OGNJEN TOPIC INKS EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT DEAL
WITH LION FIGHT, AMERICA’S PREMIER MUAY THAI ORGANIZATION
LAS VEGAS – Ognjen Topic today became the latest athlete to ink an exclusive multi-fight deal with Lion Fight promotions and join the list of world class fighters currently topping the premier Muay Thai organization’s roster. Topic, who now fights only for Lion Fight, will take on Coke Chunhawat at Lion Fight 10 Friday, July 26 live on AXS TV and from inside the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
“Ognjen Topic is regarded as one of the rising stars in American Muay Thai and proved that with his impressive knockout of Thai champion Paowarit Sasiprapa at Lion Fight 9,” said Scott Kent, Lion Fight CEO. “Ognjen Topic is a fan favorite and has powerful boxing skills and riveting kicks. He returns to Lion Fight on July 26 to fight another Thai Champion in Coke Chunhawat in what promises to be an action-packed stand up war.”
“It’s great that the best promotion in the business, Lion Fight, has signed me exclusively, and I make this promise to fight fans that they will see me perform only at the highest level against the most elite fighters,” said Topic. “Muay Thai is a beautiful sport, and I’m honored that Scott Kent puts on these great events and that AXS TV is presenting them live across America. I look forward to July 26, to defeating Coke Chunhawat, and to continuing to make a name for myself in Muay Thai.”
Ognjen was born in Jajce, Bosnia and during the war his family moved to Serbia. Finally, they moved and settled in America while Ognjen was still in grade school, and as he grew older, he developed a love and passion for boxing. His family allowed him to train in Tae Kwon Do, and after receiving his black belt he started training in the art of Muay Thai. Ognjen soon became one of the top amateurs on the east coast. After he turned pro, he began racking up titles and credentials and quickly proved himself among the best of the best in Muay Thai.
He holds a professional fight record of 7-2 with a 13-5-2 amateur record. He is ranked as the 2011 North American Professional Rookie of the year by the Muay Thai Authority website, as well as the 2011 United States Breakthrough Fighter of the Year by the Muay Thai Is Life website. The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) named Topic its December 2011 Professional Fighter of the Month.
Topic joins Malaipet Sasiprapa, Kevin Ross and Tiffany Van Soest as the latest fighter to be signed to an exclusive contract with Lion Fight. Kent is signing more top-ranked Muay Thai fighters to his organization and will continue making those announcements as they happen.