Our expert ringside analyst and Muay Thai Hall of Famer Nathan Corbett will be watching Lion Fight 68 from his home in California, but he offered up his perspective on two of the featured fighters on the card.
Corbett was there in the ring when Amy Pirnie claimed the Lion Fight Women’s World Super Flyweight title with a smashing first-round knockout win over Sandra Godvik, and then when she defended the title against Lommanee W. Santai in Sweden. Pirnie’s second title defence comes in her home town of Glasgow, Scotland and is the main event of Lion Fight 68 airing live worldwide exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
“Amy is straight out a savage. She is so powerful and aggressive and has the highest level of Muay Thai skills that I’ve seen in the sport. In her last LF outing, Amy fought against the then-best female Thai boxer and over five rounds showcased her all-round talent. Out-clinching her opponent and winning the exchanges, Amy remained champion and has been looking forward to fighting again. In my personal opinion, I don’t believe anyone at this moment will be able to beat Amy.”
Corbett has also been there for every one of Jake Peacock’s shining moments inside the Lion Fight. His undefeated start continued last time out when he finished Kaleb Hunter in the fifth round to earn the Lion Fight North American Super Welterweight title. In the co-main event of Lion Fight 68, Peacock will go for the European version of the title as he faces England’s Federico Alfaro.
“There are not many people that haven’t heard of North American champion Jake Peacock, but if they haven’t, they soon will as he has be knocking out opponent after opponent with his past five wins all via KO. Jake is something special, born with half an arm, he shows no weakness, no disability, and keeps getting better with every fight. Expect a knockout as Jake is ready for war.”