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:
Main Event (180lbs) Joe Schilling 180 LBS. (Los Angeles, CA) vs. Eddie Walker 178 LBS. (Atlanta, GA)
Co-Main Event (165 lbs./WBC Superfight Joe Valtellini 163.5 LBS. (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) vs. Gregory Choplin 165.5 LBS. (St. Denis, FRANCE)
122 lbs./WBC International Title Jeri Sitzes 121.5 LBS. (Springfield, MO) vs. Tiffany Van Soest 122 LBS. (San Diego, CA)
135 lbs. Bout Phanuwat "Coke" Chunhawat 135 LBS. (Oakland, CA) vs. Adrian Morilla 133.5 LBS. (San Diego, CA)
118 lbs./WBC National Title Anthony Castrejon 118 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Andy Singh 116 LBS. (New York, NY) AMATEUR FIGHTS 130 lbs./USMTA title /5x2 rounds Jason Andrada 130 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Victor Perez 129 LBS. (Van Nuys, CA)
110 lbs./USMTA Title/5x2 rounds Genesis Bravo 110 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Miranda Cayabyab 110 LBS. (San Jose, CA)
160 lbs./3x2 rounds Josh Shepard 158 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Jose Hernandez *165 LBS. (Antelope Valley, CA)
147 lbs./USMTA title/5x2 rounds Chris Lazaro 147 LBS.(Las Vegas, NV) vs. Johnny Parsons 148 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV)
185 lbs./3x2 rounds Steve Ault 185 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Mike Gordon 181 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV)
*Due to Hernandez coming in overweight, the fight will no longer be a USMTA title fight. The bout will be an amateur three round, two minute bout.
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.