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Lion Fight announces first bouts set for Lion Fight 36 at Foxwoods
Explosive roster on tap for Lion Fight 36 at Foxwoods
Sergio Wielzen vs. Lerdsila “Mr. Lightning” Chumpaitour – Lion Fight Lightweight Title
Paul “The Reaper” Banasiak vs. Brett Hlavacek – Cruiserweight
Eddie Abasolo vs. PJ Sweda – Middleweight
CONNECTICUT (Tue, March 21, 2017)– Reigning Lion Fight lightweight champion Sergio Wielzen will put his belt on the line against the legendary Lerdsila “Mr. Lightning” Chumpaitour when Lion Fight 36 takes place on Friday, April 28th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The Wielzen-Lerdsila matchup is the main event for what will be Lion Fight’s third live event of 2017, and coming off its electrifying outing just last month at Foxwoods.
Tickets for Lion Fight 36 will be available at www.foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Foxwoods Box Offices.
Lion Fight 36 will air live on AXS TV Fights in the United States as well as on Fight Network throughout Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The main event will mark Wielzen’s second title defense following up on his split-decision verdict over Arthur Meyer at Lion Fight 30. The Suriname native, who now fights out of Amsterdam, Holland, captured the lightweight crown when he bested former champion Ognjen Topic via third-round TKO at Lion Fight 28. Wielzen (42-9-2) has won four straight, just one off his career-high that has been set twice before. He is a two-time W5 and two-time It’s Showtime champion.
Lerdsila is one of the true icons of Muay Thai combat. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, and now living in Santa Clara, California, the 36-year-old boasted an astounding 100-fight winning streak during his career, and is currently on a run of six straight victories. He is a three-time champion under the banner of the prestigious Rajadamnern Stadium promotion.
Lion Fight 36 is also the stage for what is expected to be an action-packed cruiserweight tilt between Brett Hlavacek and Paul “The Reaper” Banasiak.
Hlavacek, who fights out of New York City, suffered his first loss inside the Lion Fight ring back in November, but he won his two previous outings against Brad Mountain and Cyrus Washington. Banasiak, who hails from East Hartford, Connecticut, is a multi-time amateur champion turned top pro prospect.
In a middleweight bout, Philadelphia’s PJ Sweda will chase after a second straight win when he takes on Eddie Abasolo of Dublin, California.
The remainder of the Lion Fight 36 main card will be announced very shortly and is expected to include a featured bout for rising star Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard plus the return of Nick “Golden Boy” Chasteen and the much-anticipated pro debut of Julian Nguyen.
Lion Fight 35 will air live on AXS TV Fights with a start time of 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. with commentary from renowned duo “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich alongside veteran MMA ringside reporter Ron Kruck.
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