All bouts set for Lion Fight 29 following official weigh-in at Foxwoods


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Thursday May 26, 2016 All combatants were on the mark at the official weigh-in for Lion Fight 29 held Thursday afternoon at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Lion Fight 29 takes place Friday at the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods, and is headlined by a showdown between Lion Fight super welterweight champion “Smokin’ Jo Nattawut and rising star Regian Eersel. The non-title bout will be in the middleweight division, and both fighters stepped off the scale at 159 lbs.

The co-main event will two former champions against each other in a lightweight clash. Former Lion Fight title-holder Ognjen Topic will look to rebound after losing his belt at Lion Fight 28 to Sergio Wielzen, while onetime Lumpinee Stadium champ Dechsakda Sitsongpeenong will be out to make a statement in his debut on American soil. Both Topic and Dechsakda weighed in at 132 lbs.

A featured main-card bout is also comes in the lightweight division as new sensation Travis Clay meets highlight-reel afficinado Julio Pena. Both Clay and Pena tipped the scales at 132 lbs.

Tickets for Lion Fight 29 are on sale now at www.foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882 or by visiting the Foxwoods Box Offices.

Lion Fight 29 airs live on AXS TV Fights beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT with commentary from renowned duo “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich.

Lion Fight 29 Official Weigh-In Results:

Main Event – Middleweight
Regian Eersel – 159 lbs.
Jo Nattawut – 159 lbs.

Co-Main Event – Lightweight
Dechsakda Sitsongpeenong – 132 lbs.
Ognjen Topic – 132 lbs.

Lightweight
Travis Clay – 132 lbs.
Julio Pena – 132 lbs.

Featherweight
Jared Tipton – 124 lbs.
John Nofer – 126 lbs.

Welterweight
Bryce Lawrence – 142 lbs.
Asa Ten Pow – 143 lbs.

Welterweight
PJ Sweda – 152 lbs.
Diego Llamas – 147 lbs.

Amateur Prelims

Super Bantamweight
Emilio Pineda – 125 lbs.
Ahmad Ibrahim – 122 lbs.

Welterweight
Mike Santos – 146 lbs.
Julien Nguyen – 147 lbs.

Super Middleweight
Mike Jenkins – 164 lbs.
Brian Bogue – 163 lbs.

Cruiserweight
J. Lucky Henry – 184 lbs.
Kris Silck – 183 lbs.

Welterweight
Malcolm Hill – 144 lbs.
Chris Lena – 141 lbs.


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