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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.

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 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.

Sean McKiernan Wins at Muay Thai Kingdom 7

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!

 Sean lands a hard knee to the body from the clinch. Photo credit to Mike "The Truth" Jackson.

Sean lands a hard knee to the body from the clinch. Photo credit to Mike "The Truth" Jackson.

 Ambush Muay Thai teammates Jenna Crank, Roland Rodriguez, Bobby Peek, Sean McKiernan, and Coach Elton Wells. Photo credit to Mike "The Truth" Jackson.

Ambush Muay Thai teammates Jenna Crank, Roland Rodriguez, Bobby Peek, Sean McKiernan, and Coach Elton Wells. Photo credit to Mike "The Truth" Jackson.

 Sean is declared the winner!

Sean is declared the winner!

Jon Leal Wins at Belts of Honorious 13

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!