Lion Fight Promotions announced that its milestone 50th event will take place on Saturday November 3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the historic venue that hosted the 1984 Olympics and currently hosts USC Trojan and Los Angeles Rams football.
That’s not all. The event will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network, the new broadcast partner for Lion Fight. Lion Fight events will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network on “live and on same-day delay”. The November 3 event will be broadcast after NCAA football coverage that day.
Lion Fight also has a new sponsor. Hollywood Park Casino has joined forces with the promotion, and future Lion Fight events will be “presented by Hollywood Park Casino”.
The new announcements can be considered a comeback of sorts for Lion Fight, which has grown over the years from a local Las Vegas promotion to a Muay Thai promoter known across America and internationally. Lion Fight events were broadcast for years on a basic cable channel and it developed a fan base, and the outfit expanded to promoting events throughout the United States. After losing their previous broadcast partner, recent Lion Fights events have been broadcast on the Flo Combat streaming platform. Flo Combat requires fans to pay a $30 monthly fee to watch Lion Fight and other events (discounted if you sign up for a year), resulting in complaints from fans about the price tag.
Now, fans will be able to tune in to the CBS Sports Network for action, as Lion Fight has a home on cable and satellite again.
“Lion Fight is truly a monumental occasion for our brand,” said Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight in the press release.
“We have grown significantly over the course of past seven years, conquered many hurdles, and now have put ourselves truly at the forefront,” he said. “Our new partnerships with CBS Sports Network and Hollywood Park Casino have been the difference-makers for us, and to have a home in California as prominent and historic as the L.A. Memorial Coliseum is certainly something very special.”
Included in the press release were some fight announcements for Lion Fight 50.
Lion Fight Super Middleweight champion Regian Eersel will defend his title against an opponent to be announced.
Unbeaten Californian fighter Jordan Harris (4-0), who recently signed a contract with Lion Fight, faces fellow unbeaten Josh Scales (3-0) of Texas.
Lion Fight veteran Josh Aragon (13-4) is scheduled to battle Brian Del Rosario (6-2).
Other bouts will be announced soon.
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