Lion Fight headed to the UK for the first time in a clash between promotions with Muay Thai Grand Prix. The event saw multiple titles on the line, including in the main event where the Lion Fight Cruiserweight Champion, Chip Moraza-Pollard defended his title against the UK’s Jordan Smith while the vacant MTGP Cruiserweight title was up for grabs, sending Moraza-Pollard home with two world titles now. Jose Varela defended his MTGP Super Featherweight Championship against Amine Ballafrikh while James Benal won the vacant MTGP Light Heavyweight Championship against Ryan Li. Lion Fight and MTGP Cruiserweight Championship: Chip Moraza-Pollard (R5 [read more]
Tomorrow Muay Thai Grand Prix and Lion Fight make their first joint venture into the realm of promoting with MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The event, which airs on BoxNation in the UK and FloSports worldwide, is set to be a clash of international muay thai styles with an exciting, title-fight-laden card. Below you can watch the weigh-ins from MTGP’s Facebook page. Keith McLachlan and Dean James did not make weight, forcing last-minute changes to the card. Jose Varela will now defend his MTGP belt against Amine Bellafriekh.
On November 18th MTGP in the UK welcomes Lion Fight abroad with Lion Fight’s first international outing with MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The card is stacked full of international showdowns, with enough titles on the line to drive record-keepers crazy. One of the fights featured on this card is UK’s Jersey Pinto against the USA’s Eddie Abasolo. MTGP and Lion Fight have thrown together these quick hype videos leading up to November 18th.
On Saturday, November 18th Lion Fight Promotions, along with Muay Thai Grand Prix in the UK, will promote MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39, a blockbuster, international clash of two renowned muay thai promotions. The card is filling out, lined with five big title fights with a whopping six titles on the line. The main event sees the Lion Fight World Cruiserweight title on the line against the MTGP World Crusierweight title as Chip Moraza-Pollard squares off against Jordan Smith. Amine Ballafrikh will challenge MTGP’s Dean James for the MTGP World Featherweight Championship, Jose Varela vs. Keith McLachlan for the MTGP [read more]
Tonight at Foxwoods Resort and Casino Lion Fight returned for Lion Fight 38, featuring a night of high-octane muay thai action, including a Welterweight Championship bout in the main event, where Regian Eersel avenged his first career loss against Matous Kohut to walk away with the Lion Fight Welterweight gold firmly around his waist. Main Event – Welterweight Title Fight – Regian Eersel (47-4) scored a fifth round KO against Matous Kohout (36-10) at 1:01. Co-Main Event – Light Heavyweight Fight – Elijah Clark (7-1) outlasted Juan Jackson (9-2) to win by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) Cruiserweight Fight – Brett Hlavacek [read more]
On Saturday, November 18th Lion Fight Promotions heads to the UK to team up with Muay Thai Grand Prix for MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The co-promoted event will see Lion Fight head overseas to give international Lion Fight fans the fights that they’ve been hungry for. The event is set to go down in the historic O2 Arena in London and will be an all-hands-on-deck situation for both promotions to bring their A-games. Thus far two fights have been announced, both title fights that include some fan-favorites. Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard vs. Jordan Smith – Lion Fight cruiserweight title [read more]
On September 29th Lion Fight returns with Lion Fight 38, featuring a showdown for the Lion Fight Super Lightweight Title in the main event between former Lumpinee and Channel 7 champion Tong Anucha against up-and-comer Saemapetch Fairtex. Familiar face to muay thai and kickboxing fans Brett Hlavacek takes on Timothy Woods, who is making his debut for Lion Fight in this fight. Also featured on the card will be Jafar Toshev, Steve Walker and Brian Bogue, with their fights to be announced at a later date. UPDATE 8/18: Additional bouts added Tong “Tukkatong” Anucha vs. Saemapetch Fairtex – Lion Fight [read more]
Lion Fight 37 went down tonight live from Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut, seeing Lion Fight Super Welterweight Champion Jo Nattawut defend his title against Ptechtanong Banchamek via decision. Full results are below. Main Event – Super Welterweight Title Fight – Jo Nattawut (63-6-2) outlasted Petchtanong Banchamek (345-52-1) to win by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47). Co-Main Event – Cruiserweight Title Fight – Chip Moraza-Pollard (5-0) defeated Paul Banasiak (5-1) by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-45, 49-45). Lightweight Fight – Amine Ballafrikh (9-3) dominated Johncy Lindor (2-1) for three rounds before winning by TKO (referee stoppage at 2:23). Welterweight Fight [read more]
Lion Fight, who have a show coming up next weekend, have made a big win by scooping up a partnership and sponsorship deal from Fairtex USA. Fairtex is perhaps the most well-known name in the muay thai gear business and will be the exclusive supplied of gloves for the promotion moving forward. On top of this they will be sponsoring the promotion, which means logos on the mat and elsewhere as well. Lion Fight have positioned themselves as the premier muay thai brand within the United States by highlighting homegrown talents from both coasts as well as flying in some [read more]
It only took three fights from cruiserweight Chip Moraza-Pollard for Lion Fight officials to see something special in the young fighter from New England and secure him for the long-term. Moraza-Pollard made a name for himself on the AXS TV Fights platform in the realm of MMA before he made his debut for Lion Fight against veteran Brett Hlavacek. Since then he’s wowed fans and secured his spot on the Lion Fight roster. On July 28th at Lion Fight 37 he’s primed to fight for the vacant Lion Fight Cruiserweight Championship against Paul Banasiak, airing live on AXS TV. He’ll be able [read more]