Thai Legend Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke to face Brazilian Muay Thai Star Cosmo Alexandre on Lion Fight Promotions’ Battle in the Desert III
June 14, 2011, Las Vegas, NV – Lion Fight Promotions, LLC announced today that the company officially signed on Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke and Cosmo Alexandre to face each other in the main event for the August 20, 2011 card scheduled to take place at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, NV.
Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre is a professional Brazilian Muay Thai fighter. He is the former WMC Intercontinental and WPMF World champion. On December 5, 2009 he won the WMC King’s Cup Challenger tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. He holds a current record of 40 wins / 13 losses. Cosmo has fought some of the best Muay Thai practitioners in the world including Giorgio Petrosyan, Yodsanklai Fairtex, and John Wayne Parr. Cosmo now resides and trains out of Springfield, MA. He recently made his debut in America on Lion Fight Promotion’s May 14 card and won a unanimous decision over top American Muay Thai fighter Cyrus Washington.
“I am very happy and honored to fight against Sakmongkol. When I started training, Sakmongkol was already a legend in Thailand. We, lovers of Muay Thai, want him to grow here in the U.S. as he has grown all over the world. This is going to be a great fight…two great fighters from two different generations”, says Cosmo Alexandre.
Muay Thai legend Sakmongkol “Mong” Sitchuchoke is a 5-time Muay Thai World Champion and former multi-title Lumpinee Champion. He holds a record of 227 wins / 19 losses and has defeated many of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world including Jongsanan Fairtex, Ramon Dekkers, and Rayen Simson, to name a few. Mong plans on continuing his fight career in America. He now resides and trains out of Denver, CO.
Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke commented, “I’m excited and happy to fight in the U.S. and represent my team and students at Zingano Muay Thai in Denver. Cosmo is a strong fighter and a tough challenge for me. I’ll give the fans a good show!”
Cosmo Alexandre and Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke are scheduled to fight for 5 rounds by 3 minutes each round under Full Muay Thai Rules at an agreed weight of 155 lbs.
Scott Kent, President of Lion Fight Promotions commented, “It’s an honor to have a true Thai legend on our August 20th card. Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke is one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time and matching him against rising star Cosmo Alexandre represents the past versus the future of Muay Thai and we are excited to have the fight in the United States. Everyone will want to see this fight as well as the stacked card of world class fighters that Christine has put together including several WBC title fights”.
The professional lineup also includes:
Chaz Mulkey (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Remy Bonnel (Miami, FL) – 155 lbs
Joe Schilling (Los Angeles, CA) vs. Brandon Banda (Concord, CA) – 175 lbs
Romie Adanza (Irvine, CA) vs. Damien Trainor (Birmingham, England) – 118 lbs
Jeri Sitzes (Springfield, MO) vs. Misty Sutherland (Calgary, Canada)
Ky Hollenbeck (San Francisco, CA) vs. TBD – 160 lbs
Anthony Castrejon (Las Vegas, NV) vs. TBD – 122 lbs
Sittisak Por Sirichai (Thailand) vs. TBD – 135 lbs
The complete card will be announced in a press release to follow.