Lion Fight 15 with Cosmo ALEXANDER vs Mark HOLST
By Lion Fight , Thursday April 24, 2014
LION FIGHT Founder and CEO Scott Kent and Foxwoods Resort Casino are joining forces to bring Lion Fight’s hard-hitting world class Muay Thai action, for the first time ever, to fight fans on the East Coast. AXS TV broke the news on tonight’s edition of Inside MMA, revealing to viewers that LION FIGHT 15, featuring a main event matchup between World Muay Thai Champion and Brazilian MMA superstar Cosmo Alexandre and World Muay Thai Federation Champion and former UFC fighter Mark Holst, will take place live from Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Friday May 23.
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The 31-year old Brazilian fighting superstar Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre is the former World Muay Thai Council (WMC) Intercontinental Champion, It’s Showtime Champion and WMC/S1 Champion. He fights out of the famed Blackzilians training camp in Boca Raton, Florida and is a three-sport professional athlete, fighting in MMA, boxing and Muay Thai. He stands undefeated in boxing and is riding a five-fight win streak as a professional mixed martial artist. On May 23, Alexandre returns to the Lion Fight ring for this full rules Muay Thai mega-fight against Mark Holst.
“Muay Thai is my first love and I’m excited to give fight fans out East a great main event at Lion Fight 15,” said Alexandre. “I’m taking this fight seriously and don’t plan to let the judges decide. So don’t blink. This is Muay Thai, the action doesn’t stop and I’m going to give my fans a knockout.”
Canadian Mark “Boots” Holst is a former World Muay Thai Federation Champion and also a former UFC lightweight. He has been training since he was 17 years old and has earned a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie. He is also a Certified Senior Kru by the Muay Thai Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. He is known for his aggression and trademark roundhouse kicks. He looks forward to taking on Alexandre, one of the biggest stars in Muay Thai, and showing fans he is ready to fight one of the greatest athletes in the sport.
“I am very excited to make my comeback to the Muay Thai ring,” said Holst. “I have always loved to fight Muay Thai rules and I will be doing so for the prestigious Lion Fight organization. It is a great honor for me to fight Cosmo Alexandre, I can’t wait to put on a show for everyone watching!”
The full rules Muay Thai LION FIGHT 15 event will take place inside Foxwoods’ Fox Theater Friday, May 23, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET; the first bout starts at 7:00 p.m. ET. The main card will start live on AXS TV at 9:00 p.m. ET.
LION FIGHT 15 also features the return of former Lion Fight Featherweight Champion Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest, Muay Thai Champion Kevin Ross and rising star Jason Andrada.
- Cosmo Alexandre vs Mark Holst
- Kevin Ross vs Chris Mauceri
- Tiffany Van Soest vs Lucy Payne
- Jason Andrada vs Mohammed Lemjerdine
Nick Chasteen vs Marc Seno
Tim Amorim vs Tom Evans