Calgary’s Jake Peacock headlines weekend Muay Thai card in city – Toronto Sun

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Jake Peacock is an amazing story in the fight game.

The Calgarian is a one-armed Muay Thai fighter who’s set to defend his WBC Canadian welterweight title and, at the same time, dazzle fans this weekend in the city.

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With an 8-1 record, he’s headlining the Muay Thai World Cup 6 card — an MTWC promotion — Saturday at Genesis Centre.

“Muay Thai World Cup returns this weekend,” said Kieran Keddle, CEO of Muay Thai World Cup. “The nine-fight scheduled event will feature some of Canada’s finest combatants.

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Our main event features local Calgarian Jake Peacock, who will be defending his WBC Canadian title against ranked number-one contender Richard Pham from Toronto.”

Peacock, who was born without an arm, boasts an 8-1 record, with all of his victories being won by stoppage.

The event, featuring five WBC Canadian titles on the line, begins at 3:45 p.m. The doors open at 2 p.m.

MTWC is now the leading Muay Thai promotion in North America and having just secured a deal with ONE championship which we will see in 2023 ,will give the chance for a Canadian Muay Thai athlete an opportunity to win a $100,000 contract with the organization.

“We are thrilled to have more events planned and to bring some of the world’s greatest fighters to this beautiful city.”

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Tickets are available at the door or online.

— Postmedia news services

MUAY THAI WORLD CUP 6

Amateurs

• Dylan Stone (Elite MA) vs Hassan Hikmatov (WTM) — 132 lb.

• Juan Pablo Salazar (Elite MA) vs Daniel Zhou (West Side Gym) — 150 lb.

• Jason Davis (WTM) vs Mark Mosure (One Martial Arts) — 165 lb.

• Abdoul Wafar (Elite MA) vs Austin Henry-Maiale (Foundry Combat Sports) — 147 lb.

Professionals

• Deval Garvey (Dunamis) vs Andrew Lewis (World Class Muay Thai) — 155 lb.

• Tim Lo (Arashi-Do) vs Markhaile Wedderburn (Ruff House) — 185-lb. WBC Canadian cruiserweight title

• Cody Jerome (PFA) champion vs Tylor Seib (Diaz Combat Sports) — 154-lb. WBC Canadian super welterweight title defence

• Morgane Pouliot (Apex Gym) vs Stephanie Quigg (Smandych) — 122 lb.

• Jake Peacock (Dunamis) champion vs Richard Pham (Kombat Arts) — 147-lb. WBC Canadian welterweight title defence