Lion Fight brings heavy-hitting lineup to Kansas
Lion Fight 64 – Friday, March 12 – Hutchinson, Kansas, USA
Steve “Put ’Em To Sleep” Walker vs. Marcus “Money” Sursa – Lion Fight North American Super Cruiserweight Title
Cody “The Freight Train” East vs. Warren “Destroyer” Thompson – Lion Fight North American Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final
“Bazooka” Joe Stripling vs. Terrance “El Jefe” Hodges – Lion Fight North American Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final
“Half Ass” Chance Thackston vs. Cody Carrillo – Super Middleweight
Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen vs. “The Lovely” Crystal Van Wyk – Women’s Flyweight
Michael “Iron Boy” Triana vs. Cody “Black Shark” Moberly – Lightweight
The first venture for LION FIGHT into Kansas is quite literally the “biggest” event in company history. The massive show will take place on Friday, March 12th at the Memorial Hall in Hutchinson with the main card at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT airing exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports.
Tickets for Lion Fight 64 are available now
Topping the marquee is the return of undefeated double-champion Steve “Put ’Em To Sleep” Walker (8-0). Walker holds the Lion Fight World Super Cruiserweight champion, and at Lion Fight 64, he will defend his North American title as he faces Texan Marcus “Money” Sursa (6-3). Walker won the World title with a clear-cut five-round verdict over Australia’s Chris Bradford at Lion Fight 58. The Boston, Massachusetts, product won the North American title at Lion Fight 42 and followed his first pro title win with a pair of devastating knockout victories in main-event superfights, besting Kristaps Zile via fourth-round head-kick and Bader Ferdaous with a fifth-round barrage of punches.
The road to crowning the first-ever Lion Fight North American Heavyweight champion begins in Hutchinson, Kansas with a pair of semi-final matchups in the four-main tournament. Top-seeded Cody “The Freight Train” East (5-1; Albuquerque, New Mexico) will take on newcomer Terrance “El Jefe” Hodges (6-1; Atlanta, Georgia) in the opening semi-final, with the second semi pitting crowd favorite “Bazooka” Joe Stripling (5-1; Wilmington, Delaware) against veteran Warren “Destroyer” Thompson (10-8; Atlanta, Georgia).
Combined, the title fight and tournament semifinals bring nearly 1,500 lbs. of man-made Muay Thai power into the Lion Fight ring.
Additional bouts on the Lion Fight 64 card include ring-entrance diva Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen (1-1; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) facing “The Lovely” Crystal Van Wyk (pro debut; Atlanta, Georgia) in a women’s flyweight tilt, Kansas’ own Cody “Black Shark” Moberly (23-15), who had a pivotal role in the Showtime documentary Prison Fights, matched up against Michael “Iron Boy” Triana (6-1; Worcester, Massachusetts) in a lightweight feature, and an all-Kansas super middleweight showdown as “Half Ass” Chance Thackston (3-1) goes up against Cody Carrillo (8-3).
Lion Fight 64 is promoted in partnership with Never Surrender.
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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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