Lion Fight Promotions based out of Las Vegas, NV announced last week that they solidified a TV Deal with AXS TV to debut their next event “Lion Fight 8″ on National television. “Lion Fight 8″ takes place January 25th, 2013 inside the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The main event will consist of Three time Lumpinee Champion Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Gregory Choplin. This will be Gregory Choplin’s fourth Lion Fight appearance defeating Chaz Mulkey & exciting new comer Joseph Valtellini at the previous two Lion Fight events, and losing to Ky Hollenbeck at Lion Fight’s second installment “Battle in the Desert 2.” This will be Yodsanklai’s first fight in the United States. He was supposed to fight for the “Muay Thai Premier League” in Long Beach, California last year. He came but didn’t fight due to an injury.
It’s a monumental growth for Muay Thai in the United States to now be on national television, and Muay Thai fans are very excited. Tiffany Van Soest will be facing Alexis Rufus in the co-main event. Undefeated & WBC International Champion Tiffany Van Soest just signed a multi-fight deal with Lion Fight Promotions. American Thai Boxer Kevin Ross also just signed a multi-fight deal with Lion Fight Promotions, & will be appearing at “Lion Fight 8″ too once they find a match up for him. Kevin Ross has been inactive since he lost to Sagetdao Petpayathai at the M-One Grand in October of last year. He had an ACL replacement & is ready to step back into the ring where he belongs.