LAS VEGAS, NEV. (Nov. 8, 2011) – Lion Fight Promotions announced today that it has partnered with Go Fight Live (www.gfl.tv) to deliver a live, online stream of its highly-anticipated World Boxing Council (WBC)-sanctioned “Battle In The Desert 4, Live from The Joint” Muay Thai championship event at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sat., Nov. 19.
Fight fans around the world can tune into the entire 12 bout fight card (7 professional main card bouts and 6 amateur preliminary card bouts) online by logging on to GFL’s dedicated web page for the event and paying a fee of $14.99. The one-time credit card payment will allow purchasers to watch the event both live and after its completion.
In the main event of Lion Fight Promotions: Battle In The Desert 4, Live from The Joint, surging Muay Thai star Chaz Mulkey (7-4) of Las Vegas will collide with four-time British Muay Thai champion Simon Chu (29-7 (17 KO’s) of Leeds, England for the vacant WBC international middleweight (160 pounds) Muay Thai championship.
In the co-main event, superstar Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (145-24-1 (24 KO’s) of Oakland, Calif. via Thailand will face battle-tested Muay Thai champion and professional boxing contender Rami Ibrahim (13-7-2 (6 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa.
Four-time world Muay Thai champion Kit Cope (23-1 (9 KO’s) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on United States soil when he squares off with rising Muay Thai and MMA star Jose Palacios (5-2 (3 KO’s) of San Jose, Calif. in a featured WBC U.S. welterweight (147 pounds) championship bout.
Two knockout artists and rapidly emerging forces will collide when Las Vegas-based Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA) standout Chidi Njokuani (10-1 (6 KO’s) squares off with aggressive-minded Ken Tran (13-3 (10 KO’s) of Vancouver B.C., Canada in a 170-pound catchweight fight.
In a heavyweight attraction, Brazilian Muay Thai and K-1 Champion Eduardo Maiorino (40-14 (20 KO’s) of Richmond, Calif. via Campo Grande, Brazil will throw down with K-1 USA veteran Terroll Dees (6-2 (4 KO’s) of Concord, Calif.
The main card will also be highlighted by a pair of women’s bouts. Former Cung Le-protégé Elaina Maxwell (0-0) of San Francisco, Calif. will face off with Roxy “Balboa” Richardson (2-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. at super lightweight (140 pounds) while Vivian Leung (1-0) of Las Vegas via Saskatoon, Canada will lock horns with Cassie Trost (0-0) of Los Angeles in a 120 pound catchweight affair.
The complete preliminary fight card, which will also be streamed live on Go Fight Live, will be announced soon.
Tickets for Lion Fight Promotions: Battle In The Desert 4, Live from The Joint, priced from $25, are on sale and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Complete Professional Fight Card:
WBC International Middleweight (160 pounds) Championship
Chaz Mulkey (Las Vegas, Nev.) (Champion) vs. Simon Chu (Leeds, England) (Challenger)
WBC National Lightweight (135 pounds) Championship (Vacant)
Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (Oakland, Calif) vs. Rami Ibrahim (Philadelphia, Pa.)
WBC National Welterweight (147 pounds) Championship (Vacant)
Kit Cope (Las Vegas, Nev.) vs. Jose Palacios (San Jose, Calif.)
Elaina Maxwell (San Francisco, Calif.) vs. Roxy Richardson (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Super Lightweight (140 lbs) / 5×3 rounds
Chidi Njokuani (Las Vegas, Nev.) vs. Ken Tran (Vancouver B.C., Canada)
Catchweight (170 lbs) / 5×3 rounds
Vivian Leung (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Cassie Trost (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Catchweight (120 lbs) / 5×3 rounds
Eduardo Maiorino (Richmond, Calif.) vs. Terroll Dees (Concord, Calif.)
Heavyweight (Max 250 lbs.) 5 x 3 rounds