One of the most recognizable champions in LION FIGHT history is ready for a return to where her stardom began.
LION FIGHT CEO Scott Kent announced today that Women’s World Welterweight champion Jorina Baars has agreed to new multi-fight exclusive contract. The Dutch sensation is expected back in action as early as the beginning of the summer. Baars is best-known for winning the LION FIGHT world title with a stunningly dominant performance against Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino at Lion Fight 14 under the bright lights of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
“There is no bigger name in women’s Muay Thai than Jorina Baars and she is one of the best pound-for-pound female fighters of all time in any combat sport,” said Kent.
“We are extremely excited to welcome her back to LION FIGHT and there are some very intriguing matchups ahead for her.”
After defeating “Cyborg”, Baars, who hails from Den Helder, Holland, defended her title three times. Her first defense was a third-round TKO stoppage in a rematch against Chantal Ughi, before she went on earn unanimous decision victories over Martina Jindrova and Angela Whitley.
A two-time winner of Awakening Fighters’ Fight of the Year (vs. Justino and vs. Jindrova in 2015), Baars currently stands with a record of 39-1-3 – a mark she intends on improving inside the LION FIGHT ring.
“I am very happy to be back with LION FIGHT so I can defend my title and remain the queen of women’s Muay Thai,” said Baars.
In addition to bouts in the United States and her home country, Baars has fought in England, Germany, Australia, Hungary and China.
Next up for LION FIGHT is a March 12th date on UFC FIGHT PASS as Steve Walker defends his North American Super Cruiserweight title against Brian Collette in the main event of Lion Fight 64. The event will also feature the two semifinal matchups in the Lion Fight North American Heavyweight Title Tournament.
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ABOUT LION FIGHT:
Founded in 2010 by Owner/Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is recognized as a worldwide leader in Muay Thai events. Now in its 10th year of operation, Lion Fight has showcased elite-level fighters in over 60 events staged in seven countries worldwide, including iconic events at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and the Indigo at O2 Arena in London, England. Already a worldwide leader in Muay Thai, Lion Fight is dedicated to growing the sport and is driving that cause with the creation of its Road to Lion Fight events, featuring up-and-coming talent vying for their opportunity to earn a Lion Fight contract.