Lion Fight adds pair of heavy hitters to roster for 2021
As plans for a 2021 schedule rapidly take shape, Lion Fight continues to bolster its roster with world-class talent who have their sights set challenging for titles.
Light heavyweight Patrik Vidakovics and cruiserweight Jackson Nwokeoma are two of Lion Fight’s newest additions, agreeing to exclusive multi-fight contracts beginning in 2021.
“Patrik is someone we have wanted to bring into the Lion Fight stable for quite a while and we are absolutely delighted to finally make it happen,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. “He immediately becomes the top contender for Enrico Carrara’s Lion Fight World Light Heavyweight title.
“We are very excited about adding Jackson as well. He is dangerously powerful fighter, the kind of fighter that fans will quickly gravitate to. These two signings along with our other recent talent acquisitions including the Vinnakova sisters, Tove Brodin, Nico Carrillo and George Jarvis have really brought a new energy to our roster which will be on display in a big way in 2021.”
Vidakovics (51-19) opened his professional career with 15 straight victories and has won four of his last five fights, including a pair of highlight-reel knockouts in China. The 28-year-old from Baja, Hungary, is a former WKU and WKF European champion and Super Grand Prix tournament winner.
"While I was training in Thailand, I got an opportunity to get in touch with the organizers of Lion Fight and I am super exicted to sign a contract with them," said Vidakovics "I cannot wait to be in the ring again and to show my skills to the world.
"I am looking forward to my fight with the champion in my weight class and I'm very focused to do my best to be able to achieve my goal. In the end, I'm hoping to get the belt. It's what I will work hard for. Lion Fight, I am coming soon!"
Jackson (5-0) is originally from Rivers Owerri, Nigeria, and now trains out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the 23-year-old trains alongside UFC luminaries Jon Jones, Carlos Condit and Michelle Waterson.
Both fighters are expected to make their organizational debuts in early 2021.