LION FIGHT AND FOXWOODS SIGN MULTI-FIGHT DEAL FOR 2014 and 2015, ANNOUNCE AUGUST 1st AS NEXT EAST COAST LION FIGHT EVENT
LION FIGHT 17 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
PRESENTED LIVE ON AXS TV Starting at 9:00 p.m. ET
Tickets On Sale Tomorrow through www.Foxwoods.com – Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Las Vegas, NV – Following the incredibly successful debut of LION FIGHT at Foxwoods Resort Casino on May 23rd, LION FIGHT Founder and CEO Scott Kent today announced that he and Foxwoods Resort Casino have reached a multi-fight deal for the remainder of 2014 and throughout 2015 to bring more of his promotion’s world class fights to the east coast. On Friday, August 1st world class Muay Thai is back at Foxwoods Resort Casino with LION FIGHT 17.
Tickets for LION FIGHT 17 taking place inside the Foxwoods’ MGM Grand Theater go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, June 10 starting at 10:00 a.m. ET. Tickets are available through Foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods box office.
LION FIGHT 17 airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by legendary MMA fighter and coach Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator Michael “The Voice” Schiavello. This will be the 10th LION FIGHT event on AXS TV and the fourth since renewing their broadcast deal in early 2014.
LION FIGHT 15, the first east coast event for the four-year-old combat sports promotion, was a total sell-out, packed with non-stop stand-up fighting action that thrilled every fan that attended the premiere LION FIGHT inside the Fox Theatre.
“The success of Lion Fight 15 was thrilling for everyone involved, and even more exciting is to announce that we have an east coast home for more Lion Fight events,” said Kent. “Thanks to this deal with Foxwoods Resort Casino, we will present even more events this year and in 2015, likely a fight every three or four weeks. This allows us to keep our fighters active, sign more top athletes to multi-fight contracts and regularly showcase the sport of Muay Thai to east coast fans. I give my appreciation to Mark Cuban and Andrew Simon at AXS TV and Felix Rappaport for believing in Lion Fight and the potential of this incredible sport.”
“Our first event with Lion Fight was such an unqualified success, that we wanted to build on that debut event with more great cards for the remainder of 2014 and throughout 2015,” said Felix Rappaport, Senior Vice President and COO, Foxwoods Resort Casino. “I give my thanks to Lion Fight and Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler and President and CEO Scott Butera for making this event a success. For sports fans that crave action, every amateur fight and every professional fight at Lion Fight’s first event on the East Coast was competitive and exciting. Fans of MMA and boxing alike should come to Foxwoods August for LION FIGHT 17. They won’t be disappointed.”
Next up on the busy schedule is LION FIGHT 16 Friday, July 4 at the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, which is presented as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week extravaganza. LION FIGHT 16 tickets start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster.com.
Please visit LIONFIGHT.com for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT.
About Muay Thai
Muay Thai is a combat sport from the Muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline, which includes combat on foot, is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when Muay Thai practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts. The professional sport of Muay Thai is governed by the World Muay Thai Council.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is the world’s premier Muay Thai organization. Founded in 2010 by owner and Chief Executive Officer Scott Kent, Lion Fight is the most active promoter of Muay Thai events and stands as the largest standup combat sports organization in North America. Lion Fight’s full rules Muay Thai events are televised live nationally to over 42 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The company is dedicated to growing Muay Thai in America and to presenting world-class events stacked with the best fighters in the sport.
About AXS TV Fights
AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and Muay Thai events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. Michael “The Voice” Schiavello and five-time MMA world champion Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be foundonline, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada and the Caribbean.
About Foxwoods ® Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.