Muay Thai: Michael Thompson vs Kevin Ross set to go in Lion Fight 16 main event

Muay Thai fighter Michael Thompson, also known as “Tomahawk” headlines Lion Fight 16 on Friday night in Las Vegas. The youngster from Queensland, Australia takes on American Kevin Ross on the event which is taking place as part of the UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas this weekend.

Both fighters weighed in successfully on Thursday night with Lion Fight super-lightweight title up for grabs for the winner. Thompson weighed in at 139 pounds (63 kgs), while Ross came in slightly heavier at 139.5 pounds (63.2 kgs). 

The event will take place at The Pearl, Palms Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night local time, with the main card set to be broadcast on AXS TV in North America.

Main Card: 

  • Michael Thompson (139 lbs/63.0 kgs) vs Kevin Ross (139.5 lbs/63.2 kgs) – Lion Fight Super-lightweight title
  • Sindy Huyer (124.5 lbs/56.4 kgs) vs Tiffany Van Soest (125 lbs/56.6 kgs)
  • Rungravee Sasiprapa (132 lbs/59.8 kgs) vs Adrian Morilla (131.5 lbs/59.6 kgs)
  • Tyler Toner (142.5 lbs/64.6 kgs) vs Gaston Bolanos (142.5 lbs/64.6 kgs)
  • Casey Parlett (155 lbs/70.3 kgs) vs Josh Shepard (156 lbs/70.7 kgs)

Under Card:

  • Bret Smith (124 lbs/56.2 kgs) vs Brian Cuba (125.5 lbs/59.9 kgs)
  • Gabriela Carillo (108.5 lbs/49.2 kgs) vs Fanny Tommasino (110 lbs/49.9 kgs)
  • Amanda Jones (125.5 lbs/56.9 kgs) vs Christine Ferea (124.5 lbs/56.4 kgs)
  • Zach Bunnell (170 lbs/77.1 kgs) vs Bryce Shepard-Mejia (170 lbs/77.1 kgs)
  • Sean Madden (154 lbs/69.8 kgs) vs Edgar Frias (155 lbs/70.3 kgs)

*Image via Bennie Palmore/Lion Fight Promotions

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