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lion fight 68 primer

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Lion Fight 68

Glasgow, Scotland

UFC FIGHT PASS (7:00 p.m. Local / 18:00 p.m. UTC-GMT / 2:00 p.m. ET USA / 11:00 a.m. PT USA)

Main Event: Amy Pirnie (23-3-1) vs. Lara Fernandez (41-12-3)

Lion Fight Women’s World Super Flyweight Title – 115 lbs. / 52 kg

Pirnie puts her title on the line in her own home town. The Glasgow star earned the title with a vicious first-round KO of Sandra Godvik in the United States and then deftly defended it for the first time with a five-round decision over Lommanee W. Santai in Sweden. No question she faces her best test yet, however, with Spain’s Fernandez standing in the opposing corner. Fighting out of Coria Del Rio, Fernandez put herself at the top of the challenger’s list with a win over veteran Grace Spicer.

Co-Main Event: Jake Peacock (5-0) vs. Federico Alfaro (17-8-5)

Lion Fight European Super Welterweight Title – 150 lbs. / 68 kg

Peacock has been a crowd-pleasing wrecking ball since entering the Lion Fight realm. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada, product earned his fifth straight victory via knockout with a fifth-round stoppage of Kaleb Hunter to claim the Lion Fight North American Super Welterweight belt. Peacock was born in England making his eligible for the European title where he will face the veteran Alfaro, who is two-time national champion.

Jorina Baars (46-1-3) vs. Claire Clements (15-7)

Lion Fight Women’s World Welterweight Title – 143 lbs. / 65 kg

It’s the long-awaited return of the longest reigning female champion in Lion Fight history as Baars is back in action. The Den Helder, Netherlands, native remains best-known for her exhilarating win over Cris “Cyborg” Justino to win the Lion Fight belt. Standing across from her will by Clements, who hails from Newcastle, England, and is coming off a third-round TKO win in Thailand.

Craig Coakley (21-4) vs. Mo Abdurahman (45-12)

Lion Fight European Super Lightweight Title – 140 lbs. / 64 kg

Another inaugural European championship belt is on the line with Irish fan favorite Coakley coming in with wins in three of his last five bouts and a history of action-packed fights. He was originally set to face Thai Pok Biil, but will now stand opposite England’s Abdurahman. The 25-year-old from Southampton is a two-time British champion and has won four of his last five – two of those wins coming via knockout.

Alex MacGregor (34-9-2) vs. Jesus Ariza (20-10)

Super Welterweight – 152 lbs. / 69 kg

Getting a major opportunity near his home town, MacGregor, a 26-year-old from Edinburgh, Scotland, bring his top UK ranking into battle following a key fourth-round knockout win over veteran Jack Cooper. MacGregor, who is eyeing a shot at a Lion Fight European title, faces late replacement Ariza, a fill-in for injured Victor Chagas.

Charlie McGhee (7-7-1) vs. Lewis Childs (18-8)

Super Welterweight – 152 lbs. / 69 kg

Hometown crowd-pleaser McGhee, who is a former Scottish national champion, finds himself in an all-UK showdown against Childs, who has spent of his time training and fighting in Thailand.


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