Lion Fight 16 Kicks Off The Fireworks on July 4 Live from The Pearl at Palms Resort Casino

Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest
For fight fans and Las Vegas locals getting ready for the UFC International Fight Week, LION FIGHT is adding fireworks, Muay Thai style, to the week-long combat sports celebration (Pictured: Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest – Photo credit: Bennie Palmore)

Taking place LIVE on the Fourth of July from The Pearl at Palms Resort Casino, LION FIGHT 16 is carefully time-slotted so that fans can hit the UFC 175 weigh-ins, then head over to The Pearl for the start of the main card at 6:00 p.m. PT.

The LION FIGHT full Muay Thai rules event will conclude before sunset, in advance of the Fourth of July Fireworks displays.

LION FIGHT 16 features a super lightweight championship bout between Muay Thai Champion Kevin Ross and Australia’s Muay Thai prodigy Michael “Thomahawk” Thompson. In the co-main event, former Lion Fight featherweight champion Tiffany Van Soest will face Italy’s Sindy Huyer. Also, for the first time ever, Lion Fight brings Thailand’s superstar “Rungravee” to America to take on Adrian Morilla as part of the main live card.

Tickets for LION FIGHT 16 starting at $25 are on sale now through

Following are times for LION FIGHT 16 – Friday, July 4:

  • 3:30 p.m. – Doors Open
  • 4:00 p.m. – First Bout
  • 6:00 p.m. – Lion Fightt 16 Main Live Card Begins
  • 8:45 p.m. – (approx) Lion FFight 16 concludes
  • 9:00 pm. – Fireworks Display over LLas Vegas Strip and Summerlin