California’s own Tiffany van Soest became the first Lion Fight two weight champion after scoring a unanimous decision over Ashley Nichols at Lion Fight 27.
Van Soest continues dominance
Taking place at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. 26-year-old van Soest; already the Lion Fight featherweight title holder, added the super bantamweight title to her collection after a dominant performance over Canada’s Nichols.
Tiff “Time Bomb” now finds herself in a strong position, with two world championships and a decision whether or not to renew her Lion Fight contract.
After a rocky start, Fabio Pinca managed to take control against Charlie Peters and defend his welterweight championship. The Frenchman did what he does best, forcing Peters onto the ropes, allowing the Team Nasser K fighter to unload with his shots.
Lion Fight commentators Michael Schiavello and Pat Miletich believed Gaston Bolanos was extremely unfortunate in his losing effort against Kronphet Phetrachapat. The judges awarded Kronphet the split decision in a fight which Bolanos seemed to showcase the more aggressive striking.
Also on the card, Jared Papazian found out that making the transition from MMA to muay thai isn’t as straightforward as some may think. Travis Clay put on a masterful muay thai performance against Papazian, completely out-classing him for a unanimous decision win.
Full Lion Fight 27 results
Fabio Pinca def. Charlie Peters via Unanimous Decision (49-44 49-44 49-44)
Tiffany Van Soest def. Ashley Nichols via Unanimous Decision (50-45 49-46 49-46)
Kronphet Phetrachapet def. Gaston Bolanos via Split Decision (47-48 48-47 48-47)
Brian Del Rosario def. Chris Culley via Unanimous Decision (48-47 49-46 49-46)
Anvar Boynazarov def. Coke Chunhawat via Unanimous Decision (49-46 49-46 49-46)
Travis Clay def. Jared Papazian via Unanimous Decision (48-46 48-46 48-46)