New bouts named for Lion Fight’s debut event in Glasgow
Lion Fight 68 – Sunday, August 22 – Glasgow, Scotland
Amy Pirnie vs. Lara Fernandez – Lion Fight Women’s World Super Flyweight Title
Jake Peacock vs. Federico Alfaro – Lion Fight European Super Welterweight Title
Jorina Baars vs. Claire Clements – Lion Fight Women’s World Welterweight Title
**Craig Coakley vs. Paul Karpowicz – Lion Fight European Super Lightweight Title (opponent change)**
**George Jarvis vs. Victor Chagas – Middleweight (newly announced main-card bout)**
**Alex MacGregor vs. TBA – Super Welterweight (newly announced main-card bout)**
There is one lineup change and two bouts added to Lion Fight’s first-ever event in Glasgow, Scotland – Lion Fight 68 coming up on Sunday, August 22 and airing exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports.
The inaugural Lion Fight European Super Lightweight title bout has been forced into a change with Pok Biil unable to compete due to illness. Stepping in to face Ireland’s Craig Coakley (21-4) for the belt is flashy Brit Paul “The Magician” Karpowicz. A former British champion and hailing from Manchester, Karpowicz has faced off against numerous top fighters including former Lion Fight World Super Lightweight champion Tetsuya Yamoto.
The LF68 main card has seen the addition of two bouts, rounding out the six-bout lineup topped by Glasgow’s own Amy Pirnie defending her Lion Fight Women’s Super Flyweight title against Spain’s Lara Fernandez.
In newly announced middleweight clash, rising British star George Jarvis (9-2), who debuted at Lion Fight 50 in Los Angeles, will take on veteran Brazilian Victor Chagas (87-28). Chagas, who is making his Lion Fight debut, is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but now fights out of the Leeds, England. The 35-year-old is a former Pattaya Stadium Fight Night champion.
A super welterweight matchup featuring Scotland’s Alex MacGregor (34-9-2) will open the Lion Fight 68 card on UFC Fight Pass. MacGregor’s original opponent has been sidelined and a replacement will be announced shortly. MacGregor’s promotional debut comes not far from his home town of Edinburgh, and the 26-year-old has been on a tear of late with wins in four of his last five, including a fourth-round TKO of Jack Cooper.
The Lion Fight 68 main card will be proceeded by a full lineup of prelims in conjunction with our partner promotion Rebellion.
Michael McFarlane vs. Chris Donaldson, middleweight
John Wedderburn vs. Craig Swan, middleweight
Charlie McGhee vs. Lewis Childs, super middleweight
Michael Moore vs. Gareth Mitchell, lightweight
Patryk Segan vs. Andy Turland, super lightweight
Sean McInnes vs. Dan O'Toole, super welterweight
Santino Di Nardo vs. Davie Sinclair, super welterweight
TBC vs. Adam Wadu, super welterweight
Jack McCue vs. Kier Erskine, welterweight
Jamie Gilles vs. Connor Massay, welterweight
Jordan Cooper vs. Jojo Fattore, lightweight
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