The first venture for LION FIGHT into Kansas is quite literally the “biggest” event in company history. The massive show will take place on Friday, March 12th at the Memorial Hall in Hutchinson with the main card at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT airing exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports.
Tickets for Lion Fight 64 are available at www.lionfight.com.
Topping the marquee is the return of undefeated double-champion Steve “Put ’Em To Sleep” Walker (8-0). Walker holds the Lion Fight World Super Cruiserweight champion, and at Lion Fight 64, he will defend his North American title as he faces Texan Marcus “Money” Sursa (6-3). Walker won the World title with a clear-cut five-round verdict over Australia’s Chris Bradford at Lion Fight 58. The Boston, Massachusetts, product won the North American title at Lion Fight 42 and followed his first pro title win with a pair of devastating knockout victories in main-event superfights, besting Kristaps Zile via fourth-round head-kick and Bader Ferdaous with a fifth-round barrage of punches.
The road to crowning the first-ever Lion Fight North American Heavyweight champion begins in Hutchinson, Kansas with a pair of semi-final matchups in the four-main tournament. Top-seeded Cody “The Freight Train” East (5-1; Albuquerque, New Mexico) will take on veteran Warren “Destroyer” Thompson (10-8; Atlanta, Georgia) in one semi-final, with the other pitting crowd favorite “Bazooka” Joe Stripling (5-1; Wilmington, Delaware) against newcomer Terrance “El Jefe” Hodges (6-1; Atlanta, Georgia).
Combined, the title fight and tournament semifinals bring nearly 1,500 lbs. of man-made Muay Thai power into the Lion Fight ring.
Additional bouts on the Lion Fight 64 card include ring-entrance diva Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen (1-1; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) facing “The Lovely” Crystal Van Wyk (pro debut; Atlanta, Georgia) in a women’s flyweight tilt, Kansas’ own Cody “Black Shark” Moberly (23-15), who had a pivotal role in the Showtime documentary Prison Fights, matched up against Michael “Iron Boy” Triana (6-1; Worcester, Massachusetts) in a lightweight feature, and an all-Kansas super middleweight showdown as “Half Ass” Chance Thackston (3-1) goes up against Cody Carrillo (8-3).
Lion Fight 64 is promoted in partnership with Never Surrender.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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