LAS VEGAS: Following highly successful collaborative events in England, Ireland and France, Lion Fight Promotions has added another stop on its European schedule for 2019.
Lion Fight 55: Oktagon Monza will take place on Saturday, May 25th at the Candy Arena in Monza – the host city of the annual F1 Italian Grand Prix.
This event will be a joint production of Lion Fight Promotions and Fight1. Ticket information is available at www.oktagon.it. Lion Fight 55 will be taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
“Our European events have been spectacular so far and we expect our first trip to Italy will be nothing short of that as well,” said Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight.
“We are very excited about continuing to grow the Lion Fight brand in Europe and give some of our international fighters a great opportunity to compete closer to home.”
The chance to partner with Lion Fight was brings new exposure to Fight1.
“We are very honored to partner with Lion Fight,” said Francesco Migliaccio, the matchmaker for Fight1.
“We know the high level that the Lion Fight competitors are at and we are going to host great fights at Oktagon.”
Already scheduled to represent Lion Fight on the card is Thai legend Manasak, who will compete in a super bantamweight matchup with a yet-to-be named opponent. The former Rajademnern Stadium bantamweight champion sports a stunning professional record of 167-30-3. Manasak has also captured numerous prestigious tournament titles throughout his career, including Channel 3, Channel 9, Isuzu and Toyota events.
The first matchup for the show will pit Lion Fight’s newly signed women’s super bantamweight prospect Monika Kucinic (14-1). The 22-year-old Slovenian rising star will take on Italy’s own Sveva Melillo, who recently won a qualifying tournament to earn her spot in this encounter.
Also slated to compete on the Monza show is former Lion Fight super middleweight title challenger Matous Kohout. His opponent will be named shortly along with other main-card bouts for the event.