Lion Fight Muay Thai VII will take place on September 8th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The main event for the evening is expected to be a Light Heavyweight match-up between Joe Schilling and Alex Berrios. Although the fight has not been officially announced by Lion Fight Promotions, sources have informed us that both fighters have verbally agreed to the fight.
Schilling will be looking for back to back wins after dropping two consecutive bouts to Simon Marcus earlier in the year. He most recently defeated Karapaet Karapetyan at Battle of the Belts earlier this month in Thailand; Schilling won the fight by unanimous decision.
Berrios will be looking to for his third consecutive victory after scoring a (T)KO victory over Travis Lerchern at Friday Night Fight Muay Thai this past January and most recently a unanimous decision win over Warren Thompson at Bangkok Fight Night earlier this month.
The fight will be an interesting clash of styles. Most fans have become accustomed to Schilling’s aggressive style, while Berrios has a very traditional Thai style. In his last fight against Karapetyan, Schilling showed a more composed and relaxed style as opposed to his usual blitzkrieg style of attack. A size advantage should definitely lie in favor of Schilling as Berrios, isn’t known to cut much weight for his fights. Should make of an interesting and exciting match-up as Schilling looks to continue to prove he is the best 175lb fighter in the United States, while Berrios will be looking to make his presence known in the American Muay Thai scene.
*Previously reported on the Muay Thai Media Network