Lion Fight 19 - Foxwoods Casino - 11/19
Posted on October 13 2014
LION FIGHT BRINGS THE MUAY THAI CHAMPIONS TO EAST COAST
LIVE AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO FOR LION FIGHT 19
FABIO PINCA vs. SEAN KEARNEY
CALEY REECE vs. CHAJMAA BELLAKHAL
Las Vegas, NV – LION FIGHT has announced its lineup of live fights for LION FIGHT 19, the Muay Thai promotion’s third event on east coast Friday, November 21. AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA first broke the news that LION FIGHT 19 will present a double title fight with reigning champions Fabio Pinca and Caley Reece both attempting title defenses for the first time ever.
Tickets for LION FIGHT 19 are on sale now starting at $25 and available through 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 Resort Casino box office.
In the championship main event, Lyon, France’s Pinca (90-21-4), Lion Fight’s welterweight champion, will take on top contender Sean Kearney (29-9-1) fighting out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the championship co-main event, Caley Reece (50-5-0), fighting out of Perth, Australia, will take on European Muay Thai Champion Chajmaa Bellekhal (43-10-2) coming from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Pinca last fought at LION FIGHT 12 where he won the vacant welterweight title by systematically outpointing world class Muay Thai fighter Malaipet. In addition to holding the Lion Fight title, Pinca is also the 2012 WBC World Muay Thai Welterweight Champion, 2010 Isuzu Thai Fight Tournament Champion and 2009 WBC World Muay Thai Super Lightweight Champion. He’s known for his technical fighting style and for his high profile victory over one of the world’s most renowned Thai fighters, Saenchai, in a spectacular 2012 rematch.
Reece last fought at LION FIGHT 13 where she gave Tiffany Van Soest her first Lion Fight loss in a unanimous decision victory. The new women’s Lion Fight Featherweight Champion, Reece is considered one of the greatest female fighters in standup sports. The Australian native has held three World Muay Thai Council (WMC) titles and also fought as a professional kickboxer. She is a legend in standup and has the experience, confidence and aggression to hold the featherweight strap against any opponent in Muay Thai.
LION FIGHT 19 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 UFC hall of famer Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator “The Voice” Michael Schiavello.
The LION FIGHT 19 main card is stacked with best Muay Thai fighters from all over the world. Following are the remaining fights to be televised live on AXS TV:
132 lb. Bout
Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs. Rungravee Sasiprapa (Surin, THAILAND)
140 lb Bout
Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs. Coke Chunhawat (Oakland, CA)
143 lb. Bout
Pedro Gonzalez (Gloucester, MA) vs. Rungrat Sasiprapa (THAILAND)
135 lbs Bout
Matt Doherty (Boston, MA) vs. Julio Pena (Boston, MA)
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 AXS TV Fights
AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing 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 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. 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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