Yodsanklai Fairtex Headlines ‘Lion Fight 8’ on Friday

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 24th, 2013


There will be a couple of firsts tomorrow night at “Lion Fight 8” – Yodsanklai Fairtex (Pictured) will be making his long-awaited debut on American soil and the card marks the first ever live nationally televised Muay Thai event in the history of the sport.

Fairtex takes on Muay Thai Champion Gregory Choplinin Friday’s featured attraction.

“No pressure,” Fairtex stated. “I feel great about fighting in the U.S., everything about this fight is good. Choplin is taller than me but it’s no problem. I can get in there and finish the job. I’m looking for the knockout.”

WBC Muay Thai Champion and undefeated female fighter Tiffany Van Soest faces Alexis Rufus in the co-main event.

The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas hosts the festivities. The main card will be presented live on AXS TV starting at 10PM ET.

Tickets for Lion Fight 8 are on sale now through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office and Ticketmaster.com.

Please click the media player below to watch Fairtex’s media workout:

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