Lion Fight 16 gets underway after UFC 175 weigh-ins

For fight fans and Las Vegas locals getting ready for the UFC International Fight Week extravaganza July 1-6, LION FIGHT today announced that its Friday, Fourth of July event, LION FIGHT 16, is carefully time-slotted so that fans can hit the UFC 175 weigh-ins inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., then head over to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the start of the main card at 6:00 p.m. PT. Further, the full Muay Thai rules fights will conclude before sunset, in advance of the Fourth of July Fireworks displays.
Following are times for LION FIGHT 16 – Friday, July 4:
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – UFC 175 Weigh-Ins, Mandalay Bay Events Center
6:00 p.m. – Lion Fight 16 Main Live Card Begins
8:45 p.m. – (approx) Lion Fight 16 concludes
9:00 pm. – Fireworks Displays begin, locations below:
  • Station Casinos will host simultaneous fireworks displays at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, lasting nine minutes each.
  • Caesars Entertainment hosts a Las Vegas Strip 10-minute fireworks display.
Tickets for LION FIGHT 16 are on sale NOW starting at $25 and are available for purchase through To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Pearl at the Palms box office. (Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges). Doors open at 3:30 p.m. PT; first bout is at 4:00 p.m. PT
LION FIGHT 16 is on the UFC International Fight Week roster of fan events and activities taking place in the city’s hottest venues and clubs throughout the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The perfect prelude to the fireworks spectacular, LION FIGHT 16 on Friday, July 4th   features a super lightweight championship fight between Muay Thai Champion Kevin Ross and Australia’s Muay Thai prodigy Michael “Thomahawk” Thompson. In the co-main event, former Lion Fight featherweight champion Tiffany Van Soest will face Italy’s Sindy Huyer. For the first time ever, Lion Fight brings Thailand’s superstar “Rungravee” to America to take on Adrian Morilla in a special attraction and Muay Thai fan superfight. Also on the main live card, Tyler Toner takes on Gaston Bolanos.
LION FIGHT 16  airs live on  AXS TV   starting at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by legendary MMA fighter and coach Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator Michael “The Voice” Schiavello.
“Presenting Lion Fight 16 as part of UFC’s International Fight Week, the biggest fan event in the world of combat sports, is a privilege and a honor and further proves that Lion Fight is the premier promotion in standup fighting,” said Kent. “I sincerely thank UFC owners Dana White and Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for giving Lion Fight this opportunity. I promise you and the fans that our Fourth of July full Muay Thai rules event will be the ultimate action-packed prelude to your UFC 175 mixed martial arts mega-fight on July 5th.”
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