer (Brian Johnson's Kickboxing Academy) by Unanimous Decision


Main Event - "THUNDER: Fight For Life" 125lb Muay Thai Title

Sam "Youngblood" Poulton (Chaisai Muay Thai) def

Spencer Sroeury (Srab's Muay Thai - Lacey, WA) by Unanimous Decision

The Girls of No Limits Lingerie!!

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