Lion Fight announces changes to lineup for LF63 on UFC FIGHT PASS®
Plus main card for LF65 in Kansas sees addition of three exciting matchups.
LAS VEGAS – The main event and co-main event for LION FIGHT’s debut on UFC FIGHT PASS® have undergone changes in personnel.
The North American Cruiserweight championship bout that headlines Lion Fight 63 will now feature Chris “Head Trauma” Tramell facing organizational newcomer Hassan “H-Smash” Oseni, while the co-main event will see rising star Jake “Lee” Peacock taking on Keemaan Diop.
The inaugural LION FIGHT on UFC FIGHT PASS event takes place on Friday, February 12th in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The six-bout main card will start at 9 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. MT / 6 p.m. PT. Tickets for Lion Fight 63 are on sale now exclusively available at LIONFIGHT.com.
Oseni (8-1) steps in to replace Joey George in the title bout. Born in Nigeria, Oseni moved by himself to Canada at the age of 11 and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Oseni, who has previously trained in the Netherlands, has won four of his last five matchups, including victories in Holland and Mexico. Tramell (8-2) makes his long-awaited organizational debut as the heavy hitter from Austin, Texas, completes his comeback from a devastating motorcycle accident suffered while competing in Thailand.
For Diop (2-0), his clash against Peacock marks his return to Lion Fight. Now fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A., Diop notched a pair of knockout victories in his initial foray with the promotion, beginning with a second-round TKO of Trevor Ragin at Lion Fight 37. He followed that up with a head-kick knockout finish over Hero Vincent at Lion Fight 46. Peacock, who is originally from England and now fighting out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and competes with just one fully developed arm, has blasted through his previous rivals. Most recently, Peacock scored an impressive knockout win over Lee Walton at Lion Fight 62 in Dublin, Ireland.
Trio of bouts added to LF65 event in Wyoming
With a full lineup previously announced for Lion Fight 64 taking place on March 12th in Kansas, Lion Fight has now rounded out its six-bout main card for Lion Fight 65, which brings the company back to Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 9th.
The newly added bouts are:
Adrian Weathersby (4-0; Atlanta, Georgia, USA) vs. Shahriar Zolfaghari (2-0; Chicago, Illinois, USA) – cruiserweight
Jefferson Da Silva (19-2; San Antonio, Texas, USA) vs. Marc Entenberg (4-2; Denver, Colorado, USA) – welterweight
Shannon Sinn (3-2; Broomfield, Colorado, USA) vs. Amanda De Rosa (1-2-1; Victorville, California, USA) – women’s featherweight
These new matchups bolster a main card already featuring a pair of Lion Fight North American title fights. In the main event, Josh “El Gatto” Aragon (16-4; Los Angeles, California, USA) defends his welterweight belt against Will “Leon” Romero (19-7; Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), and the co-main event will see the first-ever women’s lightweight title bout as Angela “Riptide” Whitley (11-1; San Juan, Puerto Rico) squares off against Taylor McClatchie (18-1; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). A middleweight bout pitting Kaleb Hunter (4-1; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA) against J.D. Hardwick (3-1; Denver, Colorado, USA) rounds out the Lion Fight 65 lineup.
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ABOUT LION FIGHT:
Founded in 2010 by Owner/Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is recognized as a worldwide leader in Muay Thai events. Now in its 10th year of operation, Lion Fight has showcased elite-level fighters in over 60 events staged in seven countries worldwide, including iconic events at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and the Indigo at O2 Arena in London, England. Already a worldwide leader in Muay Thai, Lion Fight is dedicated to growing the sport and is driving that cause with the creation of its Road to Lion Fight events, featuring up-and-coming talent vying for their opportunity to earn a Lion Fight contract.
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