FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 1, 2021
The main event for Lion Fight 70 coming up Friday, October 8th in Los Angeles will now be a showdown for the Lion Fight World Featherweight Title.
Thai standout Dechsakda BurkesMartialArts, who was set for a World Lightweight Title fight, will move down to his customary weight class (126 lbs. / 57 kg) and now faces France’s Gebril Chaibi for the crown. Dechsakda’s original opponent, Roberto Oliva, had to withdrawal from the matchup due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.
Chaibi is the youngest fighter on the Lion Fight roster and had been eagerly awaiting his first opportunity to fight in North America. The 21-year-old valiantly stepped in on short notice for a shot at the title and a well-established rival. Originally from La Chapelle, Saint-Etienne, France, Chaibi (45-12) began competing at the age of nine and moved to Thailand to develop his career at just 15 years old.
Unfortunately, the Lion Fight 71 card in London has lost a bout as reigning Women’s Super Flyweight champion Amy Pirnie suffered an injury in training and has had to pull out of her scheduled title defense against Regan Gowing.
Lion Fight 70 Main Card Lineup – Los Angeles, USA
Friday, October 8
10 p.m. ET USA / 7 p.m. PT USA live on UFC Fight Pass:
*Dechsakda BurkesMartialArts vs. Gebril Chaibi for the Lion Fight World Featherweight Title
*Natalie Morgan vs. Selina Flores for the Lion Fight Women’s North American Super Bantamweight Title
*Jefferson Silva vs. Carlos Guerra for the Lion Fight North American Welterweight Title
*Jose Montelongo vs. Lance Dixon, super welterweight
*Jordan Weiland vs. Travis Petralba, welterweight
*John Garcia vs. Julio Rios, super lightweight
Lion Fight 71 Main Card Lineup – London, England
Saturday, October 23
3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET USA / 7 a.m. PT USA live on UFC Fight Pass:
*Jakub Benko vs. Joe Boobyer for the Lion Fight World Cruiserweight Title
*Jake Peacock vs. Sevket Cerkez for the Lion Fight European Super Welterweight Title
*Kwangtung Realfighter vs. Alex MacGregor for the Lion Fight European Middleweight Title
*Tam McCourt vs. Jordan Swinton, super featherweight
*Chris Donaldson vs. Dan Tracey, super middleweight
*One bout TBA
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