Category Archives: Lion Fight

Jo Nattawut & Antonina Shevchenko Retain Championship Belts on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 33’

Jo Nattawut & Antonina Shevchenko Retain Championship Belts on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 33’ JO NATTAWUT AND ANTONINA SHEVCHENKO RETAIN CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS, WHILE REGIAN EERSEL WINS THE SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE ON ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 33’ Los Angeles – Nov. 18, 2016 – Lion Fight Muay Thai’s last event of 2016 featured a historic three title fights on the main card, headlined by Super Welterweight champion Jo Nattawut (58-6-2) and Lightweight champion Antonina Shevchenko (38-1) who both defended their titles with dominant unanimous decision victories. In the third title fight, Regian Eersel (40-4) landed a flying knee to knock out Jake Purdy (27-7-1) and claim the Lion Fight Super Middleweight Title. Full highlights from tonight’s event are available here: Lion Fight 33 was presented by AXS TV commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello, with ringside reporting by Ron Kruck, live from...

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Jo Nattawut Wins the Lion Fight Middleweight Title on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 32’

Jo Nattawut Wins the Lion Fight Middleweight Title on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 32’ JO NATTAWUT WINS THE LION FIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE, DEFEATS MALAIPET SASIPRAPA ON ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 32’ Los Angeles – October 21, 2016 – “Smokin’” Jo Natawut (59-6-2) took on Muay Thai legend and Malaipet Sasiprapa (146-31-6)tonight for the Lion Fight middleweight belt on only two days’ notice and won a hard-fought battle by unanimous decision, capping off an exciting night of action on AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 32. Other highlights from tonight’s broadcast include: Romie Adanza (19-7-2) and Ming Freeman (5-0-2) exchanged blows for five rounds in a majority draw decision. Travis Clay (4-0) preserved his undefeated record by finishing off Marvin Madariaga (5-2-1) in the fourth round. 19-year-old Gabriel Mazzetti (12-2) landed a barrage of strikes to knock out Josh Shepard (5-2) in the second round...

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AXS TV FIGHTS and Lion Fight Muay Thai Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement Extension

AXS TV FIGHTS and Lion Fight Muay Thai Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement Extension AXS TV is proud to announce it has signed a multi-year extension with Lion Fight to continue to be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Muay Thai promotion. More information is in the press release attached and embedded below. Please let me know if you have any questions. We greatly appreciate any coverage you can provide. AXS TV FIGHTS AND LION FIGHT MUAY THAI SIGN MULTI-YEAR BROADCAST AGREEMENT EXTENSION Los Angeles – October 21, 2016 – Lion Fight Promotions and AXS TV FIGHTS today announced a multi-year contract extension for the network to continue to be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for Lion Fight events. The world renowned Muay Thai organization is scheduled to promote at least eight televised events in 2017. With 25 events already under Lion Fight’s belt in...

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Lion Fight 32 weigh-in results from Las Vegas

Lion Fight 32 weigh-in results from Las Vegas Lion Fight 32 lineup set to go after official weigh-ins in Las Vegas All six main-card bouts, including the title showdown main event, were locked in for Lion Fight 32 following the official weigh-in held on Thursday evening at the rooftop Beer Park overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Lion Fight 32 takes place on Friday night at Tropicana Las Vegas airing live on AXS TV Fights and Fight Network at a special start time of 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The main event is a clash between world renowned Thai combatants for the vacant Lion Fight middleweight title. Reigning super welterweight champion “Smokin” Jo Nattawut stepped up in weight class on just three days’ notice replacing original contender Ky Hollenbeck who was forced out of action due to a serious knee injury. Nattawut, who weighed...

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Lion Fight 32 announced for Oct 21 at Tropicana in Las Vegas

Lion Fight 32 announced for Oct 21 at Tropicana in Las Vegas Lion Fight 32 hits the Las Vegas Strip at the Tropicana The much-anticipated return has finally come. Lion Fight Promotions is headed back to its original hotbed of world-class Muay Thai action as Lion Fight 32 is set for Friday, October 21st at the legendary Tropicana Casino Hotel Resort on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Lion Fight’s return to the Mecca of Fighting is topped by a showdown for the super welterweight crown pitting American standout Ky Hollenbeck (20-5-1) against renowned Thai veteran Malaipet Sasiprapa (145-30-6). “This is a fight worthy of being a headliner on the famous Las Vegas Strip,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. “Muay Thai fans around the world have been wanting to see Malaipet in action again. His status is legendary. There is no better opponent for him than...

