Lion Fight 34 took place today at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured two title fights.
In the main event Regian Eersel ran through Dewitt Pratt to defend his Lion Fight super middleweight title. From the opening bell Eersel was all over the late replacement. A flying knee followed by a short right hand sent Pratt down and the fight was called off by the referee. Eersel has now won all three of his fights for Lion Fight by (T)KO.
In the co-main event Iman Barlow (@ImanBarlow) picked apart Meryem Uslu from start to finish to defend her Lion Fight women’s super bantamweight title. Her elbows, kicks and knees seemed to land effortlessly as Uslu offered little offense. The win is Barlow’s 13th straight, and the first defense of her Lion Fight title.
UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani (@AnthonyNjoku) made his return to Muay Thai with a third round (T)KO over Australian Chris Harrington. After a close first two rounds, Njokunai was able to seal the deal in the third. He knocked Harrington down, and then was able to force a referee stoppage after a barrage of punches had Harrington in serious trouble.
Nick Chasteen (@NickChasteen) put together what seemed to be a flawless performance against heavy hitting Gabriel Mazzetti. He kept busy the entire fight and didn’t allow Mazzetti to tee off at any point. Whenever Mazzetti would land what seemed like a heavy shot, Chasteen would answer right back with three of four of his own. It seemed like it would be a clear cut decision win for Chasteen, but when the score cards were read the decision was awarded to Mazzetti. Chasteen was in disbelief at the decision, and so was the crowd. It was later revealed that Mazzetti broke his right hand in the first round.
In other action Kronphet Phetrachapat and Kevin Burmester fought to a controversial majority draw. Khronphet slowed down near the end, but it seemed he had done enough to win the fight.
In the night’s opening bout River Daz put on a great performance as he defeated Diego Llamas by unanimous decision.
Lion Fight 34 Results:
Regian Eersel def. Dewitt Pratt via (T)KO at 2:29 of Rd. 1 – Defends Lion Fight Super Middleweight Championship
Iman Barlow def. Meryem Uslu via Unanimous Decision – Defends Lion Fight Women’s Super Bantamweight Championship
Anthony Njokuani def. Chris Harrington via (T)KO at 2:44 of Rd. 3
Gabriel Mazzetti def. Nick Chasteen via Unanimous Decision
Kronphet Phetrachapat and Kevin Burmester fight to a Majority Draw
River Daz def. Diego Llamas via Unanimous Decision
You can see the highlights from Lion Fight 34 in the video below.