LAS VEGAS – The worldwide chief in Muay Thai is headed to Italy to launch the European leg of its bold occasion schedule completely on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s main streaming service for fight sports activities.
LION FIGHT returns to Rosolini, Sicily, and the spectacular Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi for Lion Struggle 67, with a pair of sensational World title bouts topping the cardboard. In the primary occasion, Italy’s personal famous person Enrico “The Fog” Carrara defends his Lion Struggle World Mild Heavyweight title for the primary time as he faces Hungarian heavy hitter Patrik Vidakovics. The co-main occasion will see America’s ultra-elite Muay Thai standout and Lion Struggle’s undefeated World Cruiserweight champion Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard put his belt on the road for the eighth time as he faces Jakub Benko.
“There isn’t a higher solution to kick off our European schedule – our first European exhibits on UFC Struggle Cross as properly – than to have a pair of World title fights and people fights that includes Enrico Carrara and Chip Moraza-Pollard,” stated LION FIGHT CEO Scott Kent.
“Lion Struggle has made a concerted effort to showcase the world’s finest Muay Thai expertise inside our ring. To do this now in tandem with the highly effective worldwide attain of UFC Struggle Cross is admittedly superb. Our followers and Muay Thai followers globally will all now give you the option see what Lion Struggle means in relation to a showcase occasion, particularly in such a spectacular venue in Sicily.”
Champions Carrara and Moraza-Pollard prime Lion Struggle 67
Two of Lion Struggle most-prominent World champions share the highlight in respective title defenses as Lion Struggle 67 arrives in Rosolini, Sicily, Italy.
Italy’s personal Enrico “The Fog” Carrara, combating in entrance of his legion of hometown followers, engages in his first World Mild Heavyweight title protection as he takes on Patrik Vidakovics. Carrara (57-4-2) is an ideal 3-0 contained in the Lion Struggle ring, culminating with claiming the World championship at a particular version of Highway to Lion Struggle final August. Carrara captured the title with a terrific outing and knockout stoppage over Giannis Sofokleus. Previous to that, Carrara took care of enterprise with thorough victories over each Alex Bublea and Heriberto Tovar. However Carrara’s first title protection is certain to be his hardest bout but below the Lion Struggle banner as he faces Vidakovics, who hails from Baja, Hungary. The 28-year-old Vidakovics (51-19) is a former beginner world champion in addition to a multi-time nationwide and European champion. He has received 4 of his final 5 bouts, together with a pair of knockouts in China.
Lion Struggle’s undefeated and undisputed World Cruiserweight champ Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard (11-0) received his title at Lion Struggle 37 with a stellar efficiency in opposition to American rival Paul Banasiak. Since then, the Plymouth, Massachusetts, product has rattled off seven profitable defenses highlighted by a TKO victory over Remy Vectol at Lion Struggle 47, a dominant showcase in a unanimous resolution verdict over Juan Cervantes at Lion Struggle 51, and a hard-earned split-decision victory in opposition to Kongjak Po Baoin at Lion Struggle 56. Standing throughout from the champion shall be maybe essentially the most harmful opponent he has confronted but. Jakub Benko (41-19) has registered 23 knockout victories on his resume and is a multi-time previous World and European champion. Amongst quite a few different honors, the native of Bratislava, Slovakia, was awarded the Australian Muay Thai Struggle of the Yr in 2018.
In a featured girls’s flyweight bout, social media and ring entrance diva Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen will goal to select up from the place she left off in her final outing. Nguyen, who fights out of Myrtle Seaside, South Carolina, USA, flashed a vastly improved skillset at Lion Struggle 64 and notched a dominant unanimous resolution victory over rival Crystal Van Wyk. The fight sports activities veteran will face a Lion Struggle newcomer in Sonia Dinh of Switzerland.
Three further main-card bouts shall be introduced shortly.
Lion Struggle 67 is promoted in partnership with Evolution Struggle/Fight1.
Lion Struggle 66 takes place this Friday – Might 21st – reside on UFC Struggle Cross starting at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT USA / 11:30 p.m. GMT headlined by Lion Struggle’s undefeated double-champion Steve “Put ’Em To Sleep” Walker defending his North American Tremendous Cruiserweight title in opposition to challenger Devorius Tubbs.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and likewise a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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