Topping off the card, Lyon, France’s Pinca (90-21-4), Lion Fight’s welterweight champion, will take on top contender Sean Kearney (29-9-1) fighting out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the co-main event, American Jeri Sitzes (4-1), a former WBC Muay Thai Champion, will square off against European Muay Thai Champion Chajmaa Bellekhal (43-10-2), fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Pinca last fought at LION FIGHT 12 where he won the vacant 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, Saenchai, in a spectacular 2012 rematch.
LION FIGHT 19 airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator “The Voice” Michael Schiavello.
The LION FIGHT 19 main card is stacked top-ranked Muay Thai fighters from all over the world. Following are the remaining fights to be televised live on AXS TV:
132 lbs. Bout: Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs. Rungravee Sasiprapa (Surin, THAILAND)
143 lbs. Bout: Pedro Gonzalez (Gloucester, MA) vs. Rungrat Sasiprapa (THAILAND)
140 lbs. Bout: Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs. Coke Chunhawat (Oakland, CA)
135 lbs. Bout: Julio Pena (Boston, MA) vs. Matt Doherty (Boston, MA)
Lion Fight also features some of the best up and coming Muay Thai fighters in the non-televised amateur card:
143 lbs. Bout: Niko Qirjazo (Boston, MA) vs. Benjamin Anton (Philadelphia, PA)
118 lbs. Bout: Elizabeth Silveira (Boston, MA) vs. Emily Back (Whippany, NJ)
165 lbs. Bout: Jeovanny Tovar (Boston, MA) vs. Brian Bogue (Cranston, RI)
147 lbs. Bout: Julian Nguyen (Worcester, MA) vs. Nick Valentino (Shutesbury, MA)
205 lbs. Bout: Luther Smith (Bowie, MD) vs. Alonzo Minifield (Plano, TX)
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