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Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

Lion Fight 8 Weigh-In Results: Fairtex and Choplin Set for Main Event

Fairtex (left) and Choplin (photo via Lion Fight)

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)

147/Pro Bout
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.


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:05 pm
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