Action Sponsored Gaston Bolanos Signs Multi-Fight Deal With Lion Fight
Posted on July 17 2014
Courtesy of www.LionFight.com
LAS VEGAS, NV – Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight, today announced he has signed Gaston Bolanos to an exclusive multi-fight contract, stating that the 142 lb. Muay Thai standout has agreed to fight exclusively for Lion Fight, the premier standup combat sports organization and world’s largest and most active promoter of full Muay Thai rules events.
“I have built Lion Fight as the promotion that brings in the most respected names in Muay Thai, and the one that finds the next American superstars,” said Kent. “Gaston Bolanos is both, and with the fast-paced, technical fighting style he showed in his first two bouts, he proved he deserves this contract with Lion Fight. Gaston is definitely one to watch in the sport of Muay Thai.”
“I cannot express how excited I am to sign an exclusive agreement with Lion Fight,” said Bolanos. “It has been my dream since I was a child in Peru to fight Muay Thai on a global stage. Now Lion Fight has given me this opportunity and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you Scott Kent and Christine Toledo for believing in me and elevating Muay Thai to the level it deserves.”
Just 21 years old, Bolanos is 2-0 in the Lion Fight ring and has already delivered back-to-back fight finishes through two stunning performances. He defeated Brian Del Rosario by TKO in his professional debut at Lion Fight 14. He followed that up with an aggressive and dominant win over Tyler Toner at Lion Fight 16, punishing Toner with elbows and scoring from the clinch, bringing fans to their feet, then forcing a stoppage before the start of the second round.
Bolanos started training in combat sports at the age of 10 in his native Lima, Peru. Now based out of Dublin, Calif., Bolanos trains under Kirian Fitzgibbons and current Lion Fight Super Lightweight Champion Kevin Ross, out of Combat Sports Academy. He is a two-time South American Muay Thai Champion, U.S. Muay Thai Champion, and a two-time USA representative at the IFMA World Championships. As an amateur, Bolanos racked up 23 wins with more than a dozen fight finishes. As a professional he remains undefeated.
Bolanos joins the growing roster of athletes signed to exclusive contracts including Tiffany Van Soest, Lion Fight Super Lightweight Champion Kevin Ross, and rising star Jason Andrada.
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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. Sponsored by Singha Beer, the exclusive and official beer of Lion Fight, its full rules Muay Thai events are televised live nationally to over 43 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The first-ever professional combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events, Lion Fight is dedicated to growing Muay Thai in America and to presenting world-class events stacked with the best fighters in the sport.
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.
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