Muay Thai Tuesday – Jan. 14

To help us give consistent and updated Muay Thai news to our readers, we decided to introduce “Muay Thai Tuesday”, a weekly column talking the “Art of the 8 Limbs”.

Wijmans vs. Kielholtz  Courtesy Ben Pontier
Wijmans vs. Kielholtz Courtesy Ben Pontier

Weekend Results

Enfusion 57 kg world champion Ilona Wijmans successfully defended her belt by getting the split decision over  Denise Kielholtz in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Wijmans goes 6-1 on Muay Thai and hands Kielholtz  her first pro loss.

You can watch the match here.

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Fairtex vs. Lockwood courtesy Sam Pix
Fairtex vs. Lockwood courtesy Sam Pix

Tracy Lockwood fought her last Muay Thai bout on Saturday, losing by points to Nong Toom Fairtex at the Seven Day Muay Thai card in Thailand.

The 33 year old New Zealander has over 40 fights to her credit and had made Thailand her home of the past few years.

Word is Lockwood maybe moving to MMA, having gotten a first win at the Super Fight League in 2012 with a first round submission win.

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At Happy Heroic Battle in Herne, Germany, Lina Kotanidou defeated Melanie Brockmann by unanimous decision in a K-1 rules bout.

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News

Awakening Fighters did an interview with “Muay Thai Journalist of the Year” and Muay Thai fighter Natasha Sky. You can read it here.

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Ground and Pound Germany have their “National Kickboxer of the Year” voting.

  • Ania Fucz
  • Christine Theiss
  • Kocak Dilara
  • Dilara Yildiz
  • Meryem Uslu
  • Julia Irmen

You can vote for your favorite fighter here.

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Upcoming Fights

Swedish champion Johanna Rydberg will take on Pållan Carlsson in the finals of the Swedish Muay Thai Championship Saturday. Rydberg defeated Therese Gunnarsson on a semi-final bout, while Carlsson beat Susan Kariuki.

The match will stream for free on STVPlay.se at 5 a.m. pst/8 a.m. est US time.

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symannek gaf jan 2013“The Bridge” Muay Thai charity card will happen in Saarbrücken, Germany this weekend with six female bouts. (All fighters are under K-1 rules).

  • Julia Symannek vs. Daniela Graf (AFSO World Series match; 63.5 kg)
  • Mariela Kruse vs. Malanie Redmann (AFSO World Series match; 57 kg)
  • Christine Labod vs. Sindi Benkert (WFMC – AFSO German 61kg title)
  • Allisson Laglasse vs. Aylina Calibration-Fields (Saar Lor Lux 49 kg Youth title)
  • Sarah Glandien vs. Laura Czekanovicz (Saar Lor Lux 63.5 kg title)
  • Christin Weimer vs. Miriam Gonzales-Martinez (Saar Lor Lux 53.5 kg title)
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