‘Mr. Lighting’ confident he can strike gold at Lion Fight 36
Published: 04.04.2017 • 16:48
When you have 183 wins to your credit, you have every reason to be confident, and certainly Lerdsila is feeling precisely that.
The legendary competitor from Bangkok, Thailand, is positive that once the night is done at Lion Fight 36 he will be the new lightweight champion. To do, he’ll have to outshine reigning champion Sergio Wielzen in the main event on Friday, April 28 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Their clash tops the card that airs live on AXS TV Fights in the United States and throughout Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East on Fight Network.
“I’ve seen Sergio and he is a good fighter, but I think I can win for sure,” said Lerdsila. “I’m very excited and happy about fighting for the Lion Fight title. I can’t wait.”
Lerdsila has what can safely be called an iconic career. He is a three-time champion in three different weight classes under the banner of the prestigious Thailand promotion Rajadamnern Stadium. His career is highlighted by astonishing 100-fight winning streak, and he enters his first foray into the Lion Fight den riding a six-fight run of success.
In English-speaking nations where he has fought, Lerdsila has been dubbed “Mr. Lightning” for his quick movement in the ring. In Thailand, his nickname is “The Eel” because of his elusiveness defense. Having six of his bouts on American soil, Lerdsila is determined to show that at age 36 he remains an elite talent with the electrifying moves of a lightning bolt and the slickness of an eel.
“When I fight, I like to move around fast. I like to kick and push a lot. I don’t fight a crazy style very much. I like to fight smart,” said Lerdsila.
The Lerdsila-Wielzen bout tops a Lion Fight 36 card packed with rising stars like Amadeu Cristiano, Paul Banasiak, and Chip Moraza-Pollard plus top prospects including Julian Nguyen, Jonathan George, and Trevor Ragin.
The Lion Fight 36 main card will air live on AXS TV Fights with a start time of 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. with commentary from renowned duo “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich plus ring reporting from veteran MMA journalist Ron Kruck.