Jo Nattawut Defends His Super Welterweight Belt & Chip Moraza-Pollard Wins Title on Lion Fight 37
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JO NATTAWUT DEFENDS HIS SUPER WELTERWEIGHT BELT AND CHIP MORAZA-POLLARD WINS HIS FIRST MUAY THAI TITLE ON 'AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 37'
In a closely contested headlining fight, Super Welterweight Champion Jo Nattawut (63-6-2) held off Muay Thai legend Petchtanong Banchamek (345-52-1) to retain his belt by unanimous decision tonight on AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 37.
Earlier, with the Lion Fight Cruiserweight Title on the line, rising star Chip Moraza-Pollard (5-0) took out fellow undefeated prospect Paul Banasiak (5-1) with a dominant unanimous decision victory, capped off by a head-kick knockdown with seconds left in the fight.
Watch full highlights from tonight's Muay Thai action here, presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and Ron Kruck.
Official Lion Fight 37 Results are as follows:
- Main Event - Super Welterweight Title Fight - Jo Nattawut (63-6-2) outlasted Petchtanong Banchamek (345-52-1) to win by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).
- Co-Main Event - Cruiserweight Title Fight - Chip Moraza-Pollard (5-0) defeated Paul Banasiak (5-1) by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-45, 49-45).
- Lightweight Fight - Amine Ballafrikh (9-3) dominated Johncy Lindor (2-1) for three rounds before winning by TKO (referee stoppage at 2:23).
- Welterweight Fight - Eric Rocha (4-3) made quick work of Alexander Olave (4-4) with three knockdowns in under a minute to win by TKO at 0:45 in round one.
- Heavyweight Fight - Steve Walker (1-0) scored a first round TKO over Lewis Rumsey (0-1) at 2:04.
- Super Lightweight Fight - Geoffrey Then (2-0) defeated Soap Am (3-1) by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46).