Lion Fight 63 Main Card Primer
Updated: Feb 10
Lion Fight 63
UFC FIGHT PASS (6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET)
Main Event: Chris “Head Trauma” Tramell (8-2) vs. Hassan “H-Smash” Oseni (8-1)
Lion Fight North American Cruiserweight Title – 190 lbs.
Tramell, who hails from Austin, Texas, makes his long-awaited organizational debut, completing his comeback bid from a devastating motorcycle accident suffered while competing in Thailand. Oseni is originally from Nigeria but now fights out of his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 29-year-old, who is a former national champion, has won four of his last five outings, including a pair of victories via knockout.
Jake “Lee” Peacock (3-0) vs. Keemaan Diop (2-0)
Super Welterweight – 149 lbs.
Peacock’s rise has been as startling as he three knockout finishes inside the Lion Fight ring. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada fighter, who competes with only one fully developed arm, blasted his way past John Garcia (first-round head kick KO) and Ryan Houston (jump-knee in Round 2). At Lion Fight 62 in Dublin, Ireland, Peacock notched another quick stoppage by taking out Lee Walton in Round 3. Diop returns to the Lion Fight ring where he posted a pair of highlight-reel finishes – first, taking out Trevor Ragin via TKO at Lion Fight 37 and then besting Hero Vincent with a third-round head-kick KO at Lion Fight 46.
Lorawnt-T “Smash” Nelson (12-2) vs. Washington “WashingThai” Luis Dos Santos (22-1)
Light Heavyweight – 175 lbs.
Two veteran strikers will be looking to make a name for themselves. This will be Nelson’s organizational debut and the native of South Africa, who now lives in Denver, Colorado, intends on making a bold statement. He’ll face a hungry Dos Santos in the other corner. The Brazilian, who now resides in San Antonio, Texas, returns to his natural weight class after tough outing at super welterweight that saw him lose for the first time in professional Muay Thai action.
Natalie “Lady Kill Face” Morgan (7-3) vs. Candice “Candi Crush” Mitchell (13-3)
Women’s Featherweight – 124 lbs.
Morgan, who is out of Los Angeles, California, makes her long-awaited Lion Fight debut and adds some spark to the division having earned the 2017 Muay Thai Knockout of the Year from Awakening Fighters. Mitchell, who was born in Trinidad and now makes her home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is looking to rebound after a narrow loss to Whitney Tobin in their meeting for the inaugural Lion Fight Women’s North American Super Bantamweight championship.
Anel Dudo (pro debut) vs. Javier Zamora (0-1-1) – Featherweight 125 lbs. & Alen Dudo (pro debut) vs. Dan Wilson (3-1) – Super Featherweight 132 lbs.
Denver-based twin brothers Anel and Alen Dudo, who are both deaf, make their much-anticipated professional debuts after their successful runs in the amateur ranks. Anel is the former Lion Fight Amateur Bantamweight champion and fought to a draw in an attempt to also claim the Lion Fight Amateur Featherweight championship. He’ll square-off against another seasoned former amateur in Zamora, who fights out of San Antonio, Texas. Alen will also step into the ring on this night as he faces cross-town rival Wilson, who returns to action following a nearly two-year layoff.
Amateur Prelims (non-televised):
Chris Arena (Denver, CO) vs. Jon Christenson (San Francisco, CA) – cruiserweight 185 lbs.
Eric Adams (Denver, CO) vs. Joe Sanderson (Pittsburgh, PA) – super welterweight 154 lbs.