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Lion Fight 8 Full Fight Card, Tickets On Sale December 14

  • Written by Rian Scalia

Lion Fight makes its debut on AXS TV on January 25 from The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. Headlined by Gregory Choplin vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex, the card also sees Tiffany van Soest vs. Alexis Rufus as the co-main event, and right under that, Kevin Ross will make his return against Chris Kwiatkowski.

Today Lion Fight Promotions announced the full fight card for Lion Fight 8, which will feature eight Muay Thai fights. Tickets go on sale at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, as well as all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. The event starts live on AXS TV on January 25 at  10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT in North America.

MAIN: YODSANKLAI FAIRTEX vs. GREGORY CHOPLIN

CO-MAIN: TIFFANY VAN SOEST vs. ALEXIS RUFUS

KEVIN ROSS vs. CHRIS KWIATKOWSKI

REMY BONNELL vs. SHANE CAMPBELL

MALAIPET vs. VISHNU GULATI

VIVIAN LEUNG vs. KATE MCGRAY

JASON ANDRADA vs. THIAGO AZEREDO

JOSH SHEPARD vs. DAMIEN EARLEY

Read the full press release after the break.

 

LAS VEGAS  –  Lion Fight Promotions today revealed Muay Thai’s first all-star event of the New Year with the announcement of its complete line-up of fights for “LION FIGHT 8.” This is the fight card making history for Lion Fight and the one stamping it as a national Muay Thai promotion as “LION FIGHT 8” premieres LIVE on AXS TV. The event will be held inside the world famous “The Joint” in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, January 25th  and will go live on AXS TV starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.
As previously announced on Inside MMA, the LION FIGHT 8 main event will be a show-stopping stand-up collision between Thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex and multiple Thai Champion Gregory Choplin. The co-main event will feature two of the fiercest female Muay Thai fighters with WBC Muay Thai Champion Tiffany Van Soest taking on Alexis Rufus.
“Christine Toledo has packed this Lion Fight card and it is going to give fight fans in this country and the 38 million viewers of AXS TV an introduction to Muay Thai - the most exciting stand up fighting style in the world,” said Scott Kent, Owner, Lion Fight Promotions. “Lion Fight has achieved another first for Muay Thai in America by bringing in some of the best international fighters along with the best fighters in the United States, such as Kevin Ross and Tiffany Van Soest. I appreciate Mark Cuban and Andrew Simon for making Lion Fight a part of their sports programming and look forward to a very successful night on Friday, January 25th!”
Tickets for Lion Fight’s full rules Muay Thai event LION FIGHT 8 will go on sale Friday, December 14 beginning at 12:00 p.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at  Ticketmaster.com.
This first televised Lion Fight Muay Thai event comprises a stacked undercard featuring the top talent of the stand-up world, including Las Vegas native Kevin Ross, who just signed a long-term contract with Lion Fight, as well as his East Coast opposite Chris Kwiatkowski, fighting out of New York City. Following are the bouts that will lead up to the co-main and main event action of LION FIGHT 8:

Kevin Ross (Dublin, CA by way of Las Vegas, NV) vs. Chris Kwiatkowski (NYC)  -- 147 lbs
Remy Bonnel (Miami, FL) vs. Shane Campbell (Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA) -- 154 lbs
Malaipet (Fresno, CA) vs. Vishnu Gulati (San Francisco, CA) -- 147 lbs
Vivian Leung (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Kate McGray (Los Angeles, CA) -- 118 lbs
Jason Andrada (Las Vegas, NV) (PRO DEBUT) vs. Thiago Azeredo (Phoenix, AZ) -- 120 lbs
Josh Shepard (Las Vegas, NV) (PRO DEBUT) vs. Damien Earley (Phoenix, AZ) -- 156 lbs

For more information on Lion Fight Promotions, please visit  lionfightpromotions.com  and follow on Twitter @LFPLasVegas and Facebook at  Facebook.com/LionFightPromotions.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is a Muay Thai fight promotion based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded by Scott Kent, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer, the company's vision is to grow the sport of Muay Thai in America and increase its level of exposure and appreciation to the broad base of fight fans around the world. 
About AXS TV Fights
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