"No pressure," is what Yodsanklai Fairtex says when asked about making his long-awaited fighting debut on American soil, while also headlining the first ever live nationally televised Muay Thai card in the history of the sport at LION FIGHT 8 tomorrow night.
"I feel great about fighting in the U.S., everything about this fight is good," he continues. "Choplin is taller than me but it's no problem. I can get in there and finish the job. I'm looking for the knockout."
The legend Yodsanklai Fairtex takes on multiple Muay Thai Champion Gregory Choplin tomorrow night at Lion Fight 8, a full Muay Thai rules event, taking place inside the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. WBC Muay Thai Champion and undefeated female fighter Tiffany Van Soest takes on Alexis Rufus in the co-main event. The entire main card will be presented live on AXS TV starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for Lion Fight's full rules Muay Thai event LION FIGHT 8 are on sale now available for purchase through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
CHECK OUT VIDEO OF YODSANKLAI WORKOUTS LAST NIGHT INSIDE FASI SPORTS IN LAS VEGAS:
Lion Fight 8 Weigh-Ins take place today at Vanity inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Doors open at 4pm, Fighters on Scale at 5pm; Media are welcome, interviews and photo-ops are available.
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