(L-R: Scott Kent, Lion Fight Champion Yodsanklai Fairtex and Vice President Christine Toledo)
Photo Credit: Bennie Palmore
LAS VEGAS – LION FIGHT Founder and CEO Scott Kent today announced that combat sports media giant Sherdog will initiate coverage of Lion Fight Muay Thai events starting with the promotion’s first ever East Coast fight, Lion Fight 15, taking place Friday, May 23.
Sherdog will provide traditional pre-and-post fight reports starting with Lion Fight 15 and continue on with coverage to include Lion Fight’s organizational news and events, profile pieces on Lion Fight’s champions, contenders and the young, rising stars signed to Lion Fight’s growing roster. Sherdog will also present educational features on the sport of Muay Thai, such as video demonstrations of its rules and techniques and informative pieces regarding its long history and tradition in Thailand.
Upon hearing of Sherdog’s plans to initiate coverage of the Muay Thai promotion he founded in 2010, Kent reflects on just how far Lion Fight has come since his debut with “Battle in the Desert 1” in February 2011.
“Sherdog is an industry pioneer in combat sports and the fact that this respected media outlet is initiating coverage of Lion Fight shows how much we’ve grown since 2010,” said Kent. “Over the years, Lion Fight has cemented its status as the largest and most active promoter of Muay Thai, the most exciting standup fighting in the world. Now MMA and Muay Thai fans alike have an established news source for all things Lion Fight. Through Sherdog, fans can learn the rules and techniques of Muay Thai and read stories about our champions, contenders, new talent and world class events. Sherdog’s coverage will no doubt help educate and inform a whole new population of fight fans about this rising new star in combat sports called Lion Fight.”
Sherdog (www.sherdog.com) officially launched in August 1997 and instantly emerged as the leading news source in mixed martial arts, a result of its exclusive and extensive industry-leading coverage. Today, Sherdog.com is part of the CraveOnline network of sites that generate 9.5 million unique visitors and more than 100 million page views per month. Sherdog also possesses the largest fighter database in the world, which is fully accessible through it’s exclusive “Fight Finder” search function. The forerunner of providing 24/7 MMA coverage, Sherdog once again proves itself a combat sports pioneer in choosing to initiate coverage of Lion Fight’s full Muay Thai rules events.
“Sherdog is expanding coverage to include all relevant combat sports, and we aspire to give our visitors the same all-encompassing coverage of Lion Fight that they have come to expect from our MMA reporting,” said Greg Savage, Executive Editor, Sherdog. “My team and I are excited to work with Scott Kent and Lion Fight because we believe the future of combat sports is very bright. Muay Thai, a sport with a long and rich heritage, is very fan friendly and we’re sure our visitors will enjoy it once they have been exposed to the sport’s top athletes.”
LION FIGHT 15, features a main event matchup between World Muay Thai Champion and Brazilian MMA superstar Cosmo Alexandre and World Muay Thai Federation Champion and former UFC fighter Mark Holst. The card also features former Featherweight Champion Tiffany Van Soest, Muay Thai Champion Kevin Ross and rising star Jason Andrada. Lion Fight 15 takes place live from Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Friday May 23.
Tickets for LION FIGHT 15 are on sale now available online at www.foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the Foxwoods box office.
LION FIGHT 15 airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by legendary MMA fighter and coach Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator “The Voice” Michael Schiavello. This will be the eighth total LION FIGHT event on AXS TV and the second since renewing their broadcast deal in early 2014.
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 Promotions
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 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. “The Voice” Michael 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.
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