Lion Fight 7 goes down tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with the main event pitting one of, if not the most popular American Muay Thai fighter, Joe Schilling against Eddie Walker.
Schilling looks to get another win as he lost two fights this year to Simon Marcus but quickly rebounded with a win over Karapet Karapetyan in June. For Walker, Schilling would most definitely be the biggest win of his career and he'd make a name for himself if he were to win. The fight takes place at 180lbs, a doable weight for both men and you can catch it tonight at www.lionfightpromotions.com for $14.95 USD. For full details, check out the press release below and click "Read More" to see the entire fight card.
LAS VEGAS - Tonight's main event fighter Joe Schilling, WBC Interim World Champion gave a fight prediction to media cameras yesterday following Lion Fight 7's official weigh-ins. "He won't last a round," says Schilling, of his opponent Eddie Walker.
Schilling heads into the ring a fan favorite but Eddie Walker still poses a threat to the highly popular Muay Thai who trains out of the Yard gym and represents the Can't Stop Crazy brand and some of the best stand-up fighters in the game.
"Training went really really well for this fight, I got some great training from the Can't Stop Crazy team at the Yard," said Schilling. "This was the easiest weight cut of my life. I'm smiling and happy and ready to fight."
Although he gives a strong prediction for the main event, he is still not looking past Walker. "Because of Eddie's record and because of his experience he shouldn't beat me...his last fight was not impressive. I trained really hard for this fight. Eddie asked for this, he asked me directly for it...be careful what you ask for."
Schilling takes the ring tonight as the featured main event versus Walker live inside the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Doors open at 4:00 p.m; first bout is at 5:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are available at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office and through Ticketmaster.com.
The entire card will be streamed through www.LionFightPromotions.com for $14.95, with the much-anticipated WBC International (118-lbs.) title fight between Anthony Castrejon vs. Andy Singh kicking off the main card. The live stream begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT and is available atLionFightPromotions.com, mobile devices and through Roku. The first 20-minutes of the event can be viewed at no charge, serving as a free sneak preview of Lion Fight 7. The live stream includes the following lineup of fights, weights are official:
The last few days have been busy in the realm of Muay Thai over in Thailand. There were some great match-ups featuring top fighters across the board, at Rajadamnern and Lumpinee.
We'll start off with yesterday's event, which was Friday, October 12 and featured a highly anticipated rematch between Diesellek Aoodonmuang and Damien Alamos (in the video above), the current Lumpinee champion at 140lbs. Contrary to their first fight, in result and in fashion, Diesellek dominated throughout, using his teep and round kicks to keep Alamos off of him. Alamos had no answer as Diesellek pounded him whenever he tried to get close. It was definitely one of Diesellek's best performances. Alamos' title wasn't on the line so he still remains Lumpinee champion.
Other results from Friday's card:
Diesellek Aoodonmuang def. Damien Alamos by decision.
Rungpet Wor. Rungnirun def. Kaotam Lookprabaht by decision.
Kaimukdam Aikbangsai def. Rataket Teded99 by DQ in Round 4.
Lookman Fonjangchonburi def. Chaylek Sor. Permsiri by decision.
Yokphet Sonpongmapataput def. Wanchalong Sitzornong by decision.
On Thursday there was also a big card, but at Rajadamnern and it was put on by Onesongchai. In the main event was a highly ranked fight between Kongsak Sitboonme and Yodwicho Por. Boonsit. Yodwicha was coming off a draw with Pakorn Barnpeeumruanpeetong (Sakyothin) but this time he couldn't do enough as Kongsak blasted him with left kicks every time he tried to come in and work his knees. Kongsak was the shorter fighter but his timing and ring smarts were too much for the taller Yodwicha.
Before that fight was a rematch between Pakorn and Mongkolchai Phetsupaphan. I myself thought this would be another win for Pakorn as he defeated Mongkolchai earlier this year, which included him knocking down Mongkolchai with an elbow. Mongkolchai, however, kept his range throughout the fight and was able to consistently pick off Pakorn to get a clear unanimous decision victory.
Also on the card was Jomthong Chuwattana who stepped in at the last minute to fight Panpet Jaotaleythong, and cruised to a unanimous decision win with his sharp boxing and left round kicks. Shingtongnoi Por. Telakun was originally supposed to face Saeksan Or. Kwanmuang but ended up being pitted against Yokvithaya Petseemuan. Yokvithaya put up a fight, and it was heavily contested in the clinch throughout, but ultimately Shingtongnoi got the decision.
Other results from Thursday's card:
Konsak Sitboonme def. Yodwicha Por. Boonsit by decision.
Mongkolchai Phetsupaphan def. Pakorn Barnpeeumruanpeetong by decision.
Singthongnoi Por. Telakun def. Yokvithaya Petseemuan by decision.
Jomthong Chuwattana def. Panpet Jaotaleythong by decision.
Yodthongthai Por. Telakun and PetU-thong Or. Kwanmuang draw.
Saengmanee Tor. Tienpo def. Kusakonnoi Rajanont by decision.
Prajanchai Por Petnamthong def. Densiam Aikbangsai by decision.
Lion Fight 7 is this Saturday, live from the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and if you were hoping to catch the event but won't be in the Las Vegas area this weekend, don't fret. Lion Fight Promotions will be streaming the event live from their website, LionFightPromotions.com, courtesy of GFL.tv for $14.95. The professional card is jam-packed, headlined by Joe Schilling vs. Eddie Walker at 180 lbs, and featuring two WBC Championship bouts as well as two other great fights. On top of that, there will also be five amateur bouts on the undercard.
The card is as follows;
Main Event (180lbs): Joe Schilling (Los Angeles, CA) vs. Eddie Walker (Atlanta, GA)
Co-Main Event 165 lbs./WBC Superfight: Joe Valtellini (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) vs. Gregory Choplin (St. Denis, Paris, FRANCE)
122 lbs./WBC International Title: Jeri Sitzes (Springfield, MO) vs. Tiffany Van Soest (San Diego, CA)
135 lbs. Bout: Phanuwat "Coke" Chunhawat (Oakland, CA) vs. Adrian Morilla (San Diego, CA)
118 lbs./WBC National Title: Anthony Castrejon (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Andy Singh (New York, NY)
130 lbs./USMTA title /5x2 rounds: Jason Andrada (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Victor Perez (Van Nuys, CA)
110 lbs./USMTA Title/5x2 rounds: Genesis Bravo (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Miranda Cayabyab (San Jose, CA)
160 lbs./USMTA title /5x2 rounds: Josh Shepard (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Jose Hernandez (Antelope Valley, CA)
147 lbs./USMTA title/5x2 rounds: Chris Lazaro (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Johnny Parsons (Las Vegas, NV)
185 lbs./3x2 rounds: Steve Ault (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Mike Gordon (Las Vegas, NV)
The Caged Muay Thai concept that John Wayne Parr came up with a few months ago for him to get to compete in a cage with MMA gloves on before he hung up his trunks for good. The second Caged Muay Thai show is rapidly-approaching on October 13th and JWP has put out this video to help hype those who can watch it up for the event. This is a video of Pornsane Sitmonchai sparring in the CMT ring wearing MMA gloves.