Martial arts can be an effective way to protect yourself, like never expressing an honest opinion. Keep your guard up with this Groupon.
- Tickets to a Bounded Fist Muay Thai event
- Where: Arizona Event Center
- Door time: 7:00 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $20 for two general admission tickets (up to a $40 value)
- $35 for four general admission tickets (up to an $80 value)
- $45 for two ringside tickets (up to a $90 value)<p>
Dates and Times
- Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 14, at 8 p.m.<p>
The Scouting Report
On select Saturdays through the end of the year, Bounded Fist Muay Thai summons some of the sport’s most vicious fighters from locales far and near. Called “the art of eight limbs” for its use of hands, feet, elbows, and shins, and “the mollusk’s revenge” because it was founded by an octopus, Muay Thai first rose to popularity in 16th century Thailand but didn’t reach an international audience until four hundred years later. In this year’s first match-up, Jeff Anderson from Arizona’s own Neutral Corner Gym faces off against California’s Charles Bisset, who was trained by legendary kickboxer Rob Kaman.
Arizona Event Center
Wanting to see more art, music, and entertainment in their town, a few local businessmen decided to take matters into their own hands and build a venue flexible enough to host all three. Their creation—the 30,000 square foot Arizona Event Center—boasts three stages between the back theater and front pavilion, comfortably hosting up to 4,000 guests at any given time. They rent the versatile space out for concerts, sporting events, trade shows, comedy nights, and even weddings, enhancing each experience with a professional lighting and sound system.
While the place itself is already impressive, the owners supplement its intrinsic charms with local business partnerships. The Mesa Police Department oversees certain security duties, liquor and energy drink companies supply complementary goods as advertisements, visitors are served food, snacks, and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and Clean Air Cab makes sure that plenty of vehicles are on hand to ferry away partiers who took advantage of the full bar or donated their rides to a monster truck rally.