LAS VEGAS, Nev. (May 11, 2012) - All 24 fighters, including main event opponents Joe "Stitch ‘Em Up" Schilling (12-2, 10 KO's) of Los Angeles, Calif. and Simon Marcus (26-0, 19 KO's) of Toronto, Ontario Canada, made weight yesterday at Body English at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs. Marcus II, WBC championship full-rules Muay Thai event at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, May 12, live on LionFightPromotions.com.
Schilling, the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion, and Marcus, an unbeaten top contender, both tipped the scales at 174 pounds for the highly-anticipated rematch to their first meeting at The Joint on Feb. 25 when Marcus scored a controversial, first-round TKO victory in a winner-take-all contest.
The live stream of the 12-bout card, which will be facilitated by Go Fight Live, will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on LionFightPromotions.com and can be purchased for a one-time credit card charge of $14.99.
In the co-main event and a second highly-anticipated rematch, Filipino American Romie Adanza (16-3, 7 KO's) of Irvine, Calif. will face off with Thanit "Boom" Watthanaya (45-12, 12 KO's) of Vancouver, BC Canada via Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Thai superstar Mongkon "Malaipet" Wiwasuk (137-27-5, 26 KO's), fighting out of Fresno, Calif. will put his WBC national welterweight (147 pounds) strap on the line against aggressive-minded counterpuncher Justin Greskiewicz (17-8, 3 KO's) of Philadelphia, Pa.
Seasoned technician Matt Embree (20-3, 9 KO's) of Toronto, Ontario Canada will a tough, highly-experienced adversary in former world champion Nils Widlund (34-1, 12 KO's) of San Diego, Calif. via Stockholm, Sweden.
Undefeated rising star Tiffany Van Soest (2-0) of San Diego, Calif. will take on fellow prospect Heidi Otterbein (3-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas via Vancouver, BC Canada. in a 125 pound catchweight bout.
In a matchup of two experienced, Las Vegas-based MMA competitors who have decided to test their combative skills in the Muay Thai ring for the first time in their respective careers, Javier Torres (0-0) will square off with Michael Madrid (0-0) in a 170 pound catchweight fight.
Fresh off his fifth professional victory at Lion Fight Promotions' last event on Feb. 25, Scotty Leffler (5-2, 3 KO's) of Las Vegas will return to action against promising upstart Artem Sharoshkin (3-1) of San Diego, Calif. in a welterweight (147 pounds) affair.
Topping the five-bout preliminary card will be undefeated 19-year-old prospect Guilherme Bertholdo (6-0, 2 KO's), the nephew of UFC Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva. Bertholdo will look to extend his perfect run when he faces off with Chris Lazaro (7-3, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, Nev. in a welterweight (147 pounds) matchup.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Lion Fight Promotions is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based world championship Muay Thai kickboxing promotion dedicated to producing matchups between the best Muay Thai fighters in the world in their respective weight classes. Led by former Las Vegas casino executive, Scott Kent, the promotional company has been developed in consultation with Christine Toledo, one of the sport's most popular champions and star of the Oxygen Network reality television show Fight Girls. Both Kent and Toledo share a common passion for Muay Thai and are working together to promote the sport.