Lion Fight 15 hit Foxwoods Fox Theater this past Friday night and it sure did hit hard. With some of the top talents in Muay Thai, the crowd where treated to a great night of fights. The top billing was Cosmo Alexandre vs Mark Holst. They would make all 5 rounds with Cosmo taking the win.
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-runningFriday 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.
Muay Thai has a rich culture and long history in which many traditions have been incorporated into as part of the art and fighting rituals. In general, the average fight spectator cannot embrace the art in its entirety without having the proper knowledge of the culture and history. Thus, being one theory that Muay Thai lacks popularity in America.
Many claim that Muay Thai is a diminishing sport in America while Mixed Martial Arts has taken over the interest of fight fans as well as created a whole new fan base. Lion Fight Promotions as a company believes Muay Thai was never given enough opportunity to reach its full potential.
As one of Lion Fight Promotions initiatives, the Company plans on gaining support from affiliated Muay Thai organizations on a global scale, furthermore, unifying fans, enthusiasts, and fighters all over the world onto one common platform.
There is an overwhelming amount of talent that has gone unnoticed in years passed. Much of the same remains today. Lion Fight Promotions’ will change that by contributing a strong effort and taking a different approach toward promoting the sport in America. In addition, Lion Fight Promotions will focus on reaching out to newer audiences and working together with those who share the same passion and respect for Muay Thai.
The results from the fights were
Cosmo Alexandre def. Mark Holst via Decision (Unanimous)
Kevin Ross def. Chris Mauceri via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) 0:21 in Rnd 3
Tiffany Van Soest def. Lucy Payne via Decision (Unanimous)
Mohammed Lemjerdine def. Jason Andrada via Decision (Unanimous)
Pedro Gonzalez def. Nick Chasteen via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) 2:43 in Rnd 2
Tim Amorim def. Tom Evans via TKO (Corner Stoppage) Rnd 2
Check out www.lionfight.com for more info on future Lion Fight events.