Category Archives: Lion Fight

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 www.foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882 or by visiting the...

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Lion Fight 29 Results from Foxwoods

Lion Fight 29 Results from Foxwoods   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knockouts light up Lion Fight 29 card at Foxwoods Eersel nails Nattawut, Clay crushes Pena during explosive night Lion Fight 29 provided a night of hellacious knockouts from Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut and live on AXS TV Fights. Most notable amongst the stirring finishes was the result in the main event as Dutch star Regian Eersel, coming in on with two weeks’ notice as an injury replacement, delivered shock waves with a thunderous head-kick knockout of Lion Fight super welterweight champion Jo Nattawut. The bout, taking place in the middleweight division without Nattawut’s title at stake, was a fantastic display of techniques. Eersel took a solid lead when he dropped Nattawut with an elbow in the second, but Nattawut rebounded by using body kicks and taking Eersel to the canvas with dumps...

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Lion Fight 29 weigh-in results from Foxwoods

Lion Fight 29 weigh-in results from Foxwoods All bouts set for Lion Fight 29 following official weigh-in at Foxwoods All combatants were on the mark at the official weigh-in for Lion Fight 29 held Thursday afternoon at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Lion Fight 29 takes place Friday at the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods, and is headlined by a showdown between Lion Fight super welterweight champion “Smokin’ Jo Nattawut and rising star Regian Eersel. The non-title bout will be in the middleweight division, and both fighters stepped off the scale at 159 lbs. The co-main event will two former champions against each other in a lightweight clash. Former Lion Fight title-holder Ognjen Topic will look to rebound after losing his belt at Lion Fight 28 to Sergio Wielzen, while onetime Lumpinee Stadium champ Dechsakda Sitsongpeenong will be out to make a statement in...

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Revamped Lion Fight 29 card sees Regian Eersel step into main event at Foxwoods

 Revamped Lion Fight 29 card sees Regian Eersel step into main event at Foxwoods Stylish finisher Eersel steps in to face champion Nattawut at Lion Fight 29 Lion Fight Promotions is very excited to announce that rising star Regian “The Immortal” Eersel has been tabbed to go toe-to-toe against Jo Nattawut at the upcoming Lion Fight 29 event. Eersel, a native of Suriname who now fights out of The Netherlands, steps in to replace Armin Pumpanmuang who was forced out of the bout against Nattawut after failing an eye examination. Pumpanmuang had been called upon as a replacement himself to take the spot of fellow Thai Yodpayak Sitsongpeenong who also failed a pre-fight medical test. The showdown between Eersel (15-4) and Nattawut (56-5-2), which will be contested in the middleweight division, tops the card for Lion Fight 29 taking place on Friday, May 27th at...

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Lion Fight announces new title bout for May 27th event at Foxwoods

Lion Fight announces new title bout for May 27th event at Foxwoods World champion steps into title shot at Lion Fight 29 Three-time world champion Armin Pumpanmuang has stepped up as an injury replacement to face Jo Nattawut for the super welterweight title at Lion Fight 29. Armin (124-19-1) takes the spot originally occupied by Yodpayak Sitsongpeenong in the main-event bout set for Friday, May 27th at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Yodpayak was forced off the card after a pre-fight examination revealed a serious medical issue. The bout marks the third title defense for Nattawut (56-5-2). “We are disappointed for Yodpayak and wish him all the best. At the same time, we are very excited to have a fighter the caliber of Armin willing and ready to enter into a title fight,” said Lion Fight President & CEO Scott Kent. “The showdown...

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