For the novelty of actually making a deadline, we report full results from Lion Fight XV at Foxwoods Resort and Casino on May 23, 2014. Having covered the Las Vegas scene dutifully, this place gives you just as much value for a lot more affordability. Plus the weather this time of year in New England might remind you why Europeans settled this country in the first place.
Brian Bogue (Burke’s Martial Arts in Cransto, Rhode Island) def. Jesse Skomial (Redline Fight Sports in Quincy, Massachusetts) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27. Amateur 170 lbs. Men. 3 x 2 Rounds.
Brandy Young (Redline Fight Sports in Quincy, Massachusetts) def. Colleen Downey (FAF Gym in Boson, Massachusetts) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29, 29-28. Amateur 125 lbs. Women. 3 x 2 Rounds.
Stephane Smith (C3 Athletics in Stamford, Connecticut) def. Dave Hayrikyan (The Wai Kru in Boston, Massachusetts) by Unanimous Decision: 29-28, 29-28, 30-28. Amateur 140 lbs. Men. 3 x 2 Rounds.
Patrick Rivera (Level Up Boxing in Bowie, Maryland) def. Pawel Zawistowski (Workshop in New York City) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Amateur 155 lbs. Men. 3 x 2 Rounds.
Phil DaSilva (Redline Fight Sports in Quincy, Massachusetts) def. Stoney Morales (Striking 101 in Astoria – New York City) by Majority Decision: 30-27, 29-28, 29-29. Amateur 147 lbs. Men. 3 x 2 Rounds.
Tim Amorin (Rami’s Legendary Gym in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) def. Tom Evans (Team United in Central Falls, Rhode Island) by TKO at the corner’s concession after the 2nd Round. Professional 142 lbs. Men. Scheduled for 5 x 3 Rounds.
Pedro Gonzales (Redline Fight Sports in Quincy, Massachusetts) def. Nick Chasteen (Best Muay Thai in Tempe, Arizona) by TKO at 2:43 from Physician Stoppage in Round 2. Professional 148 lbs. Men. Scheduled for 5 x 3 Rounds.
Mohammed Lemjerdine (Sitan Gym in Astoria – New York City) def. Jason Andrada (Fight Capital in Las Vegas, Nevada) by Unanimous Decision: 48-47, 48-45, 50-46. Professional 125 lbs. Men. 5 x 3 Rounds.
Tiffany Van Soest (Blue Ocean Muay Thai in San Diego, California) def. Lucy Payne (Touch Gloves in Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom) by Split Decision: 50-46, 45-50, 49-46. Professional 126 lbs. Women. 5 x 3 Rounds.
Kevin Ross (Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, California) def. Chris Mauceri (Black ‘n Blue MMA in Kingston, New York) by TKO from Physician Stoppage at 0:21 in Round 3. Professional 142 lbs. Men. Scheduled for 5 x 3 Rounds.
Cosmo Alexandre (Blackzilians in Boca Raton, Florida) def. Mark Holst (Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts in Canada) by Unanimous Decision. Professional 160 lbs. Men. 5 x 3 Rounds.
Bringing Lion Fight to the East Coast, Scott Kent makes it the first truly national Muay Thai show on the dual measures of talent (in the match making) and live audience. Without Glory’s seemingly bottomless bank account, the underdog in this competition might well pull off an upset. Who’d have thought going into the featured fights, for example, that three out of the four locals would upset the national favorites?
We’ll bring you more, once photos are available. Let’s just say for now that Kevin Ross proved – we believe convincingly – that you’re really settling for much less with Glory and/or K-1 than full rules Muay Thai done well.