One of Australian’s best Muay Thai fighter gain herself another title and remains undefeated.
Caley Reece (19-0) was able to take a split decision over American Muay Thai star Tiffany Van Soest Friday night at Lion Fights 13 in Las Vegas. This was Van Soest first professional loss.
Van Soest tried to be the aggressor and use her explosive style to gain the upperhand on Reece. Reece was able to use her experience advantage to stifle Van Soest in the clinch with knees, which scored in the minds of the judges.
Reece took the decision 49-46, 47-48, and 48-47.
On the undercard:
- Ashley Muenz def. Krystal Khorge by unanimous decision
- Fanny Tommasino def. Megan Nazareno by decision
In another match this weekend, France’s Ielo Page defeated Russia’s Irina Mazepa by decision.
At Fair Fight in Germany, Dilara Kocak defeated Lisa Schewe by points to win the K1 German 58 kg title bout.
Kelsey van de Poll (NL) defeated Ana Tome (Portugal) by points in a Muay Thai 58 kg bout.
Lion Fight announced during the card that Cris Cyborg Justino will be back in action for the Muay Thai promotion, taking on undefeated Dutch fighter Jorina Baars March 28 in Las Vegas.
Cyborg made a successful promotional debut for LFP this past September, defeating Jennifer Colomb by TKO in round 2.
Baars (25-3) has won multiple European Muay Thai and kickboxing titles and will prove a tough test for Cyborg.
Fresh off her win, Caley Reece is going to fight again in four weeks as she will take on Sawsing Sor Sopit in Australia. Reece will defnd her 57 kg WMC world title defense.
She also has a match set against Shari Ranger April 12 in Australia.
In Vegas in March 8, Jennie Nedell and Colleen Schneider will square off on the “Kickboxing Empire” card in a 125 pound bout.
In San Diego, CA, WCK Muaythai will hold a card with three female bouts.
Muay Thai star Jemyma Betrian comes to the USA to take on American Top Team’s Thais Souza at 55kg in the main event.
Also on the card, MMA star Zoila Fruasto will make her Muay Thai debut. Her sister Stephanie will be fighting MMA on the card.
A pair of Muay Thai bouts are set for Thailand. Farida Okiko faces Sawsing sor Sopit and Chommanee takes on Nongphet. Both matches will be at 55 kg.