Lion Fight 38 – AXS TV Fights – 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT

 

 Main Event: Regian “The Immortal” Eersel (46-4) vs. Matous Kohout (38-9) – Super Middleweight title

Knockout kingpin Eersel returns to defend his crown against the last man to beat him.

Eersel has nine straight since losing to Kohout in March of last year, and amongst the victories have been his three wins inside the Lion Fight ring. The Amsterdam, Holland, product best two-division champ Jo Nattawut in a non-title fight, captured the super middleweight title with two-round destruction of Jake Purdy, and then defended his title with a first-round finish of D.C. Pratt.

Kohout, who fights out of Prague, Czech Republic, makes his organizational debut coming off a pair of European title reigns.

 

Juan Jackson (9-1) vs. Elijah Clarke (6-1) – light heavyweight

Both fighters make their promotional debuts. Jackson, a former U.S. Army soldier, hails from Tacoma, Washington, while Clarke will have some fans in the stands as he makes the short trip in from New York City.

 

Silvia La Notte (61-13-4) vs. Dani Fall (12-1) – women’s super flyweight

Lion Fight opens a new women’s division with the arrival of two European standouts. La Notte, who fights out of Milan, Italy, is a multi-time champion, while England’s Fall arrives with a near-perfect record and a recent win in Canada.

 

Timothy Woods (8-1) vs. Brett Hlavacek (17-5) – cruiserweight

Budding author Woods, who hails from Ridgeland, Mississippi, is another newcomer to the Lion Fight den. Hlavacek is no stranger to Lion Fight having put up two impressive wins, but is coming off back-to-back losses including a unanimous decision setback to new cruiserweight champion Chip Moraza-Pollard.

 

Jafar “The Cookie Monster” Toshev (1-0) vs. Jonathan George (2-1-1) – lightweight

Originally from Uzbekistan and now residing in Brooklyn, New York, Toshev returns to the Lion Fight ring following his stellar debut that produced a second-round knockout via spinning back fist. George, who hails from Woodbridge, Virginia, suffered a setback in his organizational debut when he dropped a unanimous decision to Amine Ballafrikh at Lion Fight 36.

 

Steve “Put Em To Sleep” Walker (1-0) vs. Robert Morrow (Pro Debut) – super cruiserweight

Foxwoods fan favorite and Boston native Walker aims for a second straight impressive finish following in the footsteps of his first-round TKO win over Lewis Rumsey at Lion Fight 37. Meanwhile, Morrow, who fights out of Country Club Hills, Illinois, makes his first foray into Muay Thai with over 40 bouts of MMA experience under his belt.