Jorina Baars (L) (Stephen Greathouse/Lion Fight)

Lion Fight 31 Results: Baars Dominates Whitley to Retain Title

On Friday, Sept. 2, Lion Fight hosted its 31st event from the Foxwoods Casino and Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV.

In the main event of the evening, women’s welterweight champion Jorina Baars put her title and unbeaten record on the line against Puerto Rico’s Angela Whitley.

Joining the main event were three additional title contests. Gaston Bolanos battled Tum Sityodtong for the super lightweight title, Iman Barlow and Jeri Sitzes met for the super bantamweight title, and recently crowned lightweight queen Antonina Shevchenko clashed with Paola Cappucci.


The action kicked off at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV. Above are video highlights of the event (courtesy of AXS TV), while the results appear below.

Jorina Baars def. Angela Whitley by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for welterweight title
Tum Sityodtong def. Gaston Bolanos by unanimous decision (48-45, 48-45, 49-44) – for super lightweight title
Iman Barlow def. Jeri Sitzes by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) – for super bantamweight title
Antonina Shevchenko def. Paola Cappucci by unanimous decision (50-45 x3) – for lightweight title
Brett Hlavacek def. Brad Mountain by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Mike Triana def. Steven Summers by unanimous decision (a)
Steven Walker def. Doug Holland by split decision (a)
Brandy Young def. Marisa Messer-Belenchia by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) (a)
J. Lucky Henry def. Skye Soderberg by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) (a)
Jerral Womack def. Manny Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) (a)
Ava Scheininger def. My Seppo by unanimous decision (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest