Las Vegas, NV – Lion Fight Promotions CEO Scott Kent has announced that Lion Fight’s World Welterweight Champion Jorina Baars, the last woman ever to defeat superstar Cris Cyborg, will take on Chantal Ughi in the main event championship bout for LION FIGHT 20, Friday, February 20, 2015 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino.
LION FIGHT 20 airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator Michael “The Voice” Schiavello.
Jorina Baars (36-0) made her American debut in a break through performance at LION FIGHT 14 when she beat Cyborg via unanimous decision. This hard-earned victory shocked and impressed fight fans all over the world, and instantly put the undefeated fighter from the Netherlands on the combat sports map in the United States. Baars will return to the Muay Thai ring February 20 to attempt her first Lion Fight title defense and keep her perfect record intact.
Chantal Ughi (32-14-0) has fought Jorina before in 2009 with Jorina winning by split decision in a close match. Since then both have gained more experience and have improved. Chantal is a multi-time world champion and has had over 50 fights in her career.
In the LION FIGHT 20 action-packed co-main event, Chris Mauceri will take on Thai fighter Sittisak in a men’s 143 lbs. full Muaythai rules bout.
Mauceri (7-1) is a star on the rise that has stood with some of the best Muay Thai fighters in the U.S. He fought Kevin Ross, who is the reigning Lion Fight Super Lightweight Champion, and defeated Coke Chunhawat who has over 150 fights on record. In this fight, he showed how much he improved his Muay Thai skills within just months since taking his first professional loss from Kevin Ross.
Sittisak (65-12) originally from Bangkok, Thailand, now fights out of Atlanta in the Top Thai gym. Sittisak made his debut at the first-ever Lion Fight event February 12, 2011 when he took on Kevin Ross. The bout went down as one of Lion Fight’s best ever because of the pair’s back and forth full Muay Thai rules battle. At LION FIGHT 20, Mauceri now takes on a young, aggressive and also highly technical opponent in Sittisak.
The live televised card for LION FIGHT 20 also includes east coast favorites Tim Amorim, Tom Evans, Julio Pena, and west coast signed fighters Jason Andrada and Gaston Bolanos. The main card includes:
123 lbs. Bout: Jason Andrada (Las Vegas, NV) vs. John Nofer (Philadelphia, PA)
140 lbs. Bout: Tom Evans (Central Fall, RI) vs. Julio Pena (Boston, MA)
135lbs. Bout: Tim Amorim (Philadelphia, PA) vs. Bryce Lawrence (Naples, FL)
143 lbs. Bout: Gaston Bolanos (Dublin, CA) vs. TBD
– See more at the Lion Fight website.