Jorina Baars' title defense is one of the most highly anticipated fights on the planet at the moment. Thankfully, we don't have to wait much longer! Lion Fight Promotions has announced that Jorina Baars vs Casey Bohrman will take place on February 20th at Lion Fight 20.
Casey, who fights out of Rami Elite, Philadelphia, PA, undeniably comes into this fight as the underdog. Although her experience in the ring is not as extensive as Jorina's, we doubt that she will be intimidated by the opportunity as she has face names such as: Sandra Bastian, Boxing Champion Melissa Bopp, Natalie Fuz, and Germaine de Randamie!
As Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent told us earlier, "This is going to be a killer card!". We happen to agree!
Although Jorina has been winning titles since 2005, it was in March this year that she exploded onto the world stage, silencing many uninformed critics by putting in a dominant victory over much respected Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino. The bout was for the inaugural Lion Fight Welterweight title, the belt that Jorina is now set to defend against Casey Bohrman.
For all of us fans of Jorina, having to wait 11 months in between fights is a royal pain in the backside. Jorina has told us in a previous interview earlier this year that she would ideally fight 2 or 3 times a year. Any more often than that and it would impact on her commitments as the head of security at a night club in Amsterdam. We almost got to see her defend the title in September against Anke Van Gestel, however this bout fell through due to a last minute contract issue. Let's hope that win, lose or draw in February, we get to see Jorina fight more often in 2015!