Lion Fight Muay Thai returns to Vegas May 22 with a trio of female division bouts.
Former champion Tiffany Van Soest is looking get back on the winning track taking on England’s Bernise Alldis. VanSoest won five straight before losing her title to Caley Reese. After winning back to back fights at LFP, she lost to Denise Kielholtz at Enfusion.
Alldis came back this past weekend after a few years absence with an unanimous decision win over Tanya Merrit. She has a notable win over Julie Kitchen.
The match will serve as the co-main event.
Opening the main card, Vegas’s Christine Ferea will take on California’s Laura Salazar. Ferea has back to back wins at Lion Fight as an amateur. Salazar has been switching between MMA and Muay Thai. Both will be making their professional Muay Thai debuts.
The Ultimate Fighter 20 MMA show has several Muay Thai connections in the house.
Among them, Angela Hill (2-0 pro, 14-0 ammy Muay Thai), Justine Kish (WMC 59kg world champion, 14-1 pro Muay Thai), European Muay Thai champion Joanne Calderwood, Fight Girls reality show vet Felice Herrig and amateur Muay Thai champion Tecia Torres. Angela Magana has been training in Thailand for the past year.
Tiffany Van Soest will be heading to Holland November 23rd as she will make her Enfusion Muay Thai debut against Denise Kielholtz. The fight will be for the promotion’s 57 kg title and will stream only in the European markets online. Kielholtz is 36-2 in Muay Thai and is the current champion.
Van Soest is fighting Friday night – more on that below.
Friday night, Tiffany Van Soest looks to continue her way back to the Lion Fights title as she takes on Sindy Huyer in Las Vegas.
Van Soest (9-1-1) came off her title loss to defeat Lucy Payne in May. Italy’s Huyer (36-6) is on a two fight winning streak and was a runner-up in the Muay Thai Angels tournament.
In action on the untelevised undercard, Christine Ferea faces Amanda Jones and Fanny Tommasino takes on Gabriela Carillo.
The Van Soest versus Huyer fight will air on AXS TV Friday night.
An all female Muay Thai card is set for Freyming Merlebach, France.
In the main event, Marisa Pereira will face Maëlle Bet in a 51 Kg class A bout.
In other matches:
Nicosia Shanell vs. Deniz Dermican 53.5 kg class B
Cindy Silvestre VS Vanessa Dewaele 57kg
Roxane Collignon vs Shana Verlinde 60kg
Natasha Solis Hamann VS Jessica Jeannin 47 kg
Emilie Bour vs. Valentine Gomes 57 kg
In other action this weekend:
In Spain, Victoria Lomax (Sp) faces Diler Akar (Turkey) and Sarai Medina (Sp) takes on Matice Erdogan (Turkey)
Kate da Silva will make her pro Muay Thai debut against Baby Nansen in Porirua, New Zealand