PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified today that longtime Muay Thai promotion, World Combat Sports Challenge (WCSC) will present its first hybrid Muay Thai/MMA event, “THE AWAKENING,” on Saturday, May 30th, live from the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. The main event will be an MMA fight with King of the Cage Champion Ky Hollenbeck vs. WEC vet Blas Avena. The bouts will take place in a Pride-style 5-rope ring.
Also on the card will be San Francisco’s own Rick Cheek battling for the WCSC Super-Heavyweight World Title against Ethan Cox. Former 3-time world kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Michael Espinoza will be making his return to the fight game after an absence of nearly 17 years. Espinoza’s perfect 32-0 record and the WCSC Super-Lightweight Muay Thai belt will be on the line as Espinoza battles rising Muay Thai star Victor Cortez (23-2, 16 KO’s). “I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring,” says Espinoza. “I’ve been training hard, and Cortez is a talented kid. I’m sure it will be a good fight.”