Gregory Choplin vs. Marco Pique headlines Lion Fight 14 in Vegas

Seven bouts are now set for Friday’s Lion Fight 14 event at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

The featured headliner for the event sees a 163-lbs tilt between promotional veteran Gregory Choplin and Marco Pique.

Choplin, a former WBC Muay Thai Super Middleweight champ, makes his fifth appearance in the organization. His last appearance in the promotion came at Lion Fight 8, which he lost by knockout against striking extraordinaire, Yodsanklai Fairtex. The 33-year-old French-Ivorian is 6-1 in his past seven outings.

Pique, meanwhile, will be looking to add a fourth on his current three-fight winning streak. He’ll be making his promotional debut on the night.

The co-main event highlights a tussle for the Women’s Welterweight Title, contested between Mixed Martial Arts superstar Cristiane Justino and Jorina Baars.

“Cyborg” returns to the Lion Fight banner following her TKO victory over Jennifer Colomb at Lion Fight 11 last year. The former Strikeforce champ is considered a star in the MMA circles but it’ll be her stand-up skills that will be put to the test against her Dutch counterpart.

While Holland’s Baars hasn’t quite excelled in MMA as opposed to her opponent, she boasts a stellar 35-0 pro record in Kickboxing and Muay Thai rules.

Check out the rest of the pro fight card below:

  • Gregory Choplin vs. Marco Pique (163-lbs)
  • Cristiane Justino vs. Jorina Baars – 145-lbs (For Lion Fight Women’s Welterweight title)
  • Malaipet Sasiprapa vs. Shane Oblonsky (145-lbs)
  • Anthony Castrejon vs. Victor Saravia (122-lbs)
  • Michele Gutierrez vs. Larissa Freitas (125-lbs)
  • Jonathon Wyderko vs. Eddie Abasolo (154-lbs)
  • Gaston Bolanos vs. Brian Del Rosario (142-lbs)

*Picture credit: Muay Thai Authority

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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