Lion Fight 8 Weigh-In Results: Fairtex and Choplin Set for Main Event
By Lion Fight (via press release)
LAS VEGAS – Lion Fight Promotions today held the official weigh-ins for “Lion Fight 8” taking place tomorrow night, FRIDAY, January 25 LIVE on AXS TV. With full Muay Thai rules in effect, Lion Fight 8 doors open at 4:00 p.m. First bout starts at 5 p.m. All Lion Fight 8 competitors, pros and amateurs weighed in before Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Executive Director Keith Kizer at Vinyl.
Following are the official weights for Lion Fight 8:
Main Event (163 lbs)
Yoksanklai Fairtex 160.5 LBS. (Bankok, Thailand) vs. Gregory Choplin (Paris, France) 162.5 LBS.
Co-Main Event (123 lbs.)
Tiffany Van Soest 124.5 LBS. (San Diego, CA) vs. Alexis Rufus 121 LBS. (London, England)
147 LBS/Pro Bout
Kevin Ross 146 LBS (Dublin, CA) vs. Chris Kwiatkowski 146 LBS. (New York City)
154 LBS/Pro Bout
Remy Bonnel 152.5 LBS (Miami, FL) vs. Shane Campbell 154 LBS. (Edmonton, Canada)
118 LBS/Pro Bout
Vivian Leung 117 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Kate McGray 117 LBS. (Los Angeles, CA)
Vishnu Gulati 147 LBS. (San Francisco, CA) vs. Malaipet 144.5 LBS. (Fresno, CA)
156 LBS/Pro Bout
Josh Shepard 156 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Damien Earley 157 LBS. (Phoenix, AZ)
124 LBS/Pro Bout
Jason Andrada 123 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. *Cody Moberly 130 LBS. (Wichita, KS)
160 LBS/Amateur Bout
Chris Martin 159 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Tony Barceau 155 LBS. (Salt Lake City, UT)
175 lbs./Amateur Bout
Jason Caldwell 183 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Ron Cruz 172 LBS. (Los Angeles, CA)
105 LBS/Amateur Bout
Fanny Tommasino 105 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Jessica Ricco 104 LBS. (Van Nuys, CA)
147 lbs./Amateur Bout
Jonathan Parsons 149 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Nick Chasteen 148 LBS. (Phoenix, AZ)
*Moberly was over the weigh limit, the fight will take place as scheduled; Moberly is fined 25 percent of his purse which goes to the State of Nevada.
Lion Fight 8 takes place live at The Joint inside the world famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Friday, January 25 and live on AXS TV.Tickets are available at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office and throughTicketmaster.com. Doors open at 4:00 p.m; first bout is at 5:00 p.m. PT.