On Friday, July 4, Muay Thai promotion Lion Fight will be putting on Lion Fight 16 at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort. The event will be held in conjunction with International Fight Week, with a super lightweight title fight headlining the card and former champion Tiffany Van Soest competing in the co-main event.
“I’m looking forward to fighting Sindy Huyer – she is good!” said Van Soest in a press release.
“With our fight styles, the fireworks won’t just be in the sky on the Fourth of July. I guarantee you’ll see some in the ring that night. We are going to give Lion Fight and UFC fans what they want, shock and awe and some world class Muay Thai thrown in, too.”
You can view the main card for Lion Fight 16 below:
Main Event: Kevin Ross vs. Michael Thompson for super lightweight title
Co-main Event: Tiffany Van Soest vs. Sindy Huyer (125 lbs.)
Rungravee vs. Adrian Morilla (132 lbs.)
Katel Kubis vs. Michael Corley (155 lbs.)
Tyler Toner vs. Gaston Bolanos (142 lbs.)
Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent spoke on what it meant for the promotion to be putting on an event as part of the UFC’s schedule for International Fight Week, and there is no doubt that more eyes than ever will be on Lion Fight Fourth of July weekend.
“Presenting Lion Fight 16 as part of UFC’s International Fight Week, the biggest fan event in the world of combat sports, is a privilege and a honor and further proves that Lion Fight is the premier promotion in standup fighting,” said Kent.
“I sincerely thank UFC owners Dana White and Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for giving Lion Fight this opportunity. I promise you and the fans that our Fourth of July full Muay Thai rules event will be the ultimate action-packed prelude to your UFC 175 mixed martial arts mega-fight on July 5th.”
Tickets are on sale now beginning at just $25 through www.Ticketmaster.com.
Doors for the event open at 3:30 p.m. PT, with the first bout at 4:00 p.m. PT. Live coverage of Lion Fight 16 kicks off live on AXS TV at 6 p.m. PT with Michael “The Voice” Schiavello and Pat Miletich calling the action.