OGNJEN TOPIC vs. RUNGRAVEE SASIPRAPA
FABIO PINCA vs. SEAN KEARNEY
CALEY REECE vs. CHAJMAA BELLAKHAL
LION FIGHT XIX, the premier American Muay Thai promotion’s third event in the Northeast Corridor, is set for Friday, November the 21st. It features two championships with Fabio Pinca and Caley Reece both making their first title defenses.
In the Main Event, France’s Fabio Pinca (90-21-4) – Lion Fight’s welterweight champion – will take on top contender Sean Kearney (29-9-1) from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. In the Co-Main Event, Australian Caley Reece (50-5-0) – Lion Fight’s female featherweight champion – will take on European Muay Thai Champion Chajmaa Bellekhal (43-10-2) from Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Pinca last fought at LION FIGHT XII, where he won the welterweight title by systematically outpointing world class Muay Thai fighter Malaipet. In addition to holding the Lion Fight title, Pinca is also the 2012 WBC World Muay Thai Welterweight Champion, 2010 Isuzu Thai Fight Tournament Champion and 2009 WBC World Muay Thai Super Lightweight Champion. He’s known for his technical fighting style and for his high profile victory over one of the world’s most renowned Thai fighters, Sænchai Sor Sinbi, in a spectacular 2012 rematch.
Reece last fought at LION FIGHT XIII, where she gave Tiffany Van Soest her first Lion Fight loss in a unanimous decision victory. The incumbent women’s Lion Fight featherweight champion, Reece is considered one of the greatest female fighters in standup sports. The Australian native has held three World Muay Thai Council (WMC) titles and has also fought as a professional kickboxer.
The LION FIGHT 19 main card is stacked with some of the best Muay Thai fighters from all over the world, including:
Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs. Rungravee Sasiprapa (Surin, THAILAND) in a 132 lbs. bout.
Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs. Coke Chunhawat (Oakland, CA) in a 140 lbs. bout.
Pedro Gonzalez (Gloucester, MA) vs. Rungrat Sasiprapa (THAILAND) in a 143 lbs. bout.
Matt Doherty (Boston, MA) vs. Julio Pena (Boston, MA) in a 135 lbs. bout.
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Tickets for LION FIGHT XIX are on sale now starting at $25 and are available at the Foxwoods’ Grand Theater. Tickets are also available through Foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. LION FIGHT XIX airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Visit LIONFIGHT.com for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT.