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LAS VEGAS, NV – Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight Promotions, today announced that fitness model and television personality, Chinggay Andrada, will be the new ring announcer for Lion Fight’s professional Muay Thai events starting with LION FIGHT 18 this Friday, September 5, live from inside The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
“We are pleased to announce Chinggay Andrada as the first ever female ring announcer for Lion Fight, and that she will be the voice of our Muay Thai events starting with Lion Fight 18 this Friday night,” said Kent. “Chinggay is well known in our sport and with her star power, presence and personality she will not only be a great announcer but also a fantastic ambassador for Lion Fight.”
Prior to being named ring announcer for Lion Fight, Andrada has worked as a reporter and video journalist for the Muay Thai organization the past two years. Previously, she was famed for her role as a fitness coach on “The Biggest Loser” in her native Philippines and also for being the cover model of many fitness magazines including FHM.
“I’m excited to be making history as the first female ring announcer for Lion Fight, the biggest and best Muay Thai events promotion in the world,” said Andrada. “I’ve always wanted to do more with Lion Fight, so when Scott Kent asked me to take on this new role I immediately said yes. I’m also thrilled that my first event will feature the legendary fighter Yodsanklai Fairtex – just to be in his presence is an honor – and to announce his name will be a moment to remember forever. Thank you Scott Kent and Christine Toledo for this opportunity.”
Tickets for LION FIGHT 18 are on sale now through Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, online atAXS.com or by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. The full rules Muay Thai LION FIGHT 18 event will take place at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, Sept. 5. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT; the first bout starts at 5:00 p.m.
LION FIGHT 18 will be broadcast live on AXS TV, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT) with play-by-play and commentary by UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello.
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LION FIGHT 18 features a men’s middleweight title bout between reigning champion Yodsanklai Fairtex and the contender United Kingdom’s Salah Khalifa. The main live card is also packed with American Muay Thai talent including Las Vegas local Jason Andrada, fighting out of Fight Capital Gym, vs. Canada’s Stan Mancebo. Rising star Nick Chasteen, fighting out of Phoenix, Arizona makes his return to the Lion Fight ring to take on California’s Jose Palacios. The card also features west coasters Brian Del Rosario, fighting out of Van Nuys, California vs. Victorville, California’s Chris Culley. Kicking off the first fight of the night will be Phoenix, Arizona’s Damien Earley vs. Vallejo, California’s Eddie Abasolo.
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. Sponsored by Singha Beer, the exclusive and official beer of Lion Fight, its full rules Muay Thai events are televised live nationally to over 43 million homes as part of AXS TV’s long-running Friday Night Fights series. The first-ever professional combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events, Lion Fight 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 kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and five-time MMA world champion Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage everyFriday night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebookand 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.