Lion Fight 60: Main Card Primer
By Press Release
Lion Fight 60
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – Las Vegas, Nevada
CBS Sports Network (11 p.m. PT)
Main Event: Sean “Clubber” Clancy (43-19-1) vs. Ramesh “The Headhunter” Habib (29-11-5)
Lion Fight World Super Lightweight Title – 140 lbs.
The very first Lion Fight champion in this division will be crowned in this epic international showdown. Over half of Clancy’s victories have come via knockout hence the “Clubber” nickname. Already a well-traveled competitor with bouts having taken place in Thailand, China, Japan, Australia, and Europe, Clancy boasts two previous wins inside the Lion Fight ring, coming out on top against Chris Mauceri in Cork and Roy Wills in Dublin. Habib, who fights out of Pakenham, Victoria, Australia, made a big statement in his home country when he won a four-man eliminator tournament on Lion Fight partner promotion Warriors Way.
Co-Main Event: Enrico “The Fog” Carrara (55-4-2) vs. Heriberto “Rudo” Tovar (8-2)
Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator – 175 lbs.
Pisa, Italy’s Carrara already boasts a win inside the Lion Fight ring having dominated his way to a decision victory over Alex Bublea at Lion Fight 55 in Milan this past May. Carrara has won four of his last five outings with two of those wins coming by knockout. Opposing him will be Tovar, who fights out of Hidalgo, Mexico. While he has competed in a variety of martial arts disciplines, Tovar truly is at home in Muay Thai as illustrated with all eight of his victories coming via knockout.
Jake Peacock (2-0) vs. Ryan Houston (3-2)
Welterweight – 145 lbs.
Peacock made one of the most memorable first impressions in Lion Fight history when he scored a sensational head-kick knockout victory over John Garcia at Lion Fight 57 in Vegas just over a month ago. The one-armed fighter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, returns to Sin City eyeing another viral video moment. However, Houston has other plans in mind as the Davenport, Iowa, native makes his organizational debut.
Alexis Asher (3-2) vs. Regan Gowing (4-1)
Light Flyweight – 107 lbs.
It’s a homecoming for Asher as she returns to Las Vegas following months of training in Thailand in addition to her role as an aerialist instructor throughout the world. She is coming off back-to-back knockout wins in Thailand. Gowing, who hails from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, represented her home country at the IFMA championships last year, and has fought four times in the U.S. as well as earning a TKO win in Thailand.
Pro Prelim Bouts:
Anthony Warken (2-1-1) vs. Anthony Castrejon (7-6-1) – Super Featherweight 128 lbs.
It’s a rematch of their controversial draw from Lion Fight 57 back in August. Castrejon gets the hometown advantage again in Vegas, while Warken makes his return from Long Beach, California.
Antonio Martinez (pro debut) vs. TBA – Super Lightweight
A former amateur standout with 44 victories, Martinez, who hails from Flagstaff, Arizona, makes his debut journey into the professional ranks.
Miguel Villareal (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Mario Garcia (Polanco, Mexico) – middleweight 155 lbs.
Emiliano Martinez (Flagstaff, AZ) vs. John Elvis Angulo (Los Angeles, CA) – light heavyweight 175 lbs.
Renata Szabo-Cserban (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Brenna Thornley (Orem, UT) – lightweight 135 lbs.
Matt Torres (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Ryan Whetstone (Las Vegas, NV) – super featherweight 130 lbs.
Joshua Trejo (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Kyle Harris (Cedar City, UT) – super lightweight 140 lbs.