Muaythai Rolls in to Las Vegas

The National Sport of Thailand with Ancient Battlefield Origins is Growing in Popularity.

Lion Fight Promotions, LLC will be organising a Muaythai gala event in Nevada, scheduled for February 12, 2011 at the Star of the Desert Arena located inside Buffalo Bill’s Hotel & Casino in Primm, Nevada. The event is sanctioned by the WMC and will be held in support of WMC Honourary President & Privy Councillor to HM the King of Thailand, H.E. General Pichitr’s “Muaythai Against Drugs” Campaign.

Muaythai is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army from thousands of years ago. The modernised, competitive form of Muaythai is now practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. The Thai martial art features punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and clinching (standing grappling).

Lion Fight Promotions has officially signed Mongkhon “Malaipet” Wiwasuk and Michael Mananquil as the main event for this card. This fight is a rematch that many Muaythai fans in America are anticipating. Other fighters on the card include Super Lightweight Champion Kevin Ross, Chaz Mulkey, Shawn Yarborough, Remy Bonnel and Scotty Leffler, to name a few. Opponents flying in from Thailand include Vuttichai Jeansiri and Phanuwat Linthong.

“Muaythai is the most exciting fighting style for fans that love stand up fighting and appreciate the rich history associated with it. We are in the Fight Capital of the World in Las Vegas and it makes perfect sense to have a Las Vegas based Muaythai promotional company to help develop this amazing sport”, says Scott Kent, President and CEO of Lion Fight Promotions.

Kent added, “We have a sport that is already very popular all over the world and we want expose more people to it by showcasing international talent and provide a larger stage for our local fighters”.

Lion Fight Promotions is led by former Las Vegas casino executive and Muaythai enthusiast, Scott Kent. The new promotional company has been developed in consultation with Christine Toledo, one of the sport’s most popular champions and star of the reality television show (Oxygen Network’s Fight Girls) and documentary based on the women of muaythai. Both Kent and Toledo share a common passion for muaythai and are working together to promote the sport.

Kent and Toledo will also be working with native Las Vegan, Master Nick Blomgren, owner and head instructor of One Kick Nick’s Gym to develop talent through his amateur shows and drawing on his vast experience in muaythai. In addition, Lion Fight Promotions will collaborate with LV muaythai Center’s David Phanthip to assist with marketing to the muaythai community.

Red Rock Harley Davidson has committed to be an official sponsor and other potential sponsors are being considered.

For more information on Lion Fight Promotions visit www.lionfightpromotions.com