Thursday, September 13, 2012

Schilling vs. Walker and Valtellini vs. Choplin official for Lion Fight Muay Thai VII on October 13th

Lion Fight Promotions has officially announced its main event and co-main event for Lion Fight Muay Thai VII on October 13th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. As expected Joe Schilling will take on Eddie Walker in the night's main event and Joseph Valtellini will take on Gregory Choplin in the co-main event. 

Currently these are the only two bouts that Lion Fight Promotions has made official for their October 13th event, but more are expected to be confirmed shortly including bouts featuring Jeri Sitzes, Tiffany Van Soest and Coke Chunhawat. Read the full press release from Lion Fight Promotions below.

LION FIGHT PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCES
WBC INTERIM WORLD CHAMPION JOE SCHILLING VS. EDDIE WALKER
AND JOE VALTELLINI VS. GREGORY CHOPLIN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS FROM THE JOINT
INSIDE THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS -Lion Fight Promotions today announced it will bring its thrilling, action-packed brand of traditional Muay Thai fighting back to The Joint inside the world famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a night of fights on Saturday, Oct. 13 featuring WBC Light Heavyweight Interim World Muay Thai Champion Joe Schilling (13-3) vs. the aggressive and hard hitting Eddie Walker (8-1) as the headlining main event, and Joe Valtellini vs. Gregory Choplin as the featured co-main match-up.

Sanctioned by the World Boxing Council (WBC), tickets for Lion Fight's WBC full rules Muay Thai event will go on sale Friday, September 14 beginning at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.

In the main event, the 28-year-old 6'2" Schilling, regarded as one of the pound for pound best Muay Thai fighters in the sport will look to put away his latest opponent, Eddie Walker, with his strength, experience and lightning quickness early on once the bell sounds.

Eddie "Showtime" Walker, known in the fighting circuit to hit like a heavyweight, has been waiting for the opportunity to show that he can measure up to Joe Schilling.

In the co-main event, the talented rising star from Toronto, Canada Joseph "Bazooka Joe" Valtellini (6-0) will take on Muay Thai Champion Gregory Choplin from Paris, France (53-9) who is widely considered one of the best kickboxers in Europe.

More fights for Lion Fight Promotions Saturday, Oct. 13 event taking place live at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be announced soon.

For more information on Lion Fight Promotions, please visit lionfightpromotions.com and follow on Twitter @LFPLasVegas and Facebook at Facebook.com/Lion Fight Promotions.

About Lion Fight Promotions
Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is a Muay Thai fight promotion company based out of Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The ultimate goal of the company is to help the sport of Muay Thai expand in America. Unfortunately, in many other parts of the world, the level of exposure and appreciation outnumbers that of what is represented in the U.S.

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