Lion Fight Promotions on Monday announced that French Muay Thai champion Jennifer Colomb is the new opponent to face Cris “Cyborg” Justino in a Lion Fight 11 women’s match on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
Cyborg was originally slated to face Martina Jindrova, who had to withdraw from the bout due to injury, as announced on AXS TV’s Inside MMA recently.
“Martina Jindrova had to pull out on short notice due to injury, and fortunately we were able to sign Jennifer Colomb and get her to Las Vegas to take on Cyborg,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. “We wish Martina well and hope she recovers quickly. We also thank Team Colomb for working with Lion Fight to give our fans this incredible fight Friday night between two female Muay Thai champions.”
“I am disappointed that Martina got injured and had to withdraw, but I have trained very hard and am grateful that Jennifer Colomb has stepped up,” said Cyborg. “Nothing changes – I am ready and will bring it to Colomb on Friday night.”
Thirty-year-old Jennifer Colomb has an incredible record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts and zero losses. The five-foot-nine-inch French Muay Thai champion trains with the renowned team Kan-Kra out of Bordeaux, France, and is known for her aggression, strength and crushing knockouts. Taking this fight with one week’s notice, Lion Fight 11 will mark the first time ever that Colomb has fought in America.
“It is short notice, but I am ready and very excited to take this opportunity and fight for Lion Fight Muay Thai in America against one of the best female fighters in the world,” said Colomb.
Fighting out of San Diego, Cris Cyborg Justino is one of the top-ranked female mixed martial artists in the world. With a pro MMA record of 12-1-0-1, she is the former Strikeforce featherweight champion and current Invicta FC featherweight champion. She has fought in numerous Muay Thai competitions in her native Brazil and is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.
The Lion Fight 11 main event features Brazilian superstar Cosmo Alexandre taking on two-time WMC champion and Rajadamnern Stadium champion Nampon. In the co-main event, American Muay Thai star Kevin Ross will square off against former WBC Muay Thai Japan champion Tetsuya Yamato.
LION FIGHT 11 will take place at the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience Friday, Sept. 20, and airs live on AXS TV in the United States at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.