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Fighters Make Weight For Lion Fight 8

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Tomorrow night at 10pm Eastern time here in the U.S., live on AXS TV, is when Lion Fight 8 will go down. Lion Fight 8 is set to be a rather historic event for a number of reasons, namely that Yodsanklai Fairtex makes his American debut and Lion Fights are making their television debut as well. Muay Thai has been waiting for a big break like this for years now and who better than Lion Fights to do it?

The weigh-ins went down tonight and all fighters made weight* (except for Cody Moberly who was fined 25% of his purse). Results for the pro bouts are below;

Main Event (163 lbs)

Yoksanklai Fairtex 160.5 LBS. (Bankok, Thailand) vs. Gregory Choplin (Paris, France) 162.5 LBS.

Co-Main Event (123 lbs.)

Tiffany Van Soest 124.5 LBS. (San Diego, CA) vs. Alexis Rufus 121 LBS. (London, England)

147 LBS/Pro Bout

Kevin Ross 146 LBS (Dublin, CA) vs. Chris Kwiatkowski 146 LBS. (New York City)

154 LBS/Pro Bout

Remy Bonnel 152.5 LBS (Miami, FL) vs. Shane Campbell 154 LBS. (Edmonton, Canada)

118 LBS/Pro Bout

Vivian Leung 117 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Kate McGray 117 LBS. (Los Angeles, CA)

147/Pro Bout

Vishnu Gulati 147 LBS. (San Francisco, CA) vs. Malaipet 144.5 LBS. (Fresno, CA)

156 LBS/Pro Bout

Josh Shepard 156 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Damien Earley 157 LBS. (Phoenix, AZ)

124 LBS/Pro Bout

Jason Andrada 123 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. *Cody Moberly 130 LBS. (Wichita, KS)

 

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Yodsanklai Fairtex Making His US Debut This Friday

Lion Fight 8

This Friday night live on AXS TV Lion Fight 8 will air at 10:00PM Eastern time/7:00PM Pacific time with a top-to-bottom stacked card. This card will feature a lot of great American talents like Tiffany Van Soest, Kevin Ross and Gregory Choplin will take on the legendary Yodsanklai Fairtex, who is making his American debut. That's right, Yodsanklai Fairtex, a name that just about any fan of Muay Thai and Kickboxing knows very well is finally in America and he is ready to throw down.

Lion Fight just released this video from Yod's open workout and interview and he sure looks ready to throw down tomorrow night.

“I feel great about fighting in the U.S., everything about this fight is good,” he continues. “Choplin is taller than me but it’s no problem. I can get in there and finish the job. I’m looking for the knockout.”

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Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Streaming This Saturday

Yokkao Extreme have announced further information on how you can access Yokkao Extreme 2013 live from Milan this Saturday, January 26th. The event will be broadcast live at 20:00 GMT+1 or 2:00PM Eastern/11:00AM Pacific time here in the United States. The event can be purchased on Yokkao.com on the day of the event and is promised to be a high quality, HD stream for $19.99. What's better is that purchasing Yokkao Extreme 2013 will also give you access to watch Muay Thai Combat Mania Pattaya which was headlined by the much-talked about, still-unseen to most Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Kem Sitsongpeenong! You'll have access to both events for up to 48 hours.

If you weren't pumped up enough, check out this awesome video of the fighters arriving in Milan for this Saturday's historic event.

Included below are the full fight cards of both Yokkao Extreme 2013 and Muay Thai Combat Mania Pattaya, which your $19.99 will secure for you this weekend.

 

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Yokkao Extreme 2013 Fight Card for Saturday, January 26

The biggest international event of the year to date is upon us, as Yokkao returns to put on Yokkao Extreme 2013 in Milan, Italy. The event will be streamed live on yokkao.com for $20 on this Saturday, January 26 at 20:00 GMT +1 or 2:00PM ET/11:00AM PT in North America.

In the main event is a K-1 rules bout between kickboxing legend Andy Souwer and the grizzled veteran Dzhabar Askerov. The style match-up makes for what should be a non stop, action packed fight at 70kg.

The real meat of the event is in Muay Thai, where a number of formidable Thais are featured. In particular, one of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world (and one of the best of all time), Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym is back and he'll take on Diesellek Aoodonmuang. Saenchai and Diesellek haven't fought before and it's quite an interesting match-up. Saenchai has been so active lately, fighting very often and comes off a loss to Singdam Kiatmoo9 on January 4. Diesellek is young and 2012 was where he really made a name for himself with numerous stoppage wins and a big win in a rematch against Damien Alamos. This fight is the lone five round fight on the card and it certainly deserves to be.

A series of 70kg Muay Thai fights are also taking place, started off by Aikpracha Meenayothin taking on Australia's Frank Giorgi. Giorgi is one of the best possible farang opponents for Aikpracha and is no slouch.

Another 70kg fight is Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson. They're both coming off losses to very strong fighters, Kem to Yodsanklai Fairtex and Watson to Aikpracha, but this is still a pretty interesting match-up. I like Watson's chances here and he has a chance to get a big win.

Also at 70kg is a rematch between Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee and Mickael Piscitello. Piscitello defeated Sudsakorn via TKO due to a cut back at Thai Fight in September. Piscitello definitely wasn't out of his depth there and now with Sudsakorn wanting to avenge that loss, this fight could be emphatic.

At 65kg we have two fights. Houcine Bennoui fights Yokkao's Imwiset Pornnarai and Yokkao Selections winner Angelo Campoli fights Tham Sityodtong.

K-1: Andy Souwer vs. Dzhabar Askerov\

MT: Aikpracha Meenayothin

MT: Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson

MT: Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym vs. Diesellek Aoodonmuang

MT: Mickael Piscitello vs. Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee

MT: Imwiset Pornnarai vs. Houcine Bennoui

MT: Angelo Campoli vs. Tham Sityodtong

MT: Cyrus Washington vs. Diego Santuccio

MT: Ekapop Sor. Klinmee vs. Andrea Masini

MT: Silvia La Notte vs. Denise Mellor

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