Cedric Manhoef will be stepping in to fight for the Lion Fight welterweight title against Jo Nattawut on February 26, 2016 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The reason for Kem Sitsongpeenong being replaced is yet to be released but hopefully he will be ready to fight the winner of this fight later on in the year. Luckily there is still a decent amount of time for Manhoef to prepare as this will be one of his toughest tests to date not to mention Manhoef fought mostly K-1 Rules in 2015 where as this fight will be full Muay Thai. It will be interesting to see how Cedric adapts to the rules and fighting such a crafty Thai in Jo Nattawut.
Lion Fight 28 Full Card
Welterweight Title: "Smokin" Jo Nattawut (Atlanta, GA) vs Cedric Manhoef (Amsterdam, Holland)
Lightweight Title: Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs Sergio Wielzen (Amsterdam, Holland)
Ky Hollenbeck (San Francisco, CA) vs Justin Greskiewicz (Philadelphia, PA)
Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs Nick Chasteen (Phoenix, AZ)
Turan Hasanov (Brooklyn, NY) vs Asa Tenpow (West Palm Beach, FL)
Yeison Berdugo (Providence, RI) vs Bryce Lawrence (Naples, FL)