Lion Fight 18 will feature a middleweight title fight pitting Yodsanklai Fairtex against Salah Khalifa.
The card takes place Friday at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and airs on AXS TV.
Fairtex initially won the 185-pound title at Lion Fight 10, scoring a unanimous decision over Chike Lindsay. The remainder of the main card prominently features American muay Thai talent: Jason Andrada will face Stan Mancebo, while Phoenix native Nick Chasteen makes his return to the ring to take on California’s Jose Palacios.
Two more bouts round out the main card, as Brian Del Rosario faces Chris Culley and Damien Earley battles Eddie Abasolo.
Yodsanklai Fairtex (153) vs. Salah Khalifa (153)
Jason Andrada (120) vs. Stan Mancebo (120.4)
Nick Chasteen (145) vs. Jose Palacios (145)
Brian Del Rosario (145) vs. Chris Culley (145)
Damien Earley (153) vs. Eddie Abasolo (154)
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