Another Successful MMA Event As APEX Art & Culture Center In Everett Hosts “All City Fight Night – The Comeback”

Hundreds of people came out to APEX Art and Culture Center Saturday night for their second All-City Fight Night.

MMA Cage

Early Saturday the final touches were put on the ring and cage in King’s Hall.

physical

All fighters went through a pre-match physical.

line

There was a line around the building as the doors opened at 6 PM.

Sponsors

Sponsors and VIPs arrived early and filled the balcony.

VIP seating

Patrons could purchase spots on stage for a great view and table service.

Wildstyle Gym Head Coach Jason Morris (l) welcomed Capoeira Malês, who provided the intermission entertainment.

Capoeira Malês,

Capoeira Malês, a community run non-profit organization dedicated to individuals changing their lives while participating in Brazilian traditions and arts put on an amazing demonstration.

Amanda Buckner

Amanda Buckner enters Kings Hall for the first bout of the night.

The first fight was an exhibition with both hands raised at the end.

fighter

The competition was intense in every bout.

title bout

It was a fierce battle for the title.

MMA

Fans were able to get a close-up look.

The crowd on stage reacts to a massive kick.

Fight night was date night for this couple.

fans

People were having a good time.

MMA at Kings Hall

A look at how the seating was laid out in Kings Hall.

Another angle of the layout at King’s Hall

fighter

A fighter reflects before the match.

Coach

Words from the coach before the last round.

decision time

A decision about to be announced.

title belt

The Title victory and a very big belt.

MMA

It takes a lot of people to put on such an amazing event!

APEX Art and Culture Center is in the historic Masonic Temple/Knights of Columbus building at 1611 Everett Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington. It’s being renovated by Johnny Carswell and his family into a multipurpose facility with art museum and upscale dining scheduled to open in summer 2023.

There are also multiple entertainment stages including Kings Hall which has hosted several live music events, the first All City Fight Night in December and in two weeks will a multiple stage venue for the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival May 18th – 20th in downtown Everett.

Saturday night King’s Hall was transformed into an upscale sporting venue to watch MMA including Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Glory Kickboxing.

There were ten bouts total beginning with exhibitions and ending with a Muay Thai Northwest Regional Title Fight.

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, sometimes referred to as Thai boxing. It’s a combat sport that uses stand-up striking and different clinching techniques but fighters are not allowed to take the fight to the ground. Competitors use a combination of fists, elbows, knees and shins.

Folks were lined up around the building when the doors opened at 6 PM for a 7 PM start.

Johnny Carswell tells MyEverettNews.com he hopes to bring in matches every few months.

Here are some photos taken over the course of the evening to give you an idea of what its like to see an exciting sporting event in this new venue for downtown Everett, Washington.

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