According to this article from Go Fight

The upcoming Lions Fight Promotions “Battle in the Desert 5? will not only showcase some of the top Muay Thai fighters out there, but a very rare stipulation between the events headlining fighters will take place. The winner takes the losers money!!

The contenders, light heavyweight champion Joe Schilling (12-1, 10 KO’s) and undefeated top contender and bitter rival Simon Marcus (22-0, 17 KO’s)

will take place on February 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Believe it or not, the terms have actually been approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission!!

According to the article “Joe was talking a lot about what he’s going to do to me and this and that, so I said ‘Put your money where your mouth is,” explained Marcus.

On the flip side, Schilling replied “He offered me the opportunity to take his purse and mine and I didn’t hesitate for a second to agree to it. I’m going to kick his ass either way and, now it’ll just be more money in my pocket. I’m going to expose him and show everyone that he’s just a pop tart.”

These are some confident words from two very confident fighters and I cannot wait to see the end result

Tickets start at $25 and available at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office and online at