ALL FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT FOR LION FIGHT MUAY THAI VI: SCHILLING VS. MARCUS II WBC CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
All 24 fighters, including main event opponents Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (12-2, 10 KO’s) of Los Angeles, Calif. and Simon Marcus (26-0, 19 KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario Canada, made weight today at Body English at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs. Marcus II, WBC championship full-rules Muay Thai event at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tomorrow/Saturday, May 12, live on LionFightPromotions.com.
Schilling, the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion, and Marcus, an unbeaten top contender, both tipped the scales at 174 pounds for the highly-anticipated rematch to their first meeting at The Joint on Feb. 25 when Marcus scored a controversial, first-round TKO victory in a winner-take-all contest.
Reserved ticket seats for Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs. Marcus II, priced from $45, are on sale at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Doors at The Joint open at 4 p.m. and the first preliminary bout will begin at 5 p.m.
The live stream of the 12-bout card, which will be facilitated by Go Fight Live, will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on LionFightPromotions.com and can be purchased for a one-time credit card charge of $14.99.
In the co-main event and a second highly-anticipated rematch, Filipino American Romie Adanza (16-3, 7 KO’s) of Irvine, Calif. will face off with Thanit “Boom” Watthanaya (45-12, 12 KO’s) of Vancouver, BC Canada via Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Thai superstar Mongkon “Malaipet” Wiwasuk (137-27-5, 26 KO’s), fighting out of Fresno, Calif. will put his WBC national welterweight (147 pounds) strap on the line against aggressive-minded counterpuncher Justin Greskiewicz (17-8, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa.
Seasoned technician Matt Embree (20-3, 9 KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario Canada will a tough, highly-experienced adversary in former world champion Nils Widlund (34-1, 12 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif. via Stockholm, Sweden.
Undefeated rising star Tiffany Van Soest (2-0) of San Diego, Calif. will take on fellow prospect Heidi Otterbein (3-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas via Vancouver, BC Canada. in a 125 pound catchweight bout.
In a matchup of two experienced, Las Vegas-based MMA competitors who have decided to test their combative skills in the Muay Thai ring for the first time in their respective careers, Javier Torres (0-0) will square off with Michael Madrid (0-0) in a 170 pound catchweight fight.
Fresh off his fifth professional victory at Lion Fight Promotions’ last event on Feb. 25, Scotty Leffler (5-2, 3 KO’s) of Las Vegas will return to action against promising upstart Artem Sharoshkin (3-1) of San Diego, Calif. in a welterweight (147 pounds) affair.
Topping the five-bout preliminary card will be undefeated 19-year-old prospect Guilherme Bertholdo (6-0, 2 KO’s), the nephew of UFC Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva. Bertholdo will look to extend his perfect run when he faces off with Chris Lazaro (7-3, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, Nev. in a welterweight (147 pounds) matchup.Photo Credit: B&P Photography/Lion Fight Promotions
Schilling will seek revenge after suffering a brutal, but controversial first-round TKO at the hands of Marcus in their initial meeting, a rare winner-take-all contest on Feb. 25.
In the co-main event and a second rematch between two rivals, Romie Adanza (right) will square off with “Boom” Watthanaya (left). Adanza scored a third round KO on Watthanaya when the pair faced off for the first time last May 28.
Thai legend “Malaipet” Wiwasuk (left) weighed in at 144 pounds while his opponent, the always colorful Justin Greskiewicz (right) came in at 145 pounds.
Making his debut for Lion Fight Promotions, Nils Widlund (right) and opponent Matt Embree (left) pose for the cameras.
Tiffany Van Soest (right) will look to maintain her perfect record tomorrow when she faces off with Heidi Otterbein (left).
MMA fighters Javier Torres (right) and Michael Madrid (left) will battle under Muay Thai rules for the first time in their respective careers.
Russian-born Artem Sharoshkin (right) weighed in at an even 146 pounds and his opponent, Scotty Leffler (left), came in at 146.5 pounds for their welterweight (147 pounds) scrap.
Undefeated Guilherme Bertholdo (right), the 19-year-old nephew of UFC champion Anderson Silva, will look to notch his seventh victory in the ring when he faces Las Vegas resident Chris Lazaro (left).in a welterweight affair on the undercard of tomorrow’s event.