MMA’s Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino books Muay Thai fight
THE D LAS VEGAS AND LION FIGHT PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCE
CRIS “CYBORG” JUSTINO vs. MARTINA JINDROVA
LION FIGHT 11 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Tickets On Sale Now through HYPERLINK “http://www.thed.com” theD.com
LAS VEGAS, NV – Lion Fight Promotions and the D Las Vegas today added a blockbuster women’s matchup to the September 20th LION FIGHT 11 event in announcing that two-time MMA world champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino will take on multiple standup world champion Martina Jindrova. This full rules Muay Thai event will be the first-ever live nationally televised sports event at the Fremont Street Experience. LION FIGHT 11 will broadcast live on AXS TV starting at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET.
LION FIGHT 11 tickets are on sale now through HYPERLINK “http://www.theD.com”theD.com and the D Las Vegas box office by calling 702-388-2111. Tickets start at $25 for General Admission (standing room only), $45 for Reserved Seating; $75 for Floor Seating; and $95 for Ringside Seating.
Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight Promotions said, “As one of the best female fighters in the world, we are thrilled that Cris Cyborg is going to fight full rules Muay Thai and take on World Champion Martina Jindrova on September 20. Both of these fighters are fierce, aggressive strikers who like to end fights. With Cosmo Alexandre vs. Nampon and Kevin Ross vs. Tetsuya Yamato already set for Lion Fight 11, Cyborg vs. Jindrova now fully stacks this card.”
Fighting out of San Diego, California, Cris Cyborg Justino is one of the top-ranked female mixed martial artists in the world. With a pro MMA record of 12-1-0-1, she is the former Strikeforce Featherweight Champion and current Invicta FC Featherweight Champion. She has fought in numerous Muay Thai competitions in her native Brazil and is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.
“This is a great fight for me at Lion Fight 11, I fought Muay Thai in Brazil and I love competing in this sport,” said Cyborg. “I’m really excited for this fight. I love to fight. I can’t wait to go to Vegas and get in that ring on September 20.”
Kent and Lion Fight matchmaker Christine Toledo worked with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, Cyborg’s manager, to secure this fight. Ortiz expressed confidence and enthusiasm in her return to the Muay Thai ring.
“We are excited about the baddest woman on the earth fighting Muay Thai at Lion Fight 11 live on AXS TV in Las Vegas,” said Cyborg’s manager Tito Ortiz, former UFC Champion. “Cris is not only the best, but the most exciting fighter to watch and I’m sure September 20 will be full of excitement.”
Fighting out of Brutal Gym in Holland, the 22-year old 5’8” Jindrova has a pro Muay Thai record of 17-5 with three knockouts. Originally, from Kaznejov, Plzensky Kraj, Czech Republic, she is a world champion across four standup fighting organizations. She was a two-time boxing champion in her native Czech Republic. She went undefeated in standup fighting for four years before moving to Holland to train among the world’s best coaches and kickboxers. On September 20 she will fight in the United States against her most accomplished opponent to date.
“I know Cyborg is a huge MMA star and this is a big challenge for me to fight an opponent like her,” said Jindrova. “She is very strong with hard punches, kicks and knees. But this is not an MMA, this is Muay Thai and she will be fighting me against my rules. I’m very proud to be on this historic Lion Fight 11 card and am ready to make a great knockout win for the fans.”
In Lion Fight 11’s main event Brazilian superstar Cosmo Alexandre takes on two-time WMC Champion and Rajadamnern Stadium Champion Nampon. In the co-main event, American Muay Thai star Kevin Ross will square off against former WBC Muay Thai Japan Champion Tetsuya Yamato.
Lion Fight will hold events free and open to the public the week leading up to LION FIGHT 11 including fighter autograph signings, a public press conference and weigh-in event. Details, fighters and more bouts for LION FIGHT 11 will be announced in coming weeks.
LION FIGHT 11 will take place at the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience Friday, Sept. 20.
The event opens at 4:00 p.m. PT; first bout starts at 5:00 p.m. PT. AXS TV will present Lion Fight 11 live nationally starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. AXS TV network partners include Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS and is broadcast to over 42 million homes in America.
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