LION FIGHT ANNOUNCES “LION FIGHT 8” HISTORIC MUAY THAI EVENT PREMIERING ON AXS TV LIVE AT THE JOINT IN THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 – 10:00 P.M. ET TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH TICKETMASTER STARTING DEC. 14 (L:Yodsanklai, R:Choplin) – Lion Fight Promotions MAIN: YODSANKLAI FAIRTEX vs. GREGORY CHOPLIN CO-MAIN: TIFFANY VAN SOEST vs. ALEXIS RUFUS KEVIN ROSS vs. CHRIS KWIATKOWSKI REMY BONNELL vs. SHANE CAMPBELL MALAIPET vs. VISHNU GULATI VIVIAN LEUNG vs. KATE MCGRAY JASON ANDRADA vs. THIAGO AZEREDO JOSH SHEPARD vs. DAMIEN EARLEY
LAS VEGAS – Lion Fight Promotions today revealed Muay Thai’s first all-star event of the New Year with the announcement of its complete line-up of fights for “LION FIGHT 8.” This is the fight card making history for Lion Fight and the one stamping it as a national Muay Thai promotion as “LION FIGHT 8” premieres LIVE on AXS TV. The event will be held inside the world famous “The Joint” in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, January 25th and will go live on AXS TV starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.
As previously announced on Inside MMA, the ‘Lion Fight 8’ main event will be a show-stopping stand-up collision between Thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex and multiple Thai Champion Gregory Choplin. The co-main event will feature two of the fiercest female Muay Thai fighters with WBC Muay Thai Champion Tiffany Van Soest taking on Alexis Rufus.
“Christine Toledo has packed this Lion Fight card and it is going to give fight fans in this country and the 38 million viewers of AXS TV an introduction to Muay Thai – the most exciting stand up fighting style in the world,” said Scott Kent, Owner, Lion Fight Promotions. “Lion Fight has achieved another first for Muay Thai in America by bringing in some of the best international fighters along with the best fighters in the United States, such as Kevin Ross and Tiffany Van Soest. I appreciate Mark Cuban and Andrew Simon for making Lion Fight a part of their sports programming and look forward to a very successful night on Friday, January 25th!”
Tickets for Lion Fight’s full rules Muay Thai event LION FIGHT 8 will go on sale Friday, December 14 beginning at 12:00 p.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
This first televised Lion Fight Muay Thai event comprises a stacked undercard featuring the top talent of the stand-up world, including Las Vegas native Kevin Ross, who just signed a long-term contract with Lion Fight, as well as his East Coast opposite Chris Kwiatkowski, fighting out of New York City. Following are the bouts that will lead up to the co-main and main event action of LION FIGHT 8: Kevin Ross (Dublin, CA by way of Las Vegas, NV) vs. Chris Kwiatkowski (NYC) — 147 lbs Remy Bonnel (Miami, FL) vs. Shane Campbell (Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA) — 154 lbs Malaipet (Fresno, CA) vs. Vishnu Gulati (San Francisco, CA) — 147 lbs Vivian Leung (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Kate McGray (Los Angeles, CA) — 118 lbs Jason Andrada (Las Vegas, NV) (PRO DEBUT) vs. Thiago Azeredo (Phoenix, AZ) — 120 lbs Josh Shepard (Las Vegas, NV) (PRO DEBUT) vs. Damien Earley (Phoenix, AZ) — 156 lbs
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