Cosmo Alexandre set to battle Mark Holst
Tiffany Van Soest, Kevin Ross and rising star Jason Andrada also on tap for LION FIGHT 15
LION FIGHT Founder and CEO Scott Kent and Foxwoods Resort Casino are joining forces to bring Lion Fight’s hard-hitting world class Muay Thai action, for the first time ever, to fight fans on the East Coast. LION FIGHT 15 features a main event matchup between World Muay Thai Champion and Brazilian MMA superstar Cosmo Alexandre and World Muay Thai Federation Champion and former UFC fighter Mark Holst. It will take place live from Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Friday May 23.
“Fans have been asking us to bring Lion Fight’s world class Muay Thai events to the East coast for years,” said Kent. “We just needed the right venue and the right partner and we found both with Felix Rappaport and his team at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Every year Lion Fight makes bold moves to grow this sport and attract more and more fight fans to Muay Thai, and so we are very excited to bring Lion Fight 15 and this incredible Muay Thai experience to fans out East.”
The 31-year old Brazilian fighting superstar Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre is the former World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Intercontinental Champion, It’s Showtime Champion and WMC/S1 Champion. He fights out of the famed Blackzilians training camp in Boca Raton, Florida and is a three-sport professional athlete, fighting in MMA, boxing and Muay Thai. He stands undefeated in boxing and is riding a five-fight win streak as a professional mixed martial artist. On May the 23rd, Alexandre returns to the Lion Fight ring for this full rules Muay Thai mega-fight against Holst.
“Muay Thai is my first love and I’m excited to give fight fans out East a great main event at Lion Fight 15,” said Alexandre. “I’m taking this fight seriously and don’t plan to let the judges decide. So don’t blink. This is Muay Thai, the action doesn’t stop and I’m going to give my fans a knockout.”
Canadian Mark “Boots” Holst is a former World Muay Thai Federation Champion and also a former UFC lightweight. He has been training since he was 17 years old and has earned a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie. He is also a Certified Senior Kru by the Muay Thai Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. He is known for his aggression and trademark roundhouse kicks. He looks forward to taking on Alexandre, one of the biggest stars in Muay Thai, and showing fans he is ready to fight one of the greatest athletes in the sport.”
“I am very excited to make my comeback to the Muay Thai ring,” said Holst. “I have always loved to fight Muay Thai rules and I will be doing so for the prestigious Lion Fight organization. It is a great honor for me to fight Cosmo Alexandre, I can’t wait to put on a show for everyone watching!”
LION FIGHT 15 also features the return of former Lion Fight Featherweight Champion Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest, Muay Thai Champion Kevin “The Soul Assassin” Ross and rising star Jason Andrada.
The full rules Muay Thai LION FIGHT 15 event will take place inside Foxwoods’ Fox Theater Friday, May 23, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET; the first bout starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Starting at $25.00, tickets for LION FIGHT 15 are available online at www.foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the Foxwoods box office.
LION FIGHT 15 airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by legendary MMA fighter and coach Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator Michael “The Voice” Schiavello. This will be the eighth LION FIGHT event on AXS TV and the second since renewing their broadcast deal in early 2014.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is one of the world’s premier Muay Thai organizations. Founded in 2010 by owner and Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is the most active national promoter of Muay Thai events and stands as the most prestigious full rules Muay Thai operation in North America. Lion Fight’s full rules Muay Thai events are televised live nationally to over 42 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The company is dedicated to growing Muay Thai in America and to presenting world-class events stacked with the best fighters in the sport.