Back in ringside analyst saddle for Lion Fight 69, Hall of Famer Nathan Corbett reveals his thoughts on three individual fighters and the heavyweight title fight that are all part of the big event coming up Friday, August 27th from the House of Blues in Boston, USA.
Lion Fight 69, featuring the hometown return of World & North American Super Cruiserweight champion Steve “Put ’Em To Sleep” Walker, will air exclusively worldwide on UFC Fight Pass.
“Headlining the Boston show is the man himself Steve Walker, Boston local and a crowd favorite with a high-flying kick knockout in his last title defense. Walker is a striking machine, his unorthodox style of Muay Thai has kept him undefeated as a professional fighter and I really can’t see anyone getting close to beating him in the near future.”
The co-main event of Lion Fight 69 is North American Heavyweight Title Tournament Final pitting “Bazooka” Joe Stripling vs. Warren “Destroyer” Thompson with the winner taking home the inaugural championship belt.
“The final of the heavyweight tournament is finally here. Joe is the more experienced Muay Thai stylist of the two men and is never gives the fans a dull moment as he walks forward taking pieces out of his opponents and looking for an elbow KO. Warren is a pure warrior and just loves being right in the middle of the action. He’s a very powerful puncher and has a solid all-round skill set. I’m expecting a toe-to-toe battle of two great warriors and let the best man win.”
Two other Lion Fight’s top young fighters will also return to action for the second time this year. In a matchup for the inaugural Lion Fight North American Super Featherweight title, Michael “Iron Boy” Triana, from nearby Worcester, Massachusetts, will take on promotional newcomer Brendan Raftery. As well, Jose “Braco” Rivera, coming off his second-round knockout win in May, rises to the challenge of taking on veteran Brian “Magoo” Bogue in the bout that will open the Lion Fight on UFC Fight Pass card.
“Mike Triana, the next generation of champions! With a high IQ style of fighting, his Muay Thai game is on another level. Mike is by far the most-talented American Muay Thai fighter in his weight class at the moment, and he’s only getting started as a professional. They call him ‘Iron Boy’, and after putting his last opponent away with a display of power, precision, and solid kicks, fans need to keep an eye out for this young man.
“Jose Rivera is still somewhat new to the Lion Fight roster, but coming in with a huge amount of experience from over 40 amateur boxing fights and a range of kickboxing. His last fight at LF66, Jose put on a clinical win with his perfectly timed body shots and overall skills. He has a great personality and loves the show business of fighting.”