Lion Fight 16将于July 4, 2014 during UFC International Fight Week ，The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort。北京时间2014年7月5日，纯泰拳赛事Lion Fight 16期比赛在美国拉斯维加斯举行。本次比赛的压轴大戏是超轻量级冠军争霸赛：美国WBC泰拳王凯文·罗斯对阵澳大利亚泰拳王迈克尔·汤普森。另外还有一场女子主赛，前Lion Fight女子羽量级冠军蒂芙妮·范·苏斯特对阵意大利女汉子辛迪·哈耶尔。
Lion Fight 16：凯文·罗斯夺冠，苏斯特TKO获胜
比赛名称：Lion Fight 16 比赛时间：2014年7月4日（北京时间7月5日） 比赛地点：美国 拉斯维加斯
【Lion Fight 超轻量级冠军争霸赛】
凯文·罗斯（Kevin Ross） 胜 迈克尔·汤普森（Michael Thompson） 一致判定 5回合
蒂芙妮·范·苏斯特（Tiffany Van Soest） 胜 辛迪·哈耶尔（Sindy Huyer） 正蹬+拳-TKO 5回合-0:56
隆拉威（Rungravee Sasiprapa） 胜 艾德里安·莫里拉（Adrian Morilla） 一致判定 5回合
泰勒·东纳（Tyler Toner） 胜 加斯顿·博拉诺斯（Gaston Bolanos） 肘击伤口医生终止-TKO 1回合
乔什·谢帕德（Josh Shepard） 胜 凯西·帕勒特（Casey Partlett） 分歧判定 5回合
Lion Fight 16期将于北京时间7月5日，在美国拉斯维加斯举行。这次Lion Fight 16的头条压轴大戏是超轻量级冠军争霸赛：美国WBC泰拳王凯文·罗斯（Kevin Ross）对阵澳大利亚泰拳王迈克尔·汤普森（Michael Thompson）。另外还有一场女子主赛，前Lion Fight女子羽量级冠军蒂芙妮·范·苏斯特（Tiffany Van Soest）对阵意大利女汉子辛迪·哈耶尔（Sindy Huyer）。
凯文·罗斯目前战绩：40胜11负，13次KO对手。自从去年的Lion Fight 11比赛中分歧判定输给日本选手大和哲也（Tetsuya Yamato）之后，今年分别在Lion Fight 13和15期比赛中两连胜。24岁的迈克尔·汤普森是泰拳冠军，战绩34胜17次KO对手，喜欢用凶狠的肘击进攻。
蒂芙妮·范·苏斯特职业战绩：9胜1负1平，4次KO对手。今年的Lion Fight 13比赛中分歧判定输给卡莉·蕾丝（Caley Reece）丢掉了Lion Fight冠军金腰带。刚刚在Lion Fight 15中判定战胜了露西·佩恩（Lucy Payne）。这次的对手辛迪·哈耶尔是WPMF和WFC泰拳冠军，并且还是拳击和泰拳两栖训练的选手。
Super Lightweight Title Bout
Kevin Ross vs Michael Thompson
Tiffany Van Soest vs Sindy Huyer
THAILAND’S RUNGRAVEE vs. ADRIAN MORILLA (132 lbs.)
KATEL KUBIS vs. MICHAEL CORLEY (155 lbs.)
TYLER TONER vs. GASTON BOLANOS (142 lbs.
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LAS VEGAS – LION FIGHT, a professional combat sports organization taking part in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) International Fight Week event extravaganza, today revealed the entire lineup of fights for its full Muay Thai rules event LION FIGHT 16 on Friday, July 4th. As Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent previously announced, the headliner will be a super lightweight championship fight between Muay Thai Champion Kevin Ross vs. Australia’s Michael Thompson. In the co-main event, former Lion Fight featherweight champion Tiffany Van Soest will face Italy’s Sindy Huyer. Also, Thailand fighter “Rungravee” will face Adrian Morilla and “Katel” Kubis fights Michael Chase Corley. Tyler Toner vs. Gaston Bolanos will kick off the first live televised fight of the night.
LION FIGHT 16 will take place Friday, July 4 from The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort presented on International Fight Week’s roster of fan events and activities taking place in the city’s hottest venues and clubs throughout the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Tickets for LION FIGHT 16 are on sale NOW starting at $25 and are available for purchase through www.Ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Pearl at the Palms box office. (Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges). Doors open at 3:30 p.m. PT; first bout is at 4:00 p.m. PT
LION FIGHT 16 airs live on AXS TV starting at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by legendary MMA fighter and coach Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator Michael “The Voice” Schiavello.
Ross fights out of Dublin, California by way of Las Vegas, Nevada and owns 28 career wins with nine knockouts on record. The 5’10” fighter is currently ranked 10th in the world by the WBC for Muay Thai in the Super-Lightweight Division (140 lbs, 63.503 kg). Among Kevin’s titles is the Super Lightweight (140 pounds) WBC International championship Title, the Welterweight (147 pounds) WBC USA National championship Title, the FIDAM Welterweight championship of Mexico and the United States Muay Thai Federation (USMF) Welterweight champion.
