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Ambush Muay Thai news, competitions, announcements, and recent events.

Team Ambush at Revgear Tournament of Champions

This weekend Team Ambush represented with 5 competitors at the Revgear Muay Thai Tournament of Champions, including Spencer Hanley, Sean McKiernan, Wazi Graves, Rami Santos, and Buddy Chambers. We had 4 fighters who fought to the finals and had several solid victories. We are very proud of our team's performance at the national level!

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Pete Stanonik Wins at LFA 23

Teammate Pete Stanonik won his MMA fight on LFA 23 with a 2nd round KO! Pat Miletich said of Pete "Stanonik throws heat with every single technique" and "there is no holding back, he is not throwing to score points, he's throwing to do damage every single time." Congrats to Pete, we are very proud of him for exemplifying the hard-hitting, fight-finishing style that we train in Team Ambush.

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Boone Blair Wins At Strike League 2

Teammate Boone Blair won his pro MMA debut at Strike League 2 in Austin, TX! It was a standup fight with Boone controlling the cage, pressing the attacking, and countering. The end came with a right-hand counter in round 1 finishing with ground-and-pound for the 1st round KO finish.  Congrats to Boone.

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Team Ambush Wins at Ascension Nationals Muay Thai Tournament 2016

On Nov 5, 2016 Team Ambush competed in the Ascension Muay Thai nationals tournament. 6 fighters represented our team including Spencer Hanley at 125lb, Buddy Chambers at 145lb, Bobby Peek at 155lb, Jed Becker at 155lb, Jon Leal at 165lb, and Paul Gonzales at 195lb. All 6 fighters won fights, and 4 of our fighters took home belts. Including our title win from August that's 5 belts in 2 months!

Coach Elton Wells w/ Team Ambush fighters Buddy Chambers, Paul Gonzales, Sean McKiernan, Bobby Peek, Spencer Hanley, Jed Becker, and Jon Leal.

Coach Elton Wells w/ Team Ambush fighters Buddy Chambers, Paul Gonzales, Sean McKiernan, Bobby Peek, Spencer Hanley, Jed Becker, and Jon Leal.

Jason Webster Joins Team Ambush Coaches

Joining Ambush Muay Thai coaches Elton Wells and Bobby Peek at Brazilian Fight Factory is Ajarn Jason Webster. Coach Jason brings over 25 years of Muay Thai teaching experience to Ambush Muay Thai and will work as a mentor to all Team Ambush students, fighters, and coaches. Coach Bobby will continue to teach the level 1 classes, Coach Elton will continue to teach level 2 and clinch classes as well as run the Ambush fight team.

Ambush Muay Thai coaches: Coach Bobby Peek, Coach Elton Wells, and now Coach Jason Webster.

Ambush Muay Thai coaches: Coach Bobby Peek, Coach Elton Wells, and now Coach Jason Webster.

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Sean McKiernan Wins Ascension Muay Thai 147lb Title

On Aug 27, 2016 Team Ambush fighter Sean McKiernan fought in the main event for the Ascension Muay Thai 147lb title, Sean fought a tough opponent but scored 3 standing 8-counts in the fight until the fight was halted in the 4th round, awarding Sean the TKO victory, winning the 147lb title!

Sean McKiernan w/ teammates Roland Rodriguez, Coach Bobby Peek, Coach Elton Wells, and Jenna Crank.

Sean McKiernan w/ teammates Roland Rodriguez, Coach Bobby Peek, Coach Elton Wells, and Jenna Crank.

Team Ambush at Onnit Fight Night

On Aug 11, 2016 Team Ambush represented at the Onnit Fight Night kickboxing exhibition. Teammates Sean McKiernan and Buddy Chambers put on great fights against tough local opponents. Their fights can be viewed in the video below (Sean at 5:21, Buddy at 1:24:04).

Ambush Muay Thai teammates Spencer Hanley, Sean McKiernan, Jack Hawkins, Paul Gonzales, Jenna Crank, Tim Kennedy, Coach Elton Wells, and Buddy Chambers.

Ambush Muay Thai teammates Spencer Hanley, Sean McKiernan, Jack Hawkins, Paul Gonzales, Jenna Crank, Tim Kennedy, Coach Elton Wells, and Buddy Chambers.

Team Ambush Moves To Brazilian Fight Factory

Last week was Team Ambush's last week training at Pinnacle Training Center (previously Austin Muay Thai). Thanks to all of our friends at Pinnacle for the great training and memories. Next week we start a new program at Brazilian Fight Factory, working to build a top fight team/gym in central TX!

Ambush Muay Thai teammates Sean McKiernan, Buddy Chambers, Jed Becker, Paul Gonzales, Bobby Peek, Jeremy Davis, Roland Rodriguez, Coach Elton Wells, Ariel Larre, Kaleb Howe, Brenda Gregory, Amy Rodriguez, Alberto Laguna, Monica Lara, Tricia Rojas, Jenna Crank, and Alex. 

Ambush Muay Thai teammates Sean McKiernan, Buddy Chambers, Jed Becker, Paul Gonzales, Bobby Peek, Jeremy Davis, Roland Rodriguez, Coach Elton Wells, Ariel Larre, Kaleb Howe, Brenda Gregory, Amy Rodriguez, Alberto Laguna, Monica Lara, Tricia Rojas, Jenna Crank, and Alex. 

Team Ambush at SPARta II Sparring Exhibition

On June 25, 2016 Team Ambush shined at the SPARta II sparring exhibition with ELEVEN fighters participating! Everyone did an outstanding job representing Ambush Muay Thai, winning several awards as voted by the audience in attendance, including:

  • Bobby Peek, performance of the day AND fight of the day
  • Jon Leal, performance of the day
  • Jon Hester, runner-up for fight of the day

Check out the pictures and videos below for some highlights.

Team Ambush fighter Jon Hester drops his opponent with a hard hook at SPARta II.

Team Ambush fighter Jon Hester drops his opponent with a hard hook at SPARta II.

Team Ambush fighter Roland Rodriguez works his opponent on the ropes at SPARta II.

Team Ambush fighter Roland Rodriguez works his opponent on the ropes at SPARta II.