Saturday September 26, 2015– In the two title fights on AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 24 tonight, Super Welterweight Champion Jo Nattawut (55-5-2) defended his belt, knocking out challenger Charlie Peters (32-14) with elbows and Ognjen Topic (16-5) won a unanimous decision over Stephen Meleady (38-19) to claim the vacant lightweight title.
Other highlights include headliner Ky Hollenbeck’s (32-3-1) technical decision over Richard Abraham (7-3)—doctors stopped the fight in the fourth round due to a cut Hollenbeck sustained in a clash of heads—and spinning back elbows from Gaston Bolanos (5-0) and Chris Mauceri (8-2) to knock out their opponents. AXS TV Fights commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello” break down tonight’s action in the highlight clip here:
Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 46, veteran Legacy bantamweight Steven Peterson (12-4) takes on undefeated Irwin Rivera (4-0) in the main event and two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Rafael Lovato Jr. (1-0) faces Charles Byrd (6-4). Live coverage begins on AXS TV Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 24 are as follows:
Main event – Middleweight Fight (160 pounds) – Ky Hollenbeck (32-3-1) defeated Richard Abraham (7-3) via technical decision (40-36, 40-36, 39-37) in round four.
Vacant Lightweight Title Fight (134 pounds) – Ognjen Topic (16-5) defeated Stephen Meleady (38-19) via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46).
Super Welterweight Title Fight (154 pounds) – Jo Nattawut (55-5-2) defeated Charlie Peters (32-14) via KO (elbows) at 1:56 in round three.
Welterweight Fight (142 pounds) – Gaston Bolanos (5-0) defeated Ben Yelle (23-18-1) via TKO (spinning back elbow) at 2:04 in round two.
Welterweight Fight (142 pounds) – Chris Mauceri (8-2) defeated Nicolas Parlanti (15-6) via KO (spinning back elbow) at 1:06 in round three.
Lightweight Fight (134 pounds) – Julio Pena (3-0) defeated Yeison Berdugo (0-1) via TKO (leg kicks) at 0:31 in round five.
By: Sean Grabin