Superstars for the biggest WBC
MUAYTHAI in Nevada USA
BATTLE IN THE DESERT

18 Aug 2011


Famous Muay Thai names will be weighed-in this Friday afternoon (Las Vegas Blvd) for the full rules stand-up combat on Saturday evening - the biggest WBC MUAYTHAI event ever held in the USA. "Battlefield In The Desert" will be staged at the Star of the Desert Arena, Buffalo Bill's Casino, Primm, Nevada on 20 August.

Here's the stars who will be fighting on the big event:

*Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke, Legendary Thai Champion
*Cosmo Alexandre, Two-Time World Champion
*Ky Hollenbeck, WBC World Interim Middleweight Champion
*Simon Chu, WBC World Interim Middleweight Challenger
*Chaz Mulkey, Las Vegas Resident and WBC Middleweight Contender
*Remy Bonnel, Hard-Hitting WBC Middleweight Contender
*Jeri Sitzes, WBC Women's International Super Bantamweight Champion
*Misty Sutherland, WBC International Super Bantamweight Challenger


Two-time world Muay Thai champion Cosmo Alexandre (40-13) of Brazil will square off with five-time Muay Thai champion and multi-title Lumpinee Stadium champion Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke "Zingano" (228-19) of Broomfield, Colo. via Thailand in a middleweight (contracted weight of 155 pounds) superfight.

The co-main event will feature a world interim middleweight (160 pounds) title bout between explosive champion Ky Hollenbeck (18-1) of San Francisco, Calif. and powerhouse challenger Simon Chu (29-6) of Leeds, England.

The middleweight matchup between Chaz Mulkey (6-4) of Las Vegas and Remy Bonnel (55-7) of Miami, Fla. will be contested with the WBC interim international title at stake.

And the event gets even bigger with Joe Schilling (10-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. taking on Brandon Banda (5-1) of Concord, Calif. for the vacant WBC USA light heavyweight (175 pounds) crown.

Women's Muay Thai sees MMA star Jeri Sitzes (3-0) of Springfield, Mo. defending her WBC international title against Misty Sutherland (1-0) of Calgary, Canada.

Tickets for Lion Fight Promotions' stacked WBC world championship Muay Thai event are on sale and can be purchased at the Primm Valley Casino Resorts ticket office (702-386-7867), Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com and LionFightPromotions.com.

Star of the Desert Arena doors will open for the Lion Fight Promotions: Battle In The Desert 3 event at 4 p.m. PT. The first preliminary bout will begin at 5 p.m.

Lion Fight Promotions have with Go Fight Live (www.gfl.tv) to deliver a live, online stream. The highly-anticipated WBC MUAYTHAIA 6 professional main fights and 6 amateur preliminary bouts can be logged on to GFL's dedicated web page for the event (http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/MuayThai/Battle_in_the_Desert/1131) for a payee fee of $14.99. The one-time credit card payment will allow purchasers to watch the event both live and after its completion.

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