Thompson, an Australian Intercontinental and World Muay Thai Champion, has racked up 34 wins and 17 knockouts at just 24 years old. He favors the aggressive Western style of Muay Thai equipped with heavy elbows and fast punching power. Last year, he defeated Thai superstar Pornsanae Sitmonchai, a pivotal career win that proved his skill and established him as one of the fastest rising stars in the sport.
Fighting out of Blue Ocean Muay Thai in San Diego, Van Soest is the former Lion Fight lightweight champion and holds a professional Muay Thai record of 9-1-1. She started her martial arts training when she was just eight years old with the U.S. Karate Organization in Riverside, California. She earned a second-degree black belt at age 17. After winning consecutive USKA State, National, and World karate titles, she began training in Muay Thai. “Timebomb” is coming off a win in her recent rematch with Lucy Payne at Lion Fight 15. On July 4 she will make an immediate return to the Lion Fight ring to take on the highly ranked Italian Muay Thai Champion Sindy Huyer.
“I’m looking forward to fighting Sindy Huyer – she is good!” said Van Soest. “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.”
Sindy “The Thorn of the Rose” Huyer, 27 years old, is WMA Champion, WPMF Champion and WFC Italian Champion. She will make her Lion Fight debut against the promotion’s former 135-pound champion Van Soest. She has been training in Muay Thai since the age of eight and is a two-sport athlete, competing in boxing and professional Muay Thai. She is known for her devastating elbows and fierce aggression in the ring. She also makes no secret about wanting to beat Van Soest en route to removing the featherweight belt from Caley Reece, current 125-pound Lion Fight champion and the first woman ever to beat Van Soest in Muay Thai.
“I’m excited to fight at Lion Fight 16 and to be a part of this special UFC fight week and big event for Muay Thai,” said Huyer. “But my plan is to beat this American ‘Timebomb’ and then take the title from the Australian girl next. I want to be the Lion Fight champion and prove I’m the toughest Muay Thai fighter in this division.”
Also on tap for Lion Fight 16 is a superfight between Thailand’s “Rungravee” and San Diego’s Adrian Morilla. Rungravee is the Channel 7 Stadium Muay Thai Champion and MTAA World Muay Thai Champion known for his aggressive style and devastating leg kicks. “The Killa from Manilla” Morilla has been training in Muay Thai since he was a child in his native Manilla, and now serves as the head Muay Thai instructor at City of Champions in San Diego.
In the second televised fight, Vitelmo “Katel” Kubis, a rising Muay Thai fighter and American Top Team prospect who also trains with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will take on Michael Chase Corley. Kubis is ATT’s head Muay Thai trainer and in the past has fought Muay Thai greats Tony De Souza and Cosmo Alexandre. Corley is a two-sport fighter who has competed in boxing and over 25 professional Muay Thai fights across seven countries, including the mecca of the sport – Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok.
Kicking off the first fight of the night will be former UFC featherweight Tyler Toner taking on Gaston Bolanos who is coming off a TKO victory over Brian Del Rosario at LION FIGHT 14.
“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.”
Please visit LIONFIGHT.com for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT.
About Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a combat sport from the Muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline, which includes combat on foot, is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when Muay Thai practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts. The professional sport of Muay Thai is governed by the World Muay Thai Council.
About Lion Fight
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is the world’s premier Muay Thai organization. Founded in 2010 by owner and Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is the most active promoter of Muay Thai events and stands as the largest standup combat sports organization in North America. Lion Fight’s full rules Muay Thai events are televised live nationally to over 42 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The company is dedicated to growing Muay Thai in America and to presenting world-class events stacked with the best fighters in the sport.
About UFC International Fight Week™
UFC International Fight Week™ returns to the Fight Capital of the World July 1-6, 2014. The weeklong celebration includes something for everyone from entertainment and arts to charitable events, shopping and, of course, all things UFC. The event will also feature for the first-time ever, two huge fight cards in one weekend in the UFC’s hometown – UFC® 175 and The Ultimate Fighter® Finale. Other fan favorite activities will return including UFC Fan Expo, Official Pool Party with Octagon Girls®, a free concert, UFC Downtown with fighter meet-and-greets, “The Art of Fighting” art exhibit, ULTI-MAN 5k run, training sessions with fighters, viewing parties, weigh-ins and more! Tickets and event details are available at www.UFCFightWeek.com. UFC Fan Expo tickets are on sale now at www.UFCFanExpo.com. Stay connected with UFC International Fight Week news on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UFCFightWeek), Twitter and Instagram (@UFCFightWeek).
About AXS TV Fights
AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and Muay Thai events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. Michael “The Voice” Schiavello and five-time MMA world champion Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada and the Caribbean.
About The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.