Another major win for Lion Fight came this week as they announced that they have retained the exclusive services of one Malaipet Sasiprapa, one of the most famous Thais living in the United States today. His next fight is at Lion Fight 10 where he squares off against Hakeem Dawodu on July 26th. The contract with Malaipet Sasiprapa has been announced as an exclusive, multi-fight deal, which means that Lion Fight is now Malaipet's home for the time being.
This is a big win for Lion Fight, who have been signing up a lot of the United States' best Thai fighters to their promotion, which now airs live on AXS TV. The next event is Lion Fight 10 on July 26th.
Hot off of the presses is that Lion Fight 10 will not only feature Yodsanklai Fairtex in the main event, but it will be a Championship fight. Yodsanklai Fairtex will challenge the tough Chike Lindsay for the Lion Fight Middleweight Championship, with the winner being not only the champion, but seen as one of the best in the world without a doubt. It is a huge fight between one of the most famous Thai fighters outside of Thailand and one of the best America has to offer in Chike Lindsay.
To top it off, they've announced a few more bouts for Lion Fight 10. We've known that Joe Schilling is going to be on the card, but now have an opponent for him in Charles Byrd. This is of course in addition to Tiffany Van Soest against Lucy Payne, Ognjen Topic vs. Coke Chunhawat and more to be announced later.
Lion Fight 10 will air live on July 26th on AXS TV at 10pm Eastern.
Over the past few years since we've been running LiverKick we've seen the highs and lows that come in the world of combat sports, Kickboxing and Muay Thai in particular. Something about 2013 just feels like a big year for both Muay Thai and Kickboxing, with there being no major scandals, a lot of great fights, great promoters, better fighters and an overall positive atmosphere. What better way to talk about the 2013 resurgence than to highlight what the fine folks at Yokkao have been doing over the past few years?
We aren't the only ones who have noticed, though, as your views and support of the Yokkao brand have absolutely been noted, most recently on their YouTube channel. Yokkao's YouTube channel is really a testament to how many muay thai fans there are across the world as it has recently surpassed the point of FIVE MILLION views. Five million. Don't believe me? Check out their YouTube channel and note that it's not up to 5,051,795 and counting. A cursory look at their videos shows that almost everything they post gets passed around and watched, it should also be noted that their stuff garners so much attention that when it's posted, it tends to lock up at around 300 views because of the flood of viewers for them. That is pretty damned impressive.
What better way to celebrate than to watch their latest video, which follows #5 70kg fighter in the world Dzhabar Askerov around for a day?
As we saw earlier this week from tweets from Yodsanklai as well as Tiffany Van Soest, Lion Fight 10 is going down on July 26th live on AXS TV at the Joint in the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. The show is to be headlined by Yodsanklai against a still-unnamed opponent with a co-headliner of a big fight that we learned of from Kevin Ross before his last fight, where he'll take on Matt Embree. On top of that, Tiffany Van Soest will fight for the Lion Fight Bantamweight Title against Lucy Payne and we'll also see fights from Joe Schilling, Malaipet Sasiprapa and Ognjen Topic.
The last few Lion Fight events have been stacked cards and have helped to usher in a new era of Muay Thai awareness and fandom in the United States with Lion Fight 10 looking to do nothing different and keep delivering quality fights for fans.