LION FIGHT ANNOUNCES MAIN CARD FOR LION FIGHT 15
LIVE FROM FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
MUAY THAI CHAMPION COSMO ALEXANDRE TAKES ON MARK HOLST
KEVIN ROSS vs. UNDEFEATED CHRISTIAN MAUCERI
TIFFANY VAN SOEST vs. LUCY PAYNE 2
UNBEATEN JASON ANDRADA vs. MOHAMMED LEMJERDINE 2
RISING STAR NICK CHASTEEN vs. MARC SENO
PRO DEBUTS: TOM EVANS vs. TIM AMORIM
LION FIGHT 15 WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON AXS TV
LAS VEGAS – LION FIGHT CEO Scott Kent today announced the full lineup of live televised professional fights for LION FIGHT 15, the organization’s first ever East Coast event, taking place from Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Friday May 23.
Lion Fight 15 calls for the return of Muay Thai’s all-stars including Kevin Ross, who will take on the undefeated Christian Mauceri, former Lion Fight lightweight champion Tiffany Van Soest who will rematch against Lucy Payne, and the unbeaten Jason Andrada who will rematch Mohammed Lemjerdine. Kicking off the first two fights of the night will be Rhode Island’s Tom Evans vs. Philadelphia’s Tim Amorim, followed by the undefeated rising star Nick Chasteen vs. Marc Seno. In the evening’s main event, Muay Thai Champion and one of the biggest stars in the sport Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre will square off against former UFC fighter Mark Holst, who owns 19 wins and six knockouts in professional Muay Thai.
“For our East Coast premiere, we’ve stacked LION FIGHT 15 with all the stars the fans want to see, and topped it off with the one of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world, Cosmo Alexandre, taking on UFC alumni and pro Muay Thai fighter Mark Holst. We’re also bringing the rematch Tiffany Van Soest vs. Lucy Payne 2 to Connecticut, along with two of the sport’s fastest rising stars Nick Chasteen, Jason Andrada as well as fan favorite Kevin Ross in a huge match against the undefeated Christian Mauceri. Fans will also get to see East Coast native Tom Evans and Tim Amorim make their pro debuts in the Lion Fight ring as the first fight to go live on AXS TV.”
Tickets for LION FIGHT 15 are on sale now and available online athttp://www.foxwoods.com/lionfight.aspx or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the Foxwoods box office.
LION FIGHT 15 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 legendary MMA fighter and coach Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator “The Voice” Michael Schiavello. This will be the eighth total LION FIGHT event on AXS TV and the second since renewing their broadcast deal in early 2014.
The 31-year old Brazilian fighting superstar Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre is the former World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Intercontinental Champion, It’s Showtime Champion and WMC/S1 Champion. He fights out of the famed Blackzilians training camp in Boca Raton, Florida and is a three-sport professional athlete, fighting in MMA, boxing and Muay Thai. He stands undefeated in boxing and is riding a five-fight win streak as a professional mixed martial artist. On May 23, Alexandre returns to the Lion Fight ring for this full rules Muay Thai mega-fight against Holst.
“Muay Thai is my first love and I’m excited to give fight fans out East a great main event at Lion Fight 15,” said Alexandre. “I’m taking this fight seriously and don’t plan to let the judges decide. So don’t blink. This is Muay Thai, the action doesn’t stop and I’m going to give my fans a knockout.”
Canadian Mark “Boots” Holst is a former World Muay Thai Federation Champion and also a former UFC lightweight. He has been training since he was 17 years old and has earned a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie. He is also a Certified Senior Kru by the Muay Thai Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. He is known for his aggression and trademark roundhouse kicks. He looks forward to taking on Alexandre, one of the biggest stars in Muay Thai, and showing fans he is ready to fight one of the greatest athletes in the sport.”
“I am very excited to make my comeback to the Muay Thai ring,” said Holst. “I have always loved to fight Muay Thai rules and I will be doing so for the prestigious Lion Fight organization. It is a great honor for me to fight Cosmo Alexandre, I can’t wait to put on a show for everyone watching!”
The full rules Muay Thai LION FIGHT 15 event will take place inside Foxwoods’ Fox Theater Friday, May 23, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET; the first bout starts at 7:00 p.m. ET. The main card will start live on AXS TV at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Please visit LIONFIGHT.com for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT.
About Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a combat sport from the Muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline, which includes combat on foot, is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when Muay Thai practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts. The professional sport of Muay Thai is governed by the World Muay Thai Council.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is the world’s premier Muay Thai organization. Founded in 2010 by owner and Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is the most active promoter of Muay Thai events and stands as the largest standup combat sports organization in North America. Lion Fight’s full rules Muay Thai events are televised live nationally to over 42 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The company is dedicated to growing Muay Thai in America and to presenting world-class events stacked with the best fighters in the sport.
About AXS TV Fights
AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and Muay Thai events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and five-time MMA world champion Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be foundonline, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada and the Caribbean.
About Foxwoods ® Resort Casino
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Jen Wenk, APR