(Joe Schilling and Simon Marcus)
From Lion Fight Promotions:
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (May 11, 2012) – All24 fighters, including main event opponents Joe "Stitch ‘Em Up"Schilling (12-2, 10 KO’s) of Los Angeles, Calif. and Simon Marcus (26-0, 19KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario Canada, made weight today at Body English at HardRock Hotel & Casino for the Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs. MarcusII, WBC championship full-rules Muay Thai event at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel& Casino tomorrow/Saturday, May 12, live on LionFightPromotions.com.
Schilling, the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion, and Marcus, an unbeaten topcontender, both tipped the scales at 174 pounds for the highly-anticipatedrematch to their first meeting at The Joint on Feb. 25 when Marcus scored acontroversial, first-round TKO victory in a winner-take-all contest.
Reserved ticket seats for Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs. Marcus II,priced from $45, are on sale at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino box office, allTicketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Doors at The Joint open at 4 p.m. and the first preliminary bout will begin at5 p.m.
The live stream of the 12-bout card, which will be facilitated by Go FightLive, will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on LionFightPromotions.com and can bepurchased for a one-time credit card charge of $14.99.
In the co-main event and a second highly-anticipated rematch, Filipino AmericanRomie Adanza (16-3, 7 KO’s) of Irvine, Calif. will face off with Thanit"Boom" Watthanaya (45-12, 12 KO’s) of Vancouver, BC Canada via NakhonRatchasima, Thailand.
Thai superstar Mongkon "Malaipet" Wiwasuk (137-27-5, 26 KO’s), fightingout of Fresno, Calif. will put his WBC national welterweight (147 pounds) strapon the line against aggressive-minded counterpuncher Justin Greskiewicz (17-8,3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa.
Seasoned technician Matt Embree (20-3, 9 KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario Canada willa tough, highly-experienced adversary in former world champion Nils Widlund(34-1, 12 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif. via Stockholm, Sweden.
Undefeated rising star Tiffany Van Soest (2-0) of San Diego, Calif. will takeon fellow prospect Heidi Otterbein (3-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas via Vancouver, BCCanada. in a 125 pound catchweight bout.
In a matchup of two experienced, Las Vegas-based MMA competitors who havedecided to test their combative skills in the Muay Thai ring for the first timein their respective careers, Javier Torres (0-0) will square off with MichaelMadrid (0-0) in a 170 pound catchweight fight.
Fresh off his fifth professional victory at Lion Fight Promotions’ last eventon Feb. 25, Scotty Leffler (5-2, 3 KO’s) of Las Vegas will return to actionagainst promising upstart Artem Sharoshkin (3-1) of San Diego, Calif. in awelterweight (147 pounds) affair.
Topping the five-bout preliminary card will be undefeated 19-year-old prospectGuilherme Bertholdo (6-0, 2 KO’s), the nephew of UFC Middleweight Champion andpound-for-pound great Anderson Silva. Bertholdo will look to extend his perfectrun when he faces off with Chris Lazaro (7-3, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, Nev. in awelterweight (147 pounds) matchup.