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With plans for the 2022 schedule under way, LION FIGHT has bolstered its already stacked talent pool with more top-notch competitors.

Highlighting the list is Thai standout Thepnarin Thepracha, who has recently taken up residency in the United States with his wife, Lion Fight flyweight Alexis Asher. The 23-2 middleweight, who goes by “New,” has agreed to an exclusivemulti-fight contract that will see his debut inside the Lion Fight ring early next year.

“Lion Fight always aspires to bring in the best fighters available, especially when we can showcase world-class fighters from Thailand,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent.

“Bringing New onboard, on the heels of having Dechsakda win the World Lightweight title, is a very exciting addition alongside World champions Sudsakorn and Manasak as well as fresh talent like Kwangtung and Pok Biil.”

Thepracha has fought on the biggest shows in his home country, including the Rajadamnern, Channel 9 and AssawindamStadium events, and has won three championships in the King’s Cup Thai Army League.

Joining the ranks of Lion Fight’s super lightweight division is fast-rising star Miguel Trindade. The Lisbon, Portugal, product is off to a sparkling start to his pro career with a 7-0 record and five victories coming by knockout. The blossoming talent, who agreed to a multi-fight exclusive contract, has fought three times in 2021, earning stoppage wins over Diego Serrano and Jose Quevedo. Trindade is a two-time IFMA European champion and also won a Spanish national title this year.

Also added to the Lion Fight roster are a pair of lightweights – Ashley Smallwood and Cisco Cosio. Both have agreed to exclusive multi-fight contracts.

Smallwood was a Lion Fight amateur champion and had a tremendous professional debut at LF70 in Los Angeles, notching a second-round TKO against Melissa Cramer. Smallwood, a U.S. Army veteran, is originally from San Diego, California, and now trains both there and in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cosio, who is currently in the U.S. Army Reserves, registered a decision win in his pro debut back at LF61 in his home town of Las Vegas, and followed that up at LF70 with a hard-fought verdict over Zach Ungureit.


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