Main Event: (c) Regian “The Immortal” Eersel vs. Dewitt “DC” Pratt – Lion Fight super middleweight title
Eersel seeks to defend his title for the first time as he comes off winning the championship belt at Lion Fight 33 with a tremendous second-round knockout against Jake Purdy. The Suriname-born Eersel, who fights out of Amsterdam, Holland, dropped Purdy twice with crushing uppercuts before finishing the bout by rocking Purdy with a high knee and putting him face first onto the canvas.
Eersel made a triumphant organizational debut at Lion Fight 29 when he KO’d Jo Nattawut with a head-kick in the fourth round.
Pratt, who trains alongside Nattawut in Atlanta, Georgia, is the only professional Muay Thai from his native Bahamas. He has trained and fought extensively in Thailand.
Co-Main Event: (c) Iman “Pretty Killer” Barlow vs. Meryem “Mergen” Uslu – Lion Fight women’s super bantamweight title
Barlow, who fights out of Leicester, England, claimed the belt at Lion Fight 31 with a dominating performance against American Jeri Sitzes. Only 23 years old, Barlow has been a phenom in Muay Thai since turning professional at the age of 14.
Born in Turkey, Uslu now lives in Hamburg, Germany, and she’ll be out for revenge after losing a points verdict to Barlow six years ago. Uslu has won several regional titles throughout Europe, Australia and China.
Chris “The Butcher” Harrington vs. Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani – middleweight
Harrington debuts in Lion Fight thanks to its talent-sharing partnership with Australia’s leading promotion Warriors Way. Well regarded for his blue-collar work ethic, the Melbourne native has won a pair of national titles.
Njokuani returns to roots of Muay Thai to capitalize on his immense striking talents. Fighting out of Las Vegas, Njokuani’s career is highlighted by stints in the UFC and WEC where he racked up three Knockout of the Night honors plus a Fight of the Night award.
Gabriel “El Nino” Mazzetti vs. Nick “Golden Boy” Chasteen – super welterweight
Mazzetti burst onto the Lion Fight scene at its last event in Las Vegas back in October when he blasted home-town fan favorite Josh Shepard and finished the bout with a second-round knockout. The Lima, Peru, product is considered by experts including AXS TV Fights’ commentator Michael Schiavello to be one of the top prospects in all of Muay Thai. Mazzetti now fights out of Dublin, California.
Chasteen struggled last year, dropping a first-round TKO and then a contentious decision, but then went to Thailand to train, and the Tempe, Arizona, product picked up a key win to get him back on track.
Kevin Burmester vs. Kronphet Phetrachapat – welterweight
Burmester, who hails from Hamburg, Germany, brings his lucky cap and 34 knockouts into his promotional debut. Veteran Thai Phetrachapat, who now fights out of Redondo Beach, California, was last in action at Lion Fight 27 when he scored a split-decision victory that was later overturned.
River Daz vs. Diego Llamas – super lightweight
Daz, like teammate Harrington, is a product of Lion Fight’s partnership with Australian promotion Warriors Way. The 23-year-old is on a stellar 11-fight winning streak and is a state champion in his home country. A native of Mexico who now lives in Dublin, California, Llamas scored a one-punch knockout win over PJ Sweda at Lion Fight 29 and has not lost a Muay Thai fight in over five years.