Lion Fight Promotions and the D Las Vegas today announced today, Monday, that undefeated French Muay Thai fighter Jennifer Colomb is the new opponent to take on Cris Cyborg in the Lion Fight 11 women’s match this Friday night, Sept. 20, at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. Cyborg’s previous opponent, Martina Jindrova, had to withdraw from the bout due to injury, as announced on AXS TV’s Inside MMA last Friday night.
“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,'” Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent said in a press release.
Colomb, 30, holds a record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts and zero losses. The 5’9” French Muay Thai champ trains with the renowned team, Kan-Kra, out of Bordeaux, France, and is known for her aggression, strength and knockout ability.
Taking this fight with one week’s notice, Lion Fight 11 will mark the first time that Colomb fights 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, Calif., 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 the current Invicta FC featherweight title holder. She has fought in numerous Muay Thai competitions in her native Brazil and is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.
Junstino said that despite the new opponent, nothing will change in her approach to the upcoming fight.
“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 Cris “Cyborg.”
In Lion Fight 11’s main event, Brazilian superstar Cosmo Alexandre takes 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.