Todd Gleeson of the Red Deer Cheney Karate Studio will take his undefeated record into the main event of Saturday’s Superfights 21 card at the Sheraton Hotel.
Gleeson, who has six wins and a draw on his record, will take on Adam Blanchette (9-3) of Vancouver with the Western Canadian Muay Thai Super Cruiserweight (200 pounds) title on the line.
Promotor Lyle Cheney is also Gleeson’s coach and likes his potential and chances of winning Saturday.
“Todd is extremely powerful. He’s tall and he’s a hard worker and a really good athlete,” said Cheney.
The 13-fight Muay Thai/kickboxing card has remained intact since Cheney first put it together, a rare occurrence.
“So far no one has backed out or anything like that. It’s almost spooky,” he said.
Included on the undercard is a 155-pound Muay Thai bout between Dwain Soon (8-7) of Calgary and Adam Brown (7-1) of Regina, both former title-holders.
“They are absolutely two very good fighters,” said Cheney.
Ticket sales have been strong for the annual event, which always draws a large gathering.
“It should be a good end-of-the season event for us,” said Cheney.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first bout starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Superfights 21 card (all fights consist of three two-minute rounds, except for the main event, which is five two-minute rounds:
145 pounds: Kyle Lajeunesse (0-0), Cheney Studio vs. Stephen Kung (0-0), Edmonton.
165 pounds: Patrick Vallido (0-2), Cheney Studio vs. Michael Brazeau (0-1), Red Deer Praying Mantis.
135 pounds women: Lacey Noel (0-1), Cheney vs. Amy Fletcher (0-0), Airdrie.
185 pounds: Dylan Bastian (0-0-1). Calgary vs. Spencer Sinclair (0-0).
180 pounds women: Shianne Richardson (0-0), Cheney vs. Marie Hayball (0-0), Edmonton.
165 pounds: Lucas Greer (1-1), Calgary vs. Braedon Rice (1-1), Praying Mantis.
140 pounds: Bruce Tran (8-3), Calgary vs. Matthew Lipsius (3-2), Regina.
150 pounds: Andre Braden (5-3), Edmonton vs. Eddy Chang (7-0), Edmonton.
155 pounds: Josh Crump (2-2-1), Red Deer Black Dragon vs. Hasman Sandhu (3-1), Calgary.
170 pounds: Russell Dahms (1-0), Rocky Mountain House vs. Andrew Vandervelden (2-2), Airdrie.
190 pounds: Reno Nash (0-0), Calgary vs. Brad Christensen (0-0), Rocky Mountain House.
155 pounds: Dwain Soon (8-7), Calgary vs. Adam Brown (7-1), Regina.
Main event, 200 pounds: Todd Gleeson (6-0-1), Cheney Studio vs. Adam Blanchette (9-3), Vancouver for Western Canadian Super Cruiserweight title.