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CM Punk Talks WWE-MMA Transition on AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’

CM Punk Talks WWE-MMA Transition on AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’   CM PUNK TALKS WWE-MMA TRANSITION ON AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’ Plus, MMA Referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy Discuss Their Love for the Sport and Four Titles are Decided on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 31’ Los Angeles – Sept. 2, 2016 – A week ahead of former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ MMA and UFC debut, INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck sat down with him at his gym, Roufusport, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The full feature is available here, detailing Brooks’ challenging transition from pro wrestling to MMA, having little athletic background, with additional input from training partner former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and coach Duke Roufus:http://bit.ly/IMMA_CMPunk Also on tonight’s show, INSIDE MMA series hosts Mauro Ranallo and Bas Rutten sat down with MMA referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy for a special, roundtable discussion...

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Lion Fight 31 weigh-in results

Lion Fight 31 weigh-in results FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Weigh-in results set stage for four title bouts at Lion Fight 31 A historical night for Lion Fight Promotions is on tap for Friday with four title bouts taking place on the Lion Fight 31 card including the third title defense for reigning welterweight champion Jorina “Jojo” Baars. Baars (40-0-3) garnered worldwide recognition when she defeated renowned female fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino to claim the belt at Lion Fight 14. The Dutch powerhouse defends her crown against Puerto Rico’s Angela “Riptide” Whitley (14-0) at the top of the card that will air live on AXS TV Fights and Fight Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT emanating from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. At the official weigh-in on Thursday, Baars stepped off the scale at 143 lbs. while Whitley registered in at 141...

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Fourth Title Fight added to huge Lion Fight 31 event Sept. 2 at Foxwoods

Fourth Title Fight added to huge Lion Fight 31 event Sept. 2 at Foxwoods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE History made as Lion Fight announces fourth title bout for Sept. 2 event at Foxwoods An already stacked card for Lion Fight 31 has just taken another giant step forward and broken new ground for Lion Fight Promotions. For the first time in the organization’s history, four titles will be on the line on one night, and on top of that, three of those titles will be for women’s crowns. The previously announced title fights were:   Jorina Baars (c) vs. Angela Whitley – women’s welterweight Antonina Shevchenko (c) vs. Paola Cappucci – women’s lightweight Gaston Bolanos vs. Tum Sityodtong – super lightweight And now, Lion Fight has added its fourth title for the event taking place on Friday, Sept. 2 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut,...

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Lion Fight 30 Fight Night Results

Lion Fight 30 Fight Night Results FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hollenbeck wins superfight & Wielzen retains title at Lion Fight 30 Ky Hollenbeck came away looking worse for wear yet victorious from the superfight main event of Lion Fight 30 which took place on Friday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and live on AXS TV Fights. After suffering a pair of accidental head butts that resulted in a doctor’s stoppage, the American Hollenbeck and middleweight Canadian rival Mark “Boots” Holst saw their encounter go to the judges who rendered a split-decision verdict in Hollenbeck’s favor. The fight was called at the 1:52 mark of the fourth round, so the judges scored just the first three rounds with Hollenbeck (34-3-1) on top of two cards (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Holst (19-3) had been cut under the left eye earlier in the fourth although that seemed...

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Lion Fight announces full lineup for July 8th event at Foxwoods

Lion Fight announces full lineup for July 8th event at Foxwoods Superfight plus two title bouts highlight Lion Fight’s return to Foxwoods on July 8th Lion Fight Promotions has set a stacked lineup featuring a superfight main event plus a pair of title fights for Lion Fight 30 taking place on Friday, July 8th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Topping the card is showdown for the top contender spot in Lion Fight’s middleweight division as American sensation Ky Hollenbeck tangles with Canadian star Mark “Boots” Holst. Co-headlining the card are two lightweight title bouts as newly crowned champion Sergio Wielzen puts his belt on the line against Paul Barber, and debuting international superstars Antonina Shevchenko and Annabelle Gely will vie for the women’s championship. Tickets for Lion Fight 30 are on sale now at or by calling 800-200-2882 or by visiting the Foxwoods...

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