Muay Thai matches explore the age-old conflict of man against man, much like Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Man.” Watch ancient themes play out with this GrouponLive deal.<p>
- Two tickets to a Bounded Fist Muay Thai event
- Where: Arizona Event Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Seating: $35 for general admission ($87.64 value) or $49 for ringside ($110.24 value)
- Ticket values include all fees. <p>
Event Dates * Saturday, March 22, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, May 31, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. <p>
Bounded Fist Muay Thai
The USMTA-sanctioned Bounded Fist Muay Thai looks to bring together some of the sport’s most vicious fighters to the Arizona Event Center for three nights of hard-hitting bouts. Called “the art of eight limbs” for its use of hands, feet, elbows, and shins, Muay Thai first rose to popularity in 16th century Thailand but didn’t reach an international audience until four hundred years later. Now, Bounded Fist Muay Thai shines a spotlight on the ancient martial arts discipline to showcase some of the region’s top fighters and the facilities that helped them train so they didn’t have to pick fights with an octopus. All three of the March, May, and August events figure to feature packed fight cards and some championship bouts—at the last Bounded Fist brawl on December 14, spectators witnessed more than twenty fights, including a pair of title bouts.<p>
Arizona Event Center
Wanting to see various forms of entertainment in one place, a few local businessmen decided to build a space flexible enough to host concerts, comedians, sports, trade shows, and more. Their creation—the 30,000-square-foot Arizona Event Center—holds these get-togethers across three stages. Between the back theater and front pavilion, up to 4,000 guests can safely be housed inside the venue at any given time. After the party has ended, Yellow Cab makes sure that plenty of taxis are onhand to transport anyone who took advantage of the full bar or donated their car to a monster truck rally.
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.