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Thursday, Sep 08, 2011

Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino To Host WBC Championship Muay Thai Fights Nov. 19

By FCF Staff

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas has announced that, in partnership with Lion Fight Promotions, it will host a WBC championship Muay Thai event on Saturday, Nov. 19.  The fight card has not been announced yet.

“We are excited to foster such a great professional partnership with the team at Lion Fight Promotions,” said Vice President of Entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Paul Davis, in a press release issued by Hard Rock and Lion Fight Promotions.  “The Joint venue was built for events just of this caliber, and I think guests, both returning and first-timers, will be very pleased with the experience we have to offer.  We look forward to the hard-hitting event and additional future Muay Thai fights with Lion Fight Promotions.”

“We are thrilled about this opportunity to put the sport of Muay Thai on a big stage at one of the most well-known destinations in the fight capital of the world” said Lion Fight Promotions President, Scott Kent.  “For the last several years, the popularity of Muay Thai has been surging in the wake of the MMA explosion in North America.  The partnership between Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Lion Fight Promotions is a monumental step towards giving Muay Thai a platform that will support future growth and help it stand out and flourish as its own major combat sport.”

Lion Fight Promotions’ last event, “Battle In The Desert 3,” served up four  WBC title fights at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev. on Aug. 20.  In the “Superfight” main event, five-time world champion and Thai legend Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke Zingano was awarded a controversial unanimous decision over two-time world champion Cosmo Alexandre.

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:10 pm
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