Lion Fight 67 Scheduled For July Live On UFC Fight Pass
The lineup is coming together for the July Lion Fight 67 event, which will air live on UFC Fight Pass around the world.
Officials with Lion Fight have announced plans for Lion Fight 67 to take place Saturday, July 31 live on UFC Fight Pass.
The event will go down in Rosolini, Sicily, Italy and feature a pair of world title fights.
Enrico Carrara and Patrik Vidakovics meet for the light heavyweight title, Chip Moraza-Pollard and Jakub Benko for the cruiserweight belt and a women’s flyweight contest between Andy Nguyen and Sonia Dinh are set.
“There is no better way to kick off our European schedule – our first European shows on UFC Fight Pass as well – than to have a pair of World title fights and those fights featuring Enrico Carrara and Chip Moraza-Pollard,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. “Lion Fight has made a concerted effort to showcase the world’s best Muay Thai talent inside our ring. To do that now in tandem with the powerful worldwide reach of UFC Fight Pass is really amazing. Our fans and Muay Thai fans globally will all now be able see what Lion Fight means when it comes to a showcase event, especially in such a spectacular venue in Sicily.”
Lion Fight 66 is up next for the promotion, as that event takes place Friday live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Undefeated double-champion Steve Walker defends his North American super cruiserweight belt against Devorius Tubbs.
Here is more from a press release on Lion Fight 67:
Champions Carrara and Moraza-Pollard top Lion Fight 67
Two of Lion Fight most-prominent World champions share the spotlight in respective title defenses as Lion Fight 67 arrives in Rosolini, Sicily, Italy.
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Italy’s own Enrico “The Fog” Carrara, fighting in front of his legion of hometown fans, engages in his first World Light Heavyweight title defense as he takes on Patrik Vidakovics. Carrara (57-4-2) is a perfect 3-0 inside the Lion Fight ring, culminating with claiming the World championship at a special edition of Road to Lion Fight last August. Carrara captured the title with a terrific outing and knockout stoppage over Giannis Sofokleus. Prior to that, Carrara took care of business with thorough victories over both Alex Bublea and Heriberto Tovar. But Carrara’s first title defense is sure to be his toughest bout yet under the Lion Fight banner as he faces Vidakovics, who hails from Baja, Hungary. The 28-year-old Vidakovics (51-19) is a former amateur world champion as well as a multi-time national and European champion. He has won four of his last five bouts, including a pair of knockouts in China.
Lion Fight’s undefeated and undisputed World Cruiserweight champ Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard (11-0) won his title at Lion Fight 37 with a stellar performance against American rival Paul Banasiak. Since then, the Plymouth, Massachusetts, product has rattled off seven successful defenses highlighted by a TKO victory over Remy Vectol at Lion Fight 47, a dominant showcase in a unanimous decision verdict over Juan Cervantes at Lion Fight 51, and a hard-earned split-decision victory against Kongjak Po Baoin at Lion Fight 56. Standing across from the champion will be perhaps the most dangerous opponent he has faced yet. Jakub Benko (41-19) has registered 23 knockout victories on his resume and is a multi-time past World and European champion. Amongst numerous other honors, the native of Bratislava, Slovakia, was awarded the Australian Muay Thai Fight of the Year in 2018.
In a featured women’s flyweight bout, social media and ring entrance diva Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen will aim to pick up from where she left off in her last outing. Nguyen, who fights out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, flashed a vastly improved skillset at Lion Fight 64 and notched a dominant unanimous decision victory over rival Crystal Van Wyk. The combat sports veteran will face a Lion Fight newcomer in Sonia Dinh of Switzerland.