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Beatty to compete for a chance to train in Thailand

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

Brandon Beatty, Troy Buchanan student, has been chosen to compete in the first ever Eight man Junior Muay Thai elimination tournament in North America. The competition is hosted in Phoenix, Ariz. by Siam Fight Productions on March 16. All fighters are between the ages of 15-17 and weigh 125-135 pounds. The winner gets an all expense paid trip to train in Thailand for himself and his coach.

Brandon has been a student at Sauer MMA for the past four years and in 2012 was reserve world champion in the TBA Muay Thai tournament in Iowa. He recently advanced to the semi-finals of the St. Louis Golden Gloves tournament. He is an incredibly hard worker and always makes time to help with new students and the kids classes.

Currently sponsoring the Sauer MMA team are: Donna Norton-Vickery with Prudential Select Properties and Carey Murphy-Stubblefield, massage therapist at Full Contact Fitness Center and other local gyms; Discount Tire in Hawk, Point and Floored Athletics. For sponsorship opportunities or updates on Brandon’s preparations, contact Liz Drew through the website:


Brandon Beatty (center) will compete for a trip to train in Thailand for himself and his coach. Also pictured are Liz Drew and Doug Sauer.