From Lion Fight Promotions:
LION FIGHT PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCES
WBC INTERIM WORLD CHAMPION JOE SCHILLING VS. EDDIE WALKER
JOE VALTELLINI VS. GREGORY CHOPLIN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS FROM THE JOINT
INSIDE THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS -Lion Fight Promotions today announced it will bring its thrilling, action-packed brand of traditional Muay Thai fighting back to The Joint inside the world famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a night of fights on Saturday, Oct. 13 featuring WBC Light Heavyweight Interim World Muay Thai Champion Joe Schilling (13-3) vs. the aggressive and hard hitting Eddie Walker (8-1) as the headlining main event, and Joe Valtellini vs. Gregory Choplin as the featured co-main match-up.
Sanctioned by the World Boxing Council (WBC), tickets for Lion Fight's WBC full rules Muay Thai event will go on sale today beginning at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
In the main event, the 28-year-old 6'2" Schilling, regarded as one of the pound for pound best Muay Thai fighters in the sport will look to put away his latest opponent, Eddie Walker, with his strength, experience and lightning quickness early on once the bell sounds.
Eddie "Showtime" Walker, known in the fighting circuit to hit like a heavyweight, has been waiting for the opportunity to show that he can measure up to Joe Schilling.
In the co-main event, the talented rising star from Toronto, Canada Joseph Valtellini (6-0) will take on Muay Thai Champion Gregory Choplin from Paris, France (53-9) who is widely considered one of the best kickboxers in Europe.
Following is the full card fight lineup:
Joe Schilling (Los Angeles, CA) vs. Eddie Walker (Atlanta, GA)
Joe Valtellini (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) vs. Gregory Choplin (St. Denis, Paris, FRANCE)
165 lbs / WBC Superfight
Jeri Sitzes (Springfield, MO) vs. Tiffany Van Soest (San Diego, CA)
122 lbs / WBC International Title
Phanuwat "Coke" Chunhawat (Oakland, CA) vs. Adrian Morilla (San Diego, CA)
Anthony Castrejon (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Andy Singh (New York, NY)
118 lbs / WBC National Title
Jason Andrada (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Victor Perez (Van Nuys, CA)
130 lbs / USMTA title / 5x2 rounds
Genesis Bravo (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Miranda Cayabyab (San Jose, CA)
110 lbs / USMTA title / 5x2 rounds
Josh Shepard (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Jose Hernandez (Antelope Valley, CA)
160 lbs / USMTA title / 5x2 rounds
Chris Lazaro (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Johnny Parsons (Las Vegas, NV)
147 lbs / USMTA title / 5x2 rounds
Steve Ault (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Mike Gordon (Las Vegas, NV)
185 lbs / 3x2 rounds
*ALL PROFESSIONAL BOUTS WILL BE 5x3 ROUNDS WITH 1 MINUTE REST IN BETWEEN ROUNDS
For more information on Lion Fight Promotions, please visit lionfightpromotions.com and follow on Twitter @LFPLasVegas and Facebook at Facebook.com/Lion-Fight-Promotions.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is a Muay Thai fight promotion company based out of Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The ultimate goal of the company is to help the sport of Muay Thai expand in America. Unfortunately, in many other parts of the world, the level of exposure and appreciation outnumbers that of what is represented in the U.S.