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!
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.
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.
Come out and support teammate Sean McKiernan this Saturday in Dallas as he fights on the first Thai Box MAX card!j
Edit: This event was cancelled on fight day so there are no results from this event.
Congrats to our teammate Pete Stanonik for winning the XKO Pro Muay Thai 154lb title last weekend. Pete had a great training camp with our team and put on a dominant performance, dropping his opponent three times before getting the KO victory in round 2!
Here is a video that shows some highlights from our many fights in 2016. 2016 was a great year for our team and we're already working to make 2017 even better!
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!
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!
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).
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.
On May 7, 2016 Team Ambush fighter Sean McKiernan fought for the best amateur promotion in TX, Muay Thai Kingdom. Sean trained very hard for this fight and his hard work, dedication, and consistency paid off as he earned a round 2 TKO victory!
On April 30, 2016 Team Ambush fighter Jon Leal fought on the Belts of Honorious 13 MMA card. For all 3 rounds Jon controlled the fight both standing and on the ground and earned the unanimous decision. Congrats to Jon for all the hard work he's put in to improve this year and for getting the win!
On Oct 30, 2015 Team Ambush fighter Paul Gonzales fought in the main event of ICON Ambition V for the ICON 170lb title. Paul had a great training camp and fought an incredible fight, earning the 1st round TKO and capturing the welterweight title! For more info on Paul, his life, and his training, see his feature article in the Victoria Advocate.