On Friday, July 28, Lion Fight returned to Mashantucket, Conn., for Lion Fight 37.
In the evening’s main event, Lion Fight super welterweight king Jo Nattawut looked to defend his title against talented Thai fighter Petchtanong Banchamek. Nattawut, also the Lion Fight middleweight titleholder, has earned 58 wins in 67 career bouts including victories over Cedric Manhoef, Hasan Toy, and Malaipet Sasiprapra. Petchtanong picked up strong victories over Tetsuya Yamato and Gu Hui during his kickboxing run with Kunlun Fight. The training partner of the world famous Buakaw, Petchtanong has 345 wins in his incredible career.
The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV. Above are video highlights of the main card (courtesy of AXS TV).
Chip Moraza-Pollard def. Paul Banasiak by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-45, 49-45) – for cruiserweight title
Amine Ballafrikh def. Johncy Lindor by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 3, 2:23
Eric Rocha def. Alexander Olave by TKO. Round 1, 0:45
Steve Walker def. Lewis Rumsey by TKO. Round 1, 2:04
Geoffrey Then def. Soap Am by unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46)
Keeman Diop def. Trevor Ragin by TKO. Round 2, 1:15
Jurrell Laronal def. Matt Brady by unanimous decision (a)
Pat Kirby def. Mike Colon by unanimous decision (a)
Harry Milliken def. Slawek Gubernat by unanimous decision (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest