The winner will actually take all tonight at the Hard Rock when WBC Muay Thai champion Joe Schilling (12-1, 10 KO’s) takes on top contender Simon Marcus (22-0, 17 KO’s) during the main event of Lion Fight Promotions “Battle in the Desert 5.” The winner of the non-title, light heavyweight bout will take home his purse, and his opponent’s entire purse.
The co-main event features Las Vegas’ Chaz Mulkey (7-4, 3 KO’s) taking on two-time world champion Gregory Choplin (59-9, 22 KO’s) in a 160-pound, non-title fight.
“There has been a tremendous buzz online about the matchups that Lion Fight Promotions has put together for this card—particularly the main event between Joe Schilling and Simon Marcus—and Go Fight Live is looking forward to being able to make the event available to the entire world,” said David Klarman, CEO of Go Fight Live, whose company will be airing the event at
A rubber match between Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (146-24-1, 24 KO’s) of Oakland, Calif. via Thailand and Matt Embree (19-3, 9 KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the vacant WBC international lightweight (135 pounds) title also highlights the main card. The first bout is scheduled for 5 p.m.