Lion Fight Promotions’ continual search for new talent is taking on a whole new spin.
While the team will always be on the hunt, the hunt is now coming to them as well. Scott Kent, CEO/President of Lion Fight, fields inquiries from prospective fighters and/or their managers on a daily basis, but taking things one step further is the next order of business. Kent will make the first of what he expects will be many trips to scout out new talent when he attends the Farang Fight Series event on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Receiving such a welcoming invite from Jamie Bradley and her team at Farang Fight Series was really appreciated and I am looking forward to seeing the Muay Thai talent on display in the Midwest,” said Kent.
“Our goal by having a presence at Farang Fight Series and other shows is to show our support for the entire Muay Thai community in the United States, and to see the new stars being developed at this level.”
Kent’s attendance at the show in Indianapolis will be part of a whirlwind lead-up to Lion Fight 38 taking place on Friday, Sept. 29 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, that includes planning the organization’s 2018 schedule.
Once the buzz of Lion Fight 38 wears down, Kent is also scheduling more visits with regional Muay Thai promotions, all in an effort to support the growth of the sport and provide incentive to the young fighters taking part.
“My end goal out of attending these developmental shows is to create a clear path, an exciting journey, for the top prospects,” explained Kent.
“I’d like to help these shows with getting their best and brightest stars to the biggest stage in Muay Thai – the Lion Fight ring. How exciting would it be to have tournaments and championship bouts on these shows where the winners are rewarded with the opportunity to bring their talents to Lion Fight?
“As our show grows, we want to see more the next wave of exceptional fighters be able to see what their efforts can lead to which is an opportunity to showcase themselves with Lion Fight.”
Tickets for Lion Fight 38 are available at www.foxwoods.com/Lion-Fight.
Lion Fight 38 is topped by a super lightweight title showdown between Thai legends Tong “Tukkatong” Anucha and Saemapetch Fairtex. The main card airs lives on AXS TV Fights in the United States as well as on Fight Network throughout Